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Jul 02, 2011, 02:06 AM
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I'm flying 3300 and 5000 mah batts.

Got about 15 min with GForce 5000, cell voltages were about 3.88 after the flight; should be able to get more time with throttle management

E-flite 3300s gave about 10.5 min each

recommended cg is easy to achieve by shifting batt position
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Jul 02, 2011, 12:49 PM
So many UMs, so little money.
Wow, man... 15 minutes on 5000mAh? Do you fly your Twinstar at 150MPH?

Brandon
Jul 02, 2011, 03:12 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lledwod
If you want to use 2200's you might want to excavate some foam at the rear of the battery compartment
I fly my TS a bit tail heavy and have no trouble achieving this with a 2200 mAH pack in front of the servos. I sometimes fly a 1800 mAH pack right at the front of the bay.
Jul 02, 2011, 03:41 PM
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Conservative estimeat....


Quote:
Originally Posted by NeveSSL
Wow, man... 15 minutes on 5000mAh? Do you fly your Twinstar at 150MPH?

Brandon
I didn't want to mislead anybody...

Last time I flew the 5000mah I accidentally flew it twice without recharging. The flight log indicates 14:15 minutes on first flight, then 9:15 minutes on the 2nd flight, for a total of 23:30 minutes. It still had 57% capacity, each cell voltage about 3.86 volts....temperature was abut 60*

Is this close to what you are getting? Don
Jul 03, 2011, 10:05 AM
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I use 2200mAh batteries in my TSII and my usual flight duration is about 25 min and I almost never hit the LVC except when I try to do some torque rolls
Jul 05, 2011, 03:23 PM
So many UMs, so little money.
Quote:
Originally Posted by allelectrik
I didn't want to mislead anybody...

Last time I flew the 5000mah I accidentally flew it twice without recharging. The flight log indicates 14:15 minutes on first flight, then 9:15 minutes on the 2nd flight, for a total of 23:30 minutes. It still had 57% capacity, each cell voltage about 3.86 volts....temperature was abut 60*

Is this close to what you are getting? Don
Ahh... gotcha. 23 minutes sounds a lot better.

Mine is on a slow boat from Tower, so my battery times aren't quite that good...

Brandon
Jul 06, 2011, 12:30 PM
Gig 'Em!
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What do you guys think of my TwinStar paint scheme? This one is a good balance between elegance and ease of execution.
Jul 06, 2011, 01:47 PM
So many UMs, so little money.
Looks good! Reminds me of E Flite for some reason. Not sure why.

Brandon
Jul 07, 2011, 02:43 AM
Sussex, UK
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That looks great. Have you considered adding one of the stickers too?

What do you plan for the underside?
I find colours don't really show up on the underside, but it's useful to have different shapes to the top, particularly when flying against a grey sky.
Jul 07, 2011, 09:13 AM
Gig 'Em!
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If I want to add a "TwinStar" decal I might cut my own out of vinyl. I actually like the font they chose, but I don't know how the blue will look with the rest of the scheme. I will use the window and canopy decals. For the bottom, I might just do something like this. I also have to decide if I'm going to do it with paint or vinyl.
Jul 07, 2011, 04:39 PM
Gig 'Em!
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I came up with another fuselage design so now I need to pick between the two. The wings will the same either way.
Jul 07, 2011, 11:21 PM
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Nice!!
Latest blog entry: 1280mhz vs 1090mhz
Jul 07, 2011, 11:24 PM
So many UMs, so little money.
SWEET! My TwinStar, all of its accessories, AND my Sukhoi 26XP come in tomorrow. Its gonna be a great RC day. And my transmitter is coming to work with me. I have everything shipped there. Fortunately my boss is also into RC, so we will probably take a few "smoke breaks" tomorrow.

Brando
Jul 08, 2011, 12:59 AM
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Brando:

Both planes are winners....I have both....

My boss is into rc, also....his dad taught me how to fly......we don't smoke, but we have a lot of breaks nonetheless!!!!! lol
Jul 08, 2011, 08:12 AM
So many UMs, so little money.
We don't smoke, either!

Brandon


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