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Old Oct 05, 2002, 01:23 PM
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Photo 4 shows the retracts that I use in the A-4. I can't find them anymore, shame. Oh the nose gear does not have steering, although I have already figured out how to modify them. These and other similar gears can be easily modified to make them rotate 90 degress so the wheels will lie flat inside the wing when retracted, I didn't do it here due to the weight constraints. I'll be happy to share my findings if anyone is interested.
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Old Oct 05, 2002, 02:50 PM
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battery source


Wilerbee
I purchased the 1700 thru DMA a Vendor here on E-Zone, The 1700's cps will result in shorter flights , But at a half a pound less will turn it into a fast plane ... Also I removed the rudder servo since I noticed no adverse yawing , Flies great at the CG & control settings suggested by Jean Paul

Enjoy the Scooter
Semper Fi
Joe
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Old Oct 05, 2002, 08:28 PM
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Uncle Joe,

Did you use zapped cells in your Jepe ? By the way, thanks for the tip on getting my cells. Also, the c.g. measurement in the instruction, did you take the measurement at the centre of the wing or at the wing root ?
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Old Oct 05, 2002, 09:47 PM
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Uncle Joe,

Did you use zapped cells in your Jepe ? By the way, thanks for the tip on getting my cells. Also, the c.g. measurement in the instruction, did you take the measurement at the centre of the wing or at the wing root ?

their zapped, cg measured from the center..........gregg
Old Oct 05, 2002, 09:51 PM
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I did order the zapped cells, had the pack 10 cells per stick x2 =20 cells big bucks but worth it cg was 165mm
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Old Oct 06, 2002, 07:21 AM
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Thanks uncle Joe and Gregg. You guys are ace !!
Old Oct 23, 2002, 11:59 AM
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The final touches on my Jepe A-4. The Road runner art and the name of the pilot is from a website I found. I also ordered some Li-polymer batteries to try out. Lets you guys know how it works out.
Old Oct 23, 2002, 12:00 PM
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 12:01 PM
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 01:05 PM
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Wallet zapping vs LiPo suction


Very nice detailing. How did it fly with the LiPo cells, did you get as much power as with the NiCd's ? Perhaps you can post a video here of one of your flights.


"Unfortunately, the dry lithium-polymer suffers from poor conductivity. The internal resistance is too high and cannot deliver the current bursts needed for modern communication devices ...",

in "The Lithium-Polymer Battery: Substance or Hype?"

http://powerpulse.net/powerpulse/arc...a_080601a1.stm
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 01:53 PM
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Great Looking! Love the graphic details. Interested to hear your results on th LiPo's. I did not have the guts or the wallet to give them a try.

Gordon
Old Oct 23, 2002, 04:30 PM
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Your A4


Willerbee,
Your A4 looks phenominal!!!!!!
I can imagine the effort you put into detailing it.
I really look forward to getting mine done and flying.
Regarding batteries I am flying the sanyo 2600NiMH in my hotliner and I am very impressed. The voltage characteristics are higher than the cp2400 and the extra capacity does not hurt either.
Bob
Old Oct 23, 2002, 09:19 PM
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"Wallet zapping vs LiPo suction" Hehehe, funny Herb

Looks great Willerbee.
Old Oct 23, 2002, 11:11 PM
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wilerbee...well done looks fabulous!!!


what is the thickens of the gear wire looks thin for a 5+ pound plane?

how did you do the panel lines and the small lettering ?
Old Oct 24, 2002, 12:40 AM
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Will commence ground testing of LiPO before committing to flight !

hoser, the struts are 1/8" thick, i did them a bit longer so it appears skinny, should hold o.k. but landings atill have to be close to perfect !! The panel lines are done with a Sharpie on the molded panel lines, the letterings are sprayed on.Would liked to have the wet transfer decals used by the RC jet set but too long of a wait. The decals are very scale.


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