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Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By philbel
Help! Need 96mm EDF setup for Eagle Hero

Hi all,
I am searching for a 96mm EDF setup for Nitroplanes Eagle Hero. I found the Himax 96mm edf unit (assembled) for $150 each but it seems a bit weak for this airplane that will weigh around 17...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 10-27-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 88,556
Posted By philbel
Montreal Fall Floatfly

Fantastic Indian Summer day in Montreal today: 21 degrees under the sun!

Here are 3 of my seaplanes:

Lanier Mariner 120: Tacon Big Foot 110, Ice 100a and 5000 8S lipo (16x8 prop)

Great...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-20-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By philbel
I have to say the Mariner 120 is a very high...

I have to say the Mariner 120 is a very high quality ARF; the hole fuselage is reinforced with fiberglass, hardwaure is good, and the size... It's BIG!
Too bad there are not many manufacturers that...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-18-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By philbel
Thanks Dennis, As for the balancing of this...

Thanks Dennis,

As for the balancing of this plane, any suggestion? The revised flying weight of the Mariner is 12,5 lb. So it will not lack power with the Tacon Big Foot and a 8S setup.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-18-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By philbel
I managed to upload pictures on rcgroups. ...

I managed to upload pictures on rcgroups.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1693715#post22193945
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-18-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By philbel
Lanier Mariner 120 Electric Conversion

I found my dream seaplane at a local hobby shop near Montreal. This beautiful Mariner had been waiting in its box for... 5 years.

I tried to upload pictures but I received a notice saying "there...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 05-12-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,935
Posted By philbel
I own a dozen seaplanes and the best one for salt...

I own a dozen seaplanes and the best one for salt water is the Multiplex Mentor on floats. I fly it here in the Dominican Republic and its configuration makes it almost impossible for the esc,...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-03-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By philbel
I always add electrical tape to the canopy to...

I always add electrical tape to the canopy to avoid water getting in the fuselage. I also dip the ESCs in "Corrosion X", a fantastic product I use in all my seaplanes.
The Widgeon is still in the...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 08-25-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By philbel
New Widgeon ARF

Have a look at this new bird:

http://www.electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma1151.html

video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mep8Sdm1rPo

PAF also has a beautiful Widgeon ARF:
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 08-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By philbel
Hi all, I've been out of the country for a...

Hi all,

I've been out of the country for a couple of months so here are some pictures of the float fly in Quebec last June:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.188421977876267

There...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-07-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By philbel
Cooling fan for heating ESC in seaplane? Help!

Hi all,

I suspect some of you flying bigger electric seaplanes (10 lb. and more) have experienced heating problems with high voltage ESCs (temperature auto cut-off, burning, etc.).

I had...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-05-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By philbel
Cessna 421 Almost Ready to Fly!

Hi all,
After more t
han 3 months out of the country, I'm back to my workshop and the last thing I have to do with the Cessna 421 is to fit the electrical landing gear. Everyone I showed them to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-17-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By philbel
After looking more closely, I realize I will have...

After looking more closely, I realize I will have to make changes to the Cessna 421 frame to accept the electric retracts. The problem is the front tricycle gear is not centered and the two wing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-23-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By philbel
Just kidding... I received the E-Flite electric...

Just kidding...
I received the E-Flite electric retracts yesterday. They look pretty strong. The Main gear fits perfectly but the other 2 will need ajustment.
I'll keep you posted
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-22-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By philbel
Euh... I guess your diagram exceeds my knowledge...

Euh... I guess your diagram exceeds my knowledge in electrical engeneering...
I'm not sure I can do what you are suggesting.
I'll try to assimilate the info and eventually come back to you for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-21-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By philbel
Thanks for the info... but what do you mean by: ...

Thanks for the info... but what do you mean by:
"I would split the positive supply rails"
and... yes, please send me a diagram if you can.

Much appreciated!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-21-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By philbel
As I now do with all my electric twins, each...

As I now do with all my electric twins, each motor and ESC is feeded with one battery. I disconnect the BEC from one of the ESC and use a Y connector to connect the ESCs to the receiver. I find using...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-21-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By philbel
I'm anxious to see if these retracts will fit the...

I'm anxious to see if these retracts will fit the Cessna 421... The only info I got in my research was their use in 8lb airplanes.

Another question is te need for a UBEC in this project. I have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-21-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By philbel
e-flite 60-120 electric retracts for 12lb plane?

Hi all,

I just ordered the E-Flite tricycle 60-120 electric retracts to put on a Nitroplanes Cessna 421.

2 Monster Power 46
2 Turnigy Plush 60a
2 FlightMax 5s 4000
12 x 7 3-blade wood...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-09-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,628
Posted By philbel
Nice Pics! By the way, I did some research on...

Nice Pics!
By the way, I did some research on Easytiger Mdels and... This company does NOT have a good reputation... Seems they advertize having everything in stock but actually they do not and some...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,628
Posted By philbel
Thanks for your opinion Pat, I already ahe...

Thanks for your opinion Pat,

I already ahe the Airbus A-380 and it flies well, even if I had to replace 2 fans that broke on the second flight.

What I like about the C-17 is that it's running...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-08-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,628
Posted By philbel
OOPS! You're right. I should have known, I...

OOPS!
You're right.
I should have known, I have an old Multiplex Cargo that looks somewhat like a B-17.
What do you think of the Easytiger new quad EDF anyway?
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-08-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,986
Posted By philbel
The Hobicco Twinstar is a classic. I electrified...

The Hobicco Twinstar is a classic. I electrified it with 2 Axi motors and run it on a 4 cell lipo. It's fast and really fun to fly.

I am building the bigger Nitroplanes Cessna 421. 80" span and...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 09-08-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,514
Posted By philbel
Hi, I've got a Jamara Islander from...

Hi,

I've got a Jamara Islander from Miniplanes in France. It's cheap: 118 euros (99 euros because I'm Canadian and I don't pay the TVA tax).

As for shipping, mine got to Canada for approx. 35...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-08-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,628
Posted By philbel
Easytiger new C-17 Globemaster 4xEDF

Hi all,

This new model seems pretty exciting! Runs on 4 cell lipo... Should have more than enough power.

http://easytigermodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29&products_id=227
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-21-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By philbel
I am using Futaba 7c 2,4Ghz and it is the first...

I am using Futaba 7c 2,4Ghz and it is the first time I encountered that kind of problem with digital servos. BUT it's also the first time I was using digital servos with a big 90mm EDF... Anyway,...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-16-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By philbel
Just put Hitec HS-82MG servos... No more...

Just put Hitec HS-82MG servos...
No more jittering.
I still wonder what was causing the interference.
Any thought is welcome.
Philbel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-16-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By philbel
Help! EDF servo interference

Hi all,
I just completed and taxied a Flyfly MB-339.
I noticed that as soon as I give power to the 90mm EDF, the aileron servos are getting crazy, jittering and I have no control whatsoever on the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-02-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,921
Posted By philbel
On my order status at Bananahobby.com, it says...

On my order status at Bananahobby.com, it says "will ship in 2-3 days"... It's been like that since the day of my order. I have made almost 50 orders from Hobbycity in Honk Kong in the last 2 years...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-02-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,921
Posted By philbel
Thumbs down Bananahobby = bad, bad service

I would like to draw your attention to a very important issue about Basnahobby. After reading hundreds of complaints, I realize I'm not alone.
I have been waiting for more than 3 weeks now for the...
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