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Oct 08, 2020, 11:01 AM
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Oct 09, 2020, 02:39 PM
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Hi Frank,

What RX and servos do you use? Would a 1S brick from a HH bind and fly's work? Or do you use rotary servos vs. linear?
Oct 11, 2020, 11:02 AM
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This is too large for the brick, servo strength not sufficient for the surfaces, I do use 1s but use hitec HS-65HB servos as they run fast on 1s compared to others.

Frank


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Hi Frank,

What RX and servos do you use? Would a 1S brick from a HH bind and fly's work? Or do you use rotary servos vs. linear?
Oct 11, 2020, 03:23 PM
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And the rx? Most shut down at around 3.5 V!
Oct 11, 2020, 03:50 PM
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1S is pretty typically used by DLG folks these days. It typically sits about 4 volts or so with just servos and I set my alarm at 3.8 volts. Most receivers are fine with that setup.

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Oct 11, 2020, 04:40 PM
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Thanks Ryan. I was thinking unconsciously about 1S including a motor current too where it's super easy to drop below threshold and brown out. Not used to thinking about just rx and servo power.
Oct 11, 2020, 04:50 PM
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These flights are fairly short, so I've done maybe 12 flights in a day on one charge of a 1s 500mah battery and put back in maybe 100 at the most, so well above even 3.8v...

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Thanks Ryan. I was thinking unconsciously about 1S including a motor current too where it's super easy to drop below threshold and brown out. Not used to thinking about just rx and servo power.
Oct 14, 2020, 09:02 PM
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I took a Flite Test Explorer kit and turned it into a rocket glider. It still needs some tuning.

Rocket-Powered: Flite Test Explorer (5 min 35 sec)
Oct 15, 2020, 01:33 PM
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creative and ingenious!

i have the same prolem taking my grandchildren to watch me fly
Oct 15, 2020, 11:48 PM
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What is your weight ready to fly and what motor are you using?

[QUOTE=wunkus;45651785]I took a Flite Test Explorer kit and turned it into a rocket glider. It still needs some tuning.
Oct 16, 2020, 07:57 PM
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What is your weight ready to fly and what motor are you using?
714 grams including spent motor casing. Each flight has been with an Estes E12.
Oct 18, 2020, 03:50 PM
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Ah, that's pretty heavy for an E-12, I was going to suggest a longburn motor, but that's way too heavy for the E-6's I prefer, I keep my weights less than 340 grams for that motor....E-12's should boost a 400 gram model to maybe 300' or so with draggy high lift wings like on a glider. The 32mm G-12 would work but it's quite a bit heavier at 130 grams for the motor, but it will boost 780 grams up to around 500' or so but quite a bit more $$ per flight. Wish I had a better suggestion for you.

QUOTE=wunkus;45667285]714 grams including spent motor casing. Each flight has been with an Estes E12.[/QUOTE]
Oct 19, 2020, 05:24 PM
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Upscale Orbital Transport R/C rocket glider G-12 flights (4 min 40 sec)
Oct 19, 2020, 05:38 PM
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very shuttle like, i love it!
Oct 21, 2020, 08:50 AM
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Launched with an F motor!

Rocket-Powered: Explorer on an F-15 (4 min 44 sec)


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