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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Thanks guys for the reminder...I definitely need to add a separate BEC!!
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Thanks guys for the reminder...I definitely need to add a separate BEC!!
I put one of the Castle Creations CC-BEC Pro's in one of my 3DHS birds so that I could use a different ESC that didn't have a BEC... and so far, I've been very happy with it!

Joe... have you tried one of these Castle BEC's? Got any other recommendations?
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Sweet! I just ordered #9 today. Don fixed my power system (a spare housing, one motor was fried, ESCs were okay and both the motors and ESCs were direct soldered) so it will be ready to go in #9.

I'm getting a 4S 4000 40C SkyLipo (unless I hear otherwise from the Habu Jury) and as cool as it is, the afterburnerz kit is going to go in some other - less testy - EDF.
I had another thought about the single battery... and I'm definitely going to get a couple of those 4S 4000 40C packs... and I'm going to cut out the same channel that I did for my 2x 4S 2200 packs so that I can slide it forward/aft to get the CG where I want it without having to add any ballast weight. I don't want to use the term "Killing two birds with one stone" because I've already killed two birds... but I think this may solve two problems with a single solution... if that makes any sense.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Joe... have you tried one of these Castle BEC's? Got any other recommendations?
I've had zero problems with Castle BECs. I've had zero problems with the BECs that Don sells too.

I can't say that about some of the cheaper ones from HK.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:08 PM
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i don't want to use the term "killing two birds with one stone" because i've already killed two birds...
lol!
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 09:24 PM
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I also use UBEC on any twin or plane with retracts.

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Old Jul 10, 2012, 09:49 PM
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I don't think that's been a factor in my crashes (I could be wrong) but it is most definitely a good idea as an added measure of protection.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 01:18 PM
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EDF Question

I was planning on putting the 6-bladed fans from my old MaxJet version into my new bird... then noticed that the LX version shipped with the 5-bladed fans. Now I'm wondering what's a better application for this jet??? FYI, I'll be running the DonsRC 4000kV Wicked Plus motors...

Anybody got an opinion that they'd care to share?
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 05:17 PM
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The ones in my Max jet version seemed to work pretty good to me. I did ballance them though. I thought the rotors were pretty stiff, esp. compared to the old GWS stuff. Don prob. knows better which works the best with the motors that you have chosen.

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Old Jul 11, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Forgot to mention early on what I used for thrust tubes. I like to use large plastic drink cups like Starbucks uses becase they have a step at the top that when cut right will slide over the fan housing leaving a flush inside transition. On my SR71 I had to use two cups per side as I was unable to find a cup long enough. Prob. needed to order the SuperVente 6 shot iced moca for ten bucks each ;-) Using two worked well, kinda like a telescoping antenna. Just need to have the rear section slide over the front section so there is a smooth airflow. Still kinda a pain on this jet.

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Old Jul 11, 2012, 07:26 PM
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I was planning on putting the 6-bladed fans from my old MaxJet version into my new bird... then noticed that the LX version shipped with the 5-bladed fans. Now I'm wondering what's a better application for this jet??? FYI, I'll be running the DonsRC 4000kV Wicked Plus motors...

Anybody got an opinion that they'd care to share?
Either will work fine. They pull about the same total watts just be sure to balance them on those motors.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Either will work fine. They pull about the same total watts just be sure to balance them on those motors.
Thanks Don... I've got them balanced using the same dynamic balancer that you have.

I almost got them put in tonight but opted to do the whaletail and rudder mods first, but should have them in by tomorrow.

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Old Jul 17, 2012, 01:49 PM
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#9 should be arriving any day. Thanks Don for fixing what ailed my power setup, I got the SkyLipo ready to go! BP Hobbies overstock is now out of stock so I'm crossing my finger that #9 has 9 lives!
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 02:07 PM
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#9 should be arriving any day. Thanks Don for fixing what ailed my power setup, I got the SkyLipo ready to go! BP Hobbies overstock is now out of stock so I'm crossing my finger that #9 has 9 lives!
I'm about 70% done with build #3... should be ready to fly soon, but I'm scheduled to bring a plane up to the airshow at McChord this weekend, so the maiden might have to wait another week...
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Hey Sully don't forget to pick me up first!
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