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Aero-Naut Classic Print Booklet
Author: Tica   Posts: 1   Photos: 36   Subscribers: 1   Views: 290   Responses: 4   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Aero-Naut Classic - Posted: 26th Oct 2017
My wife did build one back in 2013 and I can see that they did update the kit with good things.

1: The wind shield is now fixed in slots in the deck and not just glued to the edge of the cockpit opening.
2: There are now padding and leather for the seat included.
3: There are a few etched details for the instrumentation, steering wheel and step plates for the deck.
4: There are notches at the break off parts that will help in fixing the sides when gluing them in place.

Choice of motor:

I'll use the same set-up as my wife's which is:
Graupner BL Compact 260Z 1380KV with a Graupne ESC 18A FWD and REV. The shaft is replaced with a Robbe 4mm (no 1442) and a 33mm 3 blade prop from Graupner (GRA-2299.90) as the one provided is a flimsy part that will not withstand the motor set-up. It will be running on LiPo 2S but if one need a rocket it can run on 3S. 😱

Been using LiPo's the last 5 years without any fires or explosions. They should just be treated with care, balanced when charging and not overloaded. 😎

BTW the last picture show then new vs. the old kit of the Classic

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Response by Brucef102 on the 26th Oct 2017
Great post fantastic project - most of use Li-Po batteries without any issues allbeit in portable or laptop computers, some cell phones, portable chargers and elsewhere. Heck, a standard alkaline 1.5 or 9 volt battery can cause issues if not properly used or placed under stress. But - I’ve made mistakes myself and come close to bad issues using power sources improperly or without heading instructions such as using them full out without allowing them to cool. It’s all about using caution and precautions, understandably accidents do happen though
Response by Dave M on the 26th Oct 2017
I do believe you are mixing up LiIons as used in portable consumer devices with LiPos. I certainly wouldn't want a LiPo in a Laptop on my knee!
I do agree however that LiPos do deliver lots of power at minimal weight and I have used them for several years without incident.
I have however seen several incidents involving LiPos and can understand why some people are reluctant to use the technology.
I have posted details of a useful site on LiPos but here it is again
Response by Brucef102 on the 26th Oct 2017
Thank you for your correction - it’s understandable reluctance and confusion exists - news of cellphones bursting into flames while charging or overheating and exploding while left inside cars on a hot summer day and photos along with stories of model boats and planes bursting into flames makes some of us all wonder if anything is safe - I’m not one to use what if issues and precautionary statements as an excuse not to use technology and try things out.