Well today placed the order for a few bits n bobs with a widget or two thrown in :) the Ardupilot and accessories was ordered. This includes the 900Mhz Xbee Pro, only the FMA sensors to order still as they are back in stock on the 15th :D

The new DSX9 2.4Ghz and the EasyStar with brushless upgrade can now be put to good use, well as soon as the thing is built....

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 15, 2009 at 4:23pm

From what I have read, a brushless ESC should be as close to the motor as possible. You can make the battery leads as long as you like as long as they are of sufficient gauge wire.

I am planning on mounting my CC Thunderbird 18 just in front of the motor and just above the wing where it will receive maximum cooling in the air stream.

If you decide to replace the HS55s the HS81s are a good fit.

Just a thought.


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Comment by Chris Anderson on May 15, 2009 at 4:29pm
Anything short of 10-12 inches is fine.
Comment by Sarel P. Wagner on May 15, 2009 at 11:25pm
Thanx for the feedback guys :) Currently the motor leads about 7" Was looking to save any weight possible, hence the 55s. Will have a look at sorting that tail sometime today.

Building regards :)

Comment by Gary Mortimer on May 16, 2009 at 1:29am
I mount my ESCs outside to afford them the best cooling.

Airframe 1 is knocking on 70 hours airtime with origional ESC. I think people that install them inside go through them a little quicker.
Comment by Sarel P. Wagner on June 2, 2009 at 1:01am
The Ardupilot and accessories arrived today :) Now the fun part can start, still awaiting the FMA sensors to ship....

Steep learning curve ahead I guess :D


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