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Old May 21, 2007, 10:50 AM
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How about the different prefixes to the brushed motors?
IPS (indoor power systems)
LPS?
EDF?
I know I am missing some....
LPS - Light Power System

EDF - Electric Ducted Fan
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Old May 21, 2007, 11:33 AM
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So what's more powerful a IPS or an LPS?
Old May 21, 2007, 03:24 PM
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So what's more powerful a IPS or an LPS?
I'm pretty sure that an LPS is more powerful than an IPS.

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Old Aug 01, 2007, 10:58 PM
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thanks for the info
Old Aug 03, 2007, 12:37 AM
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what is this cd rom motor i keep hearing about,,, can i take one out of a spare cd rom that i have from a computer.... I may be dumb for thinking this, but i just went electric.... been nitro
Old Aug 06, 2007, 05:14 PM
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I don't know what deans are (switched from glow to electric), and apparently I need them to connect my 1350 mah, 3 cell battery to my 18 amp brushless ESC... Could someone tell me where to get the right type? Do you need to use a soldering iron?
Old Aug 06, 2007, 05:42 PM
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I don't know what deans are (switched from glow to electric), and apparently I need them to connect my 1350 mah, 3 cell battery to my 18 amp brushless ESC... Could someone tell me where to get the right type? Do you need to use a soldering iron?
Deans are a type of connector. I would recommend using Deans Ultra. And yes, you will need a soldering iron in order to put them on.

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Old Aug 07, 2007, 03:37 PM
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Thanks BD.
Old Aug 07, 2007, 09:51 PM
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You're welcome!
Old Aug 08, 2007, 07:13 AM
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what is this cd rom motor i keep hearing about,,, can i take one out of a spare cd rom that i have from a computer.... I may be dumb for thinking this, but i just went electric.... been nitro
You can't use a cdrom motor straight out of a computer because it is wound for minimal torque and has weak magnets. You can disassemble it, buy better magnets and build one that way, but if you want to build your own motor, it it far easier to buy a kit from gobrushless or strongrc.

There are many small outrunner motors for less than $15 now, so you won't save much, if any, money by building from parts, but the satisfaction of seeing a motor run that you built is priceless!

DIY motor tools and parts sources

This one describes how to use parts from a computer: One Hour CDROM Motor Construction

Brian
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Old Dec 02, 2007, 03:16 AM
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i read about the different acrobatic maneuvers, but don't know what all of them mean: things like wingover, immelman, hammerhead, split s, aiileron roll, barrel roll, snap roll, cuban 8, lomcevak etc.

of course, as a rank beginner it's unlikely i'll do anything like those in the near future.

at least, on purpose.
Old Dec 17, 2007, 06:28 PM
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words & letters


Thanks so much for the thread, Guys! I haven't built or flown anything yet but for a really new newbie with an old brain, the names and sets of letters for stuff seem to multiply like flies. Like others with the passion I'll keep up, but there's a need for a short list of stuff so familiar no one thinks to inform the newbies. Like "3D". I've never seen a definition or where the term came from. Knowing the basics of the language really helps learning new territory, and makes it a lot easier to ask questions. Don
Old Jan 04, 2008, 05:59 PM
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Yeah, go to urbandictionary.com and type in some of these and see what comes up
Old Jan 09, 2008, 05:46 PM
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Old Mar 15, 2008, 10:41 PM
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I've been here 3 1/2 mo, learning a bunch, now flying some and having great fun . But I still run into lots of words and sets of letters and numbers and stuff I don't know. If you take the time to search and explore links ,you can find it, but it can be frustrating. It would be nice if this sticky dictionary for beginners would give us a reasonably full dictionary with one click which you could look through alphabetically for terms you don't understand. Just my thought. Icky


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