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Dec 20, 2011, 09:21 PM
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I'm watching Storage Wars, waiting for some RC aircraft to show up in one.
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Dec 20, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by _OZ_
Check this out.
Connector Wars
Awesome. I wonder how many people made it far enough in to see that it isn't what they were thinging. Guys, watch it again.
Dec 20, 2011, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Doc Austin
Awesome. I wonder how many people made it far enough in to see that it isn't what they were thinging. Guys, watch it again.
Haha, that's funny.
Last edited by jlloyd1995; Dec 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM.
Dec 20, 2011, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by _OZ_
Check this out.
Connector Wars
Im cracking up watching those
Dec 21, 2011, 06:57 AM
Some.. call him Tim...
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Let's stay on subject guys..

Thanks!
Dec 21, 2011, 07:34 AM
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I've had Deans fail as well...on batteries that I bought second hand that were not properly soldered. They can be tricky to solder with heavy gauge wire if you don't have at least a 40 watt iron. Solder joints can get brittle over time as well, but usually the battery will wear out before that happens. So I can certainly understand the attraction of power poles.

Bullets, Deans, Anderson, they all work fine if you are careful and inspect everything from time to time, which is really all you can ask.

Slightly closer to being on topic, Banana hobby sent me a 4500 4S 55C Genesis Power battery to try out (comes with a Deans-style connector on it ). I'm looking forward to comparing it to my current favorite, the 4400 mah 4S 40C Sky LiPo. It's certainly much heavier than the Sky LiPo, so we'll see how the power is.
Dec 21, 2011, 09:23 AM
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It's on the way! I should be putting up some photos in a few hours.
Dec 21, 2011, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Doc Austin
It's on the way! I should be putting up some photos in a few hours.
WOOT! Let's fly it tomorrow!

--Tom K.
Dec 21, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Doc Austin
It's on the way! I should be putting up some photos in a few hours.
Nice! Can't wait to see some video Doc..
Dec 21, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom K
WOOT! Let's fly it tomorrow!
I want to make sure everything is right on it and that takes a little time. You've seen how slowly I pick the airplane over. Fee free to come over and provide moral support.

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Nice! Can't wait to see some video Doc..
ASAP. No one is more anxious than me.
Last edited by Doc Austin; Dec 21, 2011 at 09:38 AM.
Dec 21, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Doc Austin
Feel free to come over and provide moral support.
I would but my dad has the car and he's out at a business meeting again.

--Tom K.
Dec 21, 2011, 10:02 AM
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Lets see some pictures Doc. Always looking foward to your write ups.
Dec 21, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Lets see some pictures Doc. Always looking foward to your write ups.
Thanks for the kind words.. It won't be here for about three more hours, but I've got the camera charging up.
Dec 21, 2011, 05:41 PM
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Sealing gaps


Anyone sealing gaps anymore?
I have for a long time sealed the aileron and elevator hinge gaps (and at times rudder) on models using tape but of recently Blenderm tape. I'm sure current modern manufacturing advances may not require this but I do use it if I have stuffed up the hinges from bending over the control surface too far then after gluing finding I have gap I could drive a truck through.lol
Dec 21, 2011, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Royster
Anyone sealing gaps anymore?
I have for a long time sealed the aileron and elevator hinge gaps (and at times rudder) on models using tape but of recently Blenderm tape. I'm sure current modern manufacturing advances may not require this but I do use it if I have stuffed up the hinges from bending over the control surface too far then after gluing finding I have gap I could drive a truck through.lol
My 60" Edge didn't have sealed gaps for the first 5 flights. Then I sealed them... it definately made a difference. Way more control response, and it seemed a lot more lift and more precise control as well. It doesn't need it, but it sure helps.

--Tom K.


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