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Posted by Bombay | Jan 09, 2010 @ 09:05 AM | 30,810 Views

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- On the 15, 30, and 45 amp connectors, the housing is the same size. The difference is the size wire that the contact accepts and the amp rating.

- The 15, 30, and 45 amp connectors can be plugged into one another. The difference in the connectors is the wire barrel size, not the contact tip or the housing. In other words, you could put the 45 amp connectors on a battery and still connect that battery to a 10 amp ESC that has the 15 amp connectors on it.

- In the past, I have used the 15, 30, and 45 amp connectors. Currently, I only use the 45 amp connectors. Why? There is really very little difference in weight between the 3 types and the 45 amp connectors are more versatile. Overall, it is cheaper just to keep one size on hand.

- I believe there is literature/testing out there that suggests that Anderson Power Poles have some electrical advantage (ie efficiency) over some other connectors. If it is out there, you can probably find it at the Anderson site. However, to me, for our applications, I am not going to say that one connector is superior to another. Choose the one that you like and leave the "Ford vs Chevy" arguments to someone else.

For the best crimp, and least trouble possible, it is best to use a crimper specifically designed for powerpoles. However, those are generally expensive ($40-$200). If you do use a crimper...Continue Reading
Posted by Bombay | Jan 09, 2010 @ 08:31 AM | 24,139 Views
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I have to be one of the first to admit that she is a strange looking ship. I think her charm grows on you. Afterall, she is a trainer. When you compare her to other trainers, she starts looking better and better. Very unique.

Posted by Bombay | Jan 09, 2010 @ 08:31 AM | 26,632 Views

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Posted by Bombay | Jan 09, 2010 @ 08:30 AM | 37,498 Views
For those of you who are interested in the Turnigy switch, but are confused when it comes to wiring it into your system, I hope this will help.

When I purchased the switch, although it comes with a nice diagram, I still did not quite understand how to wire it up. Luckily, my flying buddy is a whiz at electronics and helped me understand what was needed. To help me better understand how it would be wired into my own setup, I drew up a new diagram.

Basically, you hook the negative/black leads from the LED strips to the negative/black leads of the battery or ESC.

You do the same thing for the postive/red leads, only you run them through the switch. So, basically, the switch disconnects and reconnects the positive leads whenever you move your transmitter gear or aux toggle switch.

I use the CAT5 wire and servo connectors on all the connections except for the battery and ESC (here you will use Anderson PowerPoles or your favorite connector).

I wire the LED leads into the ESC so that I can switch out the battery easily without having to disconnect any of the other wires. All of the inline connectors allow you to remove any of the components if needed.

Let me know if you have any questions about the diagram.

Update: I added a second diagram with a slightly different wiring sequence for the LEDs. There are many different wiring combinations that can be used.

The 3rd diagram shows series wiring as a comparison. Note that with series wiring, the...Continue Reading
Posted by Bombay | Jan 03, 2010 @ 07:16 PM | 34,061 Views
Here are a few I have collected. I recommend printing the first copy in draft mode to check the paper size setting and scaling as these files were taken from different sources. The pdf's contain more than one page.

Also, here is a "List of United States Air Force fighter squadrons" from wikipedia. It includes logos.

Enjoy....Continue Reading