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  • #21
    Originally posted by Tom.MotionRC View Post
    Problem is, the adapter would be sold on our adapter page so anyone could use it for anything and I can't figure out how to stop the liability that would create. We've seen people try to use deans in high power jets and that adapter would allow it with other batteries such as the 4000 6S with deans or 4500 6S with deans both of which were originally intended to be used in the FMS 1700mm warbirds.
    Totally concur As most know there are those that are uninformed and make bad choices.
    Stupid is as stupid does and you can't stop them
    Warbird Charlie
    HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
    Incinerator Loss 16

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    • #22
      Originally posted by Tom.MotionRC View Post

      A few people have asked for this adapter over the years but we cannot order this due to the potential hazard it creates. This adapter would cause more problems that it solves. If someone used an adapter like this in any 80mm or 90mm jet, the amperage would overwhelm the deans and melt it. We use EC5 on the larger jets because it is one of the few connectors that can handle the current. A couple years back we had a customer change the EC5 on an ME-262 to a deans. As expected, the deans connector melted and the plane crashed. That caused a messy situation.
      Mixed feelings on the Deans for high power...

      I know it really shouldn't be used at extreme amps. However the BVM EVF 5000 watt 12S (thats over 100 amps full throttle) come equipped with ... DEANS.
      The ESCs are soldered to the EDF motors.
      I have over 1100 flights with the OEM Deans plug on the fan, then an extension to 4mm "banana"bullets,(as per Zippy LiPo, with the red plastic housing) splitting the web between the + and - to allow easy daisy chaining 3S and 4S packs to make up 12S.
      I believe what allowed the Deans to survive was that it stayed plugged in and heat shrink covered to prevent it from coming loose. It has maybe 4 plug-unplug cycles.

      Deans CAN take the load. But you have to inspect regularly and watch for it getting hot. If there's ANY defect, its going to melt the plastic and/or the solder.

      I'll be changing the plugs on my big EDFs and upgrading their ESCs before they go into their next model.

      FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

      current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Tom.MotionRC View Post
        Problem is, the adapter would be sold on our adapter page so anyone could use it for anything and I can't figure out how to stop the liability that would create. We've seen people try to use deans in high power jets and that adapter would allow it with other batteries such as the 4000 6S with deans or 4500 6S with deans both of which were originally intended to be used in the FMS 1700mm warbirds.
        Heck, I would rather have them with no connectors...I would rather do my own
        TiredIron Aviation
        Tired Iron Military Vehicles

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        • #24
          I'm trying to sneak these in with the last order I placed a couple weeks ago to cut down the lead time. will keep everyone updated.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by Tom.MotionRC View Post
            I'm trying to sneak these in with the last order I placed a couple weeks ago to cut down the lead time. will keep everyone updated.
            You da man
            Warbird Charlie
            HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
            Incinerator Loss 16

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            • #26
              I talked to the factory last night and unfortunately was not able to get these on the order currently in production. This means the ETA is around the end of January.

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              • #27
                Am good with that also Tom. Still waiting for fire monies to rebuild with
                Warbird Charlie
                HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                Incinerator Loss 16

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                • #28
                  Wow. Is that normal? Seems like a claim should have been paid out at this point. Especially with all you lost.

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                  • #29
                    4 separate adjusters in involved. Vehicles and structure have been resolved. Just waiting for the contents loss to be approved and paid
                    Got the truck replaced and just ordered the all metal building.
                    Just need the contents money for my tools and toys etc
                    Warbird Charlie
                    HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                    Incinerator Loss 16

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                    • #30
                      Did AMA come through for you on the hobby losses?

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by Twowingtj View Post
                        Did AMA come through for you on the hobby losses?
                        AMA will only consider AFTER the primary insurance carrier and then they want ya to jump through some more hoops too.
                        Not worth trying to receive the possible $1000(less $100 ded)
                        Warbird Charlie
                        HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                        Incinerator Loss 16

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                        • #32
                          How about the toy hauler CB, anything on that?

                          Grossman56
                          Team Gross!

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post
                            How about the toy hauler CB, anything on that?

                            Grossman56
                            Loan resolved with a down payment for new sitting in bank waiting for spring
                            Warbird Charlie
                            HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                            Incinerator Loss 16

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                            • #34
                              Well, that's good to hear. I guess you really don't need it until Spring and by then, you'll have a bunch of new planes to load into it, including the FlightLine RC OV-10, has a nice ring to it doesn't it??

                              Grossman56
                              Team Gross!

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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by Tom.MotionRC View Post
                                I talked to the factory last night and unfortunately was not able to get these on the order currently in production. This means the ETA is around the end of January.
                                Just under two months away...........things still looking good for the 5000 40C 3S packs with EC5 near the end of January ??
                                Warbird Charlie
                                HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                                Incinerator Loss 16

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