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06-13-2018, 03:41 PM
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Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

You should show some photos

You should show some photos
Forum: Multi-Rotors
02-26-2018, 02:32 AM
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Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Question Futaba to Taranis

I have a quad that I have been flying for a couple of years using my Futaba 9C TX with a FrSky 2.4 MHz module upgrade. The Quad has a FrSky D8R-II Plus receiver and Naza flight controller with GPS....
Forum: Power Systems
05-22-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

DERECK, very well said;). Based on your...

DERECK, very well said;). Based on your explanation, I fully understand the potential issues with my setup. I will change the wiring as recommended.
Thanks,
Vic
Forum: Power Systems
05-22-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Mustangman and Dereck Thanks for the reply. I...

Mustangman and Dereck
Thanks for the reply. I assumed that the negative terminal on the receiver was common to the ESC! The BEC power is supplied from the POS and NEG leads in the 3-wire connection...
Forum: Power Systems
05-20-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Landing Lights Power Supply

I have an electric powered model with a Talon 90 ESC with an internal 9-Amp BEC. I disconnected the BEC (RED wire in the 3-wire lead from the ESC) and have a separate flight battery to power up the...
10-27-2015, 09:01 PM
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Views: 144,701
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Texan II

Rick, any details on the Texan II? Is that the Pheonix Models version? Did you use the mechanical retracts? Any problems?
08-04-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,325
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Power System

Wow! 500 hours is a lot of flight time in this plane. Thanks for the info. Most folks have used E-flight Power 46 motors for high power installations on this model. I have decided to go with...
06-20-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,325
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Watt Meter

I have an "E-Meter" that I will use for the static testing. However, I will take static readings with the e-Logger for comparison. Got to finish my TopNotch Aerocommander, then I will start work on...
06-20-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,325
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Power Usage

I have purchased (used) a Eagle Tree Data Logger to record in-flight power usage. This is becoming an expensive project - but VERY INTERESTING.
06-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,325
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Question Twin in-line stuff

I have gotten a lot of information here and on other forums about these twin in-line power plants. It seems that there is a definite lost of efficiency in the rear motor due to turbulence. The...
06-19-2014, 01:12 AM
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Views: 9,325
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

I think that is a bit extreme. The plane is...

I think that is a bit extreme. The plane is already at 30 oz/sq ft wing loading and does not need the extra weight of oversized motors. Most modelers are not have any issues with same size motors...
06-18-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Thanks for the info. Which 53 inch model do you...

Thanks for the info. Which 53 inch model do you have?
06-17-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,325
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Twin inline motor configuration

I thought the same thing. However, all of the information I have seen showed the same motor and prop for front and rear.:confused:
06-17-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,325
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Cessna Skymaster 337

I am building a Cessna Skymaster 337 model made by Seagull. This plane has two in-line motors, one forward (tractor) and one rear (pusher). It has the following specs:

Wing Span: 76.8 in
...
12-29-2013, 01:45 AM
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Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Sportsman Aviation Waco 60

I purchased an old Sportsman Aviation (Global) Waco 60 ARF and converted it to electric. I am powering it with an OS 5025 Motor and 6S 5200 Lipo. The model is finishing out at 8.6 lbs and should...
12-21-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

RivetNut

Here is how I solved the loose nut problem on the cabanes. They are called "Rivet Nuts". They install just like rivets but have threads on the inside of the rivet. Worked great!
12-21-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Rivet Nuts

Anyone tried using rivet nuts or jack nuts for this type of application?
12-20-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Here are some photos that show how the cabanes...

Here are some photos that show how the cabanes are attached.
Vic
12-20-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Cabane Attachment

I have a WACO 60 the has a 58 inch wing span that will not fit into my car assembled. The cabanes for the wings are attached with small screws and nuts. Assembly at the field will certainly result...
Forum: Power Systems
11-30-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

That is not a reason to avoid use of an ESC...

That is not a reason to avoid use of an ESC On/Off Switch. that IS a reason to use a "startup/shutdown checklist". We all get distractions during preparations for flight and shutdown after a...
Forum: Power Systems
11-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Well, the kill switch has generated some...

Well, the kill switch has generated some "creative juices" flowing and will need some more thought. As I stated, the Dualsky ESC that I have, was designed with the switch to internally kill power to...
Forum: Power Systems
11-16-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Nigel, I agree with you. The technician expressed...

Nigel, I agree with you. The technician expressed the company opinion on kill switches based on a "false premise". He said it would be like having a loaded gun with the safety off - cute but not...
Forum: Power Systems
11-15-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Thanks to all who have replied. I spoke with a...

Thanks to all who have replied. I spoke with a technician at Castle Creations and they DO NOT install kill switches on any of their ESCs. They found that they are a safety hazard (false since of...
Forum: Power Systems
11-15-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

OK, thanks.

OK, thanks.
Forum: Power Systems
11-15-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

By "radio line" you mean the white signal line,...

By "radio line" you mean the white signal line, right?
Forum: Power Systems
11-15-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

You are right. The switch kills the BEC power,...

You are right. The switch kills the BEC power, but that is what I want to do. I also use the Arming Switch you mentioned on other planes. But for this application, it will be awkward to install...
Forum: Power Systems
11-15-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

ESC Power ON-Off Switch

I have an ESC from Dualsky with a kill switch. Some folks don't like them but it works fine for me. I purchased another Castle Creations ESC (Talon 90) that does not have a kill switch. I want...
10-19-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

power pod

Thanks for the reply. That is the baic idea I am looking at but n a larger scale.

I have started a build thread onn my web site forum:
see ELECTRIC POWERED PLANES - WACO 60

VIC
10-17-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Power System Module

I ran across a unique model a while back that had a slide out tray with the motor, esc and battery ALL-IN-ONE. It was an open cockpit plane that you pushed down on the pilots head to lock/unlock the...
08-30-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic

Prop vs RPM

My question is about the prop chart that came with my G-Force G46 motor (see attached file). This chart shows that the RPMs increase as prop sizes increase! That seems backwards to me. Can anyone...
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