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Old 02-03-2012, 12:43 AM   #541
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I fly the blue and white version. Looks great up close. But it doesn't jump out visually at a distance. I have been thinking of adding graphics to mine. Maybe something with reflective print.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:01 AM   #542
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1. No PE needed, but an AR9100 or similar would be recommended. The issue becomes when you try to plug a single battery with a simple servo plug into the receiver. Unfortunately, a single plug won't handle the 5-7 amps that you "could" draw with 5 high torque servos. Personally, I like the 9100 and its dual inputs that can be Deans or whatever you prefer. A secondary option is a Wolverine switch with dual servo connector inputs into the receiver.

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I agree that one input is not enough and I just ordered a SHP and I am wondering about a battery that has two outputs for your receiver like this one below. Is this an ok option?

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:12 AM   #543
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I agree that one input is not enough and I just ordered a SHP and I am wondering about a battery that has two outputs for your receiver like this one below. Is this an ok option?


Looks like a nice Pack. You can add a single smartfly switch with dual inputs to turn it off when not flying.
I would use two if were me, but one may be enough. I always use two receiver packs on my gas planes.
Weight is not enough to even notice.
I use two Thunder Power 1900mah receiver packs plugged into a Smart Fly Power System Sport Plus. One 1900mah receiver pack on the ignition. Used to use two Fromeco 2 cell Li-ion 2600mah packs before switching to Lipo's.


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Old 02-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #544
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I went with the following setup on my SHP, I wanted to keep it relatively simple:

- Two 2s 1550mAh LiPos -> Fromeco Wolverine switch (2 Deans in, 3 JR out) -> all 3 plugged direct to Futaba R6014HS receiver
- 4.8V NiMh pack for ignition with a Smartfly optical ignition cutoff

I debated between LiPo and LiFe, but went with LiPo since my radio gear can handle 2s, it just meant I had to spend an extra $30 to get a HV throttle servo (which I would've spent anyway on the LiFe packs themselves). I was also tempted to use 3s packs and put BECs to regulate to 7.4 or 8.4V, however that would require two expensive BECs (or a battery sharing switch that can take 3s).

Where do folks buy their NiMh packs nowadays? I'm having a hard time finding a 1000-1500mAh 4.8V NiMh pack, everywhere seems to only have the 2000+mAh sizes which are really heavy or 6V packs.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:41 AM   #545
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I went with the following setup on my SHP, I wanted to keep it relatively simple:

- Two 2s 1550mAh LiPos -> Fromeco Wolverine switch (2 Deans in, 3 JR out) -> all 3 plugged direct to Futaba R6014HS receiver
- 4.8V NiMh pack for ignition with a Smartfly optical ignition cutoff

I debated between LiPo and LiFe, but went with LiPo since my radio gear can handle 2s, it just meant I had to spend an extra $30 to get a HV throttle servo (which I would've spent anyway on the LiFe packs themselves). I was also tempted to use 3s packs and put BECs to regulate to 7.4 or 8.4V, however that would require two expensive BECs (or a battery sharing switch that can take 3s).

Where do folks buy their NiMh packs nowadays? I'm having a hard time finding a 1000-1500mAh 4.8V NiMh pack, everywhere seems to only have the 2000+mAh sizes which are really heavy or 6V packs.
+1 On that setup
Try here for the smaller Nicad packs.... and NiMh as well
http://www.batteriesamerica.com/newpage8.htm

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:45 AM   #546
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For the rudder is a 278 in/oz servo enough? I am planning on the Savox SC-1256TG for elevator and ailerons but on sure if that is okay for the rudder.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #547
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For the rudder is a 278 in/oz servo enough? I am planning on the Savox SC-1256TG for elevator and ailerons but on sure if that is okay for the rudder.
That will be fine.

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #548
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What size fuel tank comes with this kit - mine is still backordered?
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #549
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Anyone know if there is sufficient ground clearance on the 87" SHP for a 24" prop?
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #550
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I think it comes with a 20oz tank. I'm going with the 16oz 4titude tank on mine, hopefully I get decent flight times. There should be plenty of clearance for a 24" prop, that is what's recommended for the 60.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #551
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I need to get my servo arms ordered and I have a question for the rudder arm. Is it better to use the straight arm or the offset? I have always used the straight up to my 71" Slick with no problem but to be honest I don't know what benefit either has. I refer to the offset as the bottom two.

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Do the offset one. Works good on mine.


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Old 03-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #553
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I started working on my plywood spacers mount for my DA-60. I used Scotts suggested 6-3/4" distance in the manual (6-spacers) but it looks like there are still parts of the carb that will stick out past the mount requiring a cutout into the plane motor box. Is this what others found on mounting their DA-60 to the SHP? Any pictures of the cutout you made? I was just thinking of using a hole saw to cut/drill through.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:49 AM   #554
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Here's a few pics my buddy took of my bme 58 equipped 3dhs extra. I really love this plane! And it flies as good as it looks!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #555
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What is the quality of the supplied fuel tank for long term? I like the way it mounts but I am undecided if I should use the Fiji water bottle which seems so popular. Not a lot of weight savings in this 50cc size so it's about durability for me.
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