Add to EJ Playlist A brief description on some of the uses and advantages of using lipo battery packs in parallel and a complete tutorial on how to make XT60 parallel connectors for 2, 3, and 4 packs in parallel.
Disadvantages include increased weight and bulk of extra wire leads and connectors. Advantages include more flexibility on configuring pack layout inside aircraft, variable battery loads for each aircraft and each flight, and versatility of a single-size fleet pack used for a variety of applications.
Add to EJ Playlist Andrew is a very skilled YouTube buddy of mine who has really refined the EA building techniques using Depron and made some excellent airplanes, with nice videos to match. Slope soaring at the beach is his specialty but he flies at the field as well. He has made noteworthy examples of several EA designs and many of his own.
Worth a look and a subscribe whether you build with Dollar Tree foamboard or Depron.
https://www.you tube.com/user/a ndyandvirg
http://users.nc able.net.au/~an ewton/
Add to EJ Playlist A long-overdue tricycle gear high wing single motor cargo plane. I hope this will be my all-rounder parkflyer, fun for dropping stuff but also just flying around, doing short takeoffs and touch-and-go's.
The 12oz can dropping idea was designed with the though that at some point I might as a novelty deliver beer for actual consumption. But I will probably transition to dropping water balloons for accuracy drops at the park.
There will be no plans or stepwise build video but I will make a detailed bench video of all of the construction techniques so a builder wishing to make a similar plane could get some ideas. The basic airframe is all EA foamboard techniques plus some basic balsa parts. The cargo bay and door and landing gear do add some complexity so I would recommend this for an intermediate builder and up.
Mad Dog LiPo pack: http://www.2dog rc.com/li-poly- batteries-86/3s -mad-dog-lithiu m-polymer-batte ries.html
ePlastics Micarta. This stuff comes in all thicknesses and sheet sizes. I used the .060", which is 1.5mm thick. The shipping is silly expensive but I was in San Diego and picked it up.: http://www.epla stics.com/Plast ic/G10_FR4_Glas s_Epoxy_Sheet/N AME
Turnigy NTM Prop Drive 3536 1400KV motor "The Powerhouse". Note this 10x7 3-bladed prop generates enormous thrust for takeoff but it overprops this motor. Very conservative power settings must be used in flight to avoid overheating. A 10x5 2-bladed prop is a better choice for general use for this motor.
http://hobbykin g.com/hobbyking /store/__14342_ _NTM_Prop_Drive _Series_35_36A_ 1400Kv_550W.htm l
TapeBrothers OUTDOOR vinyl tape. This stuff is awesome. Be careful not to get the vinyl "marking tape".
http://www.tape brothers.com/Ta pe-Brothers-3-M il-Colored-Outd oor-Vinyl-Tape- s/348.htm