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Old Jul 14, 2010, 11:04 PM
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First of all some observations and comments. The Wicked 60mm fan will fit inside with ease. I personally think the Wicked 4400 Plus and the Wicked 60mm 5 blade fan will be the best setup for this model. However, a few things need to be noted. The outlet cone is too small for a 60mm fan unit. It measures at a 75% FSA which is a little small for me but may be OK with 650-700 watts on this airframe. Because of the cheater inlet on the bottom, there will need to be some sort of fairing for the 60mm fan unit to get smooth airflow into it. Because of these issues for this build I will use the stock fan unit so all the parts in the kit can be used. I feel that if you are forking out $179.99 for the plane you should not be required to buy a new fan unit and do heavy mods to get more speed out of her.

I tested the wicked 4400 Plus in the stock fan and on 4S I get ~660 watts and 54,300 rpm which settled to 53,200 rpm and ~620 watts. According to the manual in the kit, the stock 4S setup produces 48,000 rpm at about 480 watts. So the extra 5k rpm should be a nice speed and thrust boost. The stock tailpipe is 85% FSA.

I also tried some various lipos in the cockpit and 4S2200 30C pack fit in just fine. Even some bigger ones do as well :-)

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