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.
I used the same motor, ESC, TP2100, etc as you on a similar weight foamy with a 9x6 prop and it was just fine. If I recall, I think I could get 12+ minutes of flight time with mostly parallel flying. I only get ~8 minutes of that kind of flying with my AM using an 11x5.5.
As for taking off on a poor grass field, I had that issue once but it was solved with 3 inch MPI wheels part # EPW300.
And the Magister, rubber-band/wire mod to the LG works great for landings.