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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wavekatcher View Post
I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the SS from

I will be installing the cnc motor mount so I can swing a bigger prop and run a bigger motor than stock.

Any suggestions? I'm thinking the firepower 450 sport from with a APC 8X5E. The numbers from Headsup show 24 ounces of thrust @ 17 amps w/ APC 8X6 w/ 3s battery.

If the SS AUW is 39 ounces will 24 ounces of thrust be enough?
careful, i tried a bigger prop on my easystar (with ailerons of course) and the results have been "interesting", in that it is unable to turn left because of all the motor torque.
then again, i am using a 9x5 prop on a 680 watt motor that i originally put in my funcub... no idea of the thrust, but draws 55 amps at 12 volts... and it still won't climb vertical (not exactly a light plane =P )
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