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Jan 30, 2007, 04:47 AM
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what the hell does ARF mean
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Jan 30, 2007, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jim.browne
what the hell does ARF mean
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Jan 30, 2007, 05:05 PM
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Ok, dumb question, but what's the definition of slow stick?
Feb 02, 2007, 10:08 AM
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seek dynamic helicopter drawing CAD pattern .

Feb 02, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Feb 14, 2007, 08:46 AM
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After reading a thread mentioning a "slimer", searched this beginner dictionary thread, but couldn't find one...

After searching forum-wide, it seems to refer to a gas-powered (also referred to as "glow" or nitro) plane...makes sense now.
Feb 15, 2007, 07:45 AM
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I keep seeing the term "prop speed." Is this the same as RPM?
Feb 16, 2007, 03:26 PM
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Could someone explain how electric model motors are rated/described...

I see 400, 300, 500... I see 2408, 2410 ... I see 14, 16, 18... And I have no idea how these relate or even if they do to the size/power/type of motor and/or expected output.

Does it tell me what battery packs/ESCs I can pair it with?
Feb 16, 2007, 04:02 PM
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They do not directly relate in any way, shape or form. There is no standard of naming motors.

I look for max volts, max amps, max watts and KV, or 1000RPMs/volt.

Then I look at dimmensions for fit.
Feb 16, 2007, 04:17 PM
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Thanks, I just wondered if I was missing something. I'm used to specing commercial motors for applications so I can handle volts/amps/etc...
Feb 16, 2007, 05:35 PM
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You may find this helpful:
Sizing Electric Power Systems -
Post 3&4 at this thread
Feb 17, 2007, 01:00 PM
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Thanks. The posts clarify the whole "system" concept. Great info for anyone new to power systems and application. Essentially the same process for specifying any electric power system.

But very useful for knowing how to determine what you want and where to find the information.

Much appreciated.
Feb 17, 2007, 01:31 PM
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Crash: It happends to the best of us.
Feb 17, 2007, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Dora Nine
Crash: It happends to the best of us.
And the worst. The ground is the ultimate equalizer.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the LHS to buy a new ESC to replace the one I broke on impact this week.
Feb 19, 2007, 04:35 AM
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What does "tip stall" mean?