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Old Dec 12, 2006, 08:41 PM
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hello all
i plan to make this model in next few weeks.
question on the j250, what voltage is this motor designed for ?
it seems from reading here it will run ok at 7 volts.

the "j250" motor that the hobby shops sell here in australia are ROUND.
what i see here your motors are square,
seems the shops here are selling the wrong motor

Also can FFF be cut with a hotwire cutter ?
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 12:08 AM
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Here is a link to "the" j250 with specs, compare the specs for the round one!
http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/sto...76&pa=311976PS
And yes they run fine on 7 volts, or 11V if you you have a bunch of them!

Yes FFF can be hotwired! Just watch the smoke, and don't inhale,,,,
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 06:17 AM
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or you could be crazy like me and throw a 22.7mm outrunner with 7 inch prop on
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 06:45 AM
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Certainly a nice UPgrade.....
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 04:09 PM
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Spike ... EXACTLY as you say!!! This plane was designed for real beginners....a simple airframe that you can build for a dollar or two(cheap repair/replacement encourages further progress) ... a 50 cent motor with a small prop that not only flies the plane , but makes a great deal of noise doing it ( Noobs love the noise )...Sure , it's not efficient , but it flies very EASY and is self -righting which makes it easy for guys (or gals)with no experience to learn RC [...]
Thanks. Just what I needed to know. It's kinda hard for us newbies to get a clear understanding sometimes.

By the way, I left work yesterday afternoon, picked up my son from his piano lesson at 3:30, got home at 4 and there was still some light...so we went into the backyard and took turns flying the T1 around the place. There was a very light wind coming off Narragansett Bay...just enough to make "downwind" seem fast, and "upwind" mean "come almost to a stop"... and we just traded back and forth, flying figure eights, trying to do nice high-altitude circles that didn't get too oval, doing touch-n-gos, and eventually, as the light faded, just trying to avoid the neighbor's magnetic (grin) flagpole. So I owe you a debt of gratitude for a great father-son experience...

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Old Dec 13, 2006, 08:03 PM
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Sounds very cool Spike... Next, get a cheapie Tx from the 'for sale' forum, build a 2nd T1 and play 'tag'.



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Old Dec 14, 2006, 07:09 AM
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We've seen alot of father /son T-1's lately .... seems perfect for teaching Junior to fly ... not as messy as fishing ...
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Old Dec 14, 2006, 10:20 PM
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I've been corresponding with a guy in Vancouver who is starting to get into RC aircraft. He'd bought a GWS beaver to teach himself to fly with....I think I've convinced him to start with GPW's trainer one instead and save the Beaver for later. He just posted some of his RC ship modeling in the scale boat forum. Check it out. If you appreciate serious scale modeling, (and I do mean serious) you will not be disappointed...you might even be amazed.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611006
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Old Dec 15, 2006, 06:46 AM
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WOW!!!! What a Beauty ship model ....!!!!!!!!!!!! Sure a simple Foamie is gonna' do it for him ....????? Tell him it's disposable ...
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Old Dec 15, 2006, 11:45 AM
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WOW!!!! What a Beauty ship model ....!!!!!!!!!!!! Sure a simple Foamie is gonna' do it for him ....????? Tell him it's disposable ...
Yup....if his other skills match his modeling skills he could learn to fly using a pattern plane as a trainer....but I hadn't seen his RC ship models when I first met him.
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Old Dec 15, 2006, 02:54 PM
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I've been corresponding with a guy in Vancouver who is starting to get into RC aircraft. He'd bought a GWS beaver to teach himself to fly with....I think I've convinced him to start with GPW's trainer one instead and save the Beaver for later. He just posted some of his RC ship modeling in the scale boat forum. Check it out. If you appreciate serious scale modeling, (and I do mean serious) you will not be disappointed...you might even be amazed.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611006
How does it fly?
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Old Dec 15, 2006, 07:21 PM
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How does it fly?
Isn't it obvious? It's a real 'floater'.
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 06:04 AM
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Har Har Har !!!
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Old Dec 21, 2006, 09:15 AM
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Ima I was more than amazed thanks for posting the link!! The attention to detail is sublime.
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Old Dec 22, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Some guys are AMAZING , the rest of us use our imaginations ....
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