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Old Nov 19, 2009, 05:05 PM
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Hi Guys...

As I have said, my son owns an EXP, but if the new Edge flies as well as the EXP does, I'm going to wait and get one of those... I like the looks of it.

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Old Nov 19, 2009, 11:12 PM
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Can't wait to get replacement EXP. I lost mine because of dead elev. servo Still have both wings, so I have some extra parts for a new Extra
Btw, Extra flies much, much better than profile Yak-54e. I owned one and only liked it. I love EXP!
New Edge looks really cool, looks like it would be a great companion for Extra
Old Nov 20, 2009, 09:12 AM
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EXP shipment is due next week and we will have plenty of replacement parts.
We currently have cowls, canopies, wheel pants in stock.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 09:14 AM
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Cool! Same color scheme?

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Old Nov 20, 2009, 09:23 AM
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Q, both schemes, red/white/black/silver and blue/white/black/silver.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Do the european will also get their spare parts?
Old Nov 20, 2009, 10:18 AM
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We have encouraged our European distributors to order spare parts with each container just as we do here in the States.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 03:19 PM
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Problem with motor cutting out - need some help


I've had my extra for about 2 months now and have about 50 or so flights on it.

Same setup since the beginning:
Torque 2814/820 brushless motor
Airboss 45 Elite ESC
Rhino 2350 4s
Spektrum AR 6200 receiver with remote antenna
HS-65MG servos

Have never had a problem until today when I almost lost the plane twice.

Here is what happened both times - full power knife edge type spin - motor stops and feel like the plane is not responding for 1-2 sec then regain full control. (don't know for sure if I lost servo control or just power since it was in a violent spin both times but I suspect it was just loss of power and since I was in a spin felt like I had lost the servo control)

Both times I was able to recover, the fist way up and didn't worry but the second was just a few feet off the ground.

My first thought was a radio glitch BUT the receiver had solid lights indicating no power loss and no loss of communication so that pretty much excludes the radio.

Only thing I can figure is that maybe the esc is bad.

This is my first time with this type of problem so welcome any input.

Thanks
Old Nov 22, 2009, 03:26 PM
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Is the Airboss 45 big enough? What kind of readings are you getting on a wattmeter?
Old Nov 22, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Check if you are getting a lower voltage detection on your AR6200 (are the LED blinking?) Also is your motor/ESC/battery getting hot? I would also get a watt meter on it...can you make the cut out happen on the ground?
Old Nov 22, 2009, 04:10 PM
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Sounds like bec issues to me. Try a separate bec. Also get a watt meter and be sure you aren not pshing esc to hard.
Old Nov 22, 2009, 04:34 PM
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Check if you are getting a lower voltage detection on your AR6200 (are the LED blinking?) Also is your motor/ESC/battery getting hot? I would also get a watt meter on it...can you make the cut out happen on the ground?
AR6200 lights are solid
Motor gets warm not hot - never felt the esc after a flight.

I think this is my only plane I have never put the wattmeter on. I had bought the power combo from EFRC and used the recommended 12x6 prop so I figured I was OK.

Put the wattmeter on it today and got:
844 wattts
58A
14.2V


Guess I either need to prop down or get a bigger esc.

Anyone else have the power combo?
If so what prop are you using?
Old Nov 22, 2009, 05:26 PM
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I would get a new esc. Smaller prop than a 12 is not going to 3D very well...
Old Nov 22, 2009, 07:15 PM
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I'm running the Torque 2814/820 now after smoking my 900 last week, and I'm drawing 46 amps with the apc 12x6 on a fresh 4s pack. It doesn't pull quite as hard as the 900, but I guess that's why the 900 lost all it's magic smoke

58 amps does seem high, maybe something's rubbing

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Old Nov 22, 2009, 07:23 PM
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