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Old Jun 24, 2011, 05:44 PM
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I am not so sure about 240w mentioned above. The plane could fly/cruise with 240w but would be very difficult to take off with 240w of power (0 wind speed and super long runway).
It doesn't hurt to have more power. On a high wing trainer, I use at least 120 w/lb x 5 lbs = 600w. I need to consider some emergency situations that need more power.

I had a 6lbs trainer that setup with 400w and 700w power system. The difference was like night and day. It was NOT fun at all to fly with the 400w.

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