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Old Oct 08, 2001, 09:08 PM
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Rule of Thumb?

Hey Guys, Refresh my memory, Whats the rule of thumb for: How many ozs of thrust per lb. of airplane For Good aerobatic performance? & some good Verticle? Thanks; FF
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Old Oct 08, 2001, 09:21 PM
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Static thrust of at least 1/2 of weight would have to be the bare minimum for decent sport perf, (assuming proper pitch speed of course), but planes get a lot more fun when you hit the 3/4 of weight mark or greater. True vertical requires thrust greater than weight as the load is weight + aero drag in oz's is total load.

Hit about 1.25 times weight and vertical becomes quite impressive.
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Old Oct 08, 2001, 10:47 PM
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Check this out from Maxcim's website:

http://www.maxcim.com/guide.html
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Old Oct 09, 2001, 11:01 AM
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Hey Thanks you guys, I appreciate the info! Fast Fly
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