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Old Sep 12, 2006, 04:04 PM
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Do what you will, but I won't risk a dual brushless $200 plane setup on simple looks.

-Chris
What does that mean?


I can tell you I will never use a CC ESC again. I have had too many problems and wasted too many days waiting for repairs on several of their products. If it wasn't for their repair policy, Castle would be out of buisiness.

Though I am sure Joe is a swell guy.

-Todd
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 04:17 PM
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It wasn't directed at you or anyone in general. Just a figure of speech.
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 04:50 PM
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Everyone should check out this information, on running twin set ups, in the Castle Creations Newsletter Issue 3 Look on page 2.

Issue 2 Page 5 has information on ripple in the Battery Line. It appears that the major factor is a battery that cannot supply enough current.

Ken
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 05:05 PM
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It wasn't directed at you or anyone in general. Just a figure of speech.
My mom thinks I have simple looks
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 05:08 PM
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very informative read (newsletter 3).
They don't mention anything about what wires to lengthen but since they specify you run off 1 battery pack it makes sense that you would need to have a longer battery lead.
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 05:15 PM
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Everyone should check out this information, on running twin set ups, in the Castle Creations Newsletter Issue 3 Look on page 2.

Issue 2 Page 5 has information on ripple in the Battery Line. It appears that the major factor is a battery that cannot supply enough current.

Ken
Thanks for that, Ken.

Hmmmm. I talked to Bernie about my Bronco setup a long time ago. I dont think we covered disableing the overcurrent. I wonder if that is my problem on the Bronco.........
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 05:18 PM
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Here's a post that may interest you guys also. It talks about lengthening leads from the ESC. Seems that CC recommends doing it to the motor wires. Food for thought.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=128

Pat
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 05:24 PM
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very informative read (newsletter 3).
They don't mention anything about what wires to lengthen but since they specify you run off 1 battery pack it makes sense that you would need to have a longer battery lead.
Issue 2 Page 5, on ripple in the Battery Line, doesnt mention wire length either. After reading the piece I would think that, if you extend the length of the battery wire, an increase in diameter to keep the overall resistance the same would be in order.

Ken
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 05:56 PM
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Just ordered the Micro air retracts for mine. I'm getting pumped on this project! Figure if I can't get them to work out on this 38, I'll chuck them in my Scorpio FW190 project that I haven't started yet.
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 06:07 PM
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please post a link for the retracts you ordered, so we can all drool .
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 06:08 PM
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Here you go:

http://www.rc-warbirds.com/product_i...06f10601cd7e9c

I also ordered the matching wheels to go with these retracts thats on the their website.
I've never done retracts before, so we'll see how this goes. I think this plane is gonna deserve all the "special" treatment!!
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 06:16 PM
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only $60...that's not bad, even includes valve, tank and hose. (for some reason I thought they cost much more)
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 06:23 PM
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I agree, it looks like a decent deal to me. You just need one small servo to actuate the air tank. If I can get these to work properly, I think they will add greatly to the joy of having this Plane!
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 06:47 PM
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Wannabe has a set of these micro air retracts and I looked at them Sunday. They are tiny. Manufacturer says 1 kg (2.2lbs). The wire is quite thin at 2mm (5/64) and the "base" is also pretty small. He bought them for this project but after looking at them, the consensus is probably not a good idea. The gear is virtually identical to Wattage micro gear - except for the spring air part. Maybe if you can really seat them into the foam. My history with GWS gear is that they tended to "roll out" of the foam. But maybe Jag can get them to work.

Jim
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 07:33 PM
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the "base" is also pretty small. The gear is virtually identical to Wattage micro gear - except for the spring air part. Maybe if you can really seat them into the foam. My history with GWS gear is that they tended to "roll out" of the foam. But maybe Jag can get them to work.

Jim
Cover the area around the UC mounts with 3/4 oz fiberglas cloth. About 1 inch surounding the mount is enough. Push the glass down onto the sides of the hole for the UC. This will give the strength requied to prevent the UC from being ripped out or rolled out.

Ken
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