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Old Mar 13, 2005, 01:34 PM
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Pat is correct. That's why there are only two wires to the motor...
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 01:58 PM
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Pat & Mike,

Thanks, thats what I thought. Has anybody followed the link to the AF site....a bit confusing.

Dave
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 02:48 PM
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Yep they are listed with the brushless. AFAIK the Firefly speed controller is required, which really drives up the cost and creates confusion. I also think it is too heavy to be of much use in a Walnut Scale sized model.
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 02:56 PM
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Tim,

When I bought mine the JMP HF9 was the recommended esc, not by AF but by others here. If anyone knows if that is a bad choice I would be glad to hear about it as I have never used the motor. BTW, with the gearbox it is no lightweight.

Dave
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 04:39 PM
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My understanding is that the Firefly needs a high frequency esc.

Here's a couple in flight shots of the Baby Ace captured from video.
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 05:19 PM
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The FF does need a high freq ESC to keep from burning up the brushes, or so says Astro Bob. It is a little heavy for Walnut monoplanes, but should be fine in a bipe. That motor flies the larger and heavier Beech Staggerwing foamies with authority... As Dave says, the gearbox is an issue - it is heavier than the motor - but it is easy to mount...
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 05:42 PM
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Tim,

Really nice, I really like the second shot.

Dave
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 06:04 PM
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Pt-1

Here are a couple of pictures of my 23 inch span PT-1 which is built from my own plans. The next step is to mount the wings and install the interplane struts.

Power is a DC5-2.4 motor with 5:1 gearing.
The propeller was supplied with the motor and gearbox.
GWS GWR-4P Receiver
Hitec HS-50 servos
Pixie-7P ESC
Kokam 145 mAh 7.4v
Azaar antenna
Fuselage is covered with Easy Built OD tissue.
Wings & tail surfaces are covered with yellow Esaki tissue.
Weight with all of above is 2.68 oz.
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 08:06 PM
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Very Nice!

That is a very nice design - hope it performs well!

Joe
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Old Mar 15, 2005, 06:21 AM
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Very, very nice plane, indeed ...

How much down thrust/side thrust does the motor have?
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Old Mar 15, 2005, 10:05 AM
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PT-1 down/side thrust

Tobi

Thanks.

Right now, the thrust line is 0-0. I think it needs about 3 degrees down and right and will be making that modification.

John
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 11:38 PM
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so, was this a contest. and if it was who won?
Henry
p.s. all of the planes are excellent
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 10:41 AM
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Cook Up

Henry

I think it was just an invitation to show pictures of small size scale models.

John
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 05:25 PM
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Actually, there was a contest portion aswell as the fun-and-games of building together. As stated on the first page, I decide who 'won' nad what they win... Even though it has gone beyond the dead-line, I am still hoping to see more than two flying models come out of this!

Builders! Anyone else got a flying picture of your model s built for this cook-up? If so, post them! The Natives are getting restless...
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 05:37 PM
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Cook Up contest

Mike

Thanks for calling our attention to the rules back on the first page. Obviously, not only is my PT-1 too large, it also hasn't been flown yet. 18 inches, hmmm. I've enjoyed the thread anyway.

John
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