Originally Posted by LVSloper
Is this on 4s or 3s and how many mah?
It is on 4s and I'm not sure about exact numbers. Whatever I say below is "more or less" and mainly based on my feeling throughout the flight.
I took off (overhead throw) at 40-45 A with a 12-incher and a 920 motor, now I am taking off (overhead throw) at 50-58 A with a 13*8 and 820. However it is only a few seconds and as soon as the plane is at safe alt/speed I move the stick down. On a higher KV/smaller prop my SH cruised at 15 A, sometimes 12 was enough; rarely 10. Now at 820 KV 13*8 prop I am happy at 7 to 9, occasionally 5-6 would be OK. If I'm up to some sort of sporty flight the current can get up to 12-16 A, very very seldom higher (only if I suddenly need to climb more than 10 m real fast).
25 km round trip (half an hour, slightly more) on a 5Ah 4s battery not a limit but I don't like coming back with dry tanks.