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I74 shared a photo. 3 days ago

& a bit more progress......

I74 shared 3 photos in the Stream Photos album 7 days ago

Some more progress ….

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I74 shared a photo. 1 week ago

Am making the frame // batt. housing work,, out of ''very stout'' 3/32 aluminum.
The packs will set in the upper part, with the length of the batt. tray being 11 inches.
It's ''a lot'' of work with out having a press brake, & having to clamp it all to the end of a bench,, & use ''lot's'' of map gas heat, & elbow grease, to get the bends bent & dollied down correctly.

I74 shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

New project in the works for a Guy. Brushless 48v 1800w electric, powered by 2 -13s 3p Li-ion packs that are run in parallel.
Each pack has 39 18650 cells, with each pack also having a ''BMS'' protection/balancing circuit board.
Ah rating for each pack is supposedly 32 ah ea !
Hooking both packs up in parallel,, the Ah rating doubles to 64 Ah.
Full charge voltage for ea. pack is around 56v.

I74 Added,, hit my limit on the first post for words. Anyway,, with the ''hi volt'' ect. systems,, I run XT-90 ''anti spark'' connectors for the power leads, & for the ''in line'' fuse leads. The anti spark conns. have a resistor between the + connectors,, so that when you plug them in,, the resistor absorbs & takes care of the initial ''spark flash''. Gearing is going to start @ 6.3 -1, with a 10t... Show more 2 weeks ago
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I74 Added again.... The pic above is just a very ''rough'' initial set in. It will look nothing like this when finished. I will post more down the line of the progress ect…. Ian 2 weeks ago
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I will take that as a compliment, Joe ! - feeling cool

Smokin Joe commented on I74's photo 3 weeks ago

Jimmy Hendrix bike! Purple Haze!

Smokin Joe commented on I74's photo 3 weeks ago

That water cooled motor looks slick!

I74 shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 1 month ago

Have always had a love for Hydro's, & had them off & on since the late 80's, of various sorts.
Been looking for one of these little guys for over 1/2 a year, as they were discontinued 5 years ago. It's 18 in. long, & has a 2200kv motor & 30a water cooled ESC. AUW is right around a lb., with the 3s 1000ma lipo. Did a bunch of mods to it, & it cruise's smooth @ about 1/3 thrott. going 30+. - feeling cool

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I74 Added,, Giving it more thrott. & getting up in the mid 30mph+ range, it starts chine walking pretty good, & want's to take off the water. That prop under load is spinning over 25k rpm's, & the power set up is actually overkill. I have had to ''detune'' the ride set up , just to get it to settle down.. Run time is around 4min. with the Zippy 3s 1000ma 25c packs. It's ''super smooth @ the 30mph... Show more 1 month ago
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I74 Added again,, Being 1/20th scale,, scale speed @ 30, is 600mph! The pond I run at is a around 100yds. long & about 40yds. wide in spots. I usually get around 10+. laps in around 3min, using pretty much the whole pond. 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe Do you have a backup boat to retrieve it if it breaks down? 3 weeks ago
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I74 Yea, I got this modified little electric guy. It does around 20 now,& also has reverse. 3 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe shared 3 photos in the Stream Photos album 1 month ago

Phil made it out to the field to fly the Toro Flying Lawnmower that he bought from Mike wilson. It was a little hairy, he did a good job. A little tail heavy. should fly smother next flight!

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Don't know if uploads worked. Here are links to 2 pheatons.
drive.google.com/file/d/1LIwprIKi0a-Ey3J70_6YWo9bE…

drive.google.com/file/d/1LJYpE14WJ5UwyVloArtZvc7sp…

Dave K. My mistake, DLE 20RA 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe shared 4 photos in the Stream Photos album 3 months ago

Had a visitor at the field tonight! Beautiful evening to fly! It was one our members, Dr. Phil!!!! - feeling cool

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Smokin Joe shared a photo. 3 months ago

Beau was teaching Tyler how to fly his Hobby Zone cub last night. Being on top of the hill makes it closer to the clouds than you realize. He almost flew into them by mistake!

I74 Any rotation in those clouds ?? Nice shot of T, & the back ground !! 3 months ago
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Got your e-mail Joe. - feeling amused

Smokin Joe shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 4 months ago

Some of the planes that Beau flew to trim for Tyler, and old faithflull 3D Hobby extra! That was 2 days ago.

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Smokin Joe shared 3 photos in the Stream Photos album 4 months ago

Jeff and KP relaxing while the batteries charged and the wind died down!

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