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Old Feb 03, 2003, 06:43 PM
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Ascent or Just Right?

Very similar specs; but quite a diffrence in price.

Of course there is a bit of an issue with the Ascent posibly being over propped; or is it just an LMR?
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Old Feb 04, 2003, 03:19 PM
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Or, other recommedations for an electric sailpane that uses Zagi packs?
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Old Feb 04, 2003, 06:22 PM
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look in parkfliers re: ascent prop...maybe a 6 x 3 is the way to go.
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Old Feb 06, 2003, 07:07 PM
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Ascent - intended use

Been following a couple of threads on the Ascent glider. I just took delivery of one today and will probably not get to assembling it until next week.

I think the operative word in the name of this plane is Ascent "GLIDER." The plane/motor/prop combo is intended for motor use to be a climb to altitude, shut down motor for thermal searching (and cooling) and then another burst of motor when required to climb back to altitude. That's why the suggestion of an ESC with brake... to lock the prop in folded position during the soaring portion of the flight.

I'm sure if one runs the motor at full bore for 8 mins., or whatever is possible, that both the motor and battery will get quite hot.

I suspect that it actually will benefit from a gear box and a larger folding prop to climb out with more authority.

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Old Feb 06, 2003, 07:40 PM
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sierra-gold, I think you are right about the geared option, mine takes 5 min to get to altitude so it is pretty hot by then.
BTW after a bad launch( dumb stunt) the battery was shoved to the front of the fuselage(forward CG) it seemed to climb and glige better.
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