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Old Jun 27, 2011, 07:49 AM
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 05:45 PM
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Will be cool to FPV and watch your F-16 from up close
Old Jun 28, 2011, 03:46 AM
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LOL I think I know what it is this thing should give Ody's Falcon a good run for it's money...let the games begin!
Old Jun 28, 2011, 04:11 AM
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Serious? he he, huzzah, let the games begin!
My new batts for the F16 got shipped today. Should buy me a bit more speed (i.e., not hit LVC on launch! Nano-tech my left testicle...)
Old Jun 28, 2011, 07:37 AM
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What did you order and from where Ody?
HK lipos are a waste of money when your talking high performance. Great value for everything else.
Also, what C rating is your left testicle by the way? Maybe that's your problem.
Old Jun 28, 2011, 07:41 AM
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I don't want to land yet!
I have done it... Mig on the way, shipped.
What batts are you gonna use Ozzi, I see Dave used a 65c 3s
Old Jun 28, 2011, 07:44 AM
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I have 2 500 3S here and it balances but they are heavy. Those tiny lipos Dave used are $24 each
I know they are good but $24 is alot for a 2 minute flight. I am examining my options.
Old Jun 28, 2011, 07:50 AM
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Ozzi, they're not HK batteries I'll also need a new charger to take full advantage of them, but it'll at least get airborne! They'll be a mid-range pack, not TP's, but hopefully a decent step above NTs.

I think in general I'm starting to move away from HK stuff for performance. The ESCs still rock, but pretty much everything else in the power chain I'm now getting elsewhere (fans - german. Motors - yankee. Batteries - ??)
Old Jun 28, 2011, 08:02 AM
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how do you guys measure the RPM of these high power fans?

I popped into ModelFlight today to have a look at their tachometers, but they only go upto 32k rpm. Are there models that can measure above this, or do you use a different method?
Old Jun 28, 2011, 05:01 PM
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I've never measured the RPM of any of my fans. I just kind of use proven combos that I've read about online using the best quality components I can source. This is vital when your talking high power EDF.
Old Jun 28, 2011, 05:29 PM
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I have an electronic tacho. It uses the pulses going from the ESC to the motor to determine the speed. Great for EDFs, as you've seen, they run outside what an optical tach can handle!
Old Jun 29, 2011, 12:52 AM
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What did you order and from where Ody?
HK lipos are a waste of money when your talking high performance. Great value for everything else.
Also, what C rating is your left testicle by the way? Maybe that's your problem.


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how do you guys measure the RPM of these high power fans?

I popped into ModelFlight today to have a look at their tachometers, but they only go upto 32k rpm. Are there models that can measure above this, or do you use a different method?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10335
Old Jun 29, 2011, 01:24 AM
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Cheers JBC, That's in my "compulsive buys" price range
Old Jun 29, 2011, 01:43 AM
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lemme know if they're outa stock as I know of a few other places that carry em
Old Jun 29, 2011, 01:46 AM
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Starmax have just released another BIIIIIG foamie pretty good price here too http://www.rcwarez.com/16m-p47-thund...der-p-207.html