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Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:26 pm by Gary M Jones

Good flying this afternoon at the #Orme on this the shortest day of 2017. Wind was bang on the fav. slope probably about 25mph. Must put a ballast bolt in the model. Flight curtailed by the short day length !

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Post by Peter Squire on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:23 pm

Ive Bought myself a GoldWing 3D70 MXS-R (60" wing span) as im fed up with my old maricaro, and need advice on a couple of things.

With the sort of flying i do will standard servos like Futaba 3004's be good enough or is it worth paying a bit more for better ones?

Instead of using a NIMH Battery im thinking of using a lipo and ubec for the receiver, what capacity and number of cells would be the norm?

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Post by Rich on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:38 pm

there will be lots of opinions on this,

what will power it an engine or electric motor

for the glow engine mine is
A 2 cell lipo about 2000, most of the new servos & receivers will take the power straight off the lipo without the need for a reg. If you do want a reg then a 5amp UBEC will be fine or better still an SBEC which is more efficient

standard ballraced servos are the choice to have, you could go digital with better centreing & holding power with the penalty of using more battery power

the choice is massive, you won't go wrong with Hi Tec Futaba JR or Spektrum I have used Corona in a lot of gliders never had a duff one yet, cheapest for theseis Hobby king


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Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:43 am

Pretty much what Rich said.

The one you saw NFJ fly had Futaba 148's in it so crazy servo specs not required, but I would go with ball raced at a minimum

Sbec with a 2s 1500 to 2000mah lipo or go with no reg and A123 1800mah

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Post by Peter Squire on Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:58 pm

Thanks for the advice, il be using a 70fs engine as I have one spare, did think of going elec but 6 cell lipos aren't cheap!

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Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:10 pm

you could double up 3s lipos if you already have pairs, thats what I do

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Post by Rich on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:29 pm

glow/gas, more flight time unless the exhaust comes loose

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