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Bill Hempels Team Edge still operating ?

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Dave1953, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. however i think electric flight is the way of the future - all planes should have provisioning for e-power... and by that I mean a magnetic hatch (or something similar) to access the batteries. I wonder if that's what Bill had in mind when designing the removable door? Looks like plenty of room to get batteries in and out.

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  2. dhal22

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  3. stangflyer

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    It's a good idea, but not practical enough to implement. Battery tech just isn't there yet to be probable for all airplanes, and it's why you don't see many people going electric on their 40%+ airplanes. I have a 40lb 40% airplane (AJ Aircraft 115" Laser 230Z) that would not fly the same with a large set of flight batteries and an electric motor on the nose as it would with its current setup (ZDZ180). I've flown bigger airplanes that would fly, well, pathetic with an electric setup.

    Besides, even on smaller airplanes that are electric capable, I still prefer 2 thumb screws to secure the canopy or hatch to ensure it is tight.
  5. Jetpainter

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    Yeah, I've seen a lot of guys hunting for their magnet attached hatches at our field after they blow off. Some work really good, and some don't.

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