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Old Jan 09, 2013, 08:13 AM
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My mini popwing with the stock setup (hot version) hits in the 75mph neighborhood with an APC 6x4. I bought it back in the spring so I don't know if they have changed the setup since then or not. It is def. a fun plane.....got a kick out of chasing all the blackbirds around last summer as they would fly over going to roost!!
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:44 AM
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Fpv

HI,

Thought I would share some FPV vids from my Teksumo. I have two teksumos and love em. Such a fun plane! I am running a 2826 2200kv motor with 7x4 prop and 2200mah 3s battery. Oh yeah they're tough as anything too...a few crashes in the vid.

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Some FPV fun 1 (2 min 54 sec)


Some FPV Fun 2 (2 min 58 sec)
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:21 AM
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HI,

Thought I would share some FPV vids from my Teksumo. I have two teksumos and love em. Such a fun plane! I am running a 2826 2200kv motor with 7x4 prop and 2200mah 3s battery. Oh yeah they're tough as anything too...a few crashes in the vid.

Cheers,
Gim


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa7u0AhGZC4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAKlrrs0ISA
Ahoy! Very nice videos! I liked how you were following and filming the other plane. I want more... Thanks for sharing and good job on the sticks, Capt'n Ron
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Just ordered a Popwing kit from nitroplanes.com and have a 24gram, 1700kv Blue Wonder I'm thinking of using along with a 1000mah, 3s to try to keep it light and floaty for the small park I usually fly in. Has anyone on this thread used a similar setup? And if so, were you satisfied with the results?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 03:31 PM
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I just finished flying my Popwing again a few minutes ago. I love this thing!
It's my "everyday flyer" that I can walk right outside my garage and toss right in the air. The best part is, it has that perfect combination that many look for. You can fly it fast OR slow!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:09 PM
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GWS 8040 prop?

My 900mm Popwing came with a 7x5 prop and a prop saver. Although the prop came with a number of spacer sleeves, none of them seem to fit well with the supplied prop saver. Has anyone tried using the GWS 8040 prop? I have a bag of these and they fit the prop saver much better and the prop fits between the elevons but just barely.

Any thoughts on using this prop instead of the supplied 7x5?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Just ordered a Popwing kit from nitroplanes.com and have a 24gram, 1700kv Blue Wonder I'm thinking of using along with a 1000mah, 3s to try to keep it light and floaty for the small park I usually fly in. Has anyone on this thread used a similar setup? And if so, were you satisfied with the results?
I'm running this (as are a few others in this thread). Decent performance and about 10 - 20 minute flights depending upon how hard you fly it on 2200mah packs. My maiden was on a tired old 1300mah pack (with a lot of weight to get the CG right) and it worked just fine.

Hope that helps!
Don
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:29 PM
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Don,

Thanks for the info, but I already have the gear described in my last post, which I'm planning on trying rather than buying more stuff. Hopefully it will work for a slow floaty wing with enough guts to handle a little wind and some basic aerobatics? I'm not really looking for high speed because my "flying field"/corner park is pretty small. If it doesn't work I'll try something different, thanks again for the info though.

Scott
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:59 PM
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My 900mm Popwing came with a 7x5 prop and a prop saver. Although the prop came with a number of spacer sleeves, none of them seem to fit well with the supplied prop saver. Has anyone tried using the GWS 8040 prop? I have a bag of these and they fit the prop saver much better and the prop fits between the elevons but just barely.

Any thoughts on using this prop instead of the supplied 7x5?

If you're using the stock motor from the ARF version, an APC 7x6e works best in my opinion...
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:07 AM
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Still can't decide on what motor to get . This one http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...00-Zoom/Detail or something slightly smaller.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Still can't decide on what motor to get . This one http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...00-Zoom/Detail or something slightly smaller.
Many have been using that motor with great results. I'm using something slower. An RC Timer 2208-14 (1450kv) and an EMP 7X5 prop on my Popwing but i'm not looking for crazy speeds either. At least not on my current one. My next one will probably get the Power Up 400 (zoom) though for those days when I really want to tear up the skies.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:23 AM
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My 900mm Popwing came with a 7x5 prop and a prop saver. Although the prop came with a number of spacer sleeves, none of them seem to fit well with the supplied prop saver. Has anyone tried using the GWS 8040 prop? I have a bag of these and they fit the prop saver much better and the prop fits between the elevons but just barely.

Any thoughts on using this prop instead of the supplied 7x5?
For what its worth, I flew my 900mm PW this morning with the GWS 8040 and it seemed to work just fine. I still need to hook up my power meter and see what sort of current and power it draws. I like that it fits on the prop saver without any spacers. It would be nice if GWS made a 7x5 for direct comparison.

You guys using APC or APC style props with spacers, I found that spacer can fall out when I land or crash. Do people glue these into the prop?
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Many have been using that motor with great results. I'm using something slower. An RC Timer 2208-14 (1450kv) and an EMP 7X5 prop on my Popwing but i'm not looking for crazy speeds either. At least not on my current one. My next one will probably get the Power Up 400 (zoom) though for those days when I really want to tear up the skies.
Then without searching 60+ pages, i'm looking at running 1300 3C packs on it. Or should i go bigger ?
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Then without searching 60+ pages, i'm looking at running 1300 3C packs on it. Or should i go bigger ?

Personally, I would use a 2200mah battery with at least 25C (or higher C rating). The 2200mah packs balance out well on the Popwing and you get better flight times. With the 1300mah packs, you'll likely need to add "dead weight" up front and the flight times wont be more than maybe 5 minutes if you fly "sporty" like I usually do.

With my current 1450kv setup, I use about 20A at full throttle and 2200mah 25C Turnigy packs. I'm getting between 10 and 20 minute flights depending on how I manage the throttle. I can "putt around" at half throttle and just float around forever, or I can go wide open for the entire span of the battery and get about 8 minutes per pack.

With the Power Up 400 "zoom" 2200kv, you'll probably be drawing about 28A at full throttle so that will drain your batteries a little faster. You will probably have flight times between 5 and 15 minutes depending on how you manage the throttle while you're flying.

Seeing as the amp draws are up in the high 20's with the power up 400 "zoom", I would recommend the 2200mah 30C packs from Turnigy. $16.52 a piece isn't too bad.

Also, I would get at least a 35A ESC. It's always good to have a little safety margin in there. A 40A ESC would be even better. And there are only two servos so a 2A or 3A "internal bec" should handle that with no trouble at all.

Here's a couple of good ones...

From HeadsUpRC... HURC 40 Amp Brushless Motor ESC w/ 3A BEC
From HobbyKing... H-KING 35A Brushless Motor ESC w/ 2A BEC

Seeing as you will be ordering from HeadsUpRC anyhow, I would probably just get the Hurc 40A. It'll get to your house MUCH sooner and shipping is soooo cheap! And Jeff's customer service is excellent!
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Personally, I would use a 2200mah battery with at least 25C (or higher C rating)
I looked at this but didn't see how to get a 2200 mounted without getting into very thin foam. I already snapped the nose off once with a 1300 battery which just uses the standard battery pocket. How did you mount the 2200 and keep the nose strong?
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