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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks martin, all help is much appreciated.floyd
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Sorry doug, tatally forgot to mention, my esc is a quicrun brushed 60a 1060. Thanks again, floyd
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi doug, here are my two main querys which will hopefully put this matter to rest. Firstly, my battery is a turnigy 2200mah 3s 20 11.1v 20c- 30c burst lipo xt60.
    I have a turnigy 12v basic lipo balance charger for 2s- 3s battery.
    Now the confusion lies in this 'storage charge' , so if i charge it up and don't use it within a few days, apparently, i need to dicharge it to a certain voltage in order to store it , so what device must i get in order to accomplish this, or should i buy a better type of charger?. Secondly, given the type of battery and esc that i have, what voltage motor will be compatible. Thanks, floyd.
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Yeah, i've built plastic kits on and off for 60yrs, i recently built the 1/72 flower class corvette (revell). It's the just the rc side of things thats got me stumped at the mo., . I'm going to put my query about lipo's to all and sundry and hope someone can ease my angst. As you probably guessed, i'm building the elke408, my plan is to convert it to a kriegsfischkutter, i got lucky, i joined the forum to try and get the plans and' roycv 'had the kit to sell, so here i am, worrying about batteries. C'est la vie. cheers , floyd.
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks Bill, yeah, at the risk of spending a bit more than i expected, i'm thinking of getti g a nimh battery and charger. I'm 71 y.o. this month and time is more pre ious than money. I'll see what my local rc bloke has to say first, but i'm pretty much resigned to having to spend, i'll be able to get back to the build then. Thanks for the link, i'll give it a viewing shortly. Cheers .floyd.
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi bill, yes i've been deliberating on that. I've been looking into batteries recently and I'm a bit disenchanted with lipo batteries, they're akin to owning a petulant hand grenade, they'll apparently blow up or burn my house down, or just refuse to charge up, as a complete novice, i guess i was always going to make expensive bunders. It has'nt helped with my local rc shop being closed due to the covid, all the same, thanks a mil for your input and i'm totally open to advice from you guys with the knowledge. Thanks. floyd.
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Yeah, thats what i thought. It looks like i might have to get a 6volt battery, i'm lucky enough to have a rc shop near me that should be up and running as normal from monday on, so i'll nip in there and see what advice i can get. Thanks a all for your help. floyd.
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi martin, ok, i found it, just need to find one with a mounting bracket. My next worry is ,it's 6volts, will my 11.1 volt lipo be ok with it, ? . My understanding is that the esc., reduces the voltage going to the motor. Thanks . floyd.
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    1 month ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi, yes, i've got no knowledge of rc at all. I ended up looking on 'youtube' it's a minefield on google. Anyhow, i bought a flysky 2.4 fs- ct6b 6 channel, a hobby wing quicrun esc, a futaba servo and a turnigy 2200mah 3s 11.1 volt battery. The only thing that i need now,( i think), is a suitable motor, and i hav'nt a clue which one i need. Thanks .floyd.
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    πŸ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    2 months ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi, can anyone supply me with a concise list of all components that i need to rc my graupner ELKE .thanks, floyd.
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    2 months ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks doug, every little helps, floyd
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    2 months ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Cheers for the info but it apparently has no hull plans. Looks like i'm a day late and a dollar short for this project. Thanks ,floyd
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    2 months ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi roy, i was hoping to convert the kit to a 1/35 kriegsfischkutter, i thought the hull would prove to be a problem. Thanks anyhow. Floyd
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    2 months ago by gogetemfloyd ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi all, i'm looking for the best place to get plans to build the graupner ELKE 408. Cheers.
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