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Posted by moxjett | Aug 29, 2008 @ 10:43 PM | 4,795 Views
I took the A-10 out today after work only to get to the field and have a wicked crosswind that was gusting pretty bad. I wanted to fly it with the new landing gear, but I just didn't want to fight the crosswind on it's first flight with legs. I did get to fly my Katana and Stick, so the day wasn't a total lose.

I'll try flying the A-10 tomorrow.
Posted by moxjett | Aug 17, 2008 @ 01:22 PM | 4,968 Views
I tried two props on my AXI 4120/14 motor that's mounted on my A-10. Here are the numbers of each prop and some pictures. As you can see from the picture, I was using a 5S 3300 mah FP lipo.

12x6 Prop - 40 Amps - 697 Watts
13x6.5 Prop - 50 Amps - 852 Watts

This will be enough to fly the A-10 at it's current AUW of 8 lbs, but if I'm to paint it and finish the details, hopefully that won't add but a pound or two. I'm going to try and fly it next weekend, so we'll see if she flys any better.

Posted by moxjett | Aug 15, 2008 @ 09:32 PM | 5,193 Views
I finally got the retracts installed on my A-10 so I could make sure there is going to be enough clearance for a 12" to 13" prop. Good news, there is more then enough room for the prop. I won't be able to rotate aggressively, but I donít think there is going to be enough power to do that anyway. There is going to be around 3 to 4 inches between the prop tip and the ground. There shouldnít be an issue with prop strikes if I stick to scale takeoffs.

While I had the A-10 fully assembled, I went ahead and added the batteries and took some photos of it. I also weighed it with everything new installed and its battery installed. As you can see below, sheís gained some weight and tops the scales at just a tad over 8 pounds. Not to bad, but Iíd like to keep it under 10 pounds or itís going to need another motor upgrade.

Here is the LINK to the build thread.