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Old 06-26-2011, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfewinde View Post
Heya Jap,

I am using 3300 mah 4s lipos. They fit nicely into the battery compartment .
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Wolfe... What's the KV on your motor for this plane... and how much flight time do you get with that battery???
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:32 PM
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Default 2/3

Almost finished
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jap71173 View Post
Almost finished
thats looking great Keep up the nice work, Chellie

Question, on the elevator cable hook up, does one cable go to a top control horn on the right side and the other to a bottom control horn on the left side of the elevator, hard to see in the pic.

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Old 06-27-2011, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
thats looking great Keep up the nice work, Chellie

Question, on the elevator cable hook up, does one cable go to a top control horn on the right side and the other to a bottom control horn on the left side of the elevator, hard to see in the pic.
yes... here's some better photos of it... was lots of fun to hook up, especially since the instructions tell me squat!
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:49 AM
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Ok, Your doing a very nice job Take care, Chellie
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:52 AM
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Thumbs up Phew...

wow... i'm done... that was fun, insightful and a bit stressful (in a good way)... but it's complete and 100% perfect. Build time: 10 hours over a 2 day period.

Thank you all who gave me advice and encouragement... A special thanks to Jeff at Heads Up RC for the great products, service, prices and shipping!!!

It's been windy here for weeks and dosen't seem to let up long enough to get some air time so i'm not sure when the maiden will happen but if and when i get video i will post it here.

Enjoy the pics...
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:50 PM
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Grats on finishing the build - looks like you did a good job.

Don't really know how much flight time I will get on my set up - have only flown her once so far for about 4 minutes. I would guess 5 - 7 minutes, though. She was cruising well at about half throttle. KV on my motor is 840.

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Old 06-27-2011, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfewinde View Post
Grats on finishing the build - looks like you did a good job.

Don't really know how much flight time I will get on my set up - have only flown her once so far for about 4 minutes. I would guess 5 - 7 minutes, though. She was cruising well at about half throttle. KV on my motor is 840.

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I'm using the power up 25 which is 950kV... i'm planning on using a 11x7e prop... think that will be enough umph??? The plane weighs in at 3lbs 14oz with the battery... should i be using a 12x6e maybe???

BTW, using a 3 cell battery... Don't have any 4 cells yet
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:02 PM
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Not sure what that motor will do on 3 cells. Check heads up and see what they recommend for a prop with a 3S. II am using a 4S and an APC 11x5.5E with a little smaller mot0r with good results. As a general rule - less cells need more prop but be sure you don't draw too many amps

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Old 06-30-2011, 12:07 AM
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I'm using the power up 25 which is 950kV... i'm planning on using a 11x7e prop... think that will be enough umph??? The plane weighs in at 3lbs 14oz with the battery... should i be using a 12x6e maybe???

BTW, using a 3 cell battery... Don't have any 4 cells yet
the APC 12x6 prop looks like the better option on 3 cells with 72 oz of thrust ver 11x7 @ 61 oz of thrust, but the 11x7 might give you a little more speed

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...5-Sport/Detail

ThePower Up25 Sportis well suited for many models weighing 3 to 5 lbs. We recommend using the following set up for sport planes up to about 4 lbs:
50A Emax ESC
APC 11x7E prop
11.1v 3300 35C or 11.1v 4500 20C Lipo battery
This will provide over 60 oz of thrust, and some very nice speed.
A 12x6E prop can be used with a 3 cell Lipo battery if you want higher performance (up to 72 oz of thrust).

To obtain maximum thrust and speed from the Power Up25 Sport, use an APC 10x5E prop and a 4 cell Lipo, such as the Power Up 14.8v 3200 25C.

MOUNTING OPTIONS: The Power Up25 Speed includes an X mount that makes it easy to mount in front of a firewall. A 5mm Prop Adapter is included for mounting props. If you need to mount the motor BEHIND a firewall, we suggest that you consider the 3548-09 motor, as it is similar in size, but the shaft extends from the base of the motor.

Propeller test data using a 3-cell Lipo battery:

APC 12 x 6E: 72 oz thrust at 40 amps, 460 watts.

APC 12 x 8E: 72 oz thrust at 45 amps, 510 watts. Avoid constant wide open throttle.

APC 11 x 5.5E:
61 oz thrust at 31 amps.

APC 11 x 7E: 61 oz thrust at 36 amps.

APC 10 x 7E: 51 oz thrust at 28 amps.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:21 AM
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Heya Jap,

Did you get your Moth in the air yet?

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Old 07-10-2011, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfewinde View Post
Heya Jap,

Did you get your Moth in the air yet?

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Hey Wolfe... nope not yet... i\the only time i get to fly is Saturday's if i drive out 20 miles to my local field and it's been either to wet or too windy to fly all these past Saturdays

But i will post video here when i get it up... it's currently taking up my entire kitchen table and so my wife is not happy so i put it up for sale on craigslist for $400 to keep the peace but i don't suspect it will sell so i'm sure i'll get to fly it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:54 AM
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Heya Jap,

A couple of thoughts on that.

If you really want to sell it I wouldn't fly it - just in case.

But have you considered putting the wife and/or the kitchen table on Craig's list and keeping the plane ?

LOL

I have not flown mine again since the maiden. Lots of wind and rain here lately, and like you, it is a bit of a hike to the club and the plane is a little too big to fly comfortably in the local park

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Old 07-11-2011, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfewinde View Post
Heya Jap,

A couple of thoughts on that.

If you really want to sell it I wouldn't fly it - just in case. Agreed, which is why i want to fly it ... it's only on craigslist so it "looks" like i'm trying to sell it

But have you considered putting the wife and/or the kitchen table on Craig's list and keeping the plane ? I thought about it... but i need to keep her around as i might need her later... The table that is!!! LOL

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I have not flown mine again since the maiden. Lots of wind and rain here lately, and like you, it is a bit of a hike to the club and the plane is a little too big to fly comfortably in the local park. Yeah, i was tempted to fly it at the baseball park... but i know the AMA wouldn't back me up if i decapitated one of those little league players...

Wolfe
I think next time i'll build one that i can fly "to" the airfield with.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jap71173 View Post
Hey Wolfe... nope not yet... i\the only time i get to fly is Saturday's if i drive out 20 miles to my local field and it's been either to wet or too windy to fly all these past Saturdays

But i will post video here when i get it up... it's currently taking up my entire kitchen table and so my wife is not happy so i put it up for sale on craigslist for $400 to keep the peace but i don't suspect it will sell so i'm sure i'll get to fly it.
Whats That, The Wife does not Like a Airplane as a Table Center Piece I Agree with Wolfewinde, put the Wife up for Sale on Craigs List LOL, or Trade her in for this Years New Model that likes Airplanes Yea, I am Bad, Sooooooooo Take care and have fun, Chellie
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Originally Posted by wolfewinde View Post
Heya Jap,

Did you get your Moth in the air yet?

Wolfe


Finally.... the maiden flight of my 50" De Havilland Tiger Moth... Realized in the 1st 20 seconds that it was way too tail heavy and spent the rest of the video just trying to get it down safely!!! Believe it or not, i was a massive 12oz under weight in the nose... this was from setting this bird up as an electric verses the gas engine it was designed for. Lesson learned, and she flies great now that the weight is corrected.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBcPuU8VAII[/media]
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:52 PM
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Congratulations!
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