Originally Posted by jumpy
Some more pics of progress so far. Nose section is completed, just needs sanding and filling to shape. Who said planking was theraputic??
I was going to use mini servos mounted at the rear for rudder and elevator but with the weight of 2 minifans and skinning yet to be done i have now opted to mount standard servos up front with snakes to rear controls to keep weight forward, hopefully the cells will also move some more weight forward aswell. By the way, how far from the fans can you have the cells? Is it better to have longer battery to controller leads or longer controller to motor leads?
Cells are put in saddle bag fashion if necessary or doable.
Wire length; Most explain keep your battery side as short as possible but not to exceed 20cm on the motor side and adjust your AWG according to the current draw. So 80amps and above 10AWG.
But this is what I've read. Haven't taken it to these limits myself.