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Old Sep 30, 2002, 11:24 PM
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I now prefer the Lions, but my second choice for the moth is a 7 cell 300 mah NiMH pack. You'll get about 13 to 15 minutes of flight time and the weight is still nice and low.

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Old Sep 30, 2002, 11:32 PM
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I have to give a good nod to the 7 cell 370's They're great in my LS and my 280 powered balsa WWI bipes. ( I just hope that I'm not shortening their life with more than 2.8 amps in climb out.)
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Old Oct 01, 2002, 05:37 AM
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hi fred

i prefer the electrify 7 cell 650 nimh (only have one)

then i have the e-flight 5000 7 cell 300 nimh

both types serve me well

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Old Oct 01, 2002, 09:45 PM
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Belgy, will both of those packs fit in OK? Also, yes this is my first TM, how are ya'll fitting those packs in? Are you carving out the front to fit them in?

Thanks guys,
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Old Oct 01, 2002, 10:33 PM
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It's easiest to cut the battery compartment before assembling the halves. You can still do it after it's together. Just enlarge both sides of the existing battery compartment. It will end up being about 1 1/8" wide or thereabouts.

I used a rubber band around the nose of the plane to keep the battery from falling out. The cowl would probably work too but I misplaced mine. My new Li Ion cell is a stick pack so I had to put a partition in to keep the battery from falling backward into the guts of the plane.

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Old Oct 02, 2002, 05:40 AM
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Belgy, will both of those packs fit in OK? Also, yes this is my first TM, how are ya'll fitting those packs in? Are you carving out the front to fit them in?

Thanks guys,
Fred
yupper Fred

the e-flight packs are 1/3 aa sized (same as the recommended GWS packs) just twice the mah capacity

and the electrifly is in a stick 3 over 4 pattern...fits just perfect
pm me if ya want to see some photos

Chuck
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Old Oct 25, 2002, 10:08 PM
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I posted a slightly better TM video on http://rcgroups.com/gallery/data/500/5221TMSlalom.WMV . It is also called Tigermoth Slalom, oops, the October 25th version is better. Parkflyer video #775

You can see the TM catching tree on the left side of the sidewalk in the video. And in this thread for anybody who missed it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...threadid=65973

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Old Oct 25, 2002, 10:29 PM
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you may not believe this, but I was flying my TM at a high altitude at a local park in my neighborhood. It was getting a little far from me so I tried to bring to closer when I realized that the plane was no responding. I had lost all controls and all I could do was helplessly watch my plane fly away a couple blocks away. I drove my car around the neighborhood for about 20 minutes and to my suprise and luck it landed high in a tree of some guys front yard. The guy came out and I explained my predicament and since he had a swimming pool, he was nice enough to help me and made a super-long pole with duct tape plus a tree cutter and through some perseverance I got it down in perfect shape.

Then I realized what happened was that the battery fell out of my plane in mid-flight. Its kind of weird because I wasn't doing any manuevers and usually the connectors are strong enough to hold the weight of the battery.

In any case I learned a valuable lesson.
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Old Oct 25, 2002, 11:37 PM
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I don't know how I missed this thread but lookin' good Basketcase!!!! Another nice job! Oh and I fly the TM with 7-300NiMH!
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Old Oct 26, 2002, 04:56 AM
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you may not believe this, but I was flying my TM at a high altitude at a local park in my neighborhood. It was getting a little far from me so I tried to bring to closer when I realized that the plane was no responding. I had lost all controls and all I could do was helplessly watch my plane fly away a couple blocks away. I drove my car around the neighborhood for about 20 minutes and to my suprise and luck it landed high in a tree of some guys front yard. The guy came out and I explained my predicament and since he had a swimming pool, he was nice enough to help me and made a super-long pole with duct tape plus a tree cutter and through some perseverance I got it down in perfect shape.

Then I realized what happened was that the battery fell out of my plane in mid-flight. Its kind of weird because I wasn't doing any manuevers and usually the connectors are strong enough to hold the weight of the battery.

In any case I learned a valuable lesson.
yup two lesons actually, 1st gotta pin the battery in somehow
tape, velcro, toothpicks even
second, right your name and address and phone # on the plane
you'd be surprised how many honest people there actually are

LOL
glad you got her back in one piece

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Old Oct 26, 2002, 08:25 AM
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My TM Contribution

Here's my new TM. It's a stock GWS TM with numerous E-Zone mods. I was considering the tiger stripe theme when I saw a pic of flyinjim's. That settled it as far as the design. Thanks for all the tips on building.

Jim
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Old Oct 26, 2002, 08:50 AM
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Having Tigger pilot your Moth is a nice touch Jim.
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Old Oct 26, 2002, 09:07 AM
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Thanks. Tigger escaped from a Pez dispenser. My daughter christened the plane as "Tigger's Revenge".

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Old Oct 26, 2002, 09:27 AM
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Thanks Boomer.

Thomas, like Belgy said, I'd recommend some velcro.

Jim, your 'moth looks great. I really like the tiger stripes and pilot. And see that you've made some landing gear mods too.

Wayne

p.s. nobody downloaded my video?
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Old Oct 26, 2002, 11:28 AM
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Thanks Boomer.


p.s. nobody downloaded my video?
Yep,
I did ... both of them One thing about that low level stuff at least if you do get hung up it's where you can reach it. Prop hanging score in my Cul de sac is trees 2.... Cable hoist on the barn next door 1. I cant believe I dead centered the sucker and ended hanging by the prop so I had to get my ladder to get it loose!
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