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Sep 23, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by fishdeth
So far, 100 grams or 3.6 ounces.

I think maybe this would allow me to order the 2650 Ma 4 cell packs ???
I could get some nice long flight times !
Any thoughts ???
Now this is the kinda thinking I like! Save some weight and get some more fun
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Sep 23, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by queadlunnrau
Mine is 1267g dry with my mods. Heavier 17g servos, pilot removed, added cf rods, capacitor, etc... My 1800mAh 4s 65c lipos I use are a porky 223g so auw 1490g for me.
Just stuck the prop and spinner on, put on both hatches and weighed her and she is at 1170 grams with everything on board except the battery !
Sep 23, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by fishdeth
So far the weight loss is:
pilot -30g
spar -20g
tail linkage -8g
struts -22g
flying wire -8g
bottom spar -12g
So far, 100 grams or 3.6 ounces.

I think maybe this would allow me to order the 2650 Ma 4 cell packs ???
I could get some nice long flight times !
Any thoughts ???
What? Lose all that weight only to add it back with a big battery? I'd keep it light with 2200s. You can still get decent flight times with them. That's just me though. I don't fly any of my planes much over 5 minutes though.
Sep 24, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by fishdeth
Just stuck the prop and spinner on, put on both hatches and weighed her and she is at 1170 grams with everything on board except the battery !

Wow, nice going there on the diet!
Sep 24, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by krexken
What? Lose all that weight only to add it back with a big battery? I'd keep it light with 2200s. You can still get decent flight times with them. That's just me though. I don't fly any of my planes much over 5 minutes though.
Same here 4:30 is what I set everything to, well except EDF's 2:30 for thems.

Go with some high C 1800mAh or even 1300mAh and you will have an anorexic Pitts. I find that my Pitts and Sbach get my 2200mAh 45c's really toasty where my 1800mAh 65c's are barely warm.
Sep 24, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by queadlunnrau
Same here 4:30 is what I set everything to, well except EDF's 2:30 for thems.

Go with some high C 1800mAh or even 1300mAh and you will have an anorexic Pitts. I find that my Pitts and Sbach get my 2200mAh 45c's really toasty where my 1800mAh 65c's are barely warm.
I guess I don't want to make it too light so I will have something I can fly in a little wind.
I wanted to get the Turnigy Nano Tech 2200 4s 45-70 C packs but they are backordered in the US warehouse.....
Anyone know of another source other than Hobbyking ?

Jim
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Sep 24, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by fishdeth
I guess I don't want to make it too light so I will have something I can fly in a little wind.
I wanted to get the Turnigy Nano Tech 2200 4s 45-70 C packs but they are backordered in the US warehouse.....
Anyone know of another source other than Hobbyking ?

Jim
I'm happy with these. Mine have performed better then the HK Nanotechs. Usually takes 3-5 days to get them depending on when you order them.

http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...h-4s-lipo.html
Sep 24, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by fishdeth
I guess I don't want to make it too light so I will have something I can fly in a little wind.
I wanted to get the Turnigy Nano Tech 2200 4s 45-70 C packs but they are backordered in the US warehouse.....
Anyone know of another source other than Hobbyking ?

Jim
Good point on the wind. It's normally pretty windy here when it cools off so lightweight planes aren't always the most fun.

I may have to give the ValueHobby batteries a try. I've heard others complimenting them also. I've been buying GensAce from Hobbypartz but the size I want seems to be always out of stock. I really like them. I've heard some horror stories about their customer service though but my orders have always been correct so never a problem for me. http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-2200-4s1p.html
Sep 25, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by FireHawx
How long did shipping take from NP. Some of my orders w/them have come quick and some take 2weeks+...
I ordered over the weekend and it was at my door on Friday so 5 days. I am on the east coast too, not bad.

It's getting its maiden today!
Sep 25, 2012, 07:13 PM
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Did the maiden flight, and 3 more today at the field. Everyone loved seeing the biplane. There were an usually large number of people at the field for a weekday and they were all asking where I got it. All were shocked when I told them the price!

Can't wait to fly it some more.
Sep 25, 2012, 08:46 PM
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You guys see this one?

http://www.nitroplanes.com/60a-dy8954-devil3d-arf.html


40" wingspan, same motor/esc as the Peaks, etc.


Should be lighter with the smaller dimensions.


Wonder why they made another 3D type biplane so soon?
Sep 25, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Sammy70
You guys see this one?

http://www.nitroplanes.com/60a-dy8954-devil3d-arf.html


40" wingspan, same motor/esc as the Peaks, etc.


Should be lighter with the smaller dimensions.


Wonder why they made another 3D type biplane so soon?
And, from the description, it comes with a battery! At least it isn't listed as "required equipment". It usually is if necessary.
Sep 25, 2012, 09:26 PM
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I wouldn't count on the lipo coming with the ARF version. Probably just a typo...
Sep 25, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I wouldn't count on the lipo coming with the ARF version. Probably just a typo...
It would have to be several typo's. It's pretty specific in at least 2 places. Plus the omission of a battery from "required equipment". But it is unusual for sure. That gives me doubts.
Sep 25, 2012, 10:06 PM
Always puts it on the numbers.
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Dynam Pitts (8 min 20 sec)


No wind for a change this after noon so I thought I would throw it around some.


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