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Old Oct 10, 2007, 10:35 PM
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A-10 with stock EDF-55s and 300h and NiMh flyable?

I just got a GWS A-10 and it is in my second plane, I don't want it too fast so I don't want to go Brushless. Will it flywell with the stock motor (EDF-55 and the 300H) on a NiMh battery? I am not doing any thing fancy with it besides a few small carbon fiber braces (wing, fusealge, and nacelle holders). Will this fly good?
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 12:40 AM
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Hello ,

I fly it with a Lipo 3 S Polyquest1200 and it rocks Full power only for the handlaunch the rest of the flied I throttled back . No proplems with the motors till now (and I used it for very long time)

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Old Oct 11, 2007, 12:53 AM
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Hi Guys

I agree, go lipo, the nimh's will hold it back and make it too heavy, todays lipo's will discharge better and be lighter with more capacity. win win win.
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 08:37 AM
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My old edf 50's would fly with 350mah nimh but the edf 55 300H are heavier so just like Rudi, I did the same lipo thing.
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 10:16 AM
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3s Lipo translates to 10 cells nickle. You'll be awfully heavy...
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 04:30 PM
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I had one with the EDF-55 fans and the 300H motors. They were surprisingly strong motors. I ran a single ESC and a 10-cell Intellect 1200 NiHM pack. A slightly-more-than-gentle hand toss and it was in the air. I got 4-5 minutes flying with this setup and never had a problem. It didn't fly well under 60% power but what jet does? It was very scale-like with this setup, especially on a calm day.

If I ever did another GWS A-10, it would definitely at least be with lithiums, if not also brushless motors. But don't be afraid of a NiHM pack. Mine flew fine.
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 05:50 PM
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Mine flies fine on a stock setup....9.6v 1150mah NIMHs. She isn't super fast but flies just great.
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