Originally Posted by macr0t0r
We knew that pulling back on the throttle reduces power consumption, we just weren't sure it would increase efficiency (if you were starting off beyond the peak efficiency current draw at full throttle). Originally, I was assuming that the motor would always run at less efficiency than WOT, since partial throttle really is "pulsed" WOT. Apparently, it is more complex than that, and that there IS an advantage to marginal over-propping.....so far. We need a little more raw data.
WOT is pulsed, too. We definitely do need more data.