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Old 07-31-2007, 03:44 AM
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Default RE: Typhoon 2 by ParkZone

Flew my modified Typhoon 2 several times today, and my buddy also flew it several times today.
We had three LiPo batteries charging at once to keep it in the air.

Since the radios and burned up ESC from the Typhoon 2 are being sent in for service, I flew it
with the Futaba 6EX 2.4 Ghz FASST radio system, and with a Castle 25 ESC. Programmed radio
for flaperons, and 60% expo for high rates, 30% expo for low rates.

Doing flap takeoffs with the Typhoon 2 gets off the ground in about five feet in the winds we had
this evening. That was a lot of fun!

I was very impressed with how rugged and maneuverable the Typhoon 2 is. My last landing was
a crash landing at low speed and low power, out in the sage brush, and nothing seemed to be
hurt. I had to straighten the main gear once after a hard landing. We had a motor mount
screw come out, and depart the airplane, causing a fair bit of vibration. I must have not tightened
it enough after changing out the ESC. My buddy had a spare screw in his part box, and we got
it back in the air. It is a kick to fly, and I highly recommend it for quick flying fun.

Chris Shaker

ORIGINAL: cjshaker

A Castle Phoenix 25 that I had already wired up for another project fits into the ESC tunnel on the Typhoon 2.

Hooked up an ammeter, and it appears that the motor only draws 12 or 13 amps with the 13.5 x 7 prop. So, the 25 Amp E-Flite ESC *ought* to be of proper capacity.

I'm wondering now if the radio glitches were from the ESC being on its way out? Maybe the BEC in the ESC was glitching the radio's power supply?

Chris Shaker
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