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Old 10-22-2008, 04:00 AM
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My 10 year old rebuilds crashed planes. And when he got ready for his 1st solo flight he insisted on takin up a rebuilt Stryker. LOL And got it up and down successfully. Now I don't even stand near him when he flys and Chellie said last Sun. as we watched him fly that he was becoming a really good R/C pilot.
That Little 10 year kid is Doing a Awesome job of Flying and repairing planes, you cant stop him he just needs to remember to call out the Radio frequency before flying, he gets to excited and turns on his radio, good thing is that no one uses that frequency at the field,but I make sure to teach him to do that, to prevent a mishap, what works great is to put a large rubber band on his wrist to remind him, I have seen adults doing the same thing too, but James is starting to remember to Call out his frequency now, just Got to teach them right, and he is doing a Great Job of that Now, For a 10 year old, he is Amazing Take care, Chellie
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:13 PM
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Steve,

If you don't want to go BL cause of the cost. You can also do the A-10 as a twin pusher with 2 cheep brushed motors. I did one a while back before I did the BL version with the outrunner in it's butt. The twin brushed worked very well. Check out the thread I started on RCG.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...10+Warthog+CTD

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Old 10-23-2008, 02:35 AM
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CTD::: Thats a great hop-up and I may go that way if the "want'a look like a jet" stuff wears off, thanks my bub, steve
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
That Little 10 year kid is Doing a Awesome job of Flying and repairing planes, you cant stop him he just needs to remember to call out the Radio frequency before flying, he gets to excited and turns on his radio, good thing is that no one uses that frequency at the field,but I make sure to teach him to do that, to prevent a mishap, what works great is to put a large rubber band on his wrist to remind him, I have seen adults doing the same thing too, but James is starting to remember to Call out his frequency now, just Got to teach them right, and he is doing a Great Job of that Now, For a 10 year old, he is Amazing Take care, Chellie

ChellieBub::They seem to pick-it up Fast for sure, I gotta try that rubber-band trick!! thanks Chellie, your bub, steve
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:24 AM
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Make sure you remember where to put the rubber band Steve.
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:19 AM
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I learned to fly and build by pulling foamies out of the trash at a local field. I don't really have the time to rebuild anymore (don't crash um very often thank God) Anyways I have a few planes in not too terrible shape if he wants to take a crack at um. One is a really heavy E-flight Sea Fury (first attempt at glassing) If he wants it. I'll send it out to ya. Just split the shipping. Few bucks a piece and I'd love to see pics if he gets it up and flying. If not Mech Retracts and solid wing may be a good scratch build project. Let me know.
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:23 PM
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A10 will be here MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I just got the rest the flight-pack in and the work-bench some what cleared( draft'in table over the coffee table HaHaa!), Pix-o-many to come,!!! t_low37: alpea's boy is gonna like you alot!!I love see'in my bub's help'in each other out, P,M him as he may miss your post here, your bub, steve
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:02 PM
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Thumbs up A-10 that launches straight up.

3rd GWS A-10. I did a no dead weight job. I put a GWS 2215 in the bodycavity in front of the wing. Ran a Aluminum tube up to a ball bearing in the brass tube of the nose cannon. Loves to spin any diameter 6" pitched prop on 3 B & D 1100's.
Will paint the GWS prop hub black so it looks like the cannon.
It wants to pull the plane out of my hand vertically.

A real MOO HA HA for the 3D crowd.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:56 PM
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Thumbs up most different Mod I ever saw!

Cyclops::holy prop-wash my one eyed Bub!!!!Your more than "out-of-the-box" I don't think you've ever been put in one!!That's got to be the most different Mod I ever saw! Great job ! bub, steve
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:11 AM
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I have to second that Steve. Wow, I cant wait for a flight report.

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Old 11-06-2008, 01:19 AM
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IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!BUB STEVE:o
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:20 AM
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Well? Come on? Why isn't it done yet!
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by vax6335 View Post
Well? Come on? Why isn't it done yet!
VaX Bub::Should be soon,, I got the EDF-55's which are much stronger motors than the EDF-50Bs' an A's that they still sell um with, Jason at GWS props.com set her up for me and suggested the 55's for boogie'in better!! bub, steve
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:08 AM
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Thumbs up Doc Kiwi made a house call.

The Hog gets a REAL prop. APC 8 x 8E. It should do some serious hand launches and grass high runs.

Hogs fly some of the tightest lines in the military.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:02 PM
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Jason over at GWS props.com Sent a GWS ISC-300Li ESC rated at 8/15 amp's, is this to small for the 55 EDF's? I got a 20 amp brushed Li/Ni ESC,in anouther plane I could snatch-out,HELP! as it's wait'in to go in NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks for any help as I'm off work today and wish to get this puppy in the air, ya'll's Bub, Steve
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:08 PM
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This suck's! I did'nt get to fly the wart hog today as no one saw this post much less tryed to help, Oh well, I'm sick off bang'in the keyboard help'in others, Looks like I'm on my own, Hell with it I guess!! By, steve

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Jason over at GWS props.com Sent a GWS ISC-300Li ESC rated at 8/15 amp's, is this to small for the 55 EDF's? I got a 20 amp brushed Li/Ni ESC,in anouther plane I could snatch-out,HELP! as it's wait'in to go in NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks for any help as I'm off work today and wish to get this puppy in the air, ya'll's Bub, Steve
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:19 PM
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Ouch on the post! Some of use work jobs during the weekday until 4:30-5pm and are just getting home and have no access to website during the day. What size lipo are you running and which EDF55 motors are you running?

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Old 11-14-2008, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
Ouch on the post! Some of use work jobs during the weekday until 4:30-5pm and are just getting home and have no access to website during the day. What size lipo are you running and which EDF55 motors are you running?

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Don::I'm just Bummed out cause theres not more Bum's like myself out-there!
But I heard unemployment up! Had the day off after a mess-o-14 hours days in a row(roof thatching), glad to have the work too, The 55's motors were in there nacelles when I got her but to look at um I'd say 300's( I think the fans all that diff.) from the cg now I'd say two 1000mAh 20-c three-cell's in parallel , one in the cockpit and one in the Batt, tray, I've done a few Twins with outie's but not brushed, and 8 to 15Amp ESC's sounded small to me but I've never used less than a 20ESC on anything for many years and this is the one they call for with the 50EDF, I've looked everywhere on the web and can't find swat about my Query , thanks your bub, steve
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:43 PM
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From the GWS website, the 300H brushed motors in the EDF55 pulls 7.1 amps at 10.8volts with the following warning: "High voltage boosts power , but fatally damages the motor (Don't use)"

I would think you want a 20 amp ESC to be safe if using a 3S. I used a Pixie 20 in my GWS B-2 with the same fans and motors. But just as the warning says, I had maybe 4-5 flights before the motors burned out.

Not sure why you were sent an 8 amp ESC. Maybe he forgot that the amp draw was per motor and forgot to multiply by two? Or thought you were running 2S lipo?

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Old 11-15-2008, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
From the GWS website, the 300H brushed motors in the EDF55 pulls 7.1 amps at 10.8volts with the following warning: "High voltage boosts power , but fatally damages the motor (Don't use)"

I would think you want a 20 amp ESC to be safe if using a 3S. I used a Pixie 20 in my GWS B-2 with the same fans and motors. But just as the warning says, I had maybe 4-5 flights before the motors burned out.

Not sure why you were sent an 8 amp ESC. Maybe he forgot that the amp draw was per motor and forgot to multiply by two? Or thought you were running 2S lipo?

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Thanks Don::What brushed motors would you use? I got some 350's and some 400's lay'in around, Would the mount'in holes line up??? or Should I go with 16-cell 9.6 nicad, (two 8-cell in parallel) would they handle that? thanks bub, steve
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:23 AM
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Keep the Spit light Steve. no more than 1500ma 3s li-po
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by son of alpea42 View Post
Keep the Spit light Steve. no more than 1500ma 3s li-po
I'm runn'in a 1000ma as my 1600's won't fit with hogg'in the crap out of her She the lightist plane that size I got right now as I put lighter push rod's and only a breath of epoxy, I'd guess 18 OZ maybe with a 36OZ thrust'in 2409-12 swing'in a 8/5 3 blade with a 30ampESC, I did some taxi test'in and OMG this thing gonna be a rocket!!! your bub, steve Dang it my camra was stuck on macro!! bub, steve
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:10 PM
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Good weight Steve.I just weighed mine. I can not get my GWS planes off of 17 oz. A-10 & the Spitfire both weigh that. The Hog has 4 VPX's & the Spit has 3.

The VPX's weigh 1.5 oz each. But they are so damm safe & repeatable on power I just accept the weight.

I put them in a drill last Feb. 08. Had full charge until 2 weeks ago for a attic job. Put it on the Cell Pro 4 & about 5 minutes later, full charge.

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So how's the A-10 holding up Steve?

I had bought a slope version A-10 awhile back. Went to the LHS to see if they had an EDF-55 motor and fan set today, and they did. But it was wrapped in another A-10! I decided to get it, so now I have a spare.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:14 AM
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Alright! bubsteve
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