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Aug 30, 2004, 04:13 PM
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Help with my first T-IFO

I just finished my first T-IFO and I don't have much lift. It almost seems under powered. I went through quite a few ifo threads and people don't usually seem to have this problem. I am using the gws A motor that came with the kit along with a 950 mha lithium poly. Could it be that my motor is slanted at too much of an angle?
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Aug 30, 2004, 09:22 PM
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G'day ibopage,

I have the same setup as you.

I know this sounds stupid, but is your prop on the right way? ie; GWS Logo on prop blades should be facing forwards.

It's a real nice bird when trimmed properly. Also, make sure your CoG is correct. A little nose heavy is better than tail heavy.

How about some pics?

Aug 31, 2004, 08:54 AM
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The prop suggestion is the most likely culprit. In fact, I'm pretty sure you'll soon reply and report success.

If not though, you could also have a bad motor or a bad or improperly charged battery.

Apparently some of the GWS A motors are better than others and the efficiency varies somewhat.

I don't know the first thing about LiPos, but you should probably find out what voltage your pack should be at when fully charged then use a voltmeter to check them.

[EDIT: Changed paragraph about battery. Didn't see that you provided info about your pack.]
Last edited by MikeTwain; Aug 31, 2004 at 08:58 AM.
Aug 31, 2004, 10:02 AM
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Try setting your motor to zero angle. Most Ifo's don't need any.

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