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Old Sep 16, 2015, 04:08 PM
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Alien Aircraft Pinwheel 60

This is a bit of an after-build, but I finally finished the covering on my Alien Aircraft Pinwheel. I built it a while ago but never put the final details in place until yesterday. The color scheme is patterned after the Italian aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori. It was a complex monokote job and the covering gave me fits in some places; definitely a learning experience. It flies well and I'll be bringing it to the NEAT Fair this weekend.
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Old Sep 16, 2015, 04:26 PM
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Nice covering job. Looks complicated.what are the poweR specs?
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Old Sep 16, 2015, 10:15 PM
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The power specs are:
-Motor: O.S. 5025-375
-Battery: Gravity Hobby 5S-1P 30C 5500 mAh lipo
-ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix Edge 100
-Prop: Master Airscrew 12X8 3-bladed prop

This combo is enough for my flying style. The motor can handle up to an 8S pack and a much larger prop but my flying field is grass an there is not enough ground clearance (with the stock ending gear) to use a larger prop. I'm sure with a larger prop and higher voltage pack, it would be a missile!
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Old Sep 17, 2015, 08:11 AM
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I have the same issues with many of my planes. Grass field and limited clearance. What's the wing span?
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Old Sep 17, 2015, 08:54 AM
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Wingspan is 60"
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Old Sep 17, 2015, 04:24 PM
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Perfect. My new focus are planes around 60 ws. I can store and transport in one piece and easy to see in the sky but not so big I can't fit them in my cargo van assembled.
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