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Old 08-22-2014, 08:52 PM   #2086
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What type of lipo battery , most will slowly loose charge but in the case of Life A123 they will hold a charge for a long period of time .
If you go to Hangtimes.com Steve explains the pros and cons of each type of battery used in our hobby ,well worth reading.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:23 PM   #2087
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I'm using two 2 2s 3600mah. Pulse. On this receiver. That's why I wanted to know of if I leave them plugged in even and the external receiver power switch on the off position will the lipos start to consume mah. Thanks
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:24 PM   #2088
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Hey QB. THANKS I'll check that out
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:54 PM   #2089
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For the guy asking about keeping the satellite antennas straight, I use small diameter clear shrink tube that fits over the small plastic piece on the side that the wire comes out of. Lightly heat with a heat gun or lighter until it shrinks around the wire. I leave a little of the wire exposed on the end. Works perfectly and keeps the satellite antenna wires straight!
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:08 PM   #2090
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Here's a little post-flight tip: check the throttle servo mount. I've had mine come loose. So I epoxied triangle stock underneath to keep the vibration from breaking the CA.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:16 PM   #2091
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Thanks wrecking I do ha e those I'll give it a try
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:50 PM   #2092
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Cool Blinkguy, I fly spektrum and have personally talked to Steve at Horizon Hobby. The shrink tube is what he does also, and it does not interfere with the signal. Said its important to keep them satellite antennas as straight and properly placed as possible.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:18 PM   #2093
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Thanks Jack for the tip , i had too CA the servo screws to prevent them from vibrating loose. Another pre /post flight check
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:07 PM   #2094
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Copy that wreck!!
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:31 PM   #2095
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I received my new gear from TNT. I initially painted them to match the stock gear but decided to polish the aluminum. What do you all think? I think it looks clean.

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Old 08-29-2014, 12:54 AM   #2096
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I received my new gear from TNT. I initially painted them to match the stock gear but decided to polish the aluminum. What do you all think? I think it looks clean.

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The gear look nice. Didn't see them on the TNT site already made for this plane.
Were yours custom made?
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:13 AM   #2097
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I guess so. I called and they said they have them. Took about a week to get them to me. They're a bit wider & taller but the base is the same.
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Thanks for the info.
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