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Old Nov 09, 2005, 11:47 PM
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So are folks using 2s lipos with these or are you all sticking to the NiMHs?
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 01:42 AM
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I know that Stringfly is using a 250mah 2S lipo. It is clearly shown in his P40 setup.

As for myself I had planned on using Lipos as well. I just realised that I may have to put off for a while longer.I can get a plane or I can get a batterypack. Yep. Can't afford to do both right now. What brought me to this conclusion is the fact that my smallest pack is a 450mah pack. I am afraid that would be way to heavy. It doubtfully would fit inside. This particular problem is not so bad. I could make a slot and let it go part in part out of the bottom of the fuse. Just a little tacky but certainly acceptable.
The weight is a bigger issue.

Robert
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 02:03 AM
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stone the flaming crows can anyone tell me what size is the boxed kit is and how much it weighs?? please.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 09:53 AM
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stone the flaming crows can anyone tell me what size is the boxed kit is and how much it weighs?? please.
The P47 box is 22 inches X 9 X 4 and weighs 18 oz.

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Old Nov 10, 2005, 12:46 PM
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I know that Stringfly is using a 250mah 2S lipo. It is clearly shown in his P40 setup.

As for myself I had planned on using Lipos as well. I just realised that I may have to put off for a while longer.I can get a plane or I can get a batterypack. Yep. Can't afford to do both right now. What brought me to this conclusion is the fact that my smallest pack is a 450mah pack. I am afraid that would be way to heavy. It doubtfully would fit inside. This particular problem is not so bad. I could make a slot and let it go part in part out of the bottom of the fuse. Just a little tacky but certainly acceptable.
The weight is a bigger issue.

Robert
Actually 450 mAh is better choice. The motor and stock prop would draw 3~4 Amp at full throttle and the 250mAh is rated for only 1.5 Amp. Thus you would get degraded performance and a puffed battery pack pretty soon. On 450mAh it should be able to fly the plane real well without hurting the battery, however the motor life may be reduced due to over voltage. You need limit your throttle use and keep the flight short. The 450 mAh should fit alright as the stock battery recommended is an even bigger and heavier 6 cell
NiMH.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 12:58 PM
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Kokam 340's work and fit perfectly!

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Old Nov 11, 2005, 12:20 AM
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shschon, That is good news indeed though I think I would feel better with the 340 mah mentioned by Ralph. Does anyone know where I could find a scorching good deal on the Kokam 340? You would not believe how tight my budget is! Well, maybe you would.
Still I bet there is not a great deal of weight difference between my 450 and the 340. On the other hand every quarter oz. on a plane this size can make a difference.

I am going battery hunting. Thanks all.

Robert
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Old Nov 11, 2005, 01:39 AM
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shschon, That is good news indeed though I think I would feel better with the 340 mah mentioned by Ralph. Does anyone know where I could find a scorching good deal on the Kokam 340? You would not believe how tight my budget is! Well, maybe you would.
Still I bet there is not a great deal of weight difference between my 450 and the 340. On the other hand every quarter oz. on a plane this size can make a difference.

I am going battery hunting. Thanks all.

Robert
I suggest you try the battery you have first when you get the plane. You may need nose weight to balance your plane so a battery with more weight is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Old Nov 11, 2005, 09:18 AM
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I'm going with a 6 cell Nimh. I want a tad extra weight as the winds don't give up around here. As soon as my Spit arrives today I'll measure the battery bay and order one.
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 09:23 AM
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My Spit arrived yesterday. The packing job is incredible. Everything totally secure in it's place.

The paint job is just as good as others have raved. It looks like an expertly painted plastic static display model. Now I really want the others.
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 10:42 AM
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I used a TP 2S 730mAh pack in my P-40 since it fit so well. A Kokam 2S 340 was actually too big.

I ordered the P-40, P-47, Spitfire, and Corsair - the P-51 looked a little too goofy to my eye. The Spitfire is by far the best looking, followed by the Corsair. Kit quality is pretty good, although the foam parts are roughed up in some cases.

Biggest problem I had was with the prop and spinner mounting off center and vibrating. After some drill bit surgery it was a lot better.

First flight of the P-40 this morning went well. The stock motor is just fine for cruising around - half throttle for level flight. Frozen hands and boredom set in long before the battery showed signs of giving up.

I will build the next one with ailerons and a hot motor to keep my eyes wide.

Overall these little guys are a lot of fun for $20.

-Matt
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 11:26 AM
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It warms my heart to see Cox come out with a great product line.
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 12:55 PM
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Hopefully they sell like crazy so they'll stay around and increase in choices.
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 02:36 PM
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I think it's kind of an open secret that there will be a Zero and Me-109 soon - as hinted at by a Cox rep in the Indoor forum. Bring 'em on!

-Matt
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 03:30 PM
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Here's a perhaps silly question. Do the planes have prop savers on them? It doesn't appear that there is enough room for the prop to lift away before hitting the cowling, so if there are not, doesn't one break a lot of props on planes like this?
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