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Posted by jokeane | May 29, 2011 @ 10:31 AM | 3,272 Views
I tested out the motor / power using the CC ICE data logging feature.

Nice. 1250 watts, 55A peak. ESC installed is larger than needed. Could use a 75A ESC.

Using this little online calculator, it looks like I would top out at about 70MPH in level flight.

http://www.rcpro.org/rccalc/PitchSpeed.aspx
Posted by jokeane | May 23, 2011 @ 06:46 PM | 3,760 Views
I picked up this RX-Ready used Miss WindS Bipe from another pilot I fly with. He is going back for a graduate degree, and has no time to fly this summer.

Here is the setup:

Hacker A50 16s motor, Castle Phoenix Ice 100 amp ESC, Spektrum AR6200 RX, 4x align DS410m servos on the wings, Spektrum DS821 servos on the tail, 3 Turnigy 6s 4000mah 30c packs, Xoar 16"x10" prop. He built the plane using high performance heli style carbon push rods so there's virtually no slop in the control surfaces.

http://www.espritmodel.com/index.asp...D&ProdID=11379

I'm just waiting for my AR6200 to get serviced by Spektrum. If I get it back soon, I'll be setting it up this week.
Posted by jokeane | May 07, 2011 @ 02:20 PM | 3,124 Views
Flew both of my new HobbyKing foamies on Wednesday. Both flew great.

The Cessna really works well. Good power, nice handling. Flaps worked very nicely. I'll probably drop the wheel pants due to the grass field. I will also probably prop it down to a 10" prop for more ground clearance.

Pitts flew nicely, very sedate for a Pitts. Both planes need a bit more aileron throw.