Originally Posted by Shawnlh
Losi has hit the nail on the head. Too much power makes 3D flying twitchy. My 4.5lb 57" Extra had a ton of power(1200 watts), and it was harder to 3D than my 9lb. 2000 watt 70" Slick. Vertical lines were cool, but everything else was more difficult. Unless you have an ultra smooth left thumb, I'd say 2000 watts on the 70" birds is just right.
I know exactly what you are saying. My 58" PA extra is putting out 1150 watts and it's at an exact 4.0lbs! BUT.....I do most of my 3D type flying at 1/2 throttle and below.
I am going to try a couple other props to see how it performs when I'm flying and just go from there. I'm thinking with the results i just got from the APC and zoar 19x8 props and the one APC 18X8E prop , I think I am going to try a APC 20X8 or possibly a Zoar 20X8. I think that will be the "sweet spot"
for my type of flying.