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12-20-2008, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Sam_K

With dual aileron servos, each aileron has a...

With dual aileron servos, each aileron has a servo of it's own, instead of both ailerons being driven by just one servo. This has a couple of advantages, the major one being that you can also use...
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Posted By Sam_K

I don't know for certain, but I would assume that...

I don't know for certain, but I would assume that there are patents for the DSM/DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)and FASST (Futaba) systems that would prevent competitors from making and selling compatible...
12-11-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

Hi Vic, Thanks for posting your photos! I...

Hi Vic,

Thanks for posting your photos! I appreciate it. :D

On the Speedy Bee, do the mounting screws go right through those pipes and then through the firewall with nuts on the other side, or...
12-11-2008, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Sam_K

I reckon you need a lead sled banger! :D We...

I reckon you need a lead sled banger! :D

We don't have a cold winter here in Sydney, Australia, but we do have a bit of a windy season at the end of the year. Also, at my local club our flying...
12-10-2008, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Sam_K

They are both good ideas, thank you! :) I'm...

They are both good ideas, thank you! :)

I'm leaning towards the ply box idea because I won't have to drill any holes in the firewall too attach it. (do I?) Which neatly circumvents the problem of...
12-10-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Sam_K

Last night I was buggered after a long day at...

Last night I was buggered after a long day at work and didn't get much done. Tonight was not much better. However I did have a closer look at my new motor, mount and ESC (pic 1) and checked the fit...
12-09-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

My motor and ESC arrived yesterday! Hoping to get...

My motor and ESC arrived yesterday! Hoping to get some more work done tonight.
12-07-2008, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Sam_K

Give a man a foamy ARF and his passion is fed for...

Give a man a foamy ARF and his passion is fed for a day, teach a man to scratch build and his passion is fed for a lifetime.
12-06-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,638
Posted By Sam_K

I've never done it, but as far as I know the hard...

I've never done it, but as far as I know the hard part is that the positive and negative tabs that come out of each LiPo cell are made of aluminium and soldering aluminium would be considered an...
12-03-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

Here is a list of jobs left to be done in no...

Here is a list of jobs left to be done in no particular order.



Bolt on wing mod
Ensure stab and fin are aligned
Mount the motor, spinner and prop
Mount the ESC
Mount the receiver and...
12-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Sam_K

I had another good hard stare at the firewall and...

I had another good hard stare at the firewall and cowling area tonight, I also removed the glow motor mount while I was at it. I am thinking now that I may still be able to get away with drilling the...
12-03-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Sam_K

I'm actually excited about my...

I'm actually excited about my entire-nose-as-the-battery-hatch idea, I have devised a solution for easy bolting on and off and I've already bought some of the hardware I need to do the job.

If I...
12-02-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

I think I have a solution but it's pretty...

I think I have a solution but it's pretty radical, I like it though because it solves 3 problems at once.

I am thinking I might saw the nose off just behind the firewall.

Not only does this...
12-02-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

I can see a major problem looming.... How am...

I can see a major problem looming....

How am I going to drill the new holes in the firewall to mount the electric motor when I can't get a drill anywhere near to either side of it? ????

I can...
12-02-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

I'm not sure which other "Phoenix" R/C company...

I'm not sure which other "Phoenix" R/C company you are referring to. It is definitely the same Phoenix Model that make the other newer Accipiter that I linked in the OP. If you have a close look you...
12-02-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

Progress and pictures! Our two favourite things...

Progress and pictures! Our two favourite things in a build thread! :D

I need to go back a little in time first as there are a few photos I took last weekend that I had not posted yet.

Pic 1:...
12-02-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

I did see the SK series, and I was tempted by the...

I did see the SK series, and I was tempted by the increased efficency, but in the end, it was a heavier motor (SK 42-50 is 230g, 42-50B is 190g, 35-48C is 163g) and double the price. So the cheap...
12-02-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

Looking forwards to the next few steps of the...

Looking forwards to the next few steps of the build, once I have that aileron servo plate sorted out I will need to attach the tail. The plane is designed for a permanantly glued on stab and fin, but...
12-02-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

I have ordered the Turnigy 42-50-B...

I have ordered the Turnigy 42-50-B (http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4911) with the Turnigy Plush 60A...
12-01-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

Ugh... I'm just going to have to pull the trigger...

Ugh... I'm just going to have to pull the trigger on this motor purchase or I'm in serious danger of over researching it. :blah: Just spent all night doing spreadsheets on all of my short listed...
12-01-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

OK I've spent some time looking at that Turnigy...

OK I've spent some time looking at that Turnigy motor and doing some calculations. I've come to the conclusion that the best motor for me would be the "C" version of that same motor.

Sorry Chellie...
11-30-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

A quick update before work.... I glued the...

A quick update before work....

I glued the wing together over the weeked. As mentioned I want to install dual aileron servos so I have to make up a new mounting plate. I spent Saturday afternoon...
11-28-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

The cells are rated at "20C Constant / 25-30C...

The cells are rated at "20C Constant / 25-30C Burst" and they are brand new. I bought 4 of them just last week to use in my Mini Ultra Stick and also to hopefully use in my new beast. I have not put...
11-28-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

I just did some research into the original glow...

I just did some research into the original glow engine power system to give me a better idea of the manufacturers intended flying weight.

The recommended engine in the manual is the OS Max 46FX...
11-28-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

I think I've hit on a combo that could be the...

I think I've hit on a combo that could be the ticket

One thing I hadn't mentioned yet is that I have a bunch of Zippy 3S 2200mAh 20C LiPo packs that I am hoping to use to power this plane. Either...
11-28-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

Thanks for the analysis Ron, I appreciate it! :) ...

Thanks for the analysis Ron, I appreciate it! :)

With the weight of the unassembled kit parts being 3.53lb, a ready to fly weight of 4lb will be impossible.

Shooting for 600W, and choosing the...
11-27-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

I'd love to hear some opinions on the following...

I'd love to hear some opinions on the following topics:

What would be a sensible flying weight for this model?

How many watts should I go for to get unlimited aerobatic power?
11-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

Oops, silly me, :red: on closer inspection I see...

Oops, silly me, :red: on closer inspection I see that the 4th servo is actually the throttle servo, and the nose wheel steering is already designed to hook up to the rudder servo.
11-27-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,530
Posted By Sam_K

Here is the build thread...

Here is the build thread (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=512198#post512198)
11-27-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,242
Posted By Sam_K

Phoenix Accipiter Build Thread

Hi Everyone,

After a stupid amount of research and agonising I finally bought a Phoenix Accipiter today. "A what?" I hear you say. There is very little info on this model around on the Internet...
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