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Jun 11, 2011, 10:22 AM
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that looks a lot bigger than the 35mm F86?
The scale is deceiving... I was thinking it looked more like the 50mm version but then at the end it just flops into the grass and you get a really good idea of the scale. Its tiny! [Thats what she said! ]


Gazza, looks like mine might've missed the boat! No arrival confirmation as of yet but we'll see. Be sure to let us know how yours goes.

Cheers - boingk
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Jun 11, 2011, 10:41 AM
AA6JB
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And FWIW, I am flying my F86 with Thunder Power Pro Lite 2S 480mAh packs ... 9 x 31 x 53mm

Took a little careful foam carving to get them in but definitely doable.
Jun 11, 2011, 01:32 PM
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And FWIW, I am flying my F86 with Thunder Power Pro Lite 2S 480mAh packs ... 9 x 31 x 53mm

Took a little careful foam carving to get them in but definitely doable.

Great! That is the dimensions of the Nano 370mah, and I've got plenty of them!
Jun 11, 2011, 07:55 PM
Looking4Grass in AZ
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Does anybody have a plan to build one light so that it can fly slowly?

Yeah, I'm still looking for a slow EDF! I just built a pusher last night. I'll have pusher experience within a week.
Jun 11, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Afraid - You don't really get slow-fly EDF's because they rely on airspeed for airflow over the control surfaces; conventional prop-driven aircraft have the flow of air from their prop so are much better handlers at low speeds. End line is you gotta keep reasonable airspeed with an EDF to keep controls responsive.

My advice is just make sure the CG is ok then launch at 80%+ throttle and try and stay level until some speed builds up. Keep maneuvers gentle until you get some altitude and get sued to how it handles. You should do well with the pushers, let us know how you go!

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Bajora flies with these: TP325-2SPP65J 325mAh 2-Cell/2S 7.4V 13mm x 24mm x 44mm (HxWxL)
Nice, then the Flightmax's I ordered should fit, at 40 x 20 x 15mm. Thats a bit of a relief. Always wondered why HK doesn't always give battery compartment dimensions.

Thats one thing about 'economies of scale' - the servos and motors might get more expensive as you go smaller but the batteries sure don't!

Cheers - boingk
Jun 11, 2011, 11:45 PM
Life begins at transition
Boink,
Why launch at 80%? I've noticed a few people do this, always had me confused... Without the torque from the prop, edf's don't roll at low speed...?
Jun 12, 2011, 12:24 AM
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They can torque, but I've never really had a problem thats been caused by the model itself. The reason you need to launch at high throttle settings is because EDF's generally have poor thrust charachteristics compared to prop powered models. You also need to get up to speed quickly or you will find it very ahrd to control.

As an aside, I've been reviewing the thread and have ordered some Flightmax 500 2-cells to go with the 350's I've also got coming. I figure I can use the lot between a few models I have as well as for the MiG-15... plus I didn't see the reports of larger batteries being used earlier!

Cheers - boingk
Jun 12, 2011, 02:41 AM
Life begins at transition
the high throttle makes sense, I don't go without 100%, even with my F16 (ask Nitro about chucking that one!)
Jun 12, 2011, 03:16 AM
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Sorry I misunderstood, I thought you meant 'as opposed to lower' but you meant you always launched at full throttle. Yes, I usually launch at full throttle. What I was trying to get at was some people think launching at half to 3/4 throttle is fine for these small EDF's, when in actual fact you need either full throttle or very close to it.

Cheers - boingk
Jun 12, 2011, 03:20 AM
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customs must have seized a shipment of dodgy clothing or something that was on the plane with my order as its still in customs lol
Jun 12, 2011, 05:30 AM
ancora imparo
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Well can't complain about HK and OZ customs speed this time:

10-Jun-2011 13:49 Pick Up Service (Kowloon and New Territories)

Date # Location Delivery Status
10-Jun-2011 Hong Kong Item posted and is being processed.
10-Jun-2011 Hong Kong The item left Hong Kong for its destination on 10-Jun-2011
11-Jun-2011 Australia Arrived and is being processed.
11-Jun-2011 Australia Pending customs inspection.
11-Jun-2011 Australia In transit.
11-Jun-2011 Australia Arrived the delivery office and is being processed.


And of course it's a public holiday tomorrow and they won't deliver.

Blame the Queen - it's not even her real birthday!
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customs must have seized a shipment of dodgy clothing or something that was on the plane with my order as its still in customs lol
Jun 12, 2011, 05:31 AM
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mine's still "processing".

I even re-kitted my micro A10 today, "just to get to the gear". Yeah, that's my excuse. Let's run with it!

Well now I have a ready to run fan for it! 100w on 3s 610mAh. Hopefully the batt will fit... Any ideas on if these are EPS or EPO?
Jun 12, 2011, 06:03 AM
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Well can't complain about HK and OZ customs speed this time:

10-Jun-2011 13:49 Pick Up Service (Kowloon and New Territories)

Date # Location Delivery Status
10-Jun-2011 Hong Kong Item posted and is being processed.
10-Jun-2011 Hong Kong The item left Hong Kong for its destination on 10-Jun-2011
11-Jun-2011 Australia Arrived and is being processed.
11-Jun-2011 Australia Pending customs inspection.
11-Jun-2011 Australia In transit.
11-Jun-2011 Australia Arrived the delivery office and is being processed.


And of course it's a public holiday tomorrow and they won't deliver.

Blame the Queen - it's not even her real birthday!
bugger i forgot all about the public holiday
Jun 12, 2011, 06:58 AM
Team30 Micro EDF
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Ody, I caught the Micro A10 disassembly on video this morning! I put the keychain cam on top of the van to record my Micro F35 flight and got yours in there as well.
Jun 12, 2011, 08:12 AM
Life begins at transition
Sweet If only building was as fast as re-kitting!


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