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Old Dec 29, 2003, 02:26 AM
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Anybody flying 3d with the ASTRO 010 (14t)?


Was looking for some setup info, a.u.w weight,batts,gearbox,prop.Id like to put this in a small bipe and was curious what other people were running.Did a basic search and found some good info.was just looking for more.Thanks Mike
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 02:34 AM
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Hi Mike,

I'm not flying 3D but I am going vertical with a 14T 010 in a GWS 4.x:1 GB from Aeromicro with a 12x8 prop on 3x1200 lipo.
All installed in an IFO MKIII.

The motor is lousy direct drive ( IMO ) but SUPERB with gearing.


As soon as I get a salary adjustment with back-pay(grin) I'll be joining the 3D crowd and trying that motor in a 3D plane(s).

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Old Dec 29, 2003, 03:35 AM
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I am running a Astro 010 10-Turn on a "C" Gearbox & 10x8 Prop & also Etec 1200-3S Lipo pack. I like the performance but no quite Vertical, I may experiment with some different props, I just put a 11x4.7 prop on & will see how that does, P-calc says it should work nice. I am a little concerned about Overamping the Etec 1200 packs & also the motor if I prop any higher.
What 3-S Lipo packs are you using & how can you use a prop as big as a 12x8?

-Thanks-

Mike
Old Dec 29, 2003, 09:04 AM
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I have the 14t in the newer micro gearbox from Astroflight I think somewhere around 3:1 ratio? Swinging an 11" prop and 10 of the 350nimh cells from Parkflyermotors, I have vertical, but don't have the ability to fly 3D.
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 09:52 AM
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If you can build your 3d plane to 10OZ AUW or less then the 010 14t will do fine. Propped and geared correctly the 010 can deliver just about 18oz/thrust (12x8 on a B gearbox is right around 18oz for 7.5amp). W/ a heatsink i expect you could get 20, but i haven't tried it
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:01 AM
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I just got back from the flying field with my new scratch 30" 10oz. plane. Astro 010 14T C gearbox 3:1 and 10*4,7 GWS prop.

Flies nicely, etech 1200 can take this load mithout any problem. (falls out hover)

Flew 11*4,7 as well, mure punch (true vertical), again for the etechs 1200 no problem...barely warm. If it didnt start raining i would have used the 12" gws as well. Should do nice

Tried it with gunther DD, still nice, but seen better, use this motor geared

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Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:17 AM
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Franck, you mention C gearbox but then 3:1 -- C is 5.33:1 in GWS terms, which gearbox are you using that is 3:1? A 12x4.7 on 3:1 would pull 10a which would probably damage the 010 14t (7.5a max) -- i run my 010 14t at around 3.8:1 and it got hot enough to feel very uncomfortable even with a heatsink running a 12x6 off of it at that ratio... 11x8 is slightly warm though and a 10x8 is not even noticeable
Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:23 AM
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Oops your right,

its not a C, it IS a GWS 3:1 gearbox though

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Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:38 AM
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gws makes the 3.22 and 3.75; the 3.75:1 is (A), 3.22 is 1S -- do you know which lettering is engraved onto the spur gear? curiosity
Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:51 AM
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Why do I always throw away the package

Its a 3.22 gearing, 1S

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Old Dec 30, 2003, 02:23 AM
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Originally posted by mrebman
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What 3-S Lipo packs are you using & how can you use a prop as big as a 12x8?

-Thanks-

Mike
Hi Mike,
Looks like there is some good info in this thread from others, but in case you're still collecting info,
I'm using a GWS orange 12x8 on the 010 14T, with the aeromicro 4.43:1 gearbox.
With 3x1200 lipoly there is no problem with overheating or over-amping - in fact it looks like I could probably go to a 13x6 or 13x7 maybe.
I haven't weighed my IFO but it is probably around 10-12 oz.

You know I can't remember where I got the lipolys - they were on sale as single cells.
I think they will take 6C; they are not Super-High output., but for under $30 I couldn't beat it.
It's my first lipoly pack and I'm going to see how I like working with it.
Let me know if you need more info

-led
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