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FT What Did You Do RC Today : Caution Offtopic At All Times

Vimana89

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Too windy to try my new quad or fly anything, so I suppose I'll finish building my mini scout and possibly start experimenting with some components of my Dash 8. I have decided on motors. I want to size down a bit to FT radial 1806. They have a choice of lock nut or bullet cap(which I prefer), they will allow my to keep the nacelles less bulky and lighter, and more scale. If I used those 2205 or 2806 sized motors and 2 inch firewalls, I'd either have really bulky too big for scale nacelles, or I'd have to scale the fuselage ,and as a consequence ,the entire plane up really big. The 5x4x6 props I plan to use have a list of motors they are recommended for and 1806 is on the list👍. I will use a 2200 50c 3s battery like I'd originally planned. I don't think it should end up too heavy.
 

Vimana89

Well-known member
Too windy to try my new quad or fly anything, so I suppose I'll finish building my mini scout and possibly start experimenting with some components of my Dash 8. I have decided on motors. I want to size down a bit to FT radial 1806. They have a choice of lock nut or bullet cap(which I prefer), they will allow my to keep the nacelles less bulky and lighter, and more scale. If I used those 2205 or 2806 sized motors and 2 inch firewalls, I'd either have really bulky too big for scale nacelles, or I'd have to scale the fuselage ,and as a consequence ,the entire plane up really big. The 5x4x6 props I plan to use have a list of motors they are recommended for and 1806 is on the list👍. I will use a 2200 50c 3s battery like I'd originally planned. I don't think it should end up too heavy.
Scratch that 1806 Idea. Probably going to rock the 2806 motors EDIT-never mind that. Did the math to scale the plane and it would be enormous. 1806 motors allow me to scale down to about a 750-770mm length and slightly shorter wingspan(going with q400 model). Which allows a fuselage and wing in one piece from a single sheet length. I'm not sure how heavy this 2200 mah battery will be for this build but I'll try it.
 
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Vimana89

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Seems like finally a good day to fly. I'm going to warm up a bit with my blue bugs 3 quad and then figure out my new Potensic D80. I got some fresh 650 tattu batteries to run in my home builds which still need more thorough testing with the six blade props
 

Vimana89

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Wind picking up a bit but not enough to stop me flying. This old wreck is still flying like a boss, even in a bit of wind and with all the battle scars. I think I like the Tattu 650 75c best. It runs about six minutes and weighs an ounce or so lighter than my 850s(7-8 min) and a half ounce lighter than my 550s(4-5 min). 5x4x6 runs ridiculously quiet compared to the howling, wailing 5.5x5x3 props, not noticing a marked increase or decrease in thrust. I think I'll stick with this battery and prop as my recommended for the design. This plane is just so much fun to fly and makes a great park flyer. Another great thing, you can toss it in the trunk or lay it across the back seat without disassembling anything.
 

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I got out and flew my mmArrow for the third time, but this go around the crash was really bad.:(

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I crashed in the grass but my battery is a little crumpled, it didn't get hot or anything. So should I get rid of it or is it safe to use?
 

Vimana89

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Today is windy again. Waiting for a better day to test my Potensic D80 quad. I've finished ordering all parts for my upcoming dash 8 build! If I get around to it today, I'll finally finish my mini Scout. I really only need to do linkages and electronics and attach the main wing and power pod. Other than that, I will have my hands full with the dash 8 build and rebuild of my RET deltas. After that phase of everything is complete, I have a really funky reverse delta wing idea I may try because it's a simple single engine prop in slot build, but my next really serious endeavor after the Dash will be in the area of micro EDF jets.
 

PsyBorg

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Hey! Is that the bass you wete putting together? Guess I need to go find the thread and catch up.

Sounds pretty good for a garage recording. I miss those days hehe.

But check you out with the groupies already. 😁😉