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Posted by Pontiac428 | Dec 20, 2017 @ 06:15 PM | 2,268 Views
Just some pics of the progress on der Vogelbrenner... adding as I go.
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Posted by Pontiac428 | Nov 16, 2017 @ 11:20 AM | 1,667 Views
Updated 11 Dec2017

1.) Spektrum AR636A SAFE receiver modifications
I have been following the action in this thread and in flightengr's blog without giving much input, since these guys are a step ahead in addressing questions I encounter the day before I encounter them. So far, I have two AR636A SAFE select receivers, one from a Valiant and one from a Sukhoi. The Valiant receiver I flashed to 1.43 using the Spektrum Updater (supposedly only for "open" versions), and loaded the Timber setup onto it. The Sukhoi receiver I did not update, but used the Spektrum Programmer on PC to upload a Spitfire setup onto. From what I can gather, changing setups is not an issue and SAFE is still available with 1.43. Really, all I care about is being able to install the receivers into any plane I want, get the orientation straight, and adjust my own SAFE parameters. By SAFE, I mean flight envelope, just to be clear, as opposed to AS3X stabilization. I like SAFE technology...

2.) Twisted/RCF Edge 39
Completed! Crashed! Repaired!

3.) Twisted/RCF Nemesis Racer
Completed with 3-mode stabilization! Crashed! Repaired! Awaiting lathe collet to precision grind a new motor shaft...

4.) Durafly EFXtra
Fully built on bench... Next to set up the SAFE modded AR636A. The .srm file for the Mini Apprentice S 1.2m turned out to already have the correct receiver orientation, making for an easy job of setting up the flight modes.

5.) Scratch-built Speed 400 class racer
Building based on Slipso400, Sokol, and Speed Shark features. Have F60III 2750kv, 36A (burst 50A) BLHeli_32 ESC, 5.5x5.5 4s / 4x4.5 6s, 3*500mAh 65-130C 2s packs, SAFE modded AR636A, awaiting balsa and misc parts...