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Old Apr 24, 2012, 04:58 PM
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5000mah 25c = 125 amp continuous
5000mah 30c = 150amp continuous

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:49 PM
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6S power question

Just bought one of these bad boys, and am deciding on the powerplant. Can you guys chime in and tell me what the absolute best set up is for 100-110mph level flight with 7 or 8 minutes of flight time on 6s?

I was hoping for something that would bolt right in too, without having to do modification. Price is really not a big deal, I really just want something that is reliable.

Love RC Groups, you all are so helpful. Thanks in advance!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Is price no object?

Scorpion S-4020-10 630kv on 6S and a 12x10 APC @ 81A peak will probably give you the 110mph reliably you want.

If you want to stay on a budget, Turnigy L5055B-600

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_600kv.html

Might be at its limit though, but on a 12x10 prop should give you the 110mph you want with a weight penalty from the Scorpion.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:48 AM
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I just re-read this, 7 - 8 minutes? Hope you are prepared to either run half throttle for most of the flight, run high capacity of batteries, or increase voltage.

IMO the best would be to increase voltage to 8S to 10S.

Turnigy 50-55 320 SK3, 12x12 prop @42A peak. On a 4000mah 35C 5S x 2, You should get 5.5 minutes at WOT and 9.5 minutes at mixed flying.

Scorpion S-4020-16 415kv, 12x12 prop on 8S @54A peak. On a 4400mah 35C 4S x 2, You should get 4.75 minutes at WOT and 8.25 minutes at mixed flying.

HV setups just means more expensive batteries and ESC. No issues with motor heat, so high reliability and efficiency. Might give you closer to 115 - 120mph though.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Well said matty
I dusted down the SD 50 last night after not using it for 6 months or so and will take it to the field this weekend for a fly after charging my battery packs i noticed that one of my nanotech has puffed up not really sure why it's been sitting on store charge since then
It will be the first time i fly this plane with my new radio, DX8 running High-speed 11ms frame rate with 2048 resolution
It will be interesting to see how it feels
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:54 PM
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I thought you sold your SD-50...
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:39 PM
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I thought you sold your SD-50...
I did sell it, but i still had another one fully built up with the HS-4035-500kv motor in it i had flown it a few times then sold the Hyperion 90amp HV esc out of it, I brought a helidrive 120HV esc from HK recently so i will try it with that.
I need to get some practice for when i maiden the Nemesis NXT @8000watts
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Thanks MattyHawk!

Is there a Hyperion Motor with the same specs as the Scorpion that you listed? I want reliable, and Turnigy motors concern me, although I have had good luck with their batteries.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:56 PM
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I will pay $150 for the motor if it bolts right in. Will the ICE 100 be sufficient as well? Can I fit a 10s or 8s pack in it, or do I need to split them?
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Thanks MattyHawk!

Is there a Hyperion Motor with the same specs as the Scorpion that you listed? Also, what 6s Hyperion or NanoTech pack fits in it?
Hyperion Motors are made by Scorpion and you will find that scorpion motors are cheaper
and yes it will bolt straight in

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Great comments, thanks! What about the packs? ...and what esc do you guys recommend? Preferably something with datalogging...
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Great comments, thanks! What about the packs? ...and what esc do you guys recommend? Preferably something with datalogging...
get the biggest capacity lipo you can get
this one should get you plenty of flying time 6s 8000mAh 30c

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...6S1P_30C_.html

the turnigy dlux esc now has data logging

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...a_Logging.html
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Hahahaha! Thanks......however, I am going to do the 8 or 10s setup mentioned above. Is it better to do twin packs or one pack? Wasnt sure if the battery area could fit the longer 8 or 10s packs, or if you needed a fatter set up with twin 4s or 5s packs...
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Hahahaha! Thanks......however, I am going to do the 8 or 10s setup mentioned above. Is it better to do twin packs or one pack? Wasnt sure if the battery area could fit the longer 8 or 10s packs, or if you needed a fatter set up with twin 4s or 5s packs...
( 8 or 10 s with the Scorpion S-4020-16) on 6s sure but not 8 or 10s


http://www.scorpionsystem.com/catalo...s40/S-4020-16/

S4035-460kv is the motor you want for 8 or 10s 12 x 10 prop

http://www.scorpionsystem.com/catalo...40/S-4035-460/
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This place is awesome! I love lurking around here
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