Originally Posted by Wilron
Can anyone help with some advice re lower powered AM?
I want to use a 30amp cont 40max esc with the recommended Himax motor,
no undercarriage and a folding prop of about 9X5 size, 3s lipo 20c, 2x hs65s and 2xhs81s.
3D is not required just enough power for descent aeros.
Will this smaller than recommended size prop keep current below 30amps and will the AM perform as an aerobat with this setup?
Prop must be a folder as u/c doesn't work at my field.
Esc I want to use what I have already.
That should work pretty well. For aeros, you should be pulling only around 15 amps except during ascents when you may pull up to 30 during short vertical legs. You'll lose some weight and drag without the gear. Flying lighter, you can almost drop straight down to land. If the 9 inch prop is a bit too weak, you can move up one inch and have plenty.
Let us know how it goes.