Originally Posted by The Don
Did a runup on the Wicked Wemo combo and the numbers are not what I expected. I was hoping for more but what I got was 310 watts on startup then settled to 280 watts and 24 amps. This means a 3S1300 20C will be plenty and I can use a 30 amp ESC. So that will drop the weight of the lipo and ESC about 3 ounces so I will be about 13 oz at 280 watts which is 344 watt/pound which sounds like a good number. I think I am going to test the Wicked 4000 on 4S and the 4800 on 4S just to see what I get. Maybe a 4S 1300 lipo will be a baby rocket.
Just tested a 4S setup with the Wicked 4000 and got 325 watts at 22 amps so a 4S 1000 30C is also an option.
Don those numbers are a surprise --- i thought the WEMO Micro has been tested to 650 watts (extreme case as i understand), but 400watts should be in the picture.
What do you think is holding back in the setup, lipo or motor? or fan? - on 3s 40C 1050mah.
I was hoping to run near 350 watts peak with a 5000kv Exceed EDF motor in the Micro fan. I've got a couple 4s 30C 1600's that weigh 167grams each -- but on the 5000kv that is likely WAY to hot on the motor.
Did you measure watts with same lipo on stock power system?
Oh yes how was the balance on the WEMO fan out of the package? decent?