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H9 15cc Carbon Cub

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by AKNick, May 8, 2016.

   
  1. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

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    Those HS-311 are not suited for gas engine vibrations. I looked them up, they are analog, nylon bushing, 3-pole ferrite, with 50oz/in at best torque with resin gears... they will eat themselves.

    Get some standard metal gear servos closer to 80oz/in.

    As far as the pulse port, I’m not sure what changes they made.
     
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    Bradlee New to GSN!

    You are absolutely right. Not worth the risk. I hate spending money on servos, lol, because you rarely need just 1 or 2, like engines, but it's a must I guess. Don't wanna risk losing all the stuff due to 1 faulty servo.

    I might get Power HD 20 or some HK 20kg digital servos. They're fairly cheap but have the necessary specs, incl. metal gears. Very good advice!
     
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    AKNick 150cc

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    I have the servos from my Carbon Cub if your interested. The guy that purchased my plane wanted to go another route. Not sure what radio system you are using or power source.
     
  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I'm the opposite, I love expensive servos. The Hitec 9380's are amazingly fast and strong. Going to buy a couple of the new Futaba A700s just to admire.

    I know, off topic.
     
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    Bradlee New to GSN!

    Oh cool, that's great. I have lots of options as far as radio goes, probably 2.4GHz with something with good transmission power, either FrSky or Spektrum DSMX. Futaba is pretty good too as far as spread spectrum goes, but they don't have a lot of Tx power, a little less than 10mW one time I measured, the other 2 brands are close to 100mW. Either way, all 3 probably have the best interference resistance to possible RF noise from the spark ignition, as opposed to anything on 72MHz. 7 or 8 channels so flaps and ails can all be programmed, I don't trust servo reversers a lot.

    I have regular 4.8V and 6V NiMH battery packs for power, but I will probably go with A123/LiFe or 2S LiPo packs, so 6.6V or 7.4V most likely, with lots of capacity, 3000 to 4000 mAh, and a separate 7.4V/2400 mAh batt for ignition with an opto kill switch, but ignition won't affect the servos though. Depending on what the servos might be able to handle, I might wait to pick the RC receiver power system based on that. 6V is likely a happy medium for most servos.

    What type of servos do you have again? I assume you have all 6 still? Let me know what you are asking for them and everything, and I'd love to get those from you. I assume they are digital MG servos. Thanks for letting me know you still had yours.
     
  6. Bradlee

    Bradlee New to GSN!

    No, actually I'd love to hear from everyone and what they have in mind, all inputs welcome. There's not really anything off topic as long as it goes toward the build procedure, and the type of servos you pick does absolutely have to do with that, so thanks for your input! I will check out the specs of those servos, but they sound too expensive for me though, lol, they sound like top of the line. I think I have a couple of those really high torque / fast Hitec servos, I used those to build a robotic arm with 360-degree rotation, with external gears instead of servo arms. They are expensive, but very good quality.
     
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    Bradlee New to GSN!

    Those are def. worth admiring, especially the A700! Probably a little overkill for this model, they are in the 60 to 70 kg x cm torque range, so more suited for 40% or above models, but reading the specs, they are really jaw dropping!! Brushless, titanium/stainless gears, and super fast. Really amazing just to read the specs.
     
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    AKNick 150cc

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    Here's what I used/still have. I ran them off a A123 2500, TechAero IBEC, off a Futaba receiver.
    Savox (x6) SC-0254MG for all surfaces https://www.savoxusa.com/products/savsc0254mg-std-digital-servo-14-100
    Savox SV-0220MG throttle https://www.savoxusa.com/collection...ts/savsv0220mg-high-voltage-std-digital-servo
    I even have a spare A123, I could part with.
    The plane did settle into the trees at one point, softly (deadstick), and flew again afterwards. The only repair I made was a wing strut, plane never touched the ground.
    Everything (7servos, A123) new is about $250, I would be somewhere near half that... If you're interested let me know and we can make a deal.
     
  9. Bradlee

    Bradlee New to GSN!

    Hi Nick,
    Sorry I was out of touch for a while, was really busy so I didn't get a lot of time for this lately.

    Does your servo/A123 package include the TechAero ibec as well? Why did you need a BEC anyway if it was running off of a receiver battery pack (as opposed to a higher voltage 5S or 6S LiPo pack for the ESC on an electric motor setup)? I assume so your receiver wouldn't be seeing more than 4.8 or 5V? Let me know if the ibec is included too if it is needed.

    You said somewhere near half, so would 120 be ok shipped to Oklahoma? I don't know where you are located as for shipping, but from the mountains in your video, I'm guessing somewhere around CO or NM or somewhere out west, so probably not too far away.

    Thanks
     
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    AKNick 150cc

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    The Tech Aero IBEC is to illuminate the need for the extra ignition battery.
    http://www.tech-aero.net/ultra-ibec

    I'm in Alaska. One of those mountains is 4,000ft AGL!

    I'll send yo a PM about the gear.
     
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