Saab 105 / SK60

Twin 50mm EDF wemotec / wicked rc test run

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After completing the dynamic balancing on both fans using an old iPhone 3G with Vibration and following a very handy guide on RCGroups I’ve done a test run using the new packs (65C 2250mah – 146.2 amps continuous)  with both motors running a mix of full throttle and half throttle: [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxu8RF7eAfs[/yt] Before dynamic balancing (on […]

Saab 105 / SK60

Full throttle long test run

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I performed a full throttle long run test on the twin 50mm EDF system for the Saab. Hooked up to a 2200mAh 45C pack. It lasted just under 1min 50 seconds before performance drop/empty battery at full throttle. Pulled around 65amps continuous out the pack peaking at 70 amps. Sat around 650watts most of the […]

Saab 105 / SK60

Saab 105 full power test

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[yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFnTycgMzFI[/yt] A successful test run of the power system for the Saab 105: 2 wemotec 50mm micro fans 2 Hobbywing Flyfun 40 amp escs (aka pentium) Castle 10amp BEC Turnigy nano-tech 2200. There are 3 runs recorded, didn’t have the camera on for the very first run as I was checking for clearances. It pulls […]

Saab 105 / SK60

Saab 105 motor test fit

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Test fit 50mm wemotec in the motor mount with the dons rc motors mounted. The two wemotec housings are not 100% anymore after trying to get the het motors working in them so I’m going to get some new ones before proceeding with the build.

Red Arrows Hawk 35mm

35mm Red Arrows Hawk

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The 35mm Hawk has been made ready to fly.  The electronic speed controller (esc) was upgraded from a 6amp 2s to a 10amp 3s.  The initial plan is to fly the model on 2s batteries but should the performance be underwhelming it will simply be a case of using a different battery. Rather than trying […]

F/A-18 Hornet 50mm

F/A-18 50mm EDF Maiden Flight

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Maiden flew the F18 today, that was a bit nerve racking having not flow a plan like that before. Went really well flew a number circuits and landed. Went up with a second battery, 800Mah 25C BRChobbies, using a bit of lead to bring it up to the stock battery weight so the balance point […]