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Old Jun 21, 2002, 04:12 AM
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Twinstar Upgrade

Has anyone put 480's into a Twinstar? If so, what effect do they have, and what props were used.

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Old Jun 21, 2002, 04:46 AM
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Von Paulus

I thought about doing this. Trouble is the 480s like more cells and my battery compartment already taken up with 8x2400. And I don't in any event want to shell up for 10x2400 packs.
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Old Jun 21, 2002, 05:27 AM
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Paul,

I fitted the P480 'long-can' motors in my Twinstar on 8 cells.

Had many happy & successful flights, first using 4-bladed Gunther conversions, and then Aeronaut 6.5x4 props.

The AUW of 62oz (carrying a camera), was about 30% over the manufacturers ideal, and demonstrates the power increase.

Don't expect a much faster top speed though, the improvement is all in the climb!

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Old Jun 21, 2002, 05:40 AM
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I was going to put the Irvine 130mm x125mm pops (5.5 x 5?)
on my 480's . The battery will be an 8/2400.
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Old Jun 21, 2002, 06:09 AM
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Paul,

The P480's aren't screamers on 8 cells, so little props won't realise the motor's full potential.

The APC E 6x4 might be a good choice.

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Old Jun 21, 2002, 07:15 AM
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The Multiplex 450 Turbo's with 6 x 4 props will give impressive performance. Do a search under "turbo 450".
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