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Feb 09, 2006, 05:24 PM
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Thanks Jeff,
I can't wait to get into it.

Neil.
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Feb 09, 2006, 05:44 PM
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neil, keep us posted on your progress.

BTW i didnt know you called european football "soccer" down under. or are you just playing along us yanks.

take care,
jeff
Feb 09, 2006, 06:01 PM
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Real Aussies call it soccer, the Poms over hear call it football. Aussie Rules football is the only real football over hear.

Now I'll cop it, soccer & rugby fans call ther games football too!

neil.
Feb 09, 2006, 08:06 PM
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Guys,

The setup I have done is awesome such as the reinforcement. Last Night I attempted to post a video and the link did not work. Hopefully by Sunday, I should have something. Jeff, what are you powering your setup with?

Tom
Feb 10, 2006, 05:49 PM
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I finally was able to post a video of this bird flying. I am going to post two videos. The first video is the Mini Mustang taking off. The second video will be of it landing. Here is the link to the first video:

http://media.putfile.com/GWS-Mini-Mustang-Takeoff65

Tom
Feb 10, 2006, 06:27 PM
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Tom, thanks for the video!! it's great. I am using a ips S2 swinging a gws 7x6 SF at about 4500 rpm on a poly quest 300 mah 2s lipo that weighs 15 grams. i get 6 minutes of flying so it's a pretty good lipo.

i am in the process of building myown 17turn cdrom. that should give me some more power.

today i flew in 10mph wind and it didnt like the wind. it crashed both times going downwind. nothing serious just another broken prop. perhaps the cdrom motor will help it in the wind.

Neil, what is a Pom?

Jeff
Feb 10, 2006, 07:05 PM
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Jeff,

How many grams or ozs. does your mustang weigh?
Feb 10, 2006, 07:48 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by N827TM
I finally was able to post a video of this bird flying. I am going to post two videos. The first video is the Mini Mustang taking off. The second video will be of it landing. Here is the link to the first video:

http://media.putfile.com/GWS-Mini-Mustang-Takeoff65

Tom
Hi Tom,
I dont seem to be able to get that link to work at all. I'd love to the the Mustang in flight.

Jeff,

A POM is an English person from England. It derived from when we were a penal settlement 200 years ago. Apprently the prisoners wore POHM on there clothes which stood for Prisoner of His Majesty. Simple rule never call an Irishman, a Scot or a Welshman a POM. Its all really in fun though Jeff, just the Aussie way.

Neil.
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Feb 10, 2006, 07:54 PM
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OK Tom I think it might have been the network. Its working now. Thanks.
Feb 11, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Tom, I don't have an accurate scale but i guess around 6 ounces. from above post you can see my equipment and power is pretty light and i dont have landing gear, nor even the decals or canopy for that matter. i have beenhappy with the bird and hope to get a brushless motor on it soon.

i tried the stock prop today and it seemed to do just as well as the gws 7x6. i think thestock prop is 6 inches with a pretty hefty pitch; i am guessing its at least = gws 6x5 SF.

Neil, we had/have a lot worse terms for our "fathers" from England. 'Limey' is still a good one that just keeps itself within the politically correct boundary (i think).
Feb 11, 2006, 03:32 PM
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Jeff,

It seems from you comment on going brushless soon you are running a brushed motor set up there. Can you tell me what it is as although the brushless would be ideal, I have a few brushed GWS geared motors I can work with to start up (you know hobby budgets ).

I've heard your expression Limey a lot on TV and wonder what the derivation is or can't it be said in public.

Neil.
Feb 11, 2006, 04:05 PM
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Neil,
I am using the gws ips motor with the S2 gear ratio. this is the lowest ratio they have, 3.5:1. The S2 will swing a GWS 7x6 SF prop at about 4500 rpm, not too bad not too good. enough to get the plane to fly but hand launches are hairy and not enough power to get out of trouble. i wouldnt try to swing any prop bigger than 7 inches,as even the 7x6 is a bit too big. i am looking forward to going brushless with it.

i agree on the hobby budget: part of the fun/challenge is making use of what you have on hand and improvising.

limey refers to the british royal navy and their need to eat limes on ships when they were out to sea for extended periods to avoid scurvey. not sure why eating limes is such a bad thing but the brits dont have much of a sense of humor do they.

hope that helps.
jeff
Feb 12, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Here is the a video link of the GWS Mini Mustang landing. I made an attempted landing and went around for the second one to land.

http://media.putfile.com/GWS-Mini-Mustang-Landing

Tom
Feb 12, 2006, 05:23 PM
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Hi Guys,

I'd appreciate some opinion on how the mini Mustang would go on a GWS direct drive EDP-150C which uses a 5030 prop as standard, producing 171 gm thrust at 8.4 volts down to 115 gm thrust at 6 volts. Weight of motor is 42 gm which I think is with the propeller.

I've based this query on the data from GWS showing that Jeff's IPS/2 with 7060 produces 115 gm at 7.2 volts but much lower current and weighing 30 grams.

The EDP-150C is a very low cost unit.

thanks,

Neil.
Feb 12, 2006, 07:50 PM
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Neil,

Have you considered putting the GWS outrunner and the GWS speed contoller? I know that combination is low cost. WW.ALLeRC.com has it. A 5" prop seems a little small.

Tom


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