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Old Dec 13, 2006, 03:27 PM
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That depends on the rest of your gear (radio, motor, servos, battery, etc.). Here's what my "other" gear weighs, assuming my lightest LiPo is used:

Motor/gearbox: 1.06 oz
Lipo (200 mAh): 0.53 oz
Radio gear: 1.15 oz

My plane's AUW is 5.25 oz, so the plane itself weighs in at 2.51 oz. I think you're probably right on target for now. I know this design will fly even at the relatively heavy weight of 6.5 oz (my previous designs used a 1.4 oz NiMh battery pack!!).

Sounds like you'll be okay, especially if you're going brushless. I intentionally designed it to fly with a relatively weak geared/brushed set up. Of course, if you can use a lighter LiPo and lightweight radio gear, that will only serve to help the plane's performance.
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