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Old Jun 23, 2014, 10:39 PM
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Hey guys,

Took my UAV3000 on its first flight the other day and it flew so nice and smooth. So happy with it.

Here is a kinda crappy video of the maiden flight and a landing.
UAV (1 min 54 sec)


We are running a 5000mah 6 cell 45-90c battey (nano-tech) and probably got around 10 to 12 minutes flying. Probably flying with 80% throttle most of the time due to it being the first flight.... needed to make sure it could handle everything. It flys really well with around 45 to 50% throttle as well... probably less.

I want to be able to FPV fly for around 25 to 30 minutes, do you guys thinking running two 5000mah in parallel would reach 30 minutes or should I get a couple of 8000mah batteries?
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 12:20 AM
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I have a single 8000mah 6s and it gives me 50-60 min flight times. (40 min on a 5000...) What motor prop do you have? What cruising speed? I fly with APM autopilot at 14m/s in cruise mode when flying FPV.
UAV-3000 Cloud Dancing (3 min 45 sec)
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 05:17 PM
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Running the Turnigy G60 motor with a 14 x 7 prop.... this one http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=8108

Not sure on the speeds yet, only done one maiden flight. Still setting up the autopilot stuff .
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Old Jul 07, 2014, 09:33 PM
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[QUOTE=Rakem;28740601]Running the Turnigy G60 motor with a 14 x 7 prop....

the G60 can turn a 16x8 just fine, I tried a 14x9 this weekend and it did not have the same push as the bigger prop, the 14x7 is way under propped
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 07:28 PM
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the G60 can turn a 16x8 just fine, I tried a 14x9 this weekend and it did not have the same push as the bigger prop, the 14x7 is way under propped
It flys really well with the 14x7, plenty of power and torque...
Perhaps with more weight the 14x7 wouldn't be quite enough?
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 05:15 AM
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For this plane (which I am putting together this fall) is it better to extend the three motorleads or extend the two batterypack leads (due to battery way up in front and motor all the way back)? I mean for efficiency loss problems..
I have the recommended G60 motor, 8000mAh 6s nanotech battery, and a 120A esc. I also am going for the 16x8 prop. Is the esc a bit over the top, you think?
I have burned so many motors in my days and I think it is usually because I use a little bit extra Amp levels for the esc... But isnīt that the general opinion to use extra amps on the esc? Better to burn motor than esc right? Or what is your opinion.
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 07:38 PM
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I still want one but cant have it......no fair.
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Old Sep 06, 2014, 02:47 AM
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A motor will never burn because of a too high Amp ESC. You could as well put a 1000Amp ESC (if you could find one) and still be ok.
The same holds for battery C rating...
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Old Sep 06, 2014, 03:33 AM
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Interesting! Thats new to me. (Come from the combustion world). So... My burned upp motors in the past is probably due to a) too heavy plane (since I like to maximize battery weight and then add all the fpv stuff) b) too big prop size. c) bad quality of motor....Or a combination of the above. Lol

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Old Sep 06, 2014, 07:17 AM
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Too heavy plane doesn't burn the motor either
So it's:
a) too big prop size (that makes your motor draw more amps than it can handle)
b) bad motor quality
c) too high voltage (e.g. put a 4S battery with a motor rated for 2S/3S)
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Old Sep 06, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Think Im gonna buy one of those watt meters. Just plug in between esc and battery and go full throttle with motor. Then you see straight off if prop is too big, right? Thanks dk31

But what about the extended leads for the UAV 3000. Better with long motor -esc leads or esc-battery?
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Old Sep 07, 2014, 01:27 AM
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A watt meter is a good investment. If you don't have one (l don't yet) you can also do the job with an ESC that has data logging (I use a castle creations 50A).
I don't have any personal experiance with ESC/motor extended wires, but here's a long thread on the issue:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952523

A test stand is also a nice tool to test motors .If you are a DIY type you should try to build one - just do a search for "test stand" or "thrust stand".
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 10:37 AM
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Just a note to say that this is now in stock in the UK.

Have been after one of these for a while and so bought one...
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