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Old Feb 15, 2010, 11:43 PM
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My lipos have shipped so will be here in a few days. I did a test run on an older 20C 3S1300 pack and it was 260 watts. Hope to get a little more on these new 30C packs coming. AUW is 13.0 ounces with that 3S1300. Thrust was 1:1 which I was happy with since I reduced the exit nozzle, that comes out to an efflux of 118 mph so I expect to be in the 90 mph range with this setup.

The Wemo Micro fan seems to me to operate better with at least 350 watts or so. It seemed to me the thrust was much better at higher power levels so not sure if I would recommend replacing the stock fan unit with this unit unless you plan to run higher wattage. I did balance it and now it runs very nice and sounds great!

Gluing this plane together was so easy. I use regular CA and kicker and it worked just fine. I did modify front of the canopy to make it slide in with the lipo as the heavier wicked motor plus the standoff adapter requires the lipo to be far forward to balance.

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