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Mar 03, 2019, 05:44 AM
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Help obtaining lighter gear UK


I bought a Twisted Hobby Edge 540 600mm span along with all the dealers recommended gear:-
AT 2202motor 15g
6A controller 6g
Gening D531 x2 4g each
Gening D541 5g
Lemon rx 4.6g
battery 16g
The recommended flying weight is 80g but it came out at 100g.
It would be nice to shed a few grams.
Haven't weighed each component individually to check against suggested weights.
Any suggestions on suppliers of lighter gear and recommendations for lighter gear would be very welcome.
Many thanks.
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Apr 30, 2019, 08:51 AM
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Hi Ian

Try MT Foamies - they do a 120mah 2s Lipo that weighs 8g from memory

I'd suggest a Dualsky Motor (cant remember p/n but 11g), PT Carbon Prop (from Electric Wingman)

I use FRsky RX's (ebay) and Hobbyking 1.6g servos

Magnet wire servo leads shed a few G's. You can also try stripping the flat carbon parts down from 3mm wide to say 1.5mm fairly easily.

Cheers,

Richard
Aug 19, 2019, 05:37 PM
Oxford Panic
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Ian,

Have a look at http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/

A.
Aug 20, 2019, 06:09 AM
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Which Edge is that? 80 Grams flying weight is very light. Their Ultra Lite Edge is 150grams. And the mini is 90grams. My Clik flies at 120 grams as is remarkable.
Aug 23, 2019, 03:33 AM
Oxford Panic
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Ian,

There is also...
https://www.micronwings.com/

A.
Aug 23, 2019, 08:19 AM
Flying a Falcon or a 3D model.
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Originally Posted by sirpercy
Which Edge is that? 80 Grams flying weight is very light. Their Ultra Lite Edge is 150grams. And the mini is 90grams. My Clik flies at 120 grams as is remarkable.
Edge is 600mm, your Clik is 838mm and surely a lighter wing loading at 120gr.
Sep 17, 2019, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ian hammerton
I bought a Twisted Hobby Edge 540 600mm span along with all the dealers recommended gear:-
AT 2202motor 15g
6A controller 6g
Gening D531 x2 4g each
Gening D541 5g
Lemon rx 4.6g
battery 16g
The recommended flying weight is 80g but it came out at 100g.
It would be nice to shed a few grams.
Haven't weighed each component individually to check against suggested weights.
Any suggestions on suppliers of lighter gear and recommendations for lighter gear would be very welcome.
Many thanks.
Your motor is something too heavy, you need a AP05 3000KV 5g motor which can get 110g thrust with 5030 prop, and you need a lighter receiver, probally a 1g receiver, and 2,2g servo, in this way, you can save about 15-20g in total.
You can also buy a XP-7A ESC which is about 5g.

Thank you!


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