View Poll Results: OK, Place your bets for fun. WILL SHE FLY?
"The force is strong with this one." 197 54.57%
"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts" 102 28.25%
"Negitive.... It just impacted on the surface" 24 6.65%
Pull up! Pull up!! Ba-da-boommmm! 38 10.53%
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Apr 25, 2005, 03:30 PM
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They definetely are, i mean i'll be saving about 25 grams over the KAN pack plus i'll have 10 cell like voltage, should be a winning combination. I also need as much power as posible as i am not providing thrust equal/more than weight. I looked back and noticed GO is using a 28 oz powertrain with 20oz AUW, he doesn't even need the aerodynamics, where as i had to keep drag to a minimum. Thanks for the opinion, i'm sold on the 2A pack now
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Apr 25, 2005, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JCaste
....0.4Ah are well worth 30g.
You could of course just as easily say 1Ah is worth 75g. You have to consider everything. size, balance, AUW, power, etc...
30g can make a big difference in some cases. Often it won't.

Snake,

Which type of 480 motor is it that you will use? Long can type or replacable brush type? What current do you plan to draw at full throttle? What is the total weight of the plane minus the battery.

Aidan
Apr 25, 2005, 03:53 PM
Sussex, UK
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I'd look at the maximum power your motor and ESC can handle and get the battery that suits them. There's no point lugging around extra weight for half hour flights when you could fly a lighter plane and change the batteries at half time - it's not much more expensive to buy more smaller batteries.

OTOH if you think you might want to fit a bigger motor, or a twin, you should plan ahead.

One of these days I'll get around to building an X-wing...
Apr 25, 2005, 04:03 PM
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snakeX2, do you have a Lipo charger?
Apr 25, 2005, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Rocketman1092
snakeX2, do you have a Lipo charger?
Definetely, i planned ahead not long ago and got a more expensive charger for all batts including lipo. Money worth spent, i say .

I'm also going to get these lipo for all my models, i mean i don't have much, battery wise, and i was wise to keep my nickel type batterys to a minimum, i want to make the lipo change and stick with it (i hope).

And yes i suppose extra weight is gonna be ligged around with the 2A pack while the 1.6A is also very good, capacity wise anyways. My only concern is with all the models that i would use these batts with, would definetely require nose weight or tail weight to keep in balance, where is seemed that my old N-500 AR pack would balance perefectly at 150 grams, the 2000 mA would be in a sweet spot as it is in between the 185 gram KAN pack and 500 AR pack (150 grams). The 130 gram 1600 mA lipo wouldn't prove worth the less weight.
Apr 26, 2005, 01:17 AM
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Aidan, I said that "considering weight and capacity only, I'd buy the 2Ah batt". And of course 75 may well be worth 75g. But the truth is for most models a 30g difference is not critical, or even barely important at all. However, if batts are a major % of the AUW, it's better to have shorter flights but use a lighter plane.
Apr 26, 2005, 10:03 AM
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a really BIG falcon


so.. what kind of ESC, batteries and motor would you suggest to make this one fly

http://www.mentalwardfilm.com/falcon1.htm
Apr 26, 2005, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by jeanfran42
so.. what kind of ESC, batteries and motor would you suggest to make this one fly

http://www.mentalwardfilm.com/falcon1.htm
None, you'd be better saving your equip for something that woudn't fall apart ! Thouhg i bet it would be soooo cool if one were to build a blue foam falcon this size, and have a 'light weight' setup. Now i wander how you would power it?
Apr 26, 2005, 11:59 AM
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"Now i wander how you would power it?"

With a Hyper Drive of course!
Apr 26, 2005, 08:42 PM
Have Bluecore....will fly
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1...2...3...GO!!
Last edited by GO-RC; Apr 28, 2005 at 01:05 AM.
Apr 26, 2005, 09:02 PM
"Experienced-Crasher"
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Well!!!???..................


Looks like it was just released... did it keep going!?? More Photos! More! MOOOORREEE!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 26, 2005, 09:02 PM
I USE CAPS - EYE TROUBLE
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Hey now thats a great picture

But you have to give us more than that
Apr 26, 2005, 09:03 PM
Rem The Wasp CV-7 9/15/42
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what a tease
Apr 26, 2005, 09:14 PM
Outcast outlaw
Looks like the Falcon is dodging an asteroid!

...I think I see the space slug...
Apr 26, 2005, 09:21 PM
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Sweet!!!!


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