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Old Nov 21, 2010, 02:56 PM
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Be sure you use a heat gun made for model covering, I've seen posts of guys using other heat guns which are way too hot and ruin covering.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 12:09 PM
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I am out of town for work otherwise I would do a drive by, but has anyone checked on our field today?
Hoping and praying all is ok.

Rick
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 12:32 PM
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OK, guys. I have a dilemma.
You guys saw me write about my upcoming project the P-47. I almost have all my ducks in a row. (Thanks for the great advice everyone).
I’m planning to get the Hacker A50-14L motor, Castle Phoenix Ice 100 ESC.
But the battery/s are the problem. For example, if I get the 8S 5000mah, I would need to get a new charger that can do 8S batteries.
Or I can go with 2X 4S 5000mah, run it in series and use my current Hyperion charger that goes up to 6S.
So my dilemma is which option is more cost effective in the long run?? One 8S battery is cheaper than two 4S (used Hyperion G3 for comparison). But with an 8S, I need buy an 8S charger.
Any thoughts?
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 12:49 PM
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I run two 4 cells in series with that exact motor in my Hangar 9 warbirds. My recommendation is two 4 cells. You can use the smaller packs in another project later or in the case of a crash you may lose only one pack I stead of the whole 8 cell.
Go with two 4 cells. You can't go wrong.

Rick
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 04:36 PM
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Vlodek
I run two 4 cells in series with that exact motor in my Hangar 9 warbirds. My recommendation is two 4 cells. You can use the smaller packs in another project later or in the case of a crash you may lose only one pack I stead of the whole 8 cell.
Go with two 4 cells. You can't go wrong.

Rick
what this nice chap said
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 04:49 PM
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Vlodek9 - aren't you the same person Neck asked me the same question about in a PM last night?
Did he not foreward my reply (the same as swaricks's BTW) to you?

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Old Nov 22, 2010, 05:30 PM
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Vlodek
I run two 4 cells in series with that exact motor in my Hangar 9 warbirds. My recommendation is two 4 cells. You can use the smaller packs in another project later or in the case of a crash you may lose only one pack I stead of the whole 8 cell.
Go with two 4 cells. You can't go wrong.

Rick
+1, I run 2 4s packs in my Hawker Hunter, and I plan on using them individually in my upcoming T-28 project, buying two allows you a bit more versatility, and you don't have to buy a bigger charger.

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Old Nov 22, 2010, 06:06 PM
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my upcoming T-28 project,
Victor
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:51 PM
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OK, guys. I have a dilemma.
You guys saw me write about my upcoming project the P-47. I almost have all my ducks in a row. (Thanks for the great advice everyone).
I’m planning to get the Hacker A50-14L motor, Castle Phoenix Ice 100 ESC.
But the battery/s are the problem. For example, if I get the 8S 5000mah, I would need to get a new charger that can do 8S batteries.
Or I can go with 2X 4S 5000mah, run it in series and use my current Hyperion charger that goes up to 6S.
So my dilemma is which option is more cost effective in the long run?? One 8S battery is cheaper than two 4S (used Hyperion G3 for comparison). But with an 8S, I need buy an 8S charger.
Any thoughts?
That's the setup I run in the big yellow Funtana. +1 on the 2X 4S 5000s. A lot more flexibility. I use 2 separate charges and charge them at he same time.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 08:30 PM
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That's right Bill, I picked up the Nitroplanes 55"w/s T-28.
I will be carving her up, and Install Retracts in her.

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Old Nov 22, 2010, 08:35 PM
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Vlodek9 - aren't you the same person Neck asked me the same question about in a PM last night?
Did he not foreward my reply (the same as swaricks's BTW) to you?

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i did.

He ignores my replys because he knows I know nothing.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 08:40 PM
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I am out of town for work otherwise I would do a drive by, but has anyone checked on our field today?
Hoping and praying all is ok.

Rick
Are we open for flying yet? Are we open for flying yet? Are we open for flying yet? Are we open for flying yet? Are we open for flying yet?
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 09:13 PM
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Supposed to be. I will take a drive out there to check tonight.
Check back in a few.

Rick
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 09:18 PM
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does anyone have a PA Addiction? Just wondering how it flies...
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 10:08 PM
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Are we open for flying yet? Are we open for flying yet? Are we open for flying yet? Are we open for flying yet? Are we open for flying yet?
Good news/bad news
The good news is the flying field is as we left it last week. Nice.
The bad news is there are still two semi's sitting on the old west side rope area.
Until those are moved we can't fly. I will call my contact at the GPC tomorrow and request they be moved. There is still on attraction there and maybe those are for it.

Rick
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