Originally Posted by 3rd Try
I am flying the Heads Up RC Firepower 480 Sport 3530-11. Flying at moderate speeds, doing touch and go's, and an occasional full throttle loop, roll, or vertical climb to stall I am experiencing flight times over 10 minutes. I'm using Zippy lightmax 2200 3s 25c batteries. Typical recharge cycle shows 1500-1700 Mah replaced.
That is pretty much the time and mah useage I was getting with the original power while practicing landings. I tossed around buying the 480 but ultimately decided on the 450. I have been using 2200 mah 3s 30C EZ Flite batteries from Heads Up. I just could not live with the short flight time of 4 - 5 minutes or so with the 3536-10 motor.
Thanks for sharing your experience on the 480 size - if my 450 is a bust I may go to your choice. Assuming of course that I could get permission from the Treasury Secretary to buy another motor.