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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:24 AM
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http://rcuvideos.com/video/Electra-Speed-Pass

Radared at 205mph
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:32 AM
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Cool Tam... let me know
I really want that piant scheme



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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:37 AM
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Oh yeah, we had video doing 205mph out of the dive too with the Electra. I don't claim dive speed as level flight speed.

But you need to claim you had done 200mph level flight.
I give it you. No need to call it BS.
My bad.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:48 AM
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No dive was needed to make that pass. Dave (Synwpn) was there that day and can attest to that.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 01:09 AM
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No dive was needed to make that pass. Dave (Synwpn) was there that day and can attests to that.

I give it to you. You the speed master doing 200mph.
Wish you had better luck to kept your plane little longer to show it at the event.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 01:10 PM
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I think I've found the problem with my Controller. It seems the signal wire has broken free.
I can't remember what I paid for my Spark now, I got it from Dave Wilshire at Motors and Rotors in the UK http://www.motorsandrotors.com/home.htm
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 02:09 PM
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I've just run some tests now at 11 and 12S

11S 69A 2700W
12S 70A 2900W

These figures suggest to me that the esc or maybe watt meter (Astra) is limiting the results.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 02:21 PM
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If you mean Astro flight watt meter it is limited to 70 amps.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 02:23 PM
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Ah....didn't know that. Thanks
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Apparently the Eflight (Eflite?) meter will handle more current and volts than the Astro, but I decided to go the Graupner Clamp Ammeter route with DVM to avoid any problems the Eflite meter might have. It's not as convenient as an inline meter as you have to restrain the model and write down the V and A readings, then calc the watts later. You also have to install connectors on your esc for plugging the DVM into.

BTW, ref your broken wire, make sure that you restrain the signal/power lead against flexing in the time-honoured manner of binding it to something, eg a hole drilled in the cover plate, then glue the binding to secure it.

Pic of my DVM connectors below. These are 2mm sockets into which the DVM leads plug.

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Old Nov 25, 2008, 03:34 PM
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Yes, I've done that by checking all three connections and then putting a blob of hot glue over it. I've then tie wrapped it to the battery positive lead next to it.

I've been looking at the BANTAM 100A WATT METER AND CELL CHECKER.

http://robotbirds.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=3026

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Old Nov 25, 2008, 05:46 PM
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That looks as if it'll do the job, though my 12S 6600 pack pushes out over 100A. The 12S 5000 doesn't, though.

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Old Nov 29, 2008, 11:28 PM
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I replaced my wheels and tires with a set of MPI wheels and tires. They are not as nice as some out there, but are easy to obtain. For fun I replaced my front wire strut with a GoldenSkys RC strut. It was fairly easy to install and looks nice. It just fits over the 5/32 wire and bolts to the retract. Now I just need to find a set of brakes for the mains and I am all set.
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Old Nov 30, 2008, 12:04 AM
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Hey Lead Sled
The wheels look good.. I'm going to run the same
How are you liking you spark?
I have mine on the way..
what batt. settup are you running?
are you liking your TJ 100

Thanks
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Old Nov 30, 2008, 12:10 AM
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Between yesterday and today I got another 10 flights with the Spark.
Coming out to play again tomorrow.
You can come down to check it out Ron.
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