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Old Jan 21, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Electric Control line Stunt

I am interested in a small electric contol line model
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 12:54 PM
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Welcome to rcgroups Steve! You might try posting Here with your question. it is the control line section of the site.
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Old Jan 22, 2007, 02:04 PM
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how small, I have converted a shockflyer to control line and it works perfect. Info's can be found here http://www.modelbouwforum.nl/phpBB2/...ic.php?t=49324
The model is a Bling-Bling V2 designed by Didier for indoor aerobatics (F3P) I converted it to control line. The lines are 5 meters long. The motor is a cd-rom motor, the batterie is a 2 cel lipo with 750mAh. Controller is an CC Phoenix 10, No reciever, but a timer that activates the controller. With the timer you can set the motor run time and the RPM. During the flights I made yesterday some video's are made, as soon as they show up at the internet I will link them here.
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Old Jan 22, 2007, 02:23 PM
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I am interested in a small electric contol line model
Can you be a little more specific ? We've seen everything from 12" span all-sheet trainers to full stunt models e.g. Bob Hunt's model which he flew in the World Championship. Almost anything is possible these days.

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Old Jan 22, 2007, 06:59 PM
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Check this thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=416220

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Old Jan 23, 2007, 10:01 AM
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I am interested in a small electric contol line model
Steve,

It might help if you provide us with some more details about your intended project.

Do you have any previous experience with R/C electrics?
If so, do you have any Lipo batteries, chargers, balancers, motors etc?
How much C/L experience do you have?
How much do you wish to spend?
What level of performance are you looking for?

I would be more than happy to help you in any way I can. I don't fly small electric control line planes but I might be able to offer some advice. Please feel free to contact me any time.

I was one of the first four pilots to fly an electric powered control line plane at the 2006 FAI F2B World Championships in Valladolid Spain this past summer. I have attached a picture of my plane "SHOCKWAVE".

SHOCKWAVE's power train

Thunder Power ProLite 5S2PB 4200 mah battery pack
Plettenberg Orbit 30-14 motor
Schulze 18.46K ESC
Proprietary timer/processor
Master Airscrew 14X6 2 blade wood prop


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Old Jan 25, 2007, 11:36 AM
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The 2 movies of me flying electro cotrol line indoors.

http://www.airtoimedia.nl/web/upload...oaandelijn.wmv

http://www.airtoimedia.nl/web/upload...indecircel.wmv
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Old Feb 06, 2007, 09:10 PM
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Kim, thanks for your reply. I am new to RC, but I flew stunt CL in the late 60's. I am wondering if your controler is able to increase the power to your electric motor when you enter manuver. This would be similar to the 4-2-4 cycle change fo the Fox 35. I had a silloette
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Old Feb 08, 2007, 08:43 AM
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Kim, thanks for your reply. I am new to RC, but I flew stunt CL in the late 60's. I am wondering if your controler is able to increase the power to your electric motor when you enter manuver. This would be similar to the 4-2-4 cycle change fo the Fox 35. I had a silloette
Steve,

I replied to your similar post over on SSW.

The ESC is put in Governor Mode which will attempt to maintain a constant RPM regardless of load placed on the sysytem. (assuming you have enough battery) The timer/processor that we manufacture, only tells the ESC when to start, stop and which rpm setting to maintain. Wishing for a motor run like a Fox .35 is like looking at a 2007 plastic bodied Corvette and complaning that it has not rusted like your previous cars.

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Old Feb 12, 2007, 07:15 PM
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Here is a video I found of an electric stunt plane:
Control Line Pacemaker Fun (3 min 2 sec)


Pretty cool!

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Old Mar 31, 2007, 01:58 AM
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Yeah, that's the real thing.

For someone not having flown CL in such a long time you're suspiciously 'in control'
Now about that left hand in the pocket, I've seen that before somewhere....
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Old Mar 31, 2007, 02:21 AM
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That was the first time I used Dyneema lines that do not stretch. Before I used dacron line that stretches a lot. Now I found I had more control over the plane and that is what you see in the first few rounds off the flight. Now it gets better and better with every flight.
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