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Old Jun 26, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Need some advice on upgrading my EDF


I recently ordered a FMS (Hobby King) Flying Shark which I plan on upgrading to 4S and a bigger motor for some more thrust. See link:

Of course this is not a racing monster, neither is it intended to, but I'd like to have some extra power and speed... I was thinking of upgrading it to 4S and keeping the 64mm size fan. Which motor would be sufficient for giving this fish better/unlimited(?) vertical performance? I was thinking about this motor which would give 1100 grams of thrust (see specifications, vs the 700-750 grams flying weight of the Shark):
Would this work? Would it be an idea to upgrade the 5 blade EDF to a 6 or 7 blade unit? What motor/EDF unit would be better? (I try to stick with HobbyKing)

I hope to hear your thoughts and experiences. I'm rather new to this.

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