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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Well, flew my plane for the first time yesterday with my new motor setup. Spent the first pack trying to figure out why it was flying so poor and found my rudder to be the culprit. No biggie, adjusted it and flew another pack. First fly by with full throttle and I popped the canopy off. It threw the aerodynamics off enough to make me think I blew the elevator off like some guys have done LOL. Even swinging a 10x7x3 MAS prop, this plane hauls. I had two more batteries that I could have flown, but it was too cold outside for my fingers hahah.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:34 AM
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clear packing tape indeed!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:45 AM
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Several years ago, I bought some warm insulated gloves about $10. I cut tip of the thumb and index finger off, all other fingers untouched. I flew all winter in the snow with nice warm hands.
I also had to put a sock on my battery to keep it warm in flight and I keep my unused batteries in my vehicle or in my coat pockets until ready to use them. Before the sock, I had two older batteries to immediately hit low voltage when I gave lots of throttle for takeoff and the second one when I gave it throttle for a vertical aerobatic climb. Both batteries hit LVC in the first seconds of flight. No more problems after using a small kid's thin sock.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Thats good... Nice and simple GC
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I just ordered a T-28, what kind of batteries do you recommend? I bought some Zippy 2200, but that was from hobbyking and it is coming from Hong Kong so I am going to return them when I get them. Also, I have read that Zippy is not a good brand?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:27 AM
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I just ordered a T-28, what kind of batteries do you recommend? I bought some Zippy 2200, but that was from hobbyking and it is coming from Hong Kong so I am going to return them when I get them. Also, I have read that Zippy is not a good brand?
I think they are just fine for an average flyer doing average flying.

JMHO though.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:37 AM
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get the turnigy 2200mah from Hobbyking US warehouse.. youll get them around 3 business days... the perform good for the plane... stock.. 20C have 6 of them.. no issues at all
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:55 PM
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get the turnigy 2200mah from Hobbyking US warehouse.. youll get them around 3 business days... the perform good for the plane... stock.. 20C have 6 of them.. no issues at all
Awesome thanks. I ordered some Zippy 2200mah, before I knew they were not that reliable, from HobbyKing and after I bought them they said it will take about 45 days to get them.......
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:29 PM
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I've had some 1000mah 25c zippys for almost 2 yr and put them thru a ton of cycles and no problems. They are excellent value batts imho.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:38 PM
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thats crazy man!!! damm!! hobbyking is so special hehehe
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:50 PM
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with the throttle where i fly now if im one line before full on thr tx i get 4 min.from my 1800mah,2100 batts. slightly more from my 2200mah batts and 7 min. from my 2500 mah batts. i get about 7 and 10 respectively if i slow down to one line over half throttle on tx. depends on my mood. thats with the pz corsair 3 blade. i will need to test this stock one soon to see any difference in time.
I think those numbers sound like they're in the same ballpark as the stock prop. I don't know for sure though - I never leave my throttle alone. It's not a "set and forget" control anymore than elevator, ailerons, or rudder. For straight and level I usually stick with somewhere around half throttle, throttle up for the up side of a loop, throttle down to nothing for the down side of a loop, throttle up a bit for knife edge. Throttle up for the up line on a stall turn, cut before the top, blip to get over the top, nothing on the way down. Mid throttle for continuous rolls. Constant throttle corrections during approach and landing of course. Keep that left stick moving! It's a game to see how much fun you can have for a given amount of juice consumed.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:25 PM
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I just ordered a T-28, what kind of batteries do you recommend? I bought some Zippy 2200, but that was from hobbyking and it is coming from Hong Kong so I am going to return them when I get them. Also, I have read that Zippy is not a good brand?
I have a 4 year-old Zippy that is performing well. I have a bag full of Zippys that perform great. I have 4 40C 3S-2200 Zippys that I use with T-28 constantly. You can also get them from the USA Warehouse from Hobby King.

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...dproduct=18639

I will say that I've had one problem with Zippy's. You have to be careful not to pull on the balance plugs or one or more of the wires will come out of the battery side. I had to start putting small zip ties around the balance wires so that when I put them in a big bag of batteries to take to the flying field that they wouldn't get tangled up in there (which is what I think happened to three of the ones that came loose).

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:55 PM
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I dropped one on a concrete floor and lost a cell....
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:51 PM
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As i told before in this thread! The zippy compact are awesome fit to that "T" perfect fit and perfect balance! No need to enlarge the battery tunnel

zippy compact 2200mah 25c
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 05:32 PM
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i enjoy my stock 1800 but love my gens ace 2500!
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