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Feb 29, 2004, 06:16 PM
the correct 51%
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Wattage Ultimate

Model/: Wattage Ultimate
Motor:Himaxx 2025-5300
Speed Control: Castle Creations 25 amp brushless
Cell type: 3s1p 2100 Thunderpower
Prop/fan: 8 x 6 APC
Reduction method and ratio:GWS 350C 5.33 Gearbox
Amps: moto calc 13 amps
Also used 7 and 8 cell 1300 scr's
15 to 20 minutes probably more but kept landing to check the batteries/motor both stayed just warm to the touch
Weight: W/LiPo's 24.2oz W/8c 29.7oz
Really turned this plane into one of my favorite's.

Way better than the 3 minutes i got before plus faster

Wattage Decathlon (the yellow one)

Model: Wattage Decathlon
Motor: Mpjet 25/25/26
Speed Control: Jeti 18amp
Cell type: 8 cell 1050 2/3 a, and 3s1p 2100 thunderpower
Prop: 9 x 6 APC SF
Stock gearbox: 5 to 1
Amps: not sure but both the motor and batteries were luke warm.
Run time: 8cell 10 to 15 minutes, lithium not sure, probably 20 +
For a $49.00 motor/gearbox combo this thing was awsome...
Weight W/8c 19.1oz W/LiPo's 17.7oz
With LiPo's this thing is fast and climbs great...

Now I need more lithiums
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Feb 29, 2004, 06:30 PM
It's a Great Day to Fly
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HOB 43" Mustang - no landing gear
24 ounces
AXI 2808/24
Aero-Naut 10x6 folder
8-1100 mah HECell also 8-1050KAN
16 amps 7500 rpm

HOB Spacewalker
24 ounces
AXI 2808/20
Aero-Naut 9x6 folder
8-1100 mah HECell
19 amps - flew at 3/4 throttle mostly

G-480 Groove
AXI 2814/12
GWS 11x7 HD
8-CBP-1800 4/5A

Ripmax Alliance
AXI 2808/24
GWS 10x6 HD
8-KAN 1050

MM Flashback
16 ounces
AXI 2212/26
GWS 9x5 HD also APC 8x6 sf

MM Tantrum
MiniAC 1215/16 GWS "C" Box
GWS 12x6 sf

GWS Spitfire
15.9 ounces
AXI 2208/34
APC 8x6 sf

GWS Formosa
18.7 ounces
Mega 16/15/7
GWS 9x5 HD

GWS Formosa
14.7 ounces
AXI 2212/34
GWS 1060 HD
GWS 3S 1300 mAh
Best Formosa yet - lighter is better. Draws less than 7 amps.
Last edited by LenBFP; Feb 12, 2006 at 06:36 AM.
Mar 01, 2004, 05:08 PM
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Model/subject: Rake Kanata tiger moth
Motor: Speed 400 6v
Speed Control: RipMax Xtra 12
Cell type/count: 3s E-tech 1200 LIPOLY
Prop/fan: APC E 8x6
Reduction method and ratio: 4.09:1 MPJET inrunner box.
Amps: About 5.5
Watts: about 55
RPM: Mmm. Can't remember. Probably around 5500-6000
Weight Ready to Fly: 17 oz dead
Comments : Really managed to get the weight down and duration up from stock with this combination. Motor stays cool and has more than enough power to waft this old timer around beautifully.

Links to other forums for more info, video, etc.
15/4/04 Tried 4:1 box with APC E 10x7. 7.5A at 9.3v, lots more power. Will upgrade to 3.0 box and 8x6E..
Last edited by vintage1; Sep 15, 2004 at 05:12 PM.
Mar 01, 2004, 05:27 PM
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Model: Graupner Terry w/ aileron mod
Motor: Mega 16/7/8
Speed Control: CC Ph25
Cell type/count: 8XKAN1050
Prop/fan: MA 5.5x4, Varioprop 5.6", APC4.75x4.75
Reduction method and ratio: dd
Amps: ~10A
Watts: ~95W
RPM: 15000~16000
Weight RTF: 20oz
Comment: Very happy

Model: Kavan Partenavia
Motor: Twin Mega 16/15/6
Speed Control: Kontronik Beat 40-6-12 driving both motors
Cell type/count: 8XCP2400
Prop/fan: Varioprop 8.2" cut down to 7.2" (L/R prop for counter-rotation)
Reduction method and ratio: dd
Amps: ~25A
Watts: ~200W
Weight RTF: 56oz
Comment: a little slow, 16/15/5 is probably better
Mar 03, 2004, 07:55 PM
Forgot how to fly
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Model: Hanger 9 Funtana
Motor: Mega 22/30/2
Speed Control: CC Ph80
Cell type/count: 14- GP 3300
Prop/fan: APC E 17X10
Reduction method and ratio: MEC Superbox 4.6:1
Amps: ~55a
Weight RTF: 102oz
Comment: Penty of power for 3D and Sport

Model: Kyosho Sukhoi SU-31
Motor: Mega 22/30/2
Speed Control: CC Ph60
Cell type/count: 14- GP 3300 & 4S4P 8ah Thunderpower
Prop/fan: APC E 15X10
Reduction method and ratio: MEC Superbox 3.33:1
Amps: ~55a
Weight RTF: 92oz
Comment: Impressive flights and more than enough power for verticle patterns.
Mar 04, 2004, 03:53 PM
Neophyte hacker
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Model: MM Flashback II
Motor: MPJet 2535 4:1
Speed Control: CC Ph25
Cell type/count: 8 - 1100 niMH
Prop: 11x10 APC E
Reduction: MPJet 4:1
Amps: unk
Weight RTF: 18 oz
comment: Almost vertical performance. Great power for this pattern plane. Have to set low throttle end or motor will "stutter" when trying to land.

Model: MM Dandy Sport
Motor: Himaxx 2015
Speed Control: CC Ph25
Cell type/count: 8 - 800 NiMH and 3-1500 Kokam
Prop: 1080 GWS
Reduction: GWS "C" gearbox (5.3:1)
Amps: unk
Weight RTF: 11 oz (with LiPo)
comment: Great performance. Good improvement over stock GWS 350, including 3 ft takeoff runs. Good vertical performance.

I like the cost of both these systems the most, after burning out many GWS 300/350's.

Mar 04, 2004, 10:54 PM
now that's a wattmeter...
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Model/subject: "Fast E.R. 400" (Plans here)

Motor: Rewound CD-ROM motor, 12 turns 0.5mm dia., star connected, 12x 5x5x1 N44H magnets

Speed Control: Jeti Advance 18-3P

Cell type/count: 8x KAN 950

Prop/fan: APC 6x4E

Reduction method and ratio: None

Amps: around 10 off a fresh pack

Watts: 80?

RPM: around 13k, give or take 1k

Weight Ready to Fly: Haven't measured

Does unlimited acrobatics.... normal flying only requires half throttle.
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Mar 07, 2004, 01:06 AM
Freedom 3D

48" span, 64 oz AUW

Mega 22/45/3
MEC super box at 3.125/1
Phoenix 80
6S1P Irate 2200
APC E 16x10
22 amps static

10 to 15 minute flights with lots of aerobatics, touch n goes, hovers

Motor and ESC run very cool

Mar 10, 2004, 08:09 PM
Aerobatic Extremist
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Successful? This thing is Perfect!!!

Model: GW-ezone 40" Extra 330 Foamie
Motor: Himax 2025-5300
Speed Control: Castle Creations Phoenix 25 Brushless ESC
Radio: JR 10x
Servos: JR 241 Sub-Micros
Rx: JR 610M Micro Receiver
Cell type/count:Li-Po 3s 2200 Tanic w/Tanic Taps
Prop/fan: APC 12x6, 12x6 mod, 12x3.8, 11x4.7
Reduction method and ratio: GWS 350c w/Bishop Power Products Motor plate, Cobri Hardened Stainless Shaft, 66T Spur, and 10T Stainless Pinion
Amps: 16.3-24.6a depending on prop
Watts: Varies but greater than 200
RPM: 6,800-7800 at the prop depending on prop used
Weight RTF: 20
Comments, etc.: Plane flies and 3D's like a dream. Will Tumble and has to be see to be believed. Absolutely VULGAR power. Will acclerate straight up like the space shuttle! The Tanic packs are in a class by themselves...they put the voltage to the motor and keep it there the entire 12 minutes of flight! It's almost like flying a gas powered plane...NO dropoff, but quiet, efficient, and cheap! This plane is LOADS of fun. It will do elevators all the way down to less than a 1/2 foot above the ground, transition into a harrier, and touch down all in one simeultaneous motion. Waterfalls are more like flips. It will do clibing flatspins, blinding KE spins, intimidators, walls, and the entire envelope of 3D and precision sequence flying. A truly great airplane! Thanks GW! This thing rocks man!
Last edited by SharksTooth; Mar 10, 2004 at 08:12 PM.
Mar 11, 2004, 06:08 AM
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Storch Fi156

Model: Scratchbuild Storch 156
Motor: Speed 300 6v
Speed Control: SkyPro 30A
Cell type/count: 7 600AE
Prop: APC E 9x6
Reduction method and ratio: SimProp 5:1.
Prop RPM: +- 6000
Amps: 6A -7A
Weight Ready to Fly: 340g
Comments : 6 minutes flight, will fly at 3/4 throttle comfortably. Way faster than full scale version!
Mar 23, 2004, 07:40 AM
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Model - Fokker D-VIII 1/4 scale
Motor - HP 370/40/A3
Speed C - Kontronic 40-6-32
Celltype - FlightPower 9S-3700
Gear - Kruse Syncro gear 2500 2,4:1
Propp - 26*14 reworked
Amps - max 38, average 12
Watts - 1250w
Weight - 4950 gram or 175oz

Reduced weight by 1050 gram from 30x3000nimh to lipo. Now it's a very very nice flying machine
Last edited by stapal; May 15, 2007 at 07:50 AM.
Mar 23, 2004, 07:55 PM
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Scratch built SU-26
33.5" wingspan
15.5 oz auw
Astro 010 10 turn
Phoenix 10
Thunder Power 3s-1p 2100
8 amps
Mar 23, 2004, 08:26 PM
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Scratch built SU-26
15 oz auw
Hacker b20-26s
Phoenix 10
Thunder Power 3s1p 2100
10 amps
performance=WOW again

The Astro setup is more efficient, the Hacker setup has a little more power.

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