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How to fit the battery and receiver

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Andy C23/09/2019 17:09:23
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Finishing off an old Limbo dancer to be my winter hack and looking for some help on how to fit the electronics please. Currently I cannot see a way of fitting a standard 5 cell receiver pack and the small fuel tank. Only possible location is strapped underneath the fuselage in between the undercarraige!!!! Or do I find a smaller 6v battery pack?

What have others done please?

Shaun Walsh23/09/2019 17:15:52
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SLEC sell the kit, it might be worth asking for their advice.

Martin Harris23/09/2019 17:20:03
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I've aways used a 4S pack in mine...fits like the fuselage was designed around it (which it probably was!) If you really need a 5S (Spektrum?) perhaps you could reconfigure an AA pack as a "4+1" to squeeze it in?

Alternatively, can you find a 2S LiFe pack that would fit?

Edited By Martin Harris on 23/09/2019 17:20:48

Alan Gorham_23/09/2019 18:00:26
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I use a 5 cell AA pack and a 4oz SLEC tank on mine. Space is tight but I have the tank hard up against the firewall and the Rx pack immediately behind the tank but in front of the servo tray.

J D 823/09/2019 18:28:35
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My Limbo has a 4 cell Enloop pack. Been doing its thing for donkey's years. OS 46 with mini pipe has great throttle response and as full power is only used sparingly flight time is fine. Only mod is carbon undercarriage.

PS Still love flying it.smiley

flightline

Edited By J D 8 on 23/09/2019 18:30:49

Alan Gorham_26/09/2019 15:13:04
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Wasn't it nice that the OP took the time to give all those who responded to his question some feedback?

Lovely...

GONZO27/09/2019 12:14:42
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yes

Andy C28/09/2019 18:42:22
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Interesting. I hadn't realised there was an expiry date on threads which I had to post before!!!!!!

Having been away, the plan was to wait till I returned, tried some ideas and thanked everyone at the same time as reporting back on the results. Think I may stick to that actually!

J D 828/09/2019 21:46:14
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Just enjoy your Limbo Andy.

bert baker29/09/2019 09:45:29
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On the plane it shows a SLEC 4oz tank,,, it’s the small blue square one

Robert Parker29/09/2019 09:52:03
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Hi Andy,

I had a Limbo Dancer when they first came out and I recall fitting a 4 cell 4.8v flight pack had to be shoe horned in place, this was the standard flight pack of the day using a 35 meg receiver.

Have fun flying her.

Regards

Robert

bert baker29/09/2019 10:45:06
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bert baker29/09/2019 10:50:08
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I couldn’t find a blue tank so have put in a 4oz unknown make of tank.

Im pretty sure you could a bigger tank. But then how long do you really want to fly for..

Andy C29/09/2019 18:11:44
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Well, thanks for all the replies. I have had a play this afternoon and think I can get the 5 cell battery (I use Spektrum) and the small receiver in just about.

However, I have now run into another problem....arrrgggg....

I planned on installing an OS LA40 that came with the plane, but having spent the last 24 hours trying to free the carb have managed to run it dry when boiling so melted the plastic fuel nipple. Having to now rethink what I do, as am not 100% confident of the engine (possible leak from body and also new bearings required) and so don't want to spend out on a new carb if the whole thing will cost me more than a decent second hand engine. I do have an old Enya 46 I suppose I could try in it. Only alternative is an OS25 but I assume will restrict what I can do with it.

Denis Watkins29/09/2019 18:25:22
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Andy

The LA has plain bearings, not ball bearings

And why not run the rx on 4 cell ?

Andy C29/09/2019 19:06:07
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Ah ok thanks Denis.

Re the batteries, I have been led to believe that 5 cell was best approach for 2.4g radio, especially Spektrum.

J D 829/09/2019 19:23:03
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Go with the Enya 46, better than the OS LA any way. The carb can be had for under twenty pounds though.

Denis Watkins29/09/2019 20:29:01
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Posted by Andy C on 29/09/2019 19:06:07:

Ah ok thanks Denis.

Re the batteries, I have been led to believe that 5 cell was best approach for 2.4g radio, especially Spektrum.

Andy, stick with what you are comfortable with, but 4 cell, 4.8v are used by many and last all day

But check frequently, say after 3 flights, as Spektrum do require more than 3.3v

2 times now, within the club, we have turned down plain bearings for the LA very economically from bar stock

But the LA is not known for bearing problems

Edited By Denis Watkins on 29/09/2019 20:29:49

SIMON CRAGG30/09/2019 02:14:41
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Having had a plethora of "Fun Fly " models over the years, I would fit an 1100 mah Life pack for the RX, and a more powerful lightweight engine (.36 size ideally). For more grunt fit a power pipe if required. A fine pitch wide blade prop is a good idea as well. These models need to be kept light, and every little helps.

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