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Old Jan 07, 2008, 11:03 PM
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Impeccable build wingman!

Can't wait to hear about your maiden.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 12:44 AM
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Waiting for the rite wings to arrive

I have ordered rite wing

Looking through your build threads I see that you guys always top hing
but lately on my wings I have been bottom hinging. I find that I can use the lowest hole on my moving surface horns so my exit point is much lower and futher back so less chance of getting flex on the push rods. I can then also get full servo throws. Maybe the back spar will get in the way. But I know that it is not alway recommed on some airfoils. What do you guys recommend?

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Old Jan 08, 2008, 12:55 AM
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Dion i have ben doing some bottom hinging,it works great.
Your wings are on the way buddy. Get ahold of me when they arive.
I had to slice off the 60 wing tips so you will have to attach them with some spray glue befor you spar them.Otherwise it would have cost 400.00USD to ship them. TO SA
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I have ordered rite wing

Looking through your build threads I see that you guys always top hing
but lately on my wings I have been bottom hinging. I find that I can use the lowest hole on my moving surface horns so my exit point is much lower and futher back so less chance of getting flex on the push rods. I can then also get full servo throws. Maybe the back spar will get in the way. But I know that it is not alway recommed on some airfoils. What do you guys recommend?

Cheers

Dion
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:04 AM
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I am currently building a TL50 and I have just realised that my motor mount is 2mm left off centre.

Should I re-drill holes for the motor mount?

I am not sure what I should do.......
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:57 AM
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I wouldn't stress off it, I doubt it will cause any noticeable problems. Drilling the holes is a quick fix so why not. But again I doubt a couple mm will be an issue.
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 08:48 AM
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Just about finished with my Demon Very happy with how it is coming out, not sure if I like the coloring scheme but I know I will be able to see it. Can't wait to fly it, It's my first A123 powered airplane so it will be a learning experience. Here are a couple of pics of the top. Tried to do something different.
I like it the Plane looks GREAT...
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 01:45 PM
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well i got my demon 40 today , going to use mega 16/15/3 with a 3s 4000 pack. my first question is my batt pack , rated at 12c constant and 15c bursts going to be okay, thankyou for any comments
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 05:45 PM
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Yeah the pack will be at its limits if depending on the prop choice.

Amps will be around 35 with a 5x5,42ish with a 5.5x4.5, 40ish with a 6x3 and nearly 50amps on a 6x4

Adam
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 06:34 PM
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A123 folks... I had setup a buy for a 10cell pack and planned on making two 5S packs until I remembered that I've only got 4S capabilities with my cellpro...

So... without spending money on another charger... I could go with two 4S packs and have 2 cells leftover for something small and fun, or...

I'm slowly but surely compiling parts for my 40" build but want to make sure I'm not shooting myself in the foot...

Any thoughts? suggestions? Is 4S A123 enough for a Het 4 or a Het 2w25? or a JGF 450?

thanks,
mike
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 06:59 PM
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Mike,
I made the same mistake as you. I made an adapter to charge 2 cells first and then charged the remaining 3. Very doable but takes 2x as long to charge a pack. You also have to be diligent to make sure you have charged all 5 cells.
Once you fly with 5s it might raise the priority for purchasing a capable charger once you see how fun a 5s setup is.

-Scott
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:53 PM
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...Once you fly with 5s it might raise the priority for purchasing a capable charger once you see how fun a 5s setup is...
Scott - I'm worried about that exact scenario...

I'm on the fence to buy the new 10S Cellpro, but I'm already shelling out a bill (roughly) for the dewalt pack... then the charger would be another $200 (roughly).

I'm not interested in some kludgey, experimental, buy a generator to power a switching lab quality power supply, solution...

I like my current 'plug and play' charging solution and am considering still going with the 4S packs for now and then upgrading everything down the road when the technology gets a bit cheaper...

So... anyone running 4S?? what motor/prop and how is the performance?

thx,

mike
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 08:30 PM
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you could always go 6s then you could charge both 3s packs at the same time...
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 11:58 PM
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I like it the Plane looks GREAT...
Thanks Craig and welcome back
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 08:26 PM
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hey there guys
here Im starting the TL54 I got from chris a little while ago
Im gona run it on 4S lipo 3300mah 25-40C maybe the ARC long can 2 turn or 1.5 or maybe even a slower motor with a bigger prop.... I dont know but Ill try to do a nice artistic covering job & if I have any technique to share I certainly will
Ive gotten really good at covering them just havent gotten too artistic yet
take care
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 09:14 PM
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Look it has a cross the heart bra strap...
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