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Old Feb 26, 2011, 01:28 PM
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Hey Andrew,
Are you running the hacker a40-12s with those 5s lipos? If so,.......what prop size and watts are you producing?
I was just able to check on the motor, I'm running the A40-12s on a 15x8 prop. I haven't checked watts but I wouwld imagine somewhere over 1200 watts. Its great power for me up in Salt Lake City, which the Elevation is about 4500msl.
You may have to come back on the prop a bit down in lower elevations.

I also have another 59 setup on 4s and its running the A40-10s. I have it on the same prop and it flies just as good. It was basically because I have a bunch of 5s packs that I went with the 12s. If you have a lot of 4s setups for your planes to run 8s on the bigger stuff I think you will be happy with 4s.

Once I get the Orange 59" back from Mark Leseberg I'll measure the CG and give it to you. This airframe is really happy with running a bit more forward CG and still 3d's extremely well. It tracks amazingly well, probably the best tracking small plane I have flown. I was actually out practicing a ton of IMAC with it before the weather got nasty.

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Old Feb 26, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Seems like many folks are planning to run close to 1200W on the Slick. That's about 240W per lb assuming a heavy 5 lb set up. I have always thought that Ben & company were advocating about 160W to 180W per lb to allow better control of the throttle in 3D. So, is it for precision/pattern flying with the Slick that requires the higher power?
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 02:56 PM
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We do usually go for 180W per pound. I think we have just been buffering this number a bit as some people do no like the power of some of the systems that I have selected as it doesn't give you that rocket power when you get in trouble. I still prefer that power setup but we also want to make sure we give a little head room for those that want that extra power.

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Old Feb 26, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Thanks AJ for your sharing your thoughts. Would running an A40 12S on 4S 25C 3300/3700 packs and 15x6 prop give us closer to the 180W per lb?

Also, I noticed that the 59" Slick has a shorter length than the wing span just like the 42" Slick while other Slicks have a length similar to the wing span. What is the design goal for a shorter length? Would the shorter length be related to theKM's impression that the 59 is more "high strung" compared to the 57 SC? AJ, if you do not want to share things related to design, I understand completely.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Myp,

I would probably go with the A40-10s and run that on 4s. It seems to work out pretty well on that setup.

As far as the design goes we decided to get the slick in to the 10% rule that Imac follows, this way people will not complain about the rule. To be honest this is probably the best flying generations of the slicks.

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Old Feb 26, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Thanks AJ.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 10:39 PM
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The 71 slick is 71" wide by 68" long. It feels much different than the 51 slick and alot like the 42 slick. Hope the 59 feels like the 42 and 71
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Sorry guys I had to post my 8000th post here since I have my 59 red one ordered and I LOVE a slick(and trying to leave my mark in the thread ). The 59 is going to be my lovely daily flier! April cant come soon enough
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 10:59 PM
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I'll have to get a red 59" Slick here soon. I need to wait a little longer...
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 11:04 PM
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Might want to hurry up. Dont know how many are in the first shipment but they are selling like hotcakes
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 11:33 PM
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Wow! I just ran across this plane on the 3DHS website. Looks great. I am looking to move up into a bigger plane this year. Currently flying the v2 47" SHP on 13x8 prop on 3s 3000mah packs for several seasons now and it goes to the field every time. I like big air precision flying with some light 3d mixed in. My question would be if I could get a setup to use some of my existing packs? Maybe two 3S 2200-3000 packs for a 6S or perhaps use my 5S 5000 20C packs I use in my Swift heli? Does this plane handle a little more weight for wind penetration?

Edit: I was considering a 72" Extra /DLE 30 setup for long flights, but I don't think it will fit in my xTerra! This seems about the right size to get that bigger feel without having to get a trailer to haul it to the field.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 01:03 AM
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FWIW, my 103" SC fits into my Honda Fit, and CTunder's 89" Slick fits into his Nissan Sentra. I doubt your Xterra is any smaller than the Sentra .
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 01:09 AM
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Wow! I just ran across this plane on the 3DHS website. Looks great. I am looking to move up into a bigger plane this year. Currently flying the v2 47" SHP on 13x8 prop on 3s 3000mah packs for several seasons now and it goes to the field every time. I like big air precision flying with some light 3d mixed in. My question would be if I could get a setup to use some of my existing packs? Maybe two 3S 2200-3000 packs for a 6S or perhaps use my 5S 5000 20C packs I use in my Swift heli? Does this plane handle a little more weight for wind penetration?

Edit: I was considering a 72" Extra /DLE 30 setup for long flights, but I don't think it will fit in my xTerra! This seems about the right size to get that bigger feel without having to get a trailer to haul it to the field.
I think there is another brand of 58" ish plane that runs a pair of 3S 2200s so that may work fine. I think the 5S 5000 pack could be a bit heavy. But, the 3dHS planes will still fly better on the heavy side than most comparable planes set up as light as possible, from what I hear.

My hanger is quickly becoming 3DHS only so I don't have much experience with other brands. But I do run a light setup on my 72 SC and I like it that way. My 57 SC is a med weight, high power setup and its great. I will use the same stuff on the 59" Slick.
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