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Aug 18, 2006, 10:23 PM
Maz
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Needed something different. I started this last night and she`s almost ready to go. I need to make an extension from my esc to the battery. What gauge wire do you guys think I need for it? I`ll have to run to Radio Shack and get the wire tomorrow. I`ll have to paint it also, but I don`t think I`ll have time before Sunday.

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Aug 19, 2006, 12:28 AM
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that looks pretty cool.
what's the size?
Aug 19, 2006, 04:55 AM
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Needed something different. I started this last night and she`s almost ready to go. I need to make an extension from my esc to the battery. What gauge wire do you guys think I need for it? I`ll have to run to Radio Shack and get the wire tomorrow. I`ll have to paint it also, but I don`t think I`ll have time before Sunday.

Dave
Dave,

Very nice!

Wire gauge would depend on the battery and motor used, but I would match what is on the ESC - 16-18?

Jim
Aug 19, 2006, 05:23 AM
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that looks pretty cool.
what's the size?

It`s about 36" long with a 22.5" wingspan. I got the plans on the foamie thread. Very qiuck build. It fits on 1 sheet of foam too. The angles of the vertical tails are off to one another, but I too am a hack of a builder.
Aug 19, 2006, 05:27 AM
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Dave,

Very nice!

Wire gauge would depend on the battery and motor used, but I would match what is on the ESC - 16-18?

Jim

Thanks Jim,

The motor is a cdrom and the battery is a 3s tp 1320. The only wire I have laying around is real thin for winding motors or I have some 12 gauge stranded wire that`s real thick. I may just try the 12 instead of buying a spool of wire for just this one application.
Aug 19, 2006, 05:29 AM
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Are those apples real?
Aug 19, 2006, 05:33 AM
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Are those apples real?

Yea. Incredibly we`ve found out that if you leave them out, the kids will actually eat them instead of all the junk food. Of course mom and dad head right for the HoHos and doritos!
Aug 19, 2006, 11:15 AM
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Workbench question


Hey everybody - I am planning on doing my first kit-build, and wanted some advice for my workbench. My normal workbench is half a ping-pong table. It is marginal, I mean it has a lot of workspace, but it is not perfectly flat (sags about 1/8" from a corner to the center), plus the top surface is plywood, so it would not be receptive to pins, etc.

So, what would be a good material for a workbench? A "portable" flat surface with a softer material laminated on top? What if I had a section of plywood on which I used spray adhesive to attach some 1" thick pink foam insulation? That way, as the foam wore out, I could strip it off and put a new section on?
Aug 19, 2006, 11:38 AM
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I bought a hollow core door at Home Depot for $20 and set it on two saw horses, I also keep a piece of foam insulation on top of the table to make it easy to pin.

Jim
Aug 19, 2006, 12:38 PM
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I bought a hollow core door at Home Depot for $20 and set it on two saw horses, I also keep a piece of foam insulation on top of the table to make it easy to pin.

Jim
Ditto with me.
Aug 19, 2006, 02:06 PM
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Can you solder an RX antenna back together if it gets cut?
I was trying to enlarge the battery bay in my Overlord so that I can use my new 2100 3S Apex lipos and I cut the Berg antenna that I had buried in the foam about 1 inch from the RX The antenna wire is buried in the foam and covered, it would be nice if I could just solder it because I'll trash the Ultracoat covering if I have to try to remove it.
Aug 19, 2006, 02:15 PM
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Hi Pete,
Yes, antennas are perfectly happy being soldered back together. Make sure and put some shrink wrap over the bare wire.
Vince
Aug 19, 2006, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by NanoSio2
So, what would be a good material for a workbench? A "portable" flat surface with a softer material laminated on top? What if I had a section of plywood on which I used spray adhesive to attach some 1" thick pink foam insulation? That way, as the foam wore out, I could strip it off and put a new section on?

Has anybody mentioned using a door as a workbench? That is what I use.
For a pinnable surface, I went to the DIY store and bought some 2' x 4' ceiling tiles.
Vince
Aug 19, 2006, 02:45 PM
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Has anybody mentioned using a door as a workbench? That is what I use.
For a pinnable surface, I went to the DIY store and bought some 2' x 4' ceiling tiles.
Vince

Thanks to everyone about the idea of the door. Now that you mention it I remember hearing that before. Nice thing about that is that I can take it off my workbench and stow it once finished.

Scott
Aug 19, 2006, 03:23 PM
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Doors are nice because once you ruin one side with glue blobs (it will happen) you can flip the door over and start all over again


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