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Old Mar 04, 2009, 09:55 AM
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I am going to use the 1000mA 3s Lipo so it should be light.
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 10:47 AM
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What motor have you decided to use?
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 12:15 PM
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I am going with this one: The 2712-17 is a '300 class' 1700KV and use 7035 prop.
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 12:54 PM
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No pictures until I either get my old PC back or find a cable for this one but here's the breakdown...

EMax CF2805
20 amp esc
9 gr servos
AR6100 Rx
7.4v 1250mah Rhino

Using a TP 7x6E my numbers off the Wattmeter are as follows:

14.93 amps
6.46 volts
96.7 watts

AUW is 10.6 oz but I need to move the CG forward about a 1/2" before I fly it...I don't think it will take too much weight to dial it in.
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 01:39 PM
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No pictures until I either get my old PC back or find a cable for this one but here's the breakdown...

EMax CF2805
20 amp esc
9 gr servos
AR6100 Rx
7.4v 1250mah Rhino

Using a TP 7x6E my numbers off the Wattmeter are as follows:

14.93 amps
6.46 volts
96.7 watts

AUW is 10.6 oz but I need to move the CG forward about a 1/2" before I fly it...I don't think it will take too much weight to dial it in.
I wish all posts where like this one.. Easy for somebody to come in and build the plane instead of begging for links or decipher names in google..
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 02:07 PM
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I wish I didn't need to add weight to the nose and could keep the 10.6 AUW .
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 02:58 PM
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Yeah if you went with 3s then you'd be good.
Get a CC 18 ESC (probably lighter too)

But this is a very cost effective setup for sure.
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 10:34 PM
Is it SEFF yet?
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Where is the cheapest place to pick up a Swift II these days?
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 11:12 PM
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Where is the cheapest place to pick up a Swift II these days?
mscompositusa.com often has them on sale...
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Old Mar 06, 2009, 05:02 AM
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Hi guys im struggling to get any power to fly my swift i have a dualsky 2822cs motor its a 1450kv 24t motor with a 25 amp esc and 2s 800mah battery is the battery the issue? it just falls from the sky with no power?
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Old Mar 06, 2009, 05:02 AM
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prop is a 7x5
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Old Mar 06, 2009, 05:38 AM
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erozion looking at the prop data it looks like you are making around 8 ounces thrust which is probably not very much fun. I would try a 7x4 APC SF with a 3s and see if that doesn't work better for you.

http://www.2dogrc.com/ecommerce/os/c...ft-p-2008.html

http://2dogrc.com/ecommerce/os/catal...ges/2822-1.jpg
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Old Mar 06, 2009, 11:30 PM
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Thanks smoke, I upgraded to the 2830-8ca motor with a 8x6 prop on 3s now it goes like a rocket.
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Old Mar 07, 2009, 06:45 AM
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Right on...glad you have it going the way you like now.

I ended up adding almost an ounce to get it to balance right so now my AUW is 11.5oz. I think I can live with it. Now if the dang wind would just quit blowing .
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Old Mar 07, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Is it necessary to add carbon rods to stiffen the wing? if so which thickness and where?
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