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Apr 20, 2001, 07:55 AM
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Twin jet ,batteries?

Can anybody give me som help? I have tried Twin jet with 8/ 2000 cells, 480 permax. It feels hevy.Is perhaps 9/1250 better?
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Apr 20, 2001, 08:24 AM
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Maybe you need more cells with the 480s. I fly on 8x2400s (with the standard motors) and it's superb. The weights that Multiplex quote on the box etc. are way too low, BTW!

PS welcome to the Ezone!

[This message has been edited by Bill Glover (edited 04-20-2001).]
Apr 20, 2001, 08:51 AM
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I have flown a TJ with 8*2400RC's, 2xpermax480 with 4,75x4,75 props (TJ not mine). This one was heavier (1200gram) than quoted on the box - no need to worry, it flies fine. Just give it a nice firm toss straight ahead.
Apr 20, 2001, 09:12 AM
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Yes, mine is 1190 g with the standard s400s and 8x2400. Pulls right out of my hand on launch - no problem at all.
Apr 20, 2001, 09:21 AM
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I use Panasonic 2000NiMH cells. Same size and weight as Sanyo N-1250SCR. They work well for this application. See for more info.
Apr 20, 2001, 11:10 AM
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With stock motors and 7 RC2000: 1000g
My second kit was slightly lighter and would have come out at 966g using the smae configuration. How much is yours then, Freddy?
Apr 20, 2001, 12:07 PM
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Almost 1200g. I have a friend who has not seen a Twin Jet, but is an "expert". (Has we not heard it before!!) He believes i need 9*1250 cells not sub c. I am just an ordinary guy with 30 year experience of i.c engines. What do i know?
B,T.W: Glad to be here! freddy
Apr 20, 2001, 12:55 PM
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I use the 480s in my TwinJet and a 8x2000SCR battery pack. It flies good the way i have it setup. I didn't weigh mine yet so I don't know how much it weighs.
Apr 20, 2001, 06:14 PM
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Hi Freddy,

1200g is quite heavy - you must have used some real heavy components here. If you want to save weight you can always go for 8 Panasonic 2000 NiMH. Jürgen
Apr 20, 2001, 06:35 PM
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Freddy - 1200g should not intimidate you at all. Granted not the lightest TJ around but its certainly flyable with your powersystem.

I testflew a TJ two weeks ago with the same stuff but with CAM4,75x4,75 props and it flew great - powerwise too. First flight lasted 9:30 minutes....

Happy flying!
Apr 21, 2001, 11:42 AM
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Thanks, guys! Think i stay with my 480 permax and 2000/2400 cells (8)

Jul 31, 2004, 07:38 PM
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Flew mine for the first time today. Permax 480s with 10 Cell CP 1700s.

Pulls nicely away from the hand launch. Not overly quick though but will do me for the time being.
Aug 03, 2004, 02:04 AM
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2 LIPOs Baby !

I fly mine with (2) 3 cell 1500 lipos in parallel.

It's a screemin demon.
Aug 03, 2004, 09:46 AM
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2 2100 3S lipos and twin 16/15/5 mega brushless - goes vertical!
Aug 04, 2004, 04:51 PM
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Man, somebody really dug out a very old thread.

By the way, some people (even those guys publishing Q&EFI ) seem to suffer from short memories - my Twin-Jet went vertical three years ago - with NiCds - and still does so today.