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Old Mar 07, 2011, 01:32 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I plan to replace the stock ESC with a 40A Turnigy ESC.

I do have a Aeronaut 10x6 and a CAM 11x7 that I plan to try. I will also get the blizzard spinner.

By the way, where did you get your blaze from Ben D Wing?

I bought mine from here.. http://www.inwoodmodels.com/product_...3eba3221aa82c8

You'll find that with a 11" x 7" prop that the motor will draw about 42A which is too much for the motor and it will not improve the rate of climb over the 10" x 7", but it will generate a lot more heat and slow the motor down. It's a bit like starting your car off in 3rd gear; it'll go, but the rate of acceleration is slow and it stresses the engine. By all means try the prop, but don't expect efficient performance.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 03:00 AM
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The stock prop flies oke, a CamCarb same size performs better according my data logs.

I liked the change to the 10x7 very much. The speed increases a lot (horizontal and vertical). It just add some balls

I have no slopes just a field maybe thats why I like the 10x7 so much.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 03:54 AM
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The stock prop flies oke, a CamCarb same size performs better according my data logs.

I liked the change to the 10x7 very much. The speed increases a lot (horizontal and vertical). It just add some balls

I have no slopes just a field maybe thats why I like the 10x7 so much.
Thanks, I have settled to the Blizzard spinner and 10x7 prop now I just have to buy the plane
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 10:30 PM
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Hey HBFP NL,

Did you use the stock ESC with that 10x7? If so did you notice it getting hot at all?

Thanks, Tim
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 12:07 AM
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I use a 40A ESC with the 10x7 as it pulls around 35A in peaks. It does not heat up that much. According my data log around 50 degrees Celcius.

I do not fly with open throttle all the time. I speed up and glide down most of the time.

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Old Mar 14, 2011, 06:02 AM
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One more question before deciding where to buy the plane from:

Is there any differentiation among the ST Models, Ripmax, Wow etc versions of the plane apart from the different colored decals?

Are they all made from the same material and is this material equivalent to elapor used by Multiplex. Can you use regular CA like with elapor?

These are probable sources of the model at Europe:

Ripmax: http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/air...P-ARTF__103a3/

ST models: http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/produc...-artf-a-stm090

wow: http://www.modellhobby.de/Models/Mod...&t=3&c=31&p=31

wow: http://shop.lindinger.at/product_inf...ducts_id=85729
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 07:11 PM
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I believe the models are the same and regular CA works fine on the Blaze.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Has anyone tried a 10x7 with the stock ESC? Anyone?
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 06:05 AM
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I believe the models are the same and regular CA works fine on the Blaze.
The models are indeed all the same (just the decals differ) and medium viscosity cyano is perfect for the assembly. Foam safe and epoxy type adhesives are not suitable for this type of foam.
The stock ESC and a 10" x 7" prop might work, but the quality of ST Model ESCs is not the best (same as their MX2) and for piece of mind a known quality aftermarket 40A unit is highly recommended.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 07:08 AM
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The 10x7 pulls about 36Amps on my Wow.
I am sure you want a upgrade on the ESC
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Flight time on 2200 mAh...?

Just bought a ST Models Blaze and had first flights yesterday, great fun.

Setup is completely standard and I'm running with brand new 2200mAh Turnigy packs, I'm flying from a flat field.

So far I've limited my flight times to a conservative 6 minutes and when recharging I'm putting in appox. 750mAh.

Can anyone answer these questions...

1. Is it correct to assume that the flight has consumed 750mAh?
2. How much of the theorectical 2200mAh is it practical to use?
3. Can anyone what approx flight time I should aim for?

Any answers / advice appreciated.

Thanks, Dave.
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Just bought a ST Models Blaze and had first flights yesterday, great fun.

Setup is completely standard and I'm running with brand new 2200mAh Turnigy packs, I'm flying from a flat field.

So far I've limited my flight times to a conservative 6 minutes and when recharging I'm putting in appox. 750mAh.

Can anyone answer these questions...

1. Is it correct to assume that the flight has consumed 750mAh?
2. How much of the theorectical 2200mAh is it practical to use?
3. Can anyone what approx flight time I should aim for?

Any answers / advice appreciated.

Thanks, Dave.
I Dave and welcome.

Here's my take:

1. Yep

2. 80%

3. All depends how much you run the motor.
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 09:52 AM
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Thanks for that Gerry.

So based on 80% consumption....I have 1760mAh to use.

At 6mins I'm using 750mAh...double it to 12mins = 1500mAh

Sounds good to me, I'll try it at 10 minutes this afternoon.

Thanks, Dave.
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Thanks for that Gerry.

So based on 80% consumption....I have 1760mAh to use.

At 6mins I'm using 750mAh...double it to 12mins = 1500mAh

Sounds good to me, I'll try it at 10 minutes this afternoon.

Thanks, Dave.
Yeah, but it all depends on how much you run the motor. I only use the motor to get up to altitude and than glide down, looking for lift all the time, of course. So you might like to look at battery consumption in terms of the amount of full throttle climbs you can get out of a pack rather than the over all flight time.
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Yes, understood that, thanks.

The 6 mins flights consuming 750mAh were a mixture of quick climbs followed by glides with a bit of aerobatics thrown in.

Do the Lipo packs suffer from lower capacity with use, I mean the more times they are cycled?

Thanks again, Dave.
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