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Posted by feda | Nov 25, 2009 @ 06:35 AM | 6,400 Views
Test One
Motor: DualSky XM2834CA-7 KV1250
Battery: 3S2200mAh 25C
ESC: Hobbywing 40A
Prop: APC 1147SF
Thrust: 1650 grams with 40A current draw
Comment: the motor seems to be overloaded

Test Two
Motor: DualSky XM2812RTR-27 KV1750
Battery: 2S450mAh 25C
ESC: 6A Bulit-in
Prop: GWS 0947SF, GWS 1047SF
Thrust: 150 grams with 5A draw, 180 grams with 7.5A draw
Comment: the set-up doesn't seem to be powerful enough for a 150-gram F3P

Test Three
Motor MicroBlue BV2212 KV1800
Battery: 2S450mAh 25C
ESC: Hobbywing 10A
Prop: GWS 0947SF, GWS 1047SF
Thrust: 150 grams with 4A draw, 200 grams with 8A draw
Comment: this could be used for DualSky's Breeze Pro
Posted by feda | Nov 13, 2008 @ 08:46 AM | 6,816 Views
Goal: Find a good-looking spinner to enhance the look of my new Cap232 but not receive too much weight penalty.

All the three spinners at hand don't weigh that differently. The black one (GWS rubber) is the lightest (7 grams); the aluminium one is the heaviest (12 grams); while the nylon white one is in the middle (10 grams).

I think I'm gonna use the nylon one.
Posted by feda | Oct 31, 2008 @ 05:16 AM | 7,240 Views
Red Eagle's "Unbreakable EPO Silent"

Wing span: 880mm
Fuse Length: 800mm
Flying Weight: 360-390g
Wing Area: 21dm2

Required (suggested);
Motor: 2208-2212 (1000~1200kv)
ESC: 15-23A (depending on motor)
Prop: about 9x5~10x4.7 (depending on motor)
Battery: no more than an 1100mAh 3S Lipoly

Price: $44.80

Data Source: Jason on HobbyKing.com

It looks awfully like Hokusei's EPP Primus Z to me. I wonder what is the difference between EPP and EPO.
Posted by feda | Oct 10, 2008 @ 11:17 PM | 9,437 Views
One company that caught my eyes this year is Three Luck Tech Co. from Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China. They offer a good variety of depron and EPP planes that look decent.

I am hoping to find more information about this company and their products.

The company's official web site: TechOne...Continue Reading
Posted by feda | Oct 10, 2008 @ 08:30 PM | 6,762 Views
I went to the 8th China Model Exposition and found the attendance was not as good as the previous years. I wonder if this is partially due to the widespread use of the Internet on which people can accomplish a lot with regards to information exchange. As a result, they have less need to attend physical expositions.

I am also told that those companies who have got enough orders would not come to the exposition. Some big players such as Art-Tech also chose not to come.

The global economic crisis that is developing must be also taking its toll on the hobby business in China. It is said that many companies got less orders in this year's exposition compared with previous years. Earlier this year, reports had it that many small export-oriented manufacturing companies had to shut down because of the appreciation of the Chinese currency and the tightening of China's labor law. The RC model industry in China simply cannot escape from such an unfavorable business climate.