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Posted by ronaldopn | Aug 25, 2019 @ 07:26 PM | 1,093 Views
This link is actually for me to get back to this awesome post but feel free to check if you want to go deeper into power system calculations.
Warning: numbers and formulas involved, not for the faint hearted

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An engine tries to keep a constant torque: as load goes up, rpm goes down.
An e-motor tries to keep a constant rpm: as load goes up, torque must go up, and therefore current goes up.
Posted by ronaldopn | Aug 24, 2019 @ 04:43 PM | 1,265 Views
For those who fly larger electrics this may be helpful. Swapping batteries can be annoying if you have to deal with those canopy thumb screws everytime. I always replace these screws with a aluminum latch. This is not an issue if you fly gas since you can refuel without taking the canopy off.
Here is the step by step.

EDIT: the lever is made of a very thin wire and broke after using a few times so I removed it and drilled a hole on the main pin to insert a 2mm pushrod. I recommend doing this mod or using the heavy duty latch shown in the picture.

IMG 1973 (0 min 13 sec)
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