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Oct 03, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Don,
I am in the process of building my Phase3 f16 with your Wicked Plus 4000KV motor and 60a ESC but the power wires from the the esc does not reach the cockpit area. Is it ok to lengthen the two wires on the esc as you did in you build log without any ill effects?
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Oct 03, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Yes I extend the wires all the time.

Don
Oct 03, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Phase 3 EF16 with Don's Wicked RC 4000KV motor (2 min 15 sec)

I love my setup!
Dec 06, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Don,
I am in the process of building my Phase3 f16 with your Wicked Plus 4000KV motor and 60a ESC but the power wires from the the esc does not reach the cockpit area. Is it ok to lengthen the two wires on the esc as you did in you build log without any ill effects?
Hey There Jose,

I have lengthened the two battery wires before as well, with no noticeable problems.. But,,,, surprisingly, it is definitely preferable to lengthen the 3 motor wires instead, if possible. Current gets pulled out of the battery in pulses, and the longer those battery wires are, the higher their resistance and the more the ESC input voltage will fluctuate. They say if you need really long battery wires, you should put bigger capacitors across the ESC inputs to supply the pulses of current needed. Apparently when people have problems with too long battery wires, the damage they see is to the smaller stock capacitors on the inputs to the ESC. If you are using an oversize ESC, it will have bigger caps and is less likely to have an issue with long battery wires. Thicker wires should help too, less resistance (but heavy). There, more than you ever wanted to know. Its time to get that Falcon airborn

Greg

EDIT: Just read the rest of the thread and I see that he is only talking about adding 3 inches or so to that battery leads, that is nothing. I would not hesitate to do that, even 5" or so is no big deal. So, nevermind
Last edited by CrashMaster39; Dec 06, 2012 at 08:50 PM.
Jan 20, 2013, 01:10 AM
The ground is my Enemy!!!
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Hey Don,

Well after having my kit for over a year I finally maiden my jet with Dons Wicked 4000 Plus with a 4s 2650 nanotach. I just wanted to say HOOOOOOLLLLYYY COW !!!!!!!. I wish I would of finished this sooner. But I did fiberglass the whole plane minus the canopy and coated it WBPU and lightweight Spackle. Here is a video of it flying today and a picture. Dons Recommendations exceeded my expatiation. I measured 990 watts @ 59 amps. Super fast and the jet gets small super fast, but I love it.....

Maiden of Phase 3 f-16 with Dons wicked motor (3 min 36 sec)


Thanks to Crashmaster39 for the video
Last edited by Jose5x5; Jan 20, 2013 at 01:16 AM.
Jan 20, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Thanks for posting the video! Which fan unit is that the HET 6404? or the stock 70mm fan unit?

Don
Jan 20, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Thanks for posting the video! Which fan unit is that the HET 6404? or the stock 70mm fan unit?

Don
That was the EDO Type I fan.

I had everyone asking about my setup.

Thanks again Don
Jan 20, 2013, 11:53 AM
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That was the EDO Type I fan.
Your 990 watts made me think it was the stock 5 blade rotor or the HET 64mm fan. In any case glad you like it!

Don
Jan 20, 2013, 01:46 PM
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I pretty sure it was the EDO fan maybe the watt meter I used wasnt accurate, but either way it was smokin fast.
Feb 10, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Don - Do you have any of the Phase 3 F-16 kits with your recommended balanced motor/ fan and ESC available? If so what is the cost?

Thanks,

kb
Feb 10, 2013, 09:16 AM
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I do not have any F16 kits.
Feb 10, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Don - What is your recommendation for a balanced fan/motor ESC system and its' cost?
Feb 10, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Depends how fast you want to go, do you want to glass the airframe, what lipos you want to use etc. Everyone has different goals. The setup I used in my build is listed at the beginning of this thread and the speed was about 105-108 mph. Here are the various 64mm setups I sell for the F16. You can follow the links to see the prices.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...21&postcount=2

If you want a 70mm setup I now carry the Wemotec 70mm fan and HET 2W-18 motors. That will be the fastest setup and the most costly. They are here:
http://www.donsrc.com/cart/index.php...gory&cat_id=25
Feb 10, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Don, the setup I got my F-16 months back, STILL ROCKS!! Thank you :-)
Nov 29, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Hey Don,

I'm runing your same set up that I ordered from you and the balancing and a 40c make all the difference in the world. My thrust tube is at 80% FSA. I have no problems with hand lauching with that tube and the top end is simply amazing ! Nice work on the plane and on your recommendation for fan/motor set up.
Does the thrust tube come with the fuse only kit?
If not where is a good place to buy it?


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