Any Twinstar II flyers around?

I'm considering obtaining a Twinstar II electric ARF. Tower's suggested
speed controller claims to support 3 standard servos. This rather largish
twin speed 400 powered model utilizes two aileron servos, an elevator servo
and a rudder servo. I would think that the controller would provide enough
current for all micro servos. What do you experienced electric power folks
think?
Or is there a better speed controller than the suggested Hitec twin engine
controller suggested by Tower?
Also, what kind of battery? 7 cell? 8 cell? Nicad? NiMH?
TIA
Ed Cregger
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Flying both Twinstar and Cargo (4 engine) Absolutely no doubt a NiCad produces more power then a NiMh (less internal resistance) and tests on Cargo today showed almost double the power from NiCad's, albeit shorter flight time. FWIW the Cargo with 4 speed 400's and Gunther props, showed 27.2A on start up and dropped to 21A continues with an Astro Flight Model 101 Super Whatt Meter in line with battery & SES-45ADS ESC. Best ESC, IMHO, for both are the SES-45ADS as described at
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should be available at any good LHS. If using Lithium Polymer batteries then check the ultimate LiPol ESC for these models with 7 functions for Heli,plane, car & boats (higher spec versions also on market)
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with written and video set up instructions - again available at most up to date LHS.
refer also the Twinstar reviews and other EP reviews under " Reviews & Construction articles" on my web page.
regards
Alan T. Alan's Hobby, Model & RC Web Links
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Sorry, been a long day and hit send key before proof read of typing was completed. Please note that SES45-ADS can be preset for correct voltage cut off for NiCad, NiMH or LiPo packs. "If using Lithium Polymer batteries then check the ultimate LiPol ESC for
several fliers now leave the can 400's at LHS and use Brushless from day one - flys well on motors supplied but most want the performance provided by the new out runners etc. regards Alan T. Alan's Hobby, Model & RC Web Links
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Hi Ed, If you're open to a great alternative, take a look at our "JINX the Evil Twin". This easy-to-assemble ARF is designed around a pair of CD-ROM brushless outrunners, and it's a terrific flyer. Here's a link:
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can buy just the ARF, or we offer several packages that include motors (plug-'n-fly), servos, etc. And it works on a single ESC!
Randy Model Airplane Engineering
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Thanks, Randy. I'll give it a look-see.
Ed Cregger
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You can buy just the ARF, or we offer several packages that include motors
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Ed-
There a couple flying at my club. Nice flying plane, a couple of things I noticed: 1) the connector block provided for aileron servos and motors looks like a good idea, but is too fragile to be useful. 2) replacing the supplied speed 400 motors with 480's makes for a much livlier model.
Abel
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I'm always on the lookout for something to carry a camera aloft.
I have a couple of Wingos and a Senior Telemaster with all of the goodies for electric flying, I guess I should fly them before buying something else.
Of course, we all know how fast existing models can need replacing, so it always pays to keep your mind on the next one to replace them. The videos I've seen of the Twinstar II make it look like a very traditional flying model, but close in or at great altitude.
Thanks, everyone.
Ed Cregger
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That one got a pretty good write up in a recent MA magazine... The one with the AT6 on the cover if memory serves.
Randy, don't you also offer the scale profile P-38??
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The P38 is Genn Viveiros at
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Both Randy and Glenn sell some sweet flying electrics...
PCPhill
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Hi Kevin,
PCPhil is right... that's Glenn who offers the P-38. MA will be doing a full construction and flight review on JINX... slated for one of their summer issues...
Randy Model Airplane Engineering
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Thanks for all of the suggestions.
I was really intersted in locating a heavy lifting airplane with a clear nose (no prop) for aerial photography/videography. I should have said so in my original post, but my "Enter" finger reacts quicker than I can think.
I did find a website where a fellow was allegedly hauling aloft a four year old 8mm digital Sony camcorder. His video was astounding, but the installation looked ridiculous. Yet, he had the video to prove his claim.
I have a couple of 3D foamie and other type planes for hovering and such. The interest in the Twinstar II is strictly for utility.
My Senior Telemaster ARF is unwieldly for neighborhood flying, but it is electric powered. At least I won't throw people into a panic when flying it because of IC engine noise.
Ed Cregger
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Hi Ed,
Did you check out all the URL under "Photography RC , Spraying RC and Wireless Video RC." Aerial Photography. AirFoil HeliCam. Camera carrier. Hi Cam - Aerial Photography and Video. RC Aerial Photography. RC-CAM. RC Groups Discussion R/C Soaring - Digital Photography. R/C Spray Planes, Cropdusters, Aerial Applicators.. RotorKraft - Aerial Imaging Products. Schiepatti Switch [& Opto isolator). Wireless Video Cameras "Ironsides" takes spectacular photos using a small GWS Slow Stick see AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY by Ironsides amongst other items. Here in NZ, small models are being used with either micro video down link to PC or the frames simply stored on a micro 1 Gb+ flash drive unit in aircraft (easier but cannot see results until after aircraft lands) = land, plug into USB port of note book and view / edit at your leisure. Days are long gone when one simply strapped a digital camera on top of a "foamee" EPP slope soarer with or without power assist and chanced your luck One easy flight a few years ago had only one out of 40 frames with the target close to center) Most popular presently again appear to be the same as in Ironsides article = a Slow Stick as shown at
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Twinstar would be an ideal, but may be a to fast platform, has an interesting sound with those two Gunther props at full speed.
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