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Old Nov 02, 2007, 08:37 PM
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Ifo Mk3

Hey guys!

Yo Could you guys send me your set ups! I had one back in 2002 it didnt even have LiPo battery

well i have one of the new ones coming in the mail.....brushless ... can't wait
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Old Nov 03, 2007, 12:02 AM
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Welcome to RC Groups.

Tons of good info here.

My Mk3 has just under 400 flight hours on it.
Hacker brushless motor
Hacker Master 18-3P speed control
Berg Microstamp 4 receiver
Futaba S3110 servos
Thunder Power 11.1V packs
Carbon fiber control rods
Rudder

Will enclose a few pics...


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Last pic is of my next IFO motor mount set-up. No more gear box. Yes!
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Old Nov 03, 2007, 11:49 AM
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Thanks thats what I am talking about! 400 hours......that is crazy.
It is a fun fly any where lil plane. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY!
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Old Nov 03, 2007, 12:21 PM
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nice decals on the wing
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 01:25 AM
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servo

what is the best lil servos out right now ...i had some blue hs-55....one has stripped gears...
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 02:06 PM
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I've tried many different servos in my Mk3. Really like my Futaba S3110s which have now been replaced by 3114s. They are fast and have very good torque for their size and weight.

Speed 0.1 sec at 4.8V

Torque 22.2 oz-in at 4.8V (1.6Kg-cm)

Size 0.86x0.43x0.78 in.

Weight 0.27 oz. (7.7g)


Hs55s seemed very toy grade to me. I was replacing servo gears almost everyday.

I've heard many positive reports on Dymond and Blue Bird servos. Have not tried either of them.



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Old Nov 04, 2007, 09:30 PM
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cool thanks what do they run$$ i will check ebay
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 09:52 PM
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THESE??

* Reliable High Torque Servo
* Measures 21.8x11x19.8mm and only weights 7.8grams!
* Operating speed of 0.10sec/60degrees at 4.8 volts!!
* Output torque 1.5kg.cm (20.8oz.in) at 4.8 volts
* Great for practice or racing!!
* Brand New Sealed from the Factory part #S3114
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 08:15 AM
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I have flown IFO'S for hundreds of hours with Hs55s and have yet to strip a gear.
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 10:17 AM
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THESE??

* Reliable High Torque Servo
* Measures 21.8x11x19.8mm and only weights 7.8grams!
* Operating speed of 0.10sec/60degrees at 4.8 volts!!
* Output torque 1.5kg.cm (20.8oz.in) at 4.8 volts
* Great for practice or racing!!
* Brand New Sealed from the Factory part #S3114

How do they compare?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXNCV6&P=ML


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Old Nov 06, 2007, 12:43 AM
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I have flown IFO'S for hundreds of hours with Hs55s and have yet to strip a gear.

I really don't think the hs55 is a bad servo, it just wasn't handling my abuse...

One of my favs is the cartwheel-n-go. I believe the IFO is one of the few planes on this planet that can do it. It goes like this...

Enter the manuver at high speed with a steep left bank. A big circle pattern works best. As you make contact with the ground, chop throttle. As the plane cartwheels, it will hit the back trailing edge and bounce into the air. If you time full throttle just right, off you go! I've done a double only once. It was awesome!

I've also spent many hours trying to perfect my torque roll. A real pain without a fuselage but it can be done. It's very hard on servos as you smack those large flight surfaces into the ground. The hs55s were the worst when it came to stripped gears.

Too much information, I know!



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Old Nov 06, 2007, 10:48 PM
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no thanks I love all of the info. Shoud I just go ahead and buy a 2 or 3cell from the wildrc web site???
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 10:52 PM
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has any one have the new IFO with the outrunner.
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Old Nov 07, 2007, 12:45 AM
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I would go 3 cell all the way but I am a power junkie! I don't know what brand of lipo that is on the wildrc site. I've been using Thunder Power batteries for many years now and love em.

For sure go brushless! The outrunner will be great. I use em in my 3D planes and they are rock solid. I would choose a bigger motor then WildRC offers but that's just me.

Have Fun!

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Old Nov 07, 2007, 02:57 AM
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Well for small stuff I have become a huge Hobby City fan. I have been buying their little HXT900 servos. Don't be fooled by the price. These are great little servos. More robust that the HS55 and better centering.

Blessings, Terry
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