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Old May 07, 2003, 01:31 AM
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Wattage F-22 and AstroFlight 010 brushless

Hi. I am interested in the Wattage F-22 but would like more jet-like performance than a S 400 setup can give. I was wondering if the Mighty Micro 010 Brushless Motor from AstroFlight would be a good match. I don't need blinding speed, but I am tired of electric jets that fly like kites.

If so, could you tell me also what type of battery and how many cells I should use? Also which prop?

I have a lot to learn about all this stuff and any help you could give would be very much appreciated.

Thank you,
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Old May 07, 2003, 01:59 AM
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010 on the wattage f22 will not cut it, way underpower. Read this thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...32&highlight=f

option 3 with mega 7 turn is the lightest and most optimized for the Wattage F22. You will love the F22 for it is one of the best pusher jets out there.

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Old May 07, 2003, 03:16 AM
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Kinda agree, but kinda disagree. The F22 was designed for a 300 motor geared pretty low. The 010 with a 4x1 would still move the plane with the 8x5 prop.

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Old May 07, 2003, 10:07 AM
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Everyone I know flies the F-22 with the Mega 5T. There are many threads about it.

I agree, the F-22 needs more power than the Astro can give to be "Jet-like". I put about 150 Watts into mine to get it there. The Astro is limited to half that.

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Old May 07, 2003, 10:49 AM
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Like the other guys said, the 010 wouldn't feed your need for speed It's more appropriate for a 6-8 oz. plane when used direct drive. But the 020 would rip!
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Old May 07, 2003, 11:40 AM
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option 3 with mega 7 turn is the lightest and most optimized for the Wattage F22.
I will have to disagree here. My F-22 has a Hacker B20 + 4:1 Gearbox with a 9 x 6 prop on 10 600ae cells. Ready to Fly weight is 19.5 oz. This is a significantly lighter setup, will blast straight up for several hundred feet, makes amazing slow passes, and lands in about 2 feet.

Make no mistake, this is easily one of the best foam pusher Jets!
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Old May 07, 2003, 12:16 PM
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May I ask how many turns is your hacker? and the current draw on your system?

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Everyone I know flies the F-22 with the Mega 5T. There are many threads about it.

I agree, the F-22 needs more power than the Astro can give to be "Jet-like". I put about 150 Watts into mine to get it there. The Astro is limited to half that.

Melf
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I dueled several times using my F22 with mega 7t, 10x1000 hecell and 7.5x6 prop side by side with the other gentleman' s F22 which has a mega 5t, 10xcp1300 and 7x6 prop. It is a very close call in level flight between the two but in vertical performance my F22 is a clear winner to his f22 and it flies longer since the current draw on mine is less. After all, in this case, the maga 7t is a better option. But I think Patrick' s F22 with hacker motor is the lightest and the winner of all Wattage F22s out there.
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Old May 07, 2003, 12:50 PM
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Hi !

It is a B20 15L + 4:1

I have not measured the amps, but it draws down the 10 cell 600ae pack in about 5 minutes. That should put it around 8 or so amps average.

You can't really put a bigger prop on this jet because of the tailerons (unless you modify them), so anyone wanting more amps will need to use a hotter wind motor.

Of course, using KAN 950's or 1100HE cells would be better, but they were not around when I bought my packs! It may be a little tough to get the C of G correct with those heavier packs though.

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Old May 07, 2003, 12:54 PM
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>>I dueled several times using my F22 with mega 7t, 10x1000 hecell and 7.5x6 prop side by side with the other gentleman' s F22 which has a mega 5t, 10xcp1300 and 7x6 prop. It is a very close call in level flight between the two but in vertical performance my F22 is a clear winner to his f22 and it flies longer since the current draw on mine is less.<<

The Mega 7T on 10 cells and the Mega 5T on 8 would be a better comparison that the ones you're running. On 10 CP cells and a 7x6 the Mega 5T is out of its max efficiency range (too many amps). The 5T on 8 will pull as much power and be lighter than the 7T on 10. You're right, the 7T on 10 will fly longer. It depends upon what you want.

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