Originally Posted by David A
Andrea, the model flies very well with the stock motors and props. I've used a 3s2p 5000mah lipo battery with mine which along with a 35amp ESC means the model stays up for 15 mins. With a good ESC the model will fly on any 7-10 cell nicad/nimh pack - the pack size and weight will decide the flying duration. Try the stock motors and see what you think before upgrading though.
3s is way too much for the stock motors. A 2s1p Kokam 3200 (or similar) is more than adequate and the model easily stays up for 20min of mixed flying.