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Conversation Between capn chaos and shepard62
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  1. capn chaos
    06-16-2010 01:23 AM
    Bill,
    With a couple of exceptions, not too many on WF understand the SSC combat program...I sure dont. The guys in Texas must have some answers or the guys that fly up at Laurel might be some help. I haven't messed with anything above 4s so I'm at a loss when looking at those numbers. Hope you get it figured out. Does look like fun...in a frenetic sort of way. Way to quick for my flying thats for sure.
    Keep me posted on your progress with that. At least your'e still flying.
    Bob
  2. shepard62
    06-15-2010 06:12 PM
    Hey Bob, Feel free to use the state colors just be sure to give credit for the original design :).
    Going crazy with the hi voltage stuff. The guys in Texas are using the same set up with the same batteries same motors same ESC's and no problems????
    Can you suggest a place for me to look for answers?
    Thanks, Bill
  3. capn chaos
    06-15-2010 02:11 AM
    Hey Bill
    Don't know how I missed the message yesterday, but I think it had to do with some obnoxious messages being spread across the forum. Sorry you are having a tough time with the ESC and have read all of the replies. Just dont know enough about those hi voltage numbers.
    Glad you are enjoying the MD plane...it really is pretty cool looking. I may have to mimic that on a big (97" ws) powered glider for better orientation...what a kewl idea.
    I have still been uber busy with my work. Am about 30% ahead of last years inspections. Not sure why, makes the winter look better but almost 0 chance to build, fly, crash, rebuild...lol
    Will have to get together sometime in the next three weeks or so after the fourth.
    Bob
  4. shepard62
    06-13-2010 03:13 PM
    Good Morning Bob,
    Still working way too hard to prepare for this combat event in 6 days, Street, MD. I am spending a fortune trying to get an electric motor to spin an 8X3 prop at 17,500 RPM. Two 220 mah 20C in series with different motors and I am still not there . I have burned up two 40amp ESC while still on the bench.( one reading was 1100 watts ! )
    The good news is that I have flown the "MD" plane and it is cool. So I will probably NOT get to 17,500RPM and just fly with what I got.
  5. capn chaos
    05-23-2010 03:35 PM
    Hey Bill,
    Yes would have been good to get together with Weathervane (Andrew) and you at the Combat session, but had my list of things to do and unfortunately that was not on it. AS for Apprentice, funny you should ask because yesterday was the first flight. Had taken it and my Ryan STA up to Ohio to visit the inlaws and flew the Ryan first with Father and law on the buddy box. Didn't end so well but damageds are fairly minor, need to build a new motor mount and repair the cowl...all doable.
    The Apprentice treated us much better and only needed a couple of clicks of left trim right out of the box.
    Good luck with your combat program...does look like fun (or insanity, sometimes hard to tell the difference)
    Bob
  6. shepard62
    05-23-2010 03:02 PM
    Hey CC , really sorry I missed you both last week. i have been flying my Ultra stick 25e a lot. Also i have started to look into flying combat . There are some contests near here and it looked like fun whenI saw it.
    Did you wife fly her Apprentice yet?
  7. capn chaos
    05-15-2010 02:18 AM
    Bill,
    Weathervane (Andrew) and I are getting together at the park where 100 meets 29. I think that is in your corner. Will be there tomorrow Am early before the wind picks builds. Stop by with whatever.
    CC
    443-336-2980
  8. capn chaos
    04-07-2010 06:50 PM
    Wow, sorry to hear of that less than pleasant ending. Well, the learning curve is likely starting to flatten out. Glad you are getting back up on "the wire". Its like most everything else in life...just about the time you want to "pack it in" your'e given a fantastic day in the air where everything goes just right...
    suckered back in again, Yup!!
    The foamie sounds like a good program in the interim and glad the LHS guy will buddy box with you.
    Your Horizon story sounds like mine...sent one DX6 back for repair and in order to keep flying, a few days later, made a trip to LHS and bought another. The day after buying the new one the old one came back good as new....Bingo 20 model memory

    Bob
  9. shepard62
    04-07-2010 06:34 PM
    Hello, Well the pulse had it's one and only flight :( Take off went well and a few laps around the park , then tried to land twice and it floated ALOT. Got too close to the trees and spazed out. BOOM! A real heart breaker.

    I am building a DW foamie 48" Yak , (almost done) ,so if I crash I can use glue and tape to go back out and fly.

    I was waiting for my DX5e from the factory and bought a DX6i . Of course the DX5e shows up the same day!

    Anyway thanks for checking.
    I want another PulseXT 25e and a guy at the LHS will buddy box -- but that is in the future.
  10. capn chaos
    04-07-2010 03:04 AM
    Hi Bill,
    Hows things. Did you get your Pulse ready and the trim "taped" back on the Apprentice after your mach 1.5 adventure...lol....
    Was up in WV for Easter at a retreat (in laws idea) and took my Ryan and ultra Micro P51. There was a really great field, about 1 1/2 foot ball fields square that offered a really good fly zone with good low cut grass for landing. Had a blast.
    STill working on a couple of projects and had a minor incident with one of the Tiger Moths. Back to the repair bench.
    Bob

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