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Old Dec 02, 2006, 01:26 PM
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formation flyer

Using thunderbird ESC on white (prepaint) version
Pheonix 10 on painted version
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 03:03 PM
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Yeah! I saw that formation flyer in my latest Backyard Flyer (at least I think it was Backyard Flyer)... I plan to copy your design!

Please show more pictures!
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 03:30 PM
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I think I was supposed to start a new thread.
I will answer questions there.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81#post6485591
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Old Dec 04, 2006, 02:55 PM
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Not sure any of these qualify but this got me thinking about my use of CC controllers, if you add the category "obsessive" perhaps I'd get a shot!

I have 14 aircraft in-service using CC controllers, one being finished up that uses 4 25's, a full mamba setup in my duratrax Micro Street Force (which is insane) and a PHX-80 in the E-MAXX (as I'm still waiting for the monster maxx controller, so I use the slow brake ramp at low % braking - works quite well once you get the hang of it).. Finally, I have something like 6 unused 25's, 3 unused 10's, and another 45 on the way..

Castle have great products and service.
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Old Dec 04, 2006, 07:08 PM
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How about my Kyosho HOR (hang on rider) RC motorcycle! I ditched the ancient Kyosho gear and put in a mamba brushless setup with 3s lipo.
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 11:50 PM
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World's first CD rom based contra-rotating motor system..
20 grams w/props and mount. Powered by CC 10 (one)
Probably still the worlds smallest...
http://home.comcast.net/~eljimb0//MVC-610W.MPG
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 09:01 AM
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Here is one way to make indoor freestyle routine more spectacular. Smoking system on glow/gas powered planes is ussual thing, but im sure most of you did not hear nothing about electric plane smoking system for indoor planes.

Actually this is very easy and everybody can make it. For this you need one bruschles and one brusched ESC. For this i use one CC phoenix 10a and one
Pixie 7a esc's.

First of all i would like to say this system is not my idea, i simply made it with CC esc's. Author of this system is Pavel Dvorak (Cz) pilot, he gave me some tips, and i must say it is very easy to make!
Take brushed ESC, solder it + and - (that suppose go to battery) to bruschles ESC and connect to free channel on RX, later you can turn on and off with one switch. Brushed ESC + and - that suppose go to motor will work as glowing spiral, you just need to connect them with thin wire and make spiral for smoke patron.
Now you have spiral that can "turn on" smoking material.

For material i use these packs, they are safe to use indoor, almost no smell after pack is used:
http://www.lipoly.de/index.php?main_...th=310_114_636
You can make your own size of it. Simply crumble add little water and make your own size, good point to start 10mm x 6mm round packs. When small packs are dry again, you can use them!

Here is example of my smoking system in action:
http://www.pauzuolis-rc.com/Videos/Adamov_AM2_DP.wmv
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 09:11 AM
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I hate to be so dense, but can you show me a wiring diagram? I don't understand what the brushless ESC is used for...

I've been wanting a smoke system for my parkflyer for a long time!
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 10:48 AM
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Here is all article in Czech language, im sure you will understand everything from pictures:
http://rcweb.cz/aktual/dym.htm
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 11:10 AM
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GREAT!!
THANKS, Czech is hardly intuative for US english speakers.. The picture clears all of the mechanics up... the yellow stuff is a bit of a puzzle for me..
I know I can make yellow stuff that would be exiting in flight
..nice little trails of smoke might take a while to perfect.. which might include some newspaper headlines that would be bad for the hobby..
Help!!
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 01:45 PM
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Hmmmm -- okay, so the brushless ESC is used "normally". It's the brushed ESC which is used to fire off the smoke... Got it. Thank you!
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 05:07 PM
ok, maybe it is a toy
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A cleaner way to do the same is to use a purpose-built Picoswitch from Dimension Engineering. http://www.dimensionengineering.com/PicoSwitch.htm
You could solder on a couple igniters just to ensure a good burn-start. I used 4 igniters independantly and ignited the rocket engines using straight 3S voltage. BTW, to stay somewhat on topic, you will notice on my set-up specs I did happen to use a CC Pheonix 10. Be careful with fire.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535940
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 09:39 PM
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My Predator B at SEFF

How about a little Predator B action at SEFF 2005. A CC Phoenix 25 is in control of the critical throttle functions on this brushless bird. The photo credit goes to a great photographer that was there and kindly provided the photos for me. An ancient e-mail account holds his name and I'm sorry it has been misplaced. My old memory is just as fleeting these days.

Paul
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 07:48 AM
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Counter rotating wonder...

Jimbo, what are you going to put that GREAT counter rotating motor in?? A mini Keith Shaw type Bearcat, perhaps?? It's the porcupine's pajamas!

You have my vote, even without the airplane.

Dick
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 08:33 AM
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Wait -- does Castle Creations product CD-ROM motors?
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