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Old Mar 10, 2006, 10:10 PM
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Allen: I built a 40" and posted pix and video earlier in this thread. Not sure who else built the big one. Mine flys well. I did post a few suggested changes that I will do on the next one I build: larger rudder, less (or no) counter balance on the elevator because the tabs are fragile, key the vertical stab into the former where they meet. There may be more, I would have to go back through the posts. Another thing I'm thinking about is adding a battery tray keyed to the firewall and the sides of the fuse to move the battery up for better balance and also to allow easier adjustment of fore/aft cg.

Gene/Arx: I tried the 1170 and I think the 1060 also. All of the higher pitch props I've tried with a diameter > 9" have run fine static but caused the ESC to cut out in flight. It sure looks like you were right about the amp draw going up in flight for the high pitch props. I could go with a larger ESC but there is no reason to push this motor that hard. The 1238 prop flies it fine.
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