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Old Jan 03, 2006, 01:51 AM
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You can use EPP foam.
It is very crash resistant. It is what the wings and fuse of the AeroAce is made from.

You can get it in sheets from slofly:
http://slofly.com/cart/index.php?cPa...22673ab2b43ad8
the stuff some of these guys are using isnt depron sheets right? it looks like it comes from a solid block. like this one
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459904
edit:
got my own answer. yup this guy uses depron and heat molds it or something. not quite clear from his web page

im going to try and wrestle up some meat trays tommrow though and see what can happen
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Old Jan 03, 2006, 02:31 PM
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LED mod

hiya,

im kinda stuck on the led mod, i aint sure shud i attach them to the motors or put on a serparate power supply? any1 got any ideas??

thanks
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Old Jan 03, 2006, 02:55 PM
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other mods:
add LEDs in parallel with motors - night flying:
post #134-148 http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&page=10&pp=15
post #432 http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&page=29&pp=15
post #582 http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...39#post4492173

the easy one seems to just have the led in parellel with the motors. seems like a lot of voltage on the led but there cheap
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Old Jan 03, 2006, 03:38 PM
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thanks alot troy,

i'm lucky i'm still in school so i get LEDs and electronic parts for free!! YAY and i'm gd at that kinda thing, cheers again.
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Old Jan 03, 2006, 03:46 PM
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Just a new one in the rows...


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Old Jan 03, 2006, 05:04 PM
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Hansjoerg,
that's beautifull.
And it's not fair; some guys have all the skills
Good luck for the maiden.
Stephan
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Old Jan 03, 2006, 05:20 PM
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I have read of some guys cutting the bottom wing off at the strut outwards.. Is anyone finding this to help? Seems like a nice simple mod..
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Old Jan 03, 2006, 09:42 PM
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Tram: alot of people remove the entire bottom wing it seems to climb and fly faster. The wings are just glued on so you can pull them off and stick them back on as you like.
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Old Jan 04, 2006, 04:44 AM
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Here's my latest creation conjured up last evening for my x-twin electronics:

X-twin powered pusher "Fighter Jet"
Material: 3mm Foam (Foam Plates)
14" wing span with built-in Dihedrals and curved aerofoil
Weight without electronics is a hefty 12.5g!

Maybe a bit too hefty but I shall fit the electronics today and hope for a maiden as well. I have built in an extra large wing chord with dihedrals and large stabilizers to achieve slow and controllable flight for the simple pusher system. Imagine a reasonably slowflying jet plane.

Let's just hope everything goes well.


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Old Jan 04, 2006, 12:31 PM
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broken xtwin

damm damm its not fair !!! some string got caught round my motor so i try and take it off but in stead i pulled of my motor and ripped the wires!!! so no more xtwin plane!
does any one no where i can get a new motor and lipo ???
and wot voltage lipo i can use at max??

thanks
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Old Jan 04, 2006, 03:14 PM
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welp i picked up a broken christmas return one today. i figured it was busted but thought id have a try at fixing it. the rx is completely toast. it was broken before but now i let some of the smoke out of it while trying to fix it. the motors work fine and the tx seems fine(no way to really test it). im gonna return it tomorrow unless someone it desperate for parts.
its a red biplane channel b
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Old Jan 04, 2006, 03:58 PM
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damm damm its not fair !!! some string got caught round my motor so i try and take it off but in stead i pulled of my motor and ripped the wires!!! so no more xtwin plane!
does any one no where i can get a new motor and lipo ???
and wot voltage lipo i can use at max??

thanks

As me - but you can fix it! Carefully scratch off some of the plastic material around the contact with a welder and then weld the cords ( in the right position ) to the tiny sheets of metal coming out out of the plastic!!!
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Old Jan 04, 2006, 06:00 PM
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Anyone found a way to charge the Lipo in the AA with conventional Lipo charger? I took the plug form the tranmitter and tried it with my KC-100 Lithium Charger from DWE and it wouldnot charge.
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Old Jan 04, 2006, 06:51 PM
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Moded Charging connector

Hi,
I have been very frustrated with the direct charging of the Tx, as it is loose and do not charged fully, so decided to cut out and fitted with connectors to be charged by independant lithium charger. I set to minimum 1 cell at 110mah and it works. I get a reading of 4.3volt on full charge for the lithium,
Here is the pic
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Old Jan 04, 2006, 06:57 PM
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Thanks for the input. So you're going directly to the connectors on the battery?

I didn't want to cut onto the plane yet, if possible. My charger shows charged when trying to charge through the built in charge connector, even though the battery is discharged.

Ron
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