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11-03-2004 03:03 AM  13 years agoPost 21
cal.30JR

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Paul,

Can you please verify on Rick's box if it comes with the powerpanel?
I;m pretty sure it doesn't but that design is nice and perfect for me.

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11-04-2004 12:40 AM  13 years agoPost 22
PaulH-MA

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I don't think any box comes with a power panel. That's something you will have to buy separately.

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11-12-2004 01:18 PM  13 years agoPost 23
Tailspinner

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I use an old Plano tool box from my car racing days. With little modification I was able to incorporate a power supply, electric fuel pump, battery charger, all the tools I need for the heli, wet bar ooops just a dream.
While it can start to get heavy, where I fly I don't have that far to walk.Multiple trips to the pits versus extra flights for the day.

Hmmm?
I'll take the extra flights.

Are you on the list?

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11-12-2004 01:26 PM  13 years agoPost 24
PaulH-MA

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The more I think about it, the more I would like to make my field box as compact as possible and eliminate as much weight as I can.

I think the best idea is to have a metal fuel can, which is square instead of round. Mount a hand cranked pump on it to get the fuel out of the can. Then use a standard glow ignitor that contains a sub-c battery, and a starter that uses a pair of six-cell stick packs.

If you think you'll need extra battery packs for the starter or another sub-c cell for the ignitor, the are all quite light and easy to carry. A single set of batteries should get you an entire day of starting up your heli, but a small compartment for extras would not be out of the question.

Thoughts?

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11-12-2004 02:20 PM  13 years agoPost 25
Tailspinner

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That sounds like a viable plan. but make sure yolu have enough batteries to last you for the day. You will also need extra receiver packs, The only down-side to this would be, all the charging you will do the night before.
Also leave some room for moderate expansion. Better to have room and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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11-28-2004 04:57 AM  13 years agoPost 26
Ron Cosby

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Saw some neat boxes here:

http://www.d-flite.com/

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11-28-2004 12:31 PM  13 years agoPost 27
PaulH-MA

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A little too rich for my blood. The cheapest one is $150 with the drawers costing extra.
Saw some neat boxes here:

http://www.d-flite.com/

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12-06-2004 05:16 AM  13 years agoPost 28
Raptor3DPilot

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Here's a few pics of my field box setup...

I bought this from Walmart for around $30. It's the Stanley Mobile Workcenter. I want to get a piece of metal to stick out of the side to attach my fuel jug too....but other than that it's pretty compact and roomy.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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12-06-2004 05:46 AM  13 years agoPost 29
Wa11banger

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Everything but the kitchen sink
F15EMaintainer,

Apparently we think alike.. I call it everything but the kitchen sink but I am workin on that.. I have the same box and F15M.. A few mods tho I carry all the quick need stuff in the top two clear pop top drawers, Next needed stuff in the top carry all top tray.. underneath the carry all top tray I have two of those huge fishing plastic devided trays about 3 bux a pop at walmart They hold ungodly amounts of parts, my battery, and a spare fuel tank for a rappy. I placed just two little holes to run the wires through and made a small box to hold the panel out from the box. I put one of those single hole type fuel lugs on the side of the box and put my fuel pump, 2gallons of fuel, spare engines and anything else big that dont fit in the compartments in the bottom. The fuel pump is connected to the panel in the top box through banana plugs in the bottom of the top box that easily pop off when I need to just take the parts bin to a friends table or anywhere else for that matter it's easily reconnected.
***Edited**** BTW since I was asked I figure I would put the total cost in this post
  • Box 29.95
  • Divided Trays 3.45 x2

See photos below

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12-06-2004 06:00 AM  13 years agoPost 30
Raptor3DPilot

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Looking good!! I wish I had the $ to have all that extra stuff For the price, it's perfect.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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12-06-2004 06:09 AM  13 years agoPost 31
Wa11banger

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hehe you wish you had the $$ or the bad luck... I would say 90% of those spares are left overs from ditch witch maneuvers .. You tend to gather parts with experience (crashing) I should have the two tanks in tandem (header tank style) by this weekend so I dont have to switch everyday..

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12-06-2004 06:17 AM  13 years agoPost 32
Raptor3DPilot

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LoL I guess your right on that one.....I'm slowly gathering more parts. I'm really not looking forward to the day I crash....my mind is just going to go nuts trying to set it up again. Luckily there's multiple heli boards around here.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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