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Old Feb 16, 2013, 03:18 AM
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Hey alpha1, any chance I could see a picture of how you mounted/wired you RC rx on the wing? I can't get seem to reduce noise in my setup and need to reconfigure. Just wondering how you extended the wires and implanted into the wing. Thanks


This was my last test flight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd9yXGfPuxM
No problem. Had a rough landing at the beach a few weeks ago, wing clipped a few branches that washed in from the storms. Damage wasn't extensive but I fly this plane far and want the piece of mind of a fresh wing. I'll be working on the new wing this week and I'll document the process of embedding the uhf rx, running servo/rssi extensions, and ferrite placement.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:10 AM
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No problem. Had a rough landing at the beach a few weeks ago, wing clipped a few branches that washed in from the storms. Damage wasn't extensive but I fly this plane far and want the piece of mind of a fresh wing. I'll be working on the new wing this week and I'll document the process of embedding the uhf rx, running servo/rssi extensions, and ferrite placement.
Awesome! Look forward to see the post.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:48 AM
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I need a new wing myself. May just opt to get a new kit since the price difference is not that bad.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:04 PM
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I need a new wing myself. May just opt to get a new kit since the price difference is not that bad.
I would buy the kit as well! Who knows, one of you may need a left wing and the other a right
Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Having a full kit on ice is your best bet with this plane. There are no reasonable sources for parts in the states.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Having a full kit on ice is your best bet with this plane. There are no reasonable sources for parts in the states.
Wish they sold a kit version. That PNF package is a waste of money.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Wish they sold a kit version. That PNF package is a waste of money.
Why would you say that? This plane is already so cheep they couldn't possibly go any lower on the price!
Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Why would you say that? This plane is already so cheep they couldn't possibly go any lower on the price!
Its still relatively inexpensive but the included servos, motor and esc are crap. Thats atleast another $20-30 that can be removed from the price.
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Its still relatively inexpensive but the included servos, motor and esc are crap. Thats atleast another $20-30 that can be removed from the price.
I have the motor that came with it seems to fly ok. If they remove all the stuff in your list the Raptor would be $19.95 including shipping!. How would they make a profit?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:03 PM
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I'm using the stock Raptor motor on my Popwing. It's a surprisingly efficient little motor.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Stock motor is not a powerhouse but it's definitely no slouch! It moves this little wing pretty well.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:14 AM
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I baught one of those $25.00 DVRs I have not tried it yet but I will let others know how it works out
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:33 PM
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Has anyone with the NTM 1800kv 28mm motor had any problems with their motor mount getting a bit melty? Using the stock 8x4 with a 3S.

My brother in law has the same setup and his power meter says that motor is drawing 40a at full throttle when it is rated at 30a max. We have a 60a ESC.
Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:04 AM
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That is probably right when you factor in the efficiency of the esc and the motor. 25% thermal loss of energy sounds about right.


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