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Old Mar 29, 2004, 08:06 AM
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My first brushless that flys

23mm CD Rom Stator
15 turns 26g "Y" wind
12 5x5x1mm magnets
8oz thrust
~6-7 amps
Weighs 30grams
Phoenix 10
GWS 7x3.5 DD prop

This thing turned my mini IFO into a ROCKET!
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Old Mar 29, 2004, 09:15 AM
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Axi 2808/16 & 6-cell sub-c

I just flew my T-52 with an Axi 2808/16, grish 8x4 and an old 6-cell car pack, both 1400 and 1700's. One of the packs was so burned it will only give 1000mah out of 1400 at 3A.

On all of the packs, it flew very well -- got about 9 mins on the 1400's. I wasn't sure how it would work lugging those packs around the sky on only 6 cells, but it was quite fine. Climb was better than the stock 480+GB, and better than the axi on an 8-cell radio shack NiMH pack. I'm guessing they don't sag like the RS pack -- that one will hit LVC even fresh at more than 3/4 throttle.

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Old Mar 29, 2004, 02:17 PM
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Kyosho PT-17 Stearman

Model: Kyosho PT-17 Stearman '40' size ARF
Motor: Plettenberg Orbit 25-18
Speed Control: Castle Creations Phoenix 45
Cell type/count: 16 x Sanyo 1950FAUP
Prop/fan: APC 13 x 6.5 'E'
Reduction method and ratio: Direct Drive
Amps: ~32A
Watts: ~500W
RPM: ~8000rpm
Weight Read to Fly: 2.6kg

Very smooth power system, nearly 1:1 power to weight. Some what more than scale! Flight times are at present around 7min but may be able to stretch a little more.

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Old Apr 02, 2004, 04:51 AM
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Model: Ripmax Tiger Moth
Motor: MEGA 22/20/4
Speed Control: CC Ph 45 Amp
Cell type/count: 8xSANYO 1950 FAUP
Prop/fan: MA wood 10x5 direct drive
Reduction method and ratio: direct drive
Amps: ~25 Amps
Weight RTF: 62oz
Wing area: approx 720 sq in
Wingload: 12 oz/sq.ft.

Comment: I was a bit worried about low power but it turns out that this setup is quite enough for this 52" semi-scale Tiger Moth.
Short take-offs and half throttle is enough for cruising.
Long nice glides and power for scale aerobatics!

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Old Apr 03, 2004, 04:25 PM
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E-Streak : Mega 22-20-4, 9x6 APC, 8 x CP-1700 . About 26 amps Very good thrust...decent speed. Nice light setup.

Bandit : Jeti 30-3, Aeronaut 12x9 folder, 8 x CP-1700 About 34 Amps. Very good climb , average weight

Added 4-4-04

Simple 400 : 6v 400 w/advanced timing, APC 5.5 x 4.5 , 8 cells KAN 950. Cheap and sporty. Upgrade: Mega 16-15-4, APC 5.5x4.5 and 8 KAN 950. This moves. Very good performance and flight times too. Also tried a 7x5 APC and vertical is almost unlimited but throttle management a must.

Narrowed to 36" Zagi : Mega 16-15-4, APC 5.5 x 4.5 and 8 KAN 950's. Excellent performance. Will give 5-7 minutes of aerobatics with very good speed, or 10-14 minutes of lazy cruising. Would like to try a 6x4 or 6.5 x 4 for better vertical.
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Old Apr 05, 2004, 08:28 PM
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Model: h.o.b. FW-190
Motor: multi_plex 450t
Gearbox: greatplanes sp600 4:1
8cell Ni-mh
APC-e 11x8.5
amps: 22ish
weight: 34oz

flys great very fast plenty of power for 7-8mins. loved building my first kit and seeing it zing by me. very durable plane
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Old Apr 06, 2004, 01:14 AM
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Motor:GWS EPS350c-cs
Speed Control:GWS ICS-400
Cell type/count:7.4v 1800mah
Prop/fan:GWS 1147
Weight Read to Fly:295g

I don't have photo of my plane,I will photo it soon.
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Old Apr 07, 2004, 05:23 PM
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Model: GWS Formosa w/Ultracote covering
Motor: Himax 2025-5300
Speed Control: CC Phoenix 25
Cell type/count: 2s and 3s Tanic 2200
Prop/fan: APC 11x8.5E (with 2s pack), APC 9x7.5E (with 3s pack)
Reduction method and ratio: GWS 400 GB, 5.28:1 ("H" gearing)
Amps: ~20A off fresh charge
RPM: Not sure
Weight RTF: 19oz
Comment: Wow! Super speed and pure unlimited vertical with the 3s packs, still very fast and *almost* unlimited on the 2s packs. The Formosa is a great flying plane and really comes alive with this setup.
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Old Apr 09, 2004, 10:13 AM
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Here'e my set-up for two of Jim Ryan's warbirds:

Model: P-47
AUW 21oz
Motor: Mega 16/15/5
Controller: Jeti 18-3p
Battery: 8 cell 600AE
Prop: Graupner 6.5x4 semi-scale

Model: Bearcat
AUW 19oz
Motor: Mega 16/15/5
Controller: Jeti 18-3p
Battery: 8 cell 600AE
Prop: Graupner 6.5x4 semi-scale

Both of these fly excellent with the Mega set-up. 1/2 to 3/4 throttle are all that's needed. Unlimited vertical and lots of speed. hand launches are a breeze; the practically fly right out of your hand. Even with the standard NiCd pack 5 min flights are the norm. Upgrage to Kan 1050's or 1000HeCells and you have 7+ minutes of pure fun. With a 3s LiPo pack your fun level triples.

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Old Apr 11, 2004, 04:45 PM
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Succesful powersystems poastead on my page:

More is on its way with Plettenberg, Megas and Actros!
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 05:56 PM
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Model/subject:Kyosho Ferias
Speed Control:Castle Creations phoenix 25
Cell type/count: Lipo E-Tec 1200mah 3S1P
Prop/fan:APC 10X5 E
Reduction method and ratio:n/a
RPM:not measured
Weight Read to Fly:8 oz.
Comments: 2/3 throttle take -off, 60 degrees climb out at full throttle, 20min+ relax fly, lot of touch & go, some vertical performance,very smooth and powerful.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 05:38 PM
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Formosa w/ no pic :(

basic stats
model: GWS Formosa stock build - landing gears
motor: himax 2025/4200
esc: phoenix 25
method of reduction: gws400 "G" gearbox w/ upgraded shaft, 4.5/1
cell type/count: i fly TP2100's 3s 11.1v packs for now
amps: about 18 amp peak, more like 12 normal flight.
prop: APC c-2 10x7
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Old Apr 15, 2004, 11:01 AM
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Another reminder to please keep discussions out of this thread.
Also, please do not post links to data posted elsewhere. Often times, those sources will be removed, making the link useless. Please include your data here.
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Old Apr 16, 2004, 12:12 PM
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Model: World Model .60 ARF – Velox II ( )
Motor: Mega AC 22/30/3
Speed Control: Jeti “Advance” 77 Opto
Cell type/count: Zapped Panasonic 3000 NiMh -- 20 (2x10 in MEC SPTs)
Prop/fan: APC“E” 16x10
Reduction method and ratio: MEC SuperBox 70/18 = 3.89:1
Amps: 36+
Watts: 850
RPM: 6,600
Weight RTF: 9.75#
Comments, etc.: Excellent Sport Aerobatic and Scale! Flight tests are proceeding well, nearing final CG positioning. Aeros easily on 2/3 to 3/4s throttle. I like its flight characteristics much better than my FreeStyle. Here’s a thread that with additional discussion: . See my other planes/set-ups above or via my gallery: .
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Old Apr 22, 2004, 04:09 PM
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Model: Pelikan Filip 600 Sprotliner
Motor: Jeti Phasor 15/3 with 2:1 VMM gearbox
ESC: Jeti Advance Gold 40A
Battery: 8 Sanyo 1950 FAUP, 2 sticks of 4, end to end soldered.
Prop: Aeronaut 12 x 6
Current at WOT: 34 A
Static thrust: 55 oz

Not quite true hotliner but definitely more than warm. Climbs out at 45 from the start or let it build speed for a second and rotate into a climb at 75 degrees. GREAT endurance with at least an hour of flight time left after hitting LVC. 7-10 climbs to 500 feet on a charge.
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