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04-12-2020, 09:56 PM
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Posted By RideTheLightning

Be sure the end points for the throttle channel...

Be sure the end points for the throttle channel are set at 100%. I’ve seen ESCs act weird when the input signal is not at the full range.
04-09-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,562
Posted By RideTheLightning

I had a similar issue with my PT-19 where the ESC...

I had a similar issue with my PT-19 where the ESC was too large to fit completely in the motor compartment. Most planes designed for electric power will have provisions for a firewall cut-out that...
04-09-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By RideTheLightning

The choice of 3 or 4 cells will be driven by prop...

The choice of 3 or 4 cells will be driven by prop size which will be driven by aircraft weight and ground clearance. To generate equivalent thrust, you will need a larger and/or higher pitch prop on...
04-08-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,611
Posted By RideTheLightning

Both are great flying planes. It would depend if...

Both are great flying planes. It would depend if you want a model with a more traditional aircraft silhouette. If so, go with the four star. If it doesn't matter, the stick would be an interesting...
04-07-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,562
Posted By RideTheLightning

That looks like a fun plane. Your power system...

That looks like a fun plane. Your power system choices will fly it well. I have a Great Planes PT-19 (about 8 oz heavier) with the same motor on 4S power and it flies well. You'll have nice...
04-07-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By RideTheLightning

It will depend on the batteries you want to use. ...

It will depend on the batteries you want to use. Input voltage is one of the factors that dictates prop size as a higher voltage pack will spin the propellor faster and increase the current the...
04-07-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,046
Posted By RideTheLightning

Typically, you'd locate the battery where the...

Typically, you'd locate the battery where the fuel tank would sit. The tray that supports the tank would function the same for the battery. To access, you could cut away a portion of the fuselage...
04-07-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,400
Posted By RideTheLightning

If you're expecting the airplane to come in...

If you're expecting the airplane to come in around 13-15 pounds, you'll probably be looking for motors that can pull around 700W each. I like to use a baseline of 90-100W per pound for scale models....
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