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Old May 15, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Good work on this Chuck. I followed the link from my question on using the plane weight when picking a motor. The first thing WOC asks for is the ready to fly weight of the plane. Is the weight of the motor included in the weight or is this the bare airframe weight? I guess my confusion lies in the fact that the tool helps you pick a motor, so if you haven't picked one how do you know how much it weighs.

I have a scratch build plane that weighs in at 12.5oz. bare and jumps to 20.5oz. when I add the weight of servos, battery, ESC and motor. I used an average for motor weight from an AXI catalog picking a motor that matched the size class of my plane. Should I use the weight of my plane minus the power train?
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