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Old 07-22-2014, 03:53 PM
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No, let me clarify. I'm not a fan of tinkering at the field on flying day. I'm a shut up and fly guy. I have heli and turbine experience so tinkering in the shop is a must.

I just hate to waste limited flying time on playing in the Pits. It gets really hot really fast in South Texas. By 9am it starts getting real uncomfortable in July. And did I mention I hate acid burning sweat into eyes?? LMAO

Thanks guys! Your awesome
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:41 PM
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Pay no attention to the way the starter battery is mounted. It was just temp.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:41 PM
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I noticed no loctite on my new dle-55, what are you guys using on he new prop nut? Red or blue???
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:49 PM
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Yay!!! All installed and test bumped! Smooth as a kitten!


Where are you guys mounting control starters on fw 190?

Also, this is the tightest I could get everything in, I didn't want to bang too hard on the one way and shaft bearings. Feedback ok.....

I could put spacers on the two motor brackets/extensions to get the motor gear more up, but wasn't sure if that would do anything to hinder it.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:53 PM
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All balanced out, ready to go!!!

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Old 09-02-2014, 08:13 PM
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I just recently installed my electric starter to my DLE 55. It was very easy to install and pretty straight forward. I went ahead and bought the switch from Mile High RC. I started out using a 2200maH 3S Lipo battery to run the starter. I have it on my trainer switch of my Futaba 8J. When we got to the field and were ready to fire it, I flipped the switch and nothing happened. It would click but that's all. I tried several times with the switch and about every 5th or 6th time it would engage the starter. I used the same battery as some other people on the internet. After doing some research and emailing Mile High they said it was either a bad switch or the battery was too good. So I found a 1050maH 3S Lipo and now it works almost every time I hit the switch. There have only been a couple of times it needed a second hit to engage the starter. I recently brought this airplane to an event we had at our club and I could not believe the response it got. It is by far the best thing ive bought!


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Old 03-18-2015, 11:15 PM
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I too have the same problem with my starter. I have the rcexl starter.
Have emailed rcexl and no response.
So your saying to use a smaller 3s lipo battery like a 1100 mah.
And it should work
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:15 PM
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What are you using for a starter switch?
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:21 PM
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I am curious to know more about the P-40 the weight....
and has it flown.. if so does it have enough power?
would you want more power?
thanks.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:27 PM
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Has anybody put a brushless motor and esc on there system,I had a winding brake on my motor and before changing it I might go that route if possible, if so what setup did you use.
Thanks
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:28 PM
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The P-40 hasn't flown yet. This was at the end of last year and I ran outta time. It weighs around 24 pounds. I am not one that needs a ton of speed on a warbird. I like the scale look more than speed. I will post when I have flown it on how the dle 55 works. I have watched multiple youtube videos of the P-40 on a DLE 55 and it looks like it should be enough. The starter I did find that a lesser maH 3S was better. I cant explain why but it worked better. As far as my switch I have a Futaba 8J and assigned it to the trainer switch. It automatically springs back to the off position when I let it go so the starter will stop when I let it go.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:16 AM
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Was it perhaps the C rating of the battery? Was the rating much higher on the 2200?
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:38 AM
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Was it perhaps the C rating of the battery? Was the rating much higher on the 2200?
The first battery I used was a Genes Ace 2200 Mah 25C...then I switched to a Rhino 1050 maH 30C and it worked a lot better
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I found mine worked very nicely on a 2200mah 35C battery.
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