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Feb 01, 2011, 11:20 AM
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How hard can/should you push an ARC 28-47-2 motor in a Stryker

I realize that there is a gigantic amount of Stryker discussion on this forum... but the question I have is fairly motor-specific but with an airframe relevant caveat.

I backed into the Stryker when I found all the airframe parts on the shelf at the hobby shop for under $50... and decided to see what the fuss was all about.

So I threw in an ARC 28-47-2 that was left over from a crashed project, a Turnigy Plush 60A, some PKZ Metal gear servos, a carbon rod through the longest portion of the wing, reinforcements on the elevons, 6x5.5 APC prop and 4s/2200/30c packs, some Nerf whistles in the nose, and flew the heck out of it all throughought 2010.

It quickly became my go-to plane! With this setup, it's pulling in the neighborhood of 650W and honestly, it's pretty damned satifying as-is and makes a lot of great noises... but I suspect that I'm leaving some power on the table with this motor.

I have a Turnigy Plush 80A with a Castle UBEC soldered in just sitting here looking at me...which would provide some nice head room...

Would it be a worthwhile investment to give this setup a try on 5s? At what point do these motors come apart?

Most importantly, at what point will the draggy Stryker shape start turning this horsepower into heat and noise rather than speed?

Thanks in advance for any advice, opinions, words of wisdom, or hilarious jokes at my expense.
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Feb 02, 2011, 09:07 PM
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How about- at what power level does the Stryker start to just not go any faster?

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