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Old 01-28-2004, 09:38 PM
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The guys flying them like that are reporting AUW of 7~8 oz. The Kokam 1500 will weigh half of that or more by itself. I think these are a bit lighter than the GWS gear a lot of us are using. FWIW I think the PJS 300 is closer to the motor (DoppleWanger??) that you are seeing in these vids.
Old 01-28-2004, 09:50 PM
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Ya I just have one laying around and the packs I use with the Himaxx 2015 4100 on the 3dx are the 11.1v kokam 1500s it wieghs around 10 onces without battery I would like to get rid of that motor(PSJ 800 3d) Its on an electric Rascal I have two 1100 nihms 8cells packs along with a Jeti 18p I would like to trade out on somthing I think I paid around 400 for the whole gig I know sombody needs one its like new!!!
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I bought a AXI 2808/34 to put on a shock flyer. My question is what size battery to use. When you look in the book it suggest a 700mah but is does not specify 2 or 3cell. Any suggestions?
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Son of a b*** that kid was awsome. And I thought that we had tight flying quarters at the gym. That was just awsome.
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I bought a AXI 2808/34 to put on a shock flyer. My question is what size battery to use. When you look in the book it suggest a 700mah but is does not specify 2 or 3cell. Any suggestions?
The /34 is the lowest Kv motor of the bunch, so go with 3S packs.
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Jeff, weight is a consideration so should I get 340mah 3cells or 700mah????
Old 02-15-2004, 06:07 PM
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I think guys are running the little 340 packs on those...they are pretty low draw motors. I'm not real sure about the ultra light stuff, better ask some guys who are flying them.
Old 02-16-2004, 09:54 AM
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i have a shocky 540 and i went with the axi 2208/34 and i use the kokam 340 2 cell and it will shoot straight up like a rocket. awesome!!!
Old 02-16-2004, 09:55 AM
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i have a shocky 540 and i went with the axi 2208/34 and i use the kokam 340 2 cell and it will shoot straight up like a rocket. awesome!!!
Old 02-16-2004, 01:15 PM
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5403d, what size prop are you running and how much flight time can you get out of the 340mah 2c kokams?
Old 02-17-2004, 11:50 PM
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buz_bo well i never have checked it out to see how much time i get never kept track of it but i know it will hover for at least 5 to 8 min. if you fly normal probably up to 15 min. or more
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oh and im running a 10x4.7 apc electric prop
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oh and im running a 10x4.7 apc electric prop
Old 11-13-2004, 06:22 PM
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Has anyone knocked the motor off the nose and had the prop rip up the foam before you got to throttle down ?
I bought the complete brushless 3D set up from Ikarus and on my second take off the tail picked up so quick that the prop hit when the nose got too low to the ground.
Talk about a down and outer,, just about to go for flight number two and the nose is shredded

I have no idea if anyone has had to repair just the nose on one of these,any suggestions, pictures would be of great help. I would hate to have to start over with another complete build
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I've rebuilt the front ends many times.

I just chopped the front end off forward the front of the leading edge square and replaced it with light ply instead of foam. Lots of people are starting to do that.
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Last night I was thinking this over and over in my head (as we do) and that is what I hade pretty much concluded as a best fix.
I see a redesign down the road from Ikarus perhaps, I mean there is no way that the slightest prop stike can be withstood by the weak foam that the mount glues to.
Thank you for your time and suggestion
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Another question,,,, does anyone have a video of their kid flying an Edge 540 in their room ?

We would love to see something like that
Old 11-24-2004, 08:01 PM
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Here is a short video of the Edge 540 in a spare bedroom. My son's flying it when he isn't studying (ha ha)....

Jerry

http://www.millenninc.com/apthover1.avi
Old 11-24-2004, 09:09 PM
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nice video i know how much it takes even to get that far Iver been working at it every day for a long tom e tell your son hes a good pilot not everyone can fly in a small room like that
Old 11-24-2004, 09:37 PM
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Does the term "Wasted Youth" come to mind???? <grin>.....and yes, he is a very good pilot - too bad he didn't learn that stuff from his father

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thats what my dad always tells me now isnt the youth waitsed on the young just alot of practice and somthing i like to call young thumbs lol
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Have two more videos...poor quality, shot from a web cam on top of a laptop - at a muddy softball field!

http://www.millenninc.com/rollingharrier.avi

http://www.millenninc.com/clip1.avi

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another good couple of videos ... how long has your son ben flying rc for ?
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For about 10 years I would guess......never crashed because of HIS fault but has 'rekitted' a couple due to equipment failure.

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lol i wish i could say the same ... the saying goes you have to break a little balsa to learn how to fly .. but now its just foam lol

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