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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2015, 06:10:56 PM »

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2015, 10:21:38 PM »
Glad to see that all is getting figured out
so sorry that I havn't  been able to help out more than I have but with all that is going on right now between her going to physical therapy 2 times a week , trying to get the pool in , (post coming ) and me going to another surgeon for my hip tomorrow and over the past couple of weeks seeing doctors galore ...... Been a night mare
Hell I havn't been able to find even a nano second to do any work on the 300 , and lets be honest I been a little forgetful of some things
here lately .
I will try to help out as best I can in the mean time .....
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well any way the one ??? I have is are you planning to run a separate batt on the receiver ??
I would suggest that you do because it would take a load off the esc to do all the work and also install an arming switch for the motor
so that the motor doesn't  spin up without you wanting it to. This is a lot safer for large planes and also would give you more  power to the servos . The other advantage it has is that you don't need to hook up any lipos to set up or work on your model which in turn means less wear and tear on you batts

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I smell a vid coming.....
let me know
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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2015, 01:06:13 PM »
I have an RX batt in the Raptor 30 that I have not flown in 5+yr, I was considering using that.  I'll have to charge it and see how she holds...  I also have a separate BEC I could use.  Lots to do on this bird, just going to try to get her in the air, then start in with the upgrades next spring leading up to the full scale aerobatic competition where I'm going to fly during lunch and intermissions.  I hope to get RC up here for that.  I think he'd like it a lot (both full scale and RC).

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2015, 02:23:22 PM »
I will definitely be there God willing.

I might even bring Ann if she's good. You thing they might let me fly FPV with my hated multirotor?
If not I can bring my Bixler.

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2015, 04:23:31 AM »
The whole reason I'm building the giant stick is because of the distance from crowd I will be flying.  They won't be able to see your multi, but probably can see your Bix

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2015, 09:21:16 AM »
The whole reason I'm building the giant stick is because of the distance from crowd I will be flying.  They won't be able to see your multi, but probably can see your Bix

They will if he fly's over top of them...  :showing-ass: :b0201: :b0201:      JK...  :evil:

Seriously though, that thing is huge Wayne... 6.5'+ wingspan, WOW!!!!....  :b0703:    I will be able to see that from my house... lol

Looking forward to the build thread and videos...  :t2030:   Would love to meet y'all up there, but too far and too much time and money to get there...  :cry:

Good luck with the build and maiden Wayne...  :t2926:


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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2015, 07:32:56 AM »
Ok guys, I'm starting the build, working through upgrading the servo / control arm hardware.  The stuff that comes with it is crap and I won't trust it.

On to batteries.  I have two Turnigy Nanotech 3,000 25-50C 6S and one 3,300, all other specs the same.  Now my question to you all is, do I buy another 3,300 to match the one I have (running them parallel) or can I get away with a 3rd 3,000 and still run it parallel with my 3.3??  I'm over on capacity slightly, they suggest 6S 5,000, so with the two 3.0s I'm + 1,000, which just means longer flight time.  If I did two 3.3's for one flight, that would be 6,600 and quite a bit over on capacity.

The weight diff between the two types is only 42g, so if I can get away with running a 3.0 with a 3.3, I'll be that much closer in weight to my 3.0x2 setup.  The cost difference between the 3.0 and 3.3 is only like $4!  What ya'll thinks??

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2015, 01:23:03 PM »
I would get a matched pair
You don't want to take a chance of a mishap in any case , especially with lipo's

Just my thought's

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2015, 08:51:11 AM »
I did quite a bit of research on it and some people are running crazy different capacities.  They say to just use the lower capacity when calculating flight times.  I'm going to run a 3.0 with a 3.3 and just calculate for 6.0.

In other news, I went to the LHS yesterday and bought REAL control rod hardware, servo horns... 

I am also putting some plywood strips under where the servo screws are going so that there will be a full bite on them.  Taking NO chances with this thing!  Just wait till you see the ridiculous setup I'm doing for the control rods.




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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2015, 10:25:23 AM »
I always do the same thing with the servos
The 1/8 ply for the servo mounts isn't thick enough for me either
Great job

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Cant wait to see the pushrod setup your going with

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2015, 09:47:30 AM »
Ugh, end of the summer has gotten SO busy!  Have not had any time in at least 2 weeks to work on the giant stick, BUT...I DID get some stuff in for it yesterday!

It's always a good day when you get a box wrapped in HK tape on your doorstep!



And it's even BETTER when EVERYTHING in the box is Turnigy!!


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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2015, 01:15:12 PM »
What's in the plastic boxes above the battery?


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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2015, 01:39:24 PM »
Oh, those are the extra servos I plan to use (aile -2, Rudder -2, Elev -2).  Why not go a little overkill??  Speaking of overkill, I am nearly done wiring up TWO 20A circuits to my new workspace!  Stupid me has to go back to Menards and exchange the square D breakers for homeline...It's been a while since I've been in my box.  Oh yeah, using 10-3 to wire from the box directly to my outlets, what do YOU want to plug in and see if you can trip them?  Legitimate loads only of course...  I plan to solder, run my 400, 200, and 50W Turnigy chargers and quite a few other things at the same time.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__65294__Turnigy_8482_TGY_4409MD_DS_MG_Servo_9_45kg_0_11sec_44g_AR_Warehouse_.html

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2015, 07:16:36 PM »
looks like you've got a good start

those servos will work great for the plane and there is nothing wrong with a little over kill as long as the weight stays down
and it doesn't take away from efficiency.
keep us posted

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Re: Help, I want to build a large plank!
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2015, 05:57:07 AM »
Well, the power plant is a little on the high side and capacity at 6,000 mah should give it plenty of power to overcome the few extra oz of weight.  And since I'm not planning on being able to do any 3D with it, I think we'll be just fine.

 

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