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Old Dec 04, 2006, 10:30 PM
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I got a chance to take the W-Cat out in the wind this afternoon. About 8mph and no problems with the IPS power system. It had plenty of power to spare. I had it hovering in one spot for a couple minutes.
But then it seemed to be loosing power! I brought it in and reved it up, the power was down alot. Then it dawned on me I might have grabed the wrong batt. So I poped a fresh one in and Tons of power!!
What I'd done was fly the battary from the last time I flew it, without recharging it!
So I got to make sure that I check my batts before I fly.
Something else that came to mind. I was having a disscusion with a flyer, who refused to beleive the W-Cat would fly slow enough to be a beginners plane. He was a Zaggi, flyer. But after he saw it fly, he shut his trap and now he wants one.

But if think about it, the W-Cat has a wing area of about 250si and weighs 6.5 ozs, flying. My Pico TigerMoth has a wing area of 288si and weighs between 8 and 9ozs, depending which batt I use. It also uses the same IPS motor. So no wonder it flys so good slow! Butch
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