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Posted by punkindrublik | Oct 04, 2013 @ 01:55 AM | 19,494 Views
I actually finished this months ago, but am just now getting around to posting it. I have a couple more finished projects to post as well.

The first thing I did when I jumped back into this hobby a few months ago, was get me one of them fancy chargin stations I see ya'll got out there. My two 109's in a Tx case with a battery just wasn't cutting it anymore.
So, here's my first completed project during my comeback.

1x 25 amp MeanWell power supply. Hard mounted.
1x 35AH Chrome SLA Battery (not pictured)
2x Astro 109s - I can charge up to 16 amps with this pair. Simple as simple gets. Velcro mounted (the real stuff)
1x Duratrax ICE (soon to be replaced with an Onyx 235). Hard mounted.

Main Board. Hard mounted. Includes -
  • AC/DC/OFF switchable
  • Switches for all chargers with room for more
  • 2x Parallel boards - 7 deans outputs each. Velcro mounted.
  • 2x Astro Blinky balancers - one connected to each board. Velcro mounted.
  • 1x Servo 5/6v tester. Velcro mounted. (later addition, I'll add another pic soon)
  • 1x 5/6v switchable output w/retractable servo lead (male and female)
  • 1x 12v banana plug output
  • Digital voltage readout for PS, DC input and 5/6v output
Fused throughout

When I swap out the Ice for the Onyx, I'll also be adding a LifeSource AC/DC charger and another switch on the main board for it. I decided to go LiFe for my Rx batteries in my gassers and this will give me a quick-charge option for in between flights.
Posted by punkindrublik | Jul 30, 2013 @ 04:24 PM | 38,263 Views
So I don't like taking the cover off to charge my HK 1500mah LiFe packs. I came up with this mod to make charging the battery within the transmitter, so no more battery removal.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE WITH A SOLDERING IRON. You will be working on sensitive electronics and could possibly damage or destroy your transmitter and/or void any warranty.


That being said, the first thing you need to do is purchase one of these -

It say's 9.6 volt in the ad, but I was informed that this is the correct charger for a 3-cell LiFePO4 pack. I tested this unit with a charge on my pack and it successfully charged to 10.9v and then shut off. Success. I was a little concerned that the label on the back said Li-Ion, but I was again assured by the seller that the labeling hasn't been updated. Anyway, the voltages check out, so I'm happy. It charges at a 1a rate, so you're looking at 1.5 hour charge from a maximum discharge. The unit has an led that is green when fully charged or disconnected. And it shows a red led when charging.

All we're doing here is bypassing the internal charger.

The pics have descriptions. If you got past my disclaimer/warning then the pictures should show an easy modification. Feel free to post questions if something isn't clear.


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Mini Telemaster

Posted by punkindrublik | Oct 26, 2008 @ 12:29 AM | 25,395 Views
Just finished up another. Hope to maiden this week...

CCDR Cool Double
Jeti Spin 22
4 x JR SM22 servos (2 x ail)
1 x E-flite S75 (on flaps)
Tenergy 3s 25C 850 lipos
Posted by punkindrublik | Oct 18, 2008 @ 02:39 AM | 24,300 Views
Finally getting to this little gem. It calls for a 40mm EDF, but I'm going DD.
Here it is so far...
Posted by punkindrublik | Jun 04, 2007 @ 05:02 AM | 29,578 Views
FINALLY found some time to get dusty and get this puppy finished. I still need to install the battery, tailwheel and aileron servos, but other than that, she's ready to go...

Cylcon Mini Elite (400 watts at 78g!! :eek
Jeti Spin 44
E-Power 2200mah 3s 20C lipo
HS65HB's on ailerons
HS81 on elevator
HS81MG on Rudder (set up for pull-pull)
Covered entirely in Microlite with GP Smoke trim tape
Cowl was painted with 21st Century paints

Haven't had a chance to weigh her yet. I'll get that done as soon as I get the rest of the guts in it.

Maiden coming shortly
Posted by punkindrublik | Oct 17, 2006 @ 06:08 AM | 33,832 Views
#1. Punkinwhat?
It's PUNK in drublik. An album by NOFX in the exremely early nineties. It's also a play on "drunk in public". Having been in the college bar biz for over 17 years and growing up on punk music, I could relate
It's not PUNKIN!! That's something you call your 4 year old daughter. It's Punk, or Brian

NO! I make carbon fiber landing gear for a living.
I just trade a lot. I do use my position in the hobby business to get dealer pricing on a few things, but I don't buy large enough quantity to get that with most companys. I'll always try to help you guys out on a deal whenever possible.

#3. DO YOU FLY??
YES, LIKE A MANIAC!! I've been addicted to this hobby for 16 years now
I've got everything from micro brushless to 35% Scale. Speed, EDF and 3D are my things

YES, again, I love to build. I have a good 75+ kits under my belt and consider myself to be an experienced builder.
Nothing beats balsa and fiberglass

Posted by punkindrublik | Oct 17, 2006 @ 06:00 AM | 51,986 Views

Please don't be intimidated by this. I only put this in because of a very few problem members I've dealt with in my 1000's of transactions here. If you're one of the good guys (as the majority of you are), you can probably just skip it. Thanks

#1. DELIVERY TIMES - I can only ship once or twice a week, so PLEASE DON'T FREAK OUT if you don't see your item in 7 days. If I receive payment right after a trip to the PO, you can most certainly add a few days to the delivery date. Sorry, I have a real business, and that comes first...

#2. SHIPPING METHODS - Unless stated in my posts, I ship small stuff via 1st class and larger stuff via Priority Mail or FedEx. If you have a problem with this, please make this clear in your offer. I will ship anyway you like but I will also pass on the costs to you.

#3. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SELL TO WHOM I CHOOSE. I will usually work on a first come first serve basis, but I reserve that right in special circumstances. I WILL ALWAYS HONOR MY WORD.

#4. I am always willing to entertain offers, but if you ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS or HAGGLE, please don't expect to be the first considered just because you were the first to contact me. As soon as somebody says "I'LL TAKE IT", the item is sold. I certainly don't mind answering questions, but a quick sale is what I'm really looking for.
I absolutely hate haggling, but still feel free to make offers, ya never know. I rarely get my actual asking price, so it does pay off.

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Posted by punkindrublik | Jul 08, 2006 @ 07:36 PM | 36,280 Views
Okay, so I get a hard time for using a sailplane tray. I don't even own a sailplane

I gotta say, this is the most comfortable flying I've ever done. I retrained myself for 3 finger flying about a year and half ago and haven't regretted it a bit. So much more control and "feel" as to where my sticks are.

Now that I've found the spacebox, I'm getting spoiled. My Tx seems heavy now since I never have to hold it anymore!
Posted by punkindrublik | Apr 18, 2006 @ 03:19 AM | 37,066 Views
Well, after a several month saga, I finally have my Projeti! YAY!
Mega 16/15/3
Jeti Adv + 40 OPTO + BEC
1700mAh 20C E-power 4s Lipo
Hitec 555

Maybe when it stops raining I'll get to fly it.....
Posted by punkindrublik | Mar 17, 2006 @ 02:48 PM | 37,752 Views
Anybody know for sure?? Lest try this thing out....