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Old 01-06-2005, 02:03 PM
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Ray Ray,

The y harness is for the ailerons. I just had to go with lipos for the weight. I will probably hold off on any brushless for a while till prices drop. I am very happy with the Omei for the price we paid, you cant go wrong. I will take pics as I go, if it's anything that you could use.

I can post them all to the anything goes board, right here.

I guess I will have to invest in a better radio one day.

Roger,

She's looking Good with decals, not equipment in her yet.

Did you get the two wing re enforcemnet thingys, It says to epoxy them to the fuse and it shows scews to the wing, but I can't see what the screw would screw in to, it's just foam and no backing material of any kind. What do you think?
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:10 PM
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Nice pics Randy. Maybe Kyle will fly down for the video Premier.
Hmmn. Radio, eh?
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:30 PM
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:41 PM
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Thanks Ray, I hope Roger gets his built soon and gets a video of it for us. I don't have that capability. It is sharp looking, just hope it flys as well as Brents Corsair. It is stock, Rogers has a brushless. We'll see what happens[8D]
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:45 PM
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Hey Capt, It'll be interesting to compare stock v brushless. And cost is important to. If the stock does well, then ya just keep it that way.
No Badius notes today. Had a Heli spraying the crops and after that the wind is back. Not bad wind. I think ole Tailwind would chance it.
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Old 01-06-2005, 03:02 PM
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Everyone,
I love all the stories and videos of the Badius and since all the spare parts to fix the old Badius have arrived I hope to have her back together for the weekend it is supossed to be in the upper 30 with 0 to 5 mph wind. Right now I must go plow snow since we are getting about 6 inches here in the Great Upstate New York Area. It has been two weeks since my high speed crash. Motor broken, Servo Broken, Poly Wing ripped in half, servo tray in 100s of peices, prop gone. So I used a couple of short peices of 1/2 x 3/8 oak I had from my boating days and screwed them to the inside of the fuse and have mounted the servos on that. Should not change the CG to much but I will check it. Other than that it is just solder on the leads for the new motor, Tape up the new poly wing, screw on a prop and charge the battery packs.

This time I hope to remember my right from my left......LOL
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Old 01-06-2005, 03:20 PM
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Hey Brent,

When you hook up the ailerons with two servos, did you just use a y splitter off the aileron channel and an extension to each servo? That is what I had planned on the Omei.
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:56 PM
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Randy

I do use a Y cable, but on some radios ( the multi ch/computer) there is no need.

On the classy radios they have the ability to switch from ailerons to flaps.

We budget fliers have to use a Y cable.

Randy, before you mount in the servos, make sure they move in opposite direction, I made the mistake once of mounting both servos, both were in the same orientation facing the same way.

Both surfaces were moving in the same direction, I had to dismount one of the servos and turn it around.

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Old 01-06-2005, 05:15 PM
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Agcats,

Oh. So am I going to have to buy each part of the gearbox seperatley? And Im not seeing any perfect 3:1 ratios, theyre all 2.67:1. Sorry Im so stupid. But thanks anyway.

Ryan

Oh yea, I feel proud. Today I flew my friends stryker in 15 mph winds, with gusts even higher. cool.
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Old 01-06-2005, 05:16 PM
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Hey Fineguy,
So that's how it's done. I was sitting here trying to figure the Y cable out. I magine I might have gotten it if it was in front of me. Then again, maybe not. So, all you lose is the flaps ability but gain the strength of 2 servos.
I've been doing a lot of reading about heli"s and what servos are best and all and it appears that a lot of the chatter us plane flyers get are from the Hitec 55's. They don't center well and the case serves as the bearing. The problem is they are in many cases always moving, trying to find the center position. You get a lot of electronic noise that way. I think it would be a good idea for us to check other brands when building a new plane. Might save a headache down the road.
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:00 PM
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Well I finally got 2 flights in with the Badius today after close to 2 weeks of not flying, and it was pathetic.
The conditions were 99% humidity, rain [:-], 35 degrees, winds 12 with 20mph gusts. Now the rain didn't bother me, nor did the wind but I couldn't get the Badius more than 200 ft high.
I tried small, consistent amounts of up elevator at full throttle - nothing. Flew directly into the wind gusts expecting the Badius to rise like a kite - stu gatz.

I recall Roger saying that the air is "heavy" on humid, rainy days. Could this be the reason my Badius couldn't get up high today [sm=confused.gif] Maybe I'll take some viagra the next time I go flying

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Old 01-06-2005, 07:07 PM
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Hey RayRay, Nice try on the flying thing but the rumor mill says one Viagra and she may not be able to tell.
Maybe tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:17 PM
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Son of a b...I mean shucks. I just glued a bearing. Shoulda used oil. Doh!
I am now in full attack mode. Out with the WD-40.
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:21 PM
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Brent,

Thanks, that is exactly what I thought, but I figured I'd ask anyway. By having the servo horns to the outboard side on each wing will give me the opposite direction.

Hey Diggity Dan,

The MM motor looks real nice for the cheap bucks, has replaceable brushes and weighs 7.0 oz
compared to the stock motor 7.8oz.
The Great Planes prop is a nicer quality than the stock prop also, and has a bit wider blade area. I think the prop shaft on both is the same, but I will mic them up later.

Those Kokam 1500's that I bought are pretty small, so if needed I could hook up three in parellel and get 4500mah, that should give me @8C 36 amps

I will know better when I get the batteries charged up and get a prop on it. I can test on the bench for static amps.
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:22 PM
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Lou,

LMAO

Good one.

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Old 01-06-2005, 07:27 PM
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LIMPY


OOHH RayRay, you should not of called your self that

I don't know about you guys, BUT I LIKE LIMPY for RayRay[sm=spinnyeyes.gif]


Black Cloud

The the Y cable just allows you connect 2 servos to the same channel, both servos will move at the same time in the same direction, that is why, when using 2 servos for ailerons, one servo is forward one goes in back wards ( 1 aileron up and the other down)

The computer radios allow you the have 2 servos going into 2 channels, in one mode the servos go in opposite directions (ailerons) and flip a switch, and the go in the same direction (speed break and flaps).

Hope I explained it correctly
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Hi RayRay,
I'm still messing with the bearing. I've got most of the glue out. Now I'm oiling it and then washing it out with WD 40. Fortunately it seems to be working but I'd rather be sniffing glue.
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:31 PM
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Hey Fineguy. I got it when you explained it the first time tho i don't mind hearing it again. But ya gotta point about Limpy. I'll bet a shiney nickel he won't like it.
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:38 PM
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Hey BlackCloud, Hollywood:

"Tailwind" is a fine call sign for me, thank you. "Limpy" is too weak. I meant to describe my Badius as "limpy" NOT me (although I may try the viagra for the hell of it).

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Old 01-06-2005, 07:50 PM
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Hollywood,

Are you ever going to get tha A-10 back in the air? We want more videos.

By the way, I think you explained it perfectly and Lou needs to be told twice
or he won't get it He's a sick puppy you know.
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:53 PM
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Help!

I can't seem to get Motocalc to come up with any combinations for the Omei.

I put in all the specs and it just comes up with no battery packs for the flying time, and I put in everything right down to the minimum, Does that mean it won't fly, Ha! Ha!
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Old 01-06-2005, 08:08 PM
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Oh man. I thought just wifey knew I had to be told twice. Some secret.
Say hi to Limpy when you see him.
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iflyatcae, the simplest thing to do is order the whole thing with the motor. The EPS-400 D is $14 and you will have an extra s400 motor. That one is 3.4:1 and is about the same as the 3:1 which is $16.50 for some reason. You will have to decide what ratio to pick. For a very light plane, you may not want a lot of speed. In that case chose a higher ratio like a 4,5,or 6 to 1 ratio. You can spin a larger prop with more thrust with less prop speed (which = plane speed). On my Slow Stick I use the 6.6:1 ratio using the EPS-350c system. It moves at a good speed for the SS at that ratio.

Just go to the GWS motors section and select the EPS-400 systems to see the gearboxes.


Captain, the best I can tell is that you screw the pieces to the landing gear mounts which you have glued to the wing. That is what it is showing in the drawing. I am going to have to do some checking to see if I will still have to use the 10cell batteries with the brushless to get the power. When I spool up the motor with the 3pak Li-Po, at full power it is only pulling about 10 amps! It seems to have good thrust, but, as I said, I don't know if that is enough. The 10 cell pack will make it pull more amps thus more power. Back to a charger for 10 cells.[:@] I guess I am going to have to break down and buy one. It will mean waiting a month or so until the rent comes in. Then I will buy a good over all charger. don't want to waste any more money now on a cheap single purpose charger.
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Captain Randy, as for batteries for the omei, i would buy a 4200mah 2 cell lipo for the brushed motor. although my 2m beast is nodoubt heavier, i have to use full power to get it to hight andthe 1500mah nicadonly lasts about 7 mins.

at last i soldered the connectors onto the esc for the badius and put the prop on. motor turned fine first time but spat the prop off. it's a himax motor and has a 2mm shaft. i put graupner 9x6 blades in astandard badius hub and used 2 screws to hold it on. then i tried a new standard badius prop with 2 screws and it spat that off. i think something was getting hot with the larger prop, so i'll probably stick with the smaller size. as it's a can motor, it probably doesn't have the torque of an outrider motor like the motor max. it came with a prop adapter, so i'm going to use that if i can find a decent sized prop in my spares cupboard. looks like flying weather this afternoon as well. nevermind.
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BMWSteve

Welcome BACK, did you get poly wings with your order?

My brother and I will be flying Saturday ( you must have the same weather as I do ), the forecast calls for 0 wind.

The field we fly in has a small cliff, I would like to get video of the Corsair flying below the top of the cliff with the camcorder above.

GOOD luck Steve
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