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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Maiden = success!

After lurking on here since forever and procrastinating on the maiden for fear of crashing such a pretty plane, I finally got my bird in the air. Scorpion 4025-10 & Castle Ice 100 on 6s 5000's with a 12x12 APC. Honestly, I don't know what I was so scared of now - this thing is a pussycat. Cruised around at the highway speed limit on half throttle, probably hit about 95 straight and level , and the landings were very predictable.
Had me happy as a clam (why are clams happy? I dunno...)
Looking forward to more fun flights and.....MORE SPEED! Thinking about trying this setup on 7 or 8s. eCalc predicts these numbers below. If anyone has any thoughts, feel free to chime in, especially on takeoff and landing with the extra battery weight.
7s: 5000mAh, 30C, 12x12: 70A; 1660W; 11700rpm; 133mph pitch speed
8s: 4000mAh, 30C, 11x12: 65A; 1750W; 13300rpm; 152mph pitch speed
Happy flying y'all,
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