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Posted by YarSmythe | Jul 30, 2009 @ 12:38 PM | 10,781 Views
My son put his Air Hogs X-Twin in the bottom of the toy chest and piled stuff on top of it. When we pulled it out recently we found the foam crushed out of shape. Not pretty.

For fun, I removed all the electronic gear and installed it on a Guillows Strato Streak plane. Our 'test' flight in the den had it flying straight and fast. We'll be heading over to a gymnasium later for further research.

Elevator trim tabs are used to keep the nose up during power-on. We also thought THREE (3) propellers looked cool. We'll spin up the main prop for take-off and use the electric motors for cruising speed.

-Lee
Posted by YarSmythe | Jul 22, 2009 @ 10:45 AM | 9,530 Views
I've been working on a similar product for almost a year and then find out these guys have something on the market. Timing is everything...my loss.

Battery Buddies are rubber caps for your DEANS connectors. It allows you to protect the connector while, at the same time, providing instant battery charge status. Personally, I would have preferred a GREEN and RED cap (GREEN=charged, RED=discharged) but hey....it'll work.

www.batterybuddies.com

I don't work for them...just promoting a product that I think is pretty darn cool.

-Lee

Question: I've had a discussion with several people about the color coding of CHARGED vs. DISCHARGED. What are your thoughts? I'd like to know what you consider the appropriate representation of the two.

For me, my Makita charger proves my point: When a dead battery is installed, the charger lights goes RED. After it is charged, the light turns GREEN.

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