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Old Jul 11, 2009, 09:25 PM
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We just located 3 mini swifts- 2 blue & 1 green , if any one is interested let us know.
Standard price $35.00 each.
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Old Jul 11, 2009, 11:10 PM
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Put 1071 Mah back in the 1000 Mah pack........
Ouch, isn't that really bad for the battery?
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 12:16 PM
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Ouch, isn't that really bad for the battery?
actually, it's not. I've found that every lipo battery is a little different.
Almost all of my batteries take a little more or a little less that the advertised MAH. Most of them take a little more.
I have a couple 1300's that take almost 1500.

I've heard about some battery makers using larger cells and advertising them as smaller so they can give them a higher amp rating.
My 1300 batteries may be like that.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Wow normally works the other way for me, what brand are your more than advertised batteries???
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Yeah, thats Hobby Ciy's famous trick on the higher C rated Zippy H's, and some others they carry.

Their 5000Mah 20c lipo's, stickered and sold as 4000Mah 25c (for example)
Another example is the 2500Mah 25c~35c, they are the identical to my 3700Mah 20c

The list goes on, lol

Normally, you really dont want to take out more than 80% of a lipo's capacity if you can avoid it, they really dont like it in the long run.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 02:34 PM
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Hmmm, time to get some Zippy batteries.
That's is some valuble info.
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 02:33 PM
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i have just ordered the hextronik 1700kv and was wondering if a 3 cell 540 mah lipo will give me enough ooomph for the occasional vertical and some slower flying too, i have a couple of 8x4 and 8x6, also 6x6.5 upto 7x6, props, which of these will work best, i plan to put this combo into my new swift, but today i flew my old beat up swift, and was using a 49g 1400kv BL with a 8x6 prop and as i had a couple of 3 cell 1500 mah i threw one in and boy did it fly i threw it into the air and got level then full throttle, it was like the star trek enterprise going to warp well i suppose for all you experienced pilots it probably wasnt but it is the fastest i have flown, and i loved every second, and it has now given me the need for speed as much as the slow pace i normaly fly
but for now i want to get as much stick time to be able to fly at warp
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 04:46 PM
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1700kv motor and the 8x4 will work, but you might shorten its life a bit. I am flying that setup on a superfly and on one of my swift IIs and it works, but the 1500kv is a better choice IMO. The 8x6 will hurt it for sure, you will notice it will come down very hot. I have also flown the 8x4.3 gws slowfly prop on there and that did ok, but I prefer the 8x4. It would be nice is GWS made a 7x4.

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 04:59 PM
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I'm running the 1700kV BW swinging an APC 6x4E on my Swift II. It doesn't have unlimited vertical but it's still capable of decent vertical lines. You could try your 6x6.5 and see how it does.

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It would be nice is GWS made a 7x4.
They make a 7x3.5.

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 05:28 PM
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I'm running the 1700kV BW swinging an APC 6x4E on my Swift II. It doesn't have unlimited vertical but it's still capable of decent vertical lines. You could try your 6x6.5 and see how it does.


They make a 7x3.5.

kendall

Yeah, but the 7x3.5 is just wimpy in everything I have installed it in. Odd, just curious if the same design of the 8x4 on a 7x4 would improve the umph for the 7 incher.

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 06:11 PM
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I've got the GWS 7x3.5 on my Swift II attached to a CustomCDR Hot Wind Single . I'm running it on 3s and, while it doesn't have blazing speed, I get true, unlimited vertical.
Speedwise the 7x3.5 may be a bit wimpy, but unlimited vertical more than makes up for it.

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Yeah, but the 7x3.5 is just wimpy in everything I have installed it in. Odd, just curious if the same design of the 8x4 on a 7x4 would improve the umph for the 7 incher.

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Trim 1/2" off each end of the 8x4, I've done it on lots of different props and it works well.

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 07:14 PM
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What about the 7x5 apc prop on the 1700kv.
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 07:42 PM
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Regardless what prop you use, you're not going to get much static thrust off 3cells without overheating that motor and killing it fast (I'd estimate under 9oz continuous). If I was forced to use a stock 1700kV on my swift I'd probably use 2cell and an 8040hd. That should draw about 10A and give about 12oz thrust or so. It'll fly fine like that with a 2s900 or larger.

FWIW, the 1700kV has the lowest copper content out of all the bluewonder series motors, and thus it has the lowest efficiency. It has 10 turns of 25awg wire terminated Y, but even 11turns of 24awg newbie wire will fit in the stator with ease. This is why the 1700kV "runs hot". Note that of the bluewonder series, only the 1300kV and 1500kV are the only ones that are even close to reaching the full potential of the blue wonder mechanics (they average 70% efficiency, which is very good).

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 08:04 PM
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ms composit swift 2

I ordered a swift 2 last week on the 6th of july after reading the great things about the swift 2 on this thread. Also ordered all the components. Unfortunately i was very stupid an ordered directly from ms composit usa because they were the only ones who had the paint scheme I wanted. I ordered it 2nd day air and paid the extra shipping costs. I got the confirmation email but never a tracking number. I have sent several emails to them with no response. I guess I want to know if anyone had ordered from them and how long it took to get their package. Anyone with info pls help. They will not respond to my emails requesting a tracking number and I cannot seem to cancel the order
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