United States, TN, Memphis
Joined Dec 2011
Need advice building a plane.
Figured I should cross post this here to get some more exposure.
I've wanted a Sbach ever since I fist saw one and am trying to decide between these two:
The 39" "BX"
The 40" "SC"
I originally wanted the "bx" because it looked a little more durable but I don't think that is the case any more and would rather have the more scale looking "SC".
I already have my servos (http://www.ebay.com/itm/140374273434...#ht_2753wt_952) ordered. Those servos look comparable to the HS-65MG's but a lot cheaper and are digital so I should be able to get more than 90 degrees of travel out of them.
I am probably going with a 4A esc (http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-c-platinum-40a.html). The 40A is probably way more than needed but it seems to be the smallest size with a built in 6V BEC. Or are there any other smaller switching ESC's with a built in 6 volt BEC. The HobbyWing I linked is switchable between 5.25 and 6V but I think 4.8 and 6V would be better. Then I could run on 4.8V to conserve battery when faster throws and higher torque isn't needed. Or would a smaller more appropriate sized ESC and a seperate BEC be better?
Batteries will be Gens Ace 25C in either 1000 or 1300mah.
Choosing a motor has been the most difficult for me so far. Matching kv's to props, etc... The recommended motor is the Dualsky XM2834CA-9 980Kv which weighs 70g. So I'm looking for other motors in the 70g range which are the:
Hengli Brushless Outrunner Motor W3542-850
Twisted Hobbys 1250kv Telink motor
I believe the same 1250kv motor but a lot cheaper.
After doing some research and playing with WebOcalc I think I've determined a APC 11x5.5 E would be the most efficient prop for this plane.
This is with the recommended Dualsky 980kv motor:
Is 1.4 to 1 about the best I can do with a 70g motor? I'd like around 2-2.5 to 1 I can't seem to get any slow fly props on WebOcalc but it's my understanding that you should only use them when you can't fit a larger prop. And that they'll make more thrust but at a higher amp draw.
This on is with the 1100 kv motor from Twisted Hobbys:
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