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Feb 01, 2011, 05:51 AM
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Tim - what size 1S battery would be needed to run the AP03 for 5-6mins flight time? Thats really my only concern with going up from the AP02 as I was really trying to keep the weight down to allow a slower, more scale flight speed. Saying that for the second one I should be able to loose about 2-3g so it should come in at AUW around 20g - 21g with the addition of the BL motor & ESC.

Many thanks
I fly these planes on 100mah 20C 1S batteries, but you might want to consider 160mah since you'll probably want to prop it more aggressively than I do for my slow WWI birds. They are Peanut scale 13" wingspan planes with AUW between 23 and 24gm. Two of them use the AP03 (4000KV version since I don't need lots of power), the other one uses what started out life as a HobbyKing 5gm brushless motor and is now after major surgery a 3.1gm motor.

Tim
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Feb 01, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Here's my little pusher jet based off the Habu. Flies a lot like the p-51 with a little better roll rate. Looking to add thrust vectoring next!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu0SiGo4B8s

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Thats soo cool! Do you have plans for it?
Feb 01, 2011, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim Cullip
I fly these planes on 100mah 20C 1S batteries, but you might want to consider 160mah since you'll probably want to prop it more aggressively than I do for my slow WWI birds. They are Peanut scale 13" wingspan planes with AUW between 23 and 24gm. Two of them use the AP03 (4000KV version since I don't need lots of power), the other one uses what started out life as a HobbyKing 5gm brushless motor and is now after major surgery a 3.1gm motor.

Tim
Nice squadron Tim. Need an Albatross and a Fokker DR1 to take them on. I must admit I'm between a rock and a hard place to either go spitfire for my next project to take on the 109 or tackle a 12" Spad in depron to get a good slow flier. Difficult decissions!

What prop sizes do you use on the AP03? I would love to stick to scale dia at about 4" but I notice the AP02 & 3 recommended prop size is 3" max. Any experience of running larger props on the 3?

J
Feb 01, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Thats soo cool! Do you have plans for it?
plans are posted here https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1357621

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Feb 01, 2011, 01:36 PM
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What prop sizes do you use on the AP03? I would love to stick to scale dia at about 4" but I notice the AP02 & 3 recommended prop size is 3" max. Any experience of running larger props on the 3?

J
I think some folks have gone all the way up to 5" props on the AP03 for maximum thrust, but I tend to prop them very conservatively. I use the Parkzone props for the UM planes (cessna, citrabria, J3). I like the various 100mmx60mm props the best for my WWI birds. I can get about 7000rpm at 1.2 amps on a typical 100mmx60mm prop (this is with the 4000KV version of the AP03, you might want the 7500KV version).

And yes, I do need to do a German plane next, just haven't decided which one. Since I'm not doing ailerons at this size I need dihedral and it seems like most of the German WWI fighters were pretty dihedral-free (not that I can't do say a Fokker DVII with dihedral, it just doesn't look quite the same).

Tim
Feb 01, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Very nice birds Tim.

Pete
Feb 01, 2011, 05:49 PM
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Thanks im gonna start building now!
Feb 01, 2011, 06:25 PM
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I fly these planes on 100mah 20C 1S batteries, but you might want to consider 160mah since you'll probably want to prop it more aggressively than I do for my slow WWI birds. They are Peanut scale 13" wingspan planes with AUW between 23 and 24gm. Two of them use the AP03 (4000KV version since I don't need lots of power), the other one uses what started out life as a HobbyKing 5gm brushless motor and is now after major surgery a 3.1gm motor.

Tim
what is the covering on the yellow tigermoth?
Feb 03, 2011, 08:51 PM
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Here is my JU-87B Stuka from a Guillows 16" kit.
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Feb 03, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Very nice, the take offs look so smooth. Where did you get the kit and is it stock or brushless?
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Feb 03, 2011, 09:26 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFM-YcLuOnU

Todays big news: The Blade Mcp x.
What exactly does this have to do with the Ar6400 Rx ??? --- Does the Blade Mcp have the AR6400 Rx installed ???
Feb 04, 2011, 05:51 AM
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what is the covering on the yellow tigermoth?
Sorry, thought I had already posted a response to this, but I guess I got interrupted and never hit "Submit Reply".

All three planes are covered in Japanese Esaki tissue. The yellow plane is a Bristol Scout and uses yellow Esaki (no paint, no sealer, just tissue). It's "too yellow" for a Bristol Scout, but hopefully it will fade over time. The SE5A and Sopwith Pup use green Esaki which would be way too bright a green by itself. I get the camo green look by rubbing brown artist's pastel chalk into the tissue (mostly on the back side, some on the front side), again no paint, no sealer.

The roundels were printed on tissue on a laser printer.

Tim
Feb 04, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Wow! How do you get the wing into the printer??

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Feb 04, 2011, 08:53 AM
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I just added guns to my AR6400 Albatros. Guns work off the gear channel.


Here's a Video:


Slider2732 came up with the idea and I used a plug from Glenn2626 to interface Sliders idea into the AR6400.



Total weight gain including the Balsa & Styrene guns was 2.4g (The supplied plastic guns weigh over 1g, so it's only 1.4g over stock).

Details are in this thread:

Low Buck DIY Dual LED machine guns


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