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Old Nov 22, 2010, 03:59 AM
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Hi There,
I love flying sailplanes, but somedays the wind does not blow at our favourite slope, or a tug is not available for Scale gliding , or winching is a hassle, so I decided a few electric sailplanes are in order.
Yesterday I maidened this 4.5mtr glider and the motor, battery and ESC setup certainly did the job.
It has a 6 s 2750mah lipo, 80amp speed controller and Emaxx motor 4020 bl
The Watt meter gave a current draw of about 56amps WOT and 1340watts.
This bird weighs about 5 kg but the climb was good and it then soared in the thermals for about 40 minutes, I am happy. a good maiden flight.
cheers
Mike
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 10:18 AM
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Mike... that is one beautiful sailplane!!!
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:04 PM
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Spectacular!

Pack some extra lipos and get some serious altitude!

4 watt FPV?
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