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Official Freewing de Havilland DH-112 Venom V2 90mm EDF Jet

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  • #81
    Hi all! Just bought a silver Venom! Looking forward to flying it. I’m new to RC, only been flying a few months. A little confused with the ESC BEC situation on this model. I’m used to just plugging into the RX and away I go. Manual is a lil confusing also. Is there something I’m missing here?? Is the setup on this bird different than the typical plug and play I’m used to?? Enjoying all the posts you all have contributed to what I think will be the best rc I have yet!! Thank you all!

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    • #82
      Originally posted by Pilot172 View Post
      Hi all! Just bought a silver Venom! Looking forward to flying it. I’m new to RC, only been flying a few months. A little confused with the ESC BEC situation on this model. I’m used to just plugging into the RX and away I go. Manual is a lil confusing also. Is there something I’m missing here?? Is the setup on this bird different than the typical plug and play I’m used to?? Enjoying all the posts you all have contributed to what I think will be the best rc I have yet!! Thank you all!
      The PNP planes you're "used to" have BEC's built into the ESC. The red wire (middle one) supplies the power for the RX. This plane and many others have an external BEC (UBEC as the manual calls it). In fact, the manual does tell you that's what powers the RX. It just doesn't detail how because they figure most people would know this. You plug the UBEC into any empty port on the RX. If you don't have an empty port, just plug it into any port for the bind. After the bind, plug it into the "bind/bat" port since it won't be used anymore unless you are using some kind of telemetry. If you are, then use a "Y" on any port you like and plug it there.
      Since you are new to electrics, you should always bind the RX with the throttle trim on the TX at its lowest point. Some planes don't like it being in the middle (where it has to be for a gas plane that needs to idle). After the bind, you should always do a throttle calibration before you fly.

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      • #83
        Welcome to the Squawk Pilot172!
        Seeing how you are new to the hobby, It would be a good idea to have an instructor do the maiden flight and help you with subsequent flights until you become accustomed to it.
        She's a sweet looking bird, but she doesn't land like a trainer!
        Looking forward to how you like the Venom.

        Dave

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        • #84
          Still haven't gotten this on the build table, been just way to busy and now the holidays aren't making it any easier, but I did manage to order a set of the Freewing Mirage main stuts as an upgrade per Xvipers advice that I will install after maiden. Happy Holidays to everyone and their families! May all your Holiday wishes come true!

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          • #85
            Stuart had a blast with the Freewing Venom. Really a great performer despite it's age
             

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            • #86
              Originally posted by James.MotionRC View Post
              Stuart had a blast with the Freewing Venom. Really a great performer despite it's age
              +1 For that. I've had mine for a few years now and it's still one of my all-time favourite EDF models.
              great for a first venture into jets too.

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              • #87
                would 4500 mah pack fit 190mm x 85mm x 70mm please

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                • #88
                  My friend has one and flies it on a 6s 5000. Looks to be a great flyer and it sure can fly slow and even glides well with power off. Pretty much no power landings with it

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                  • #89
                    Originally posted by gazza View Post
                    would 4500 mah pack fit 190mm x 85mm x 70mm please
                    Are you sure about those measurements? That is an extraordinarily large battery for a 4500mah, 6s. Or are you talking about bigger than 6s? My largest 6s, 5000mah battery is only 145mm x 55mm x 50mm and if I put it into the Venom, the canopy won't close flush. I'd have to carve out some foam from the underside. I typically use an old Admiral 5000mah, 6s and it fits perfectly. You could put in a battery that is as long as 190mm and as wide as 70mm but 45mm is about as tall as it can be and still get the canopy to fit flush. If you fit a 190mm long battery in there, you'd have to shave that little lip near the back of the battery compartment but then, you'd have to find somewhere else to put those 2 modules (1 is the RX and the other is a stock Freewing component).

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                    • #90
                      "The good news is that the model doesn't really need multiwing-connectors" it does if it won't fit in your car assembled like mine its a pita having to connect the four plugs on each wing everytime, im about to print some multiwing connectors out and fit them to my Venom

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                      • #91
                        Hi all, I watched Stuart's review and went straight out to buy a Venom.

                        I'm in the process of detailing it as an RAF version from Op MUSKETEER.

                        Just waiting on the new roundels to arrive and then it's maiden flight time. Not expecting any issues with it at all. Can't wait to get it into the air.

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