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Offline barnesyboy

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #15 on: 09, March 2013, 09:37:10 am »
As we now know my Hybrid was 115g with lipo and the feather motor hauled it round no problem on the GWS 8 x 4.3 (I limited it to 63%) however in the early rounds I had my SG 9x2.1 on and this prop didnt seem to load the motor up at all and had no power. Dont know what it would be like on a 2.5

Ive got some ETOP props on the way to try on it so will let you all know when they arrive.

Motor is very light and great quality for the price.

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #16 on: 09, March 2013, 07:57:59 pm »
PT do a super light 9x3 that Rob now stocks. Looks like an ideal match.


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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #17 on: 10, March 2013, 08:01:40 pm »
Thanks for the comments on motors, I am going to see what weight we're at when everything else is finished then make a decision.  The build is progressing slowly.
 
The elevator and ailerons have been stiffened using 0.7mm OD carbon tube.  Secured using white 10min Belli-Zell.

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #18 on: 10, March 2013, 08:05:13 pm »
Next is the fuselage bracing to the tailplane and wings.  1.0mm OD carbon tube is used for the main tailplane and wing struts and 0.7mm OD carbon tube for the rest.  Undercarriage legs are 1.5mm OD carbon tube.

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #19 on: 10, March 2013, 08:08:35 pm »
The lower caniliser added and first chance to turn it over and dry fit the top fuselage.  The fuselage is deep!

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #20 on: 02, April 2013, 03:29:24 pm »
looking good Matt.  And I'm REALLY enjoying your unashamed product placement   8)   Mr Hinton-Lever should be very proud of you !  ;)

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #21 on: 26, October 2013, 10:05:57 pm »
Finally got round to finishing the Opti Pig.

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #22 on: 26, October 2013, 10:08:15 pm »
Couldn't resist trying the contra  ;D

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #23 on: 26, October 2013, 10:09:57 pm »
An Opti Pig could only use Opti Power batteries.  The 220mAh, 160mAh and 120mAh 2S cells from OptiPower should be available soon  8) .

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #24 on: 26, October 2013, 10:16:25 pm »
Final weight and specs.
 
112g RTF with OptiPOWER 2S 120mAh LiPo.
SG CRE 04 19 0.34 Motor with the SG 10x3.8 LVB & SG 10x3.8 RVF propeller
YGE 7 ESC
JR DS 318 on Aileron (Direct LiPo Voltage)
Dymond D47 on Elevator & Rudder (Direct LiPo Voltage)
Futaba R6004F RX
Futaba 18MZ TX

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #25 on: 27, October 2013, 03:33:13 pm »
Some better pictures from todays practise session.  Fly's very well!

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #26 on: 27, October 2013, 05:54:34 pm »
Nice work Matt, looks good. How does the contra compare with conventional? Contacted Alexsey Lantsov about one of his units but not sure I can justify 300 euros for it for one comp(if I can even make it), will stick with my normal glavak for now.
 
Great news on the optipowers, Love the 430's so looking forward to trying the 120s!  :)

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #27 on: 27, October 2013, 08:19:37 pm »
The contra is great, more controllable power and feels more locked onto a line but I can still remember how much it cost  ;) .  Torque rolls in either direction also seem easier to me as well.
 
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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #28 on: 28, October 2013, 10:49:00 am »
Glad to hear it, I think it'll be the new disney for me when they are ready, looks very interesting indeed. Will have another think on the contra, will be going that route at some point, may aswell take the plunge now!  :-\

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Re: OptiPig Build
« Reply #29 on: 28, October 2013, 08:11:48 pm »
I see you have gone the same setup as me Matt  ;)