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Jun 03, 2019, 05:56 PM
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Zooming along with the huge delta on rather very windy day, loaded up with heavier lipo sets.
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Jun 12, 2019, 01:56 AM
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SM powered "Whisper" on the fine day .
2019 0611 155032 004 (4 min 3 sec)
(SM Delta in Coffs)
Jun 22, 2019, 07:51 PM
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Depron in full use.
2019 0621 164144 028 (3 min 54 sec)
(Mercury Proto in Coffs)
2019 0621 162425 027 (3 min 41 sec)
(SM Delta high flare land)
Jun 23, 2019, 11:10 AM
homo ludens modellisticus
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The extra capacitors on the battery wires should be as close to, or on, the ESC. The closer to ESC, the more effective, the further away, the less effective. The capacitors distributed along the battery wires are fairly useless, just extra points of failure.

Keep controller(s) close to battery if possible, and extend motor wires.
Keep the battery wires short, or else install extra capacitors, all on/near ESC.

Too long battery wires can kill ESC: precautions, solutions & workarounds - RCG
  • Example four costly controllers consecutively cremated
  • Solutions I & II, rules of thumb
  • Problem
  • Rubbish! I have no problems.
  • Capacitor type & polarity (orientation!)
  • How & where (not) to add extra capacitors
  • DIY capacitor pack pictures
  • Capacitor & pack suppliers
  • Expert/manufacturer opinions, they all say the same ... & their rules of thumb
  • Explanation, water hammer/knock analogy, theory, references, measurements
Prettig weekend Ron
Jul 01, 2019, 04:53 AM
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I had yesterday serious miss-understanding , head on collision encounter with the "drone kind"!
While it was parked in front of the pilots box I have unfortunately rammed into it head on at high speed while landing, mid size drone was thrown clear away while my large 90mm, 4Kw Depron delta bounced up from the impact, quick burst of full power elevated the EDF almost into 90 degree vertical but climbed away for go around and safe landing with some nose and canard damage.
Jul 02, 2019, 04:18 AM
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Lot nicer day at the field with less people, back in action with the Delta after Sunday's catastrophy, she is a tough "Depron nut to crack".
2019 0702 165219 031 (3 min 47 sec)
(SM Delta after drone colision)
Jul 04, 2019, 04:03 AM
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Back on the bench to do the proper nose and canard job with the new coat of paint after 8 years of flying action while at it.
Aug 14, 2019, 03:17 AM
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I build them tough out of Depron! Last time it was a "drone", yesty it was a "kangaroo", jumping and putting its foot through the wing of my EDF jet "Proto" while taking off!
Slight damage to both sides of the wing and landing gear, but easily fixed. These things happen only to radio active flyers!
2019 0813 164122 032 (3 min 34 sec)
(Mercury Proto in CHC)
Aug 23, 2019, 04:24 AM
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Depron repair fully complete with the new coat of paint over the entire model, top & bottom.
Aug 27, 2019, 05:03 AM
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Back in action today on perfect sunny day.
Sep 01, 2019, 06:57 PM
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Latest flying action.
2019 0827 171459 042 (3 min 22 sec)
Sep 07, 2019, 03:50 AM
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Warming up the brand new set of high C-rate batteries.
2019 0906 152235 032 (3 min 40 sec)
(Proto new batt. run in)
Sep 20, 2019, 09:13 PM
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Being swamped by swarm of flying ants while flying my huge Depron, 10+Kw "BBB" delta EDF jet. Not much fun being eaten alive!
2019 0920 154706 027 (4 min 47 sec)
(BBB ant attack in Coffs)

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