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Old Dec 27, 2014, 10:35 AM
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Slow stick power system

I have a left over 4ch tx, rx, 20a brushless esc, and 1000mah 3s 35c lipos, so I've decided to build a hobbyking slowstick. Can anyone recommend a good motor and prop combo for this setup?
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Old Dec 27, 2014, 10:54 AM
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This video will show you how to pick a recommended motor.

How To Pick Your Power System For Your Model Airplane (12 min 3 sec)

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Old Dec 27, 2014, 11:53 AM
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Why yes, I happen to be able to do that. I'll even give links for the components. This will be a 200W system using all Hobby King components that I have flown for two years with absolutely breathtaking results.

I mated a Turnigy 2217-20 motor, a 40A Super Brain data logging ESC, a 1350mAh 30C 3S1P Battery and an APC 11x4.7 E prop. With the data logging ESC I bought a USB linker for the computer. That let me check out the actual in-flight performance of the power system and program the ESC from my computer. If you're wanting to save money you could buy a Plush 30A as the system draws almost exactly 20A.

This system has a really touchy takeoff procedure. Hold the plane in your right hand by the wingtip, pointing straight up. Hit 2/3 throttle or more. Release. Watch the plane climb vertically out of sight. ROG takeoff roll at 3/4 throttle is less than a foot. With reasonable, not draconian, throttle management I get 15 minute flight times plus plenty of reserve.

Slow Stick Blast Off! (0 min 35 sec)
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