Originally Posted by turboparker
Wow - that was some serious
wind there for a bit! I agree - if you would have been running the stock pack or
prop, the plane would have been unable to make headway. I've never attempted to fly in that
much wind on 2s! I think 20 MPH is about it (as measured near the ground). However, I really enjoy doing stationary aerobatics in higher winds on 3s. Here are a couple of my higher-wind flights:
B3D in an 8-19 MPH wind. Stock w/5030 prop & Hyp 240 2s pack:
B3D in an 8-26 MPH wind. I'm running the 2300 Kv/5043 combo on a Hyp 180 3s pack:
If you want to see a few more clips of the B3D in high winds, check out my blog thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1637935
VERY COOL!!!...Just for grins and giggles I flew the plane again a few minutes ago...The winds seem to be letting up by around 5mph...Due to the surrounding area and swirling winds I experienced some SEVERE down drafts that just about planted the plane into the ground...I backed off on the power and gave full up which pitched the plane upward in the down draft...At the moment of pitch up I added full power to fly out of the down draft...I landed in the street with 1/2 throttle!!!...What an exillerating flight!!!...
Even though I'm running an exterior 10 amp ESC I get hot cutoffs generated from the brick when running 3S....I don't understand this as I'm running an exterior ESC but taking the throttle signal directly from the brick...I would think that the brick ESC/regulators would be taken out of the equation but they haven't...My ESC is rated for 4S so I'm sure that the cutoffs when on 3S are related to the brick...But I'm running a 2500kv motor---I need to drop down to the 2300kv motor for 3S...