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Old Jan 19, 2015, 09:48 PM
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I got one flight this afternoon with mine. Super nice weather this time of year but I had to work most of the day. I think the next time I fly it I will give the 4s a go. Malden86 I think it may be one of the most stable foam warbirds I have ever flown. That is surprising considering it is as light as it is.
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 03:26 PM
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I ordered some replacement GWS 10x6x3 props, but in the meantime I tried out last night a MAS 10x7x3 prop that I had. It actually worked out very well and gave it an extra top end "gear"

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Old Jan 20, 2015, 03:28 PM
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How many amps did the 10x7 pull?
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 03:32 PM
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How many amps did the 10x7 pull?
Not sure, but to be safe I just did a quick 5 minute flight on mixed throttle. The motor, esc, and battery all came down barely warm. I'll stick it on the watt meter later today and report back.

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Old Jan 20, 2015, 06:57 PM
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Measured 27 amps and just under 300 watts on the ground with the MAS 10x7x3. No wonder it went straight up under full throttle

Well within motor specs...

Can Diameter: 1.38" (35mm)
Can Length: 1.18" (30mm)
Shaft Diameter: .16" (4mm)
Shaft Length: .65" (16.5mm)
RPM/V (kV Rating): 1000
Weight: 2.47oz (71g)
Propeller: 9x6E-12x6E
Input Voltage: 7.4-11.1V
Max. Constant Current: 35A
Max. Surge Current: 40A
Max. Constant Watts: 388W
No Load Current: 1.8A

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Old Jan 21, 2015, 02:43 PM
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I'm on the fence between ordering the Hellcat and the P-51. I've always wanted a P-51, but there seems to be more praise for how the Hellcat flies vs the P-51.

Regardless of which kit I end up picking up, I really want to add retracts.

Which of these would work best?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...1pc_18_8g.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...stem_1pc_.html

Or the metal trunnion versions:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Trunnion.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5mm_Mount.html

I know that ideally, retracts on a Hellcat should rotate then fold toward the trailing edge of the wing, but I'm on a budget and can't afford those types of retracts, and would just install them as they'd be installed on say a P-51. Would that be possible on the Hellcat's wing?

And for those that have both the Hellcat and P-51, would you share your pros and cons for both?
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Old Jan 21, 2015, 02:58 PM
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For less work why not just go for a Dynam P51 that comes with retracts already?

http://www.motionrc.com/dynam-p-51d-...-wingspan-pnp/

Motion offers free shipping as well.

If I had to choose between the P51 and the F6F I would chose the F6F due to the the motor/prop combo. The F6F is faster and has more thrust than the P51. I think if the P51 had a better motor it would perform better but is held back by the motor/prop combo. I fly my F6F more than I do my P51. If you want something cheaper with better components I would go with a PZ P51 airframe with your own electronics.
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Old Jan 21, 2015, 03:53 PM
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I agree with nom, fly the Tower Hobbies warbirds as is. If you want retracts, there are other offerings out there (like the Dynam planes) that has them built in.

However, if you really want to do retracts on this plane, it has been done before futher back on the thread...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t#post27798487

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Old Jan 21, 2015, 06:05 PM
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I'm on the fence between ordering the Hellcat and the P-51. I've always wanted a P-51, but there seems to be more praise for how the Hellcat flies vs the P-51.

Regardless of which kit I end up picking up, I really want to add retracts.

Which of these would work best?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...1pc_18_8g.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...stem_1pc_.html

Or the metal trunnion versions:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Trunnion.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5mm_Mount.html

I know that ideally, retracts on a Hellcat should rotate then fold toward the trailing edge of the wing, but I'm on a budget and can't afford those types of retracts, and would just install them as they'd be installed on say a P-51. Would that be possible on the Hellcat's wing?

And for those that have both the Hellcat and P-51, would you share your pros and cons for both?

For what this plane is, Cheap, great flyer, fun as heck why complicate it with retracts?
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 03:49 PM
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Got a quick flight in today over lunch break with the MAS prop I mentioned earlier. I may not want to put the stock sized prop back on this plane. Lots of power!

TH Hellcat with MAS Prop (6 min 39 sec)


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Old Jan 22, 2015, 05:23 PM
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Nice flying, I have been using a stock prop from one of my PZ P-51's I think it may be time to try one of those props you have.
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 05:37 PM
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Nice flying, I have been using a stock prop from one of my PZ P-51's I think it may be time to try one of those props you have.
Thanks! It works great. Just be sure to balance the prop if you get one. The MAS props always need some balancing go get them turning smoothly.

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Old Jan 22, 2015, 05:45 PM
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Looks great!
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 07:09 PM
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Looks great!
Thanks! Just got my replacement stock props in the mail today, but I am going to keep the MAS prop on for awhile longer

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