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07-11-2010, 05:44 PM
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Posted By quore

I dont believe it matters if your transmitter is...

I dont believe it matters if your transmitter is programmable or not. The ESC looks at the position of the throttle on the controller when you are programming it. You listen to tones coming from...
07-11-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

That Eagletree stuff is pretty cool. I may go...

That Eagletree stuff is pretty cool. I may go for that when I get a FunJet, just to make sure I dont have any issue; but with everything I have seen so far about FunJet builds, I will probably just...
07-10-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Our fence at the field is nothing more than rebar...

Our fence at the field is nothing more than rebar (sp) with some orange plastic temporary fencing tied to it. It was the rebar (sp) that did the damage, though, not much at all. If it were chain...
07-10-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Thanks, Flydiver, and everyone else who has...

Thanks, Flydiver, and everyone else who has contributed and assisted me. I greatly appreciate it. I have enjoyed learning about electrics and already looking at a couple more.

So far, I like the...
07-10-2010, 12:55 AM
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Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Those temps are F, not C.

Those temps are F, not C.
07-09-2010, 11:41 PM
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Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

OK, after several flights today, everything seems...

OK, after several flights today, everything seems to be setup well.

The motor was the hottest part of the system, with temps up to 110F. The ESC got up to 104F and my Turnigy battery got up to...
07-09-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By quore

I got the new ESC into the plane and ran some...

I got the new ESC into the plane and ran some wattmeter tests. Here are the results:

**All tests were static tests with the plane sitting and strapped down on a table.
**All props are APC brand....
07-09-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I got my new ESC in today. I will be going to my...

I got my new ESC in today. I will be going to my friends house tomorrow morning to put the connectors on it and getting it into the plane. Once I get everything programmed, I will start my...
07-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I have heard that the exhaust should be 2x to 3x...

I have heard that the exhaust should be 2x to 3x the size of the intake. I think I have that now, but did not before. This is also why I took my back hatch off, which would be 5x probably the size...
07-03-2010, 02:34 AM
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Posted By quore

I had the 30 Amp ESC that came with the motor...

I had the 30 Amp ESC that came with the motor from Grayson Hobby, which is now fried from user error. Me being the user.

I do have an intake on the canopy. I have an exhaust as well, which is at...
07-03-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I think that is a good point and observation. ...

I think that is a good point and observation. When I flew my foamie for the first time, the motor cut out after about 1.5 minutes. Since then, I have been checking the temp of the motor, ESC, and...
07-03-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

"Having the prop fly off in flight will reduce...

"Having the prop fly off in flight will reduce drag, but has one or two small side effects :)"


haha.. That's funny.

Thanks for the info. I will [carefully] test it out when I get the new...
07-02-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I ordered a 60 Amp ESC, along with the...

I ordered a 60 Amp ESC, along with the programming card. The 60 Amp ESC is overkill, I realize that, but after having issues with heat on my last one, I liked the idea of the BEC being switched. It...
07-02-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Ok, I think I know what you are saying. See my...

Ok, I think I know what you are saying. See my PM to you.

So if my motor is a 24 Amp continuous, then I can run WOT all the time, so long as I my motor doesnt pull more than 24 Amps. Correct? ...
07-02-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

When you say "way beyond my motor's safe...

When you say "way beyond my motor's safe running", what exactly do you mean? I was under the impression that having too big of an ESC would not cause any harm. So, aside from the extra cost and...
07-02-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Looking briefly, I am leaning towards this ESC: ...

Looking briefly, I am leaning towards this ESC:

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-1605/50-Amp-EMAX-ESC/Detail

Anyone have any suggestions for something just as good, but perhaps a bit...
07-01-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Ok, I am an idiot. Making my Deans-XT60...

Ok, I am an idiot. Making my Deans-XT60 adapters, on one of them, I got the Positive and Negative mixed up.

So.... I fried my ESC.

I put my voltage checker on my battery and it showed...
07-01-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I got the green Watt's Up from my ex-club member...

I got the green Watt's Up from my ex-club member a few minutes ago. I need to make some adapter wires, as the wattmeter has Deans and I use the XT60. Should get that done today and run some tests. ...
07-01-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

That is not an issue. The prop I am using now is...

That is not an issue. The prop I am using now is a 'puller' prop, and the way I have it on the motor, the prop is still facing forward and spinning in the correct position as if it were pulling, but...
06-30-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I got 3 new props today for testing with the...

I got 3 new props today for testing with the Wattmeter I should be getting (borrowing) tomorrow.

Here is what I got:

APC 5 x 5 (does not have an 'E' in the size, but it does say that it is ...
06-30-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Thanks everyone. I do not have any other...

Thanks everyone.

I do not have any other components to switch out and test, but I am going to a hobby shop tomorrow and I figured I would look to see if they had any GWS 6x4 props. Any...
06-30-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I flew again today and I checked the temp of the...

I flew again today and I checked the temp of the ESC just after landing. The highest temp I saw was 181F.

I was able to get in touch with the guy who has a Wattmeter, and I will be getting it...
06-29-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

If I were to run that MicroDan motor that you...

If I were to run that MicroDan motor that you linked, and I used my battery, which can [supposedly] put out 48 Amps, then a [good] 45 Amp ESC would be sufficient?

How can I tell how long I could...
06-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Ok, I am confused again. Here is my motor...

Ok, I am confused again.

Here is my motor from the database link you provided:

http://www.flybrushless.com/motor/view/244

Where I get confused is what does all the data mean?

Yes, have an...
06-29-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

From your post, #30, going off of the battery...

From your post, #30, going off of the battery numbers, my Turnigy battery has an output of 48 Amps. Or roughly so, as the figures may be a bit "fudged", as you have pointed out.

My battery is...
06-29-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Thanks makes sense. I am used to nitro planes...

Thanks makes sense. I am used to nitro planes and I can run mine at 100% throttle the entire [short] flight and not worry about anything. I just want that same "not worry about anything" when it...
06-29-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I am having a lot of fun learning this stuff. I...

I am having a lot of fun learning this stuff. I appreciate all the information you have been providing.

Yeah, I picked up that the prop being used makes a difference in the amp draw from some of...
06-29-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

Well, considering my batteries are remaining cool...

Well, considering my batteries are remaining cool (hardly warm at all) and my motor is not getting hot (less than 100F), but the ESC is getting hot to the touch (~165F), I would say that with my...
06-29-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

I went to the UPS Store today and asked them to...

I went to the UPS Store today and asked them to weigh my plane. Here are the results:

Plane with no battery: .85 lbs. or 13.6 oz. or 385.5 g.

Plane with [my] battery: 1.15 lbs. or 18.4...
06-28-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,421
Posted By quore

The guy I got the plans from is from another club...

The guy I got the plans from is from another club in another city. Not sure when I will see him again. As for my club, not very many members and they are all gas and glow motors. We dont have any...
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