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Old 06-11-2017, 08:17 PM
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First giant scale build

Just wanted to post some pics of my first giant scale. Been working on it for a couple weeks now. Somewhat a budget build but not going cheap either.

Special thanks to Jack Estes for all the help!

Top Dawg Slick 540 106"
Mintor 110cc (soon to be Da120)
Savox 1270tg
Dual frsky x8r
Xps x10+
Fromeco wolverine dual switch
Tech Aero Ibec
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:58 PM
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If you used the X24 instead of the X10+ you could get rid of the IBEC, Fromeco switch, and any matching devices you need for the elevator, rudder, and wings. It still amazes me how many people use X10+ boards in applications like these. Yes, it works well.. but I definitely didn't have this setup in mind when I designed it!
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:11 PM
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Does the x24 have a built in optical kill? That was my motivation behind the ibec. And as far as matching, everything will be on its own channel so that can be done in the radio.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:15 PM
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Got a little more done today.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:37 PM
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Does the x24 have a built in optical kill? That was my motivation behind the ibec. And as far as matching, everything will be on its own channel so that can be done in the radio.
No optical kill is required. You can plug an ignition box (or two) directly into the X24 and control the power to it.

If you have more than 1 servo per surface (like your rudder rack) you would need a multi-point mix curve in order to match not only the neutral, start, and end points, but also the transition. The X24 creates up to 1536 individual points (every 1us) electronically by monitoring the current between steps.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:21 PM
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No optical kill is required. You can plug an ignition box (or two) directly into the X24 and control the power to it.

If you have more than 1 servo per surface (like your rudder rack) you would need a multi-point mix curve in order to match not only the neutral, start, and end points, but also the transition. The X24 creates up to 1536 individual points (every 1us) electronically by monitoring the current between steps.
Awesome. I can do multi point curves in the Taranis no problem, but sounds like the x24 would really simplify the process.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:24 PM
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Just wanted to post some pics of my first giant scale. Been working on it for a couple weeks now. Somewhat a budget build but not going cheap either.

Special thanks to Jack Estes for all the help!

Top Dawg Slick 540 106"
Mintor 110cc (soon to be Da120)
Savox 1270tg
Dual frsky x8r
Xps x10+
Fromeco wolverine dual switch
Tech Aero Ibec
Congrats, brother!
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:55 PM
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Awesome. I can do multi point curves in the Taranis no problem, but sounds like the x24 would really simplify the process.
The X24 AutoMatch feature works on the current draw between the servos as the master steps. A table is built during the AutoMatch process, and up to 1536 points are generated, representing as little as a 3mA difference in current.
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:49 PM
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Servos installed and setup. Ran the engine today and it started easily and ran. Didnt want to piss off my neighbors so i didnt run it long. Now just waiting for freetime and good weather to line up so i can get to the field and test it out.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:55 PM
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Curious the switch from Mintor 110 to DA120???
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:41 AM
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I wouldn't get a new engine until I was sure the Mintor didn't work or wore it out.
I know they are not supported any more but it could run for years.

Give it a run/couple of flights. If it's still going after say 20 flights, it will probably go for years.

Just a thought.
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