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Jan 05, 2011, 08:42 PM
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I'd say 4540's. I think the trade off of 1/5" diameter for 1" of pitch won't make much difference. But adding 1" of pitch will.

I will pick up some 4540's soon and run some numbers.

Pat
Sounds like you guys have experimented with the props. I tried a 4540 and though the plane flies decent, it does not have the power I thought it might. My local HS did not have any APC's so I orderd some off the net. They came in and are very flexible, (not APC's ) and now I'm wondering if they are too flexible. So I tried a 5.1x4.5 APC, and what a difference. It really kicks with that prop. I need to check my AMP draw and I have not flown it a lot with this prop. And then something interesting happened I nicked the tip of the prop and cut it down to close to 4.5x4.5 this seems to be pretty sweet. The APC's are much more stiff.

What do you guys think? Am I pushing things here too much on that cool little motor Pat sells?
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Jan 05, 2011, 10:02 PM
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The key is amp draw. So long as you're not drawing more than 8-10 amps constant, you should be OK. So be sure to check your amps. Anything over 10 could damage the motor.

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Jan 05, 2011, 10:37 PM
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Thanks Pat, I'll check that out.
Jan 08, 2011, 10:01 AM
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What size of CF spar is used in the wing for the kits? Is it 3mm x 1mm flat carbon?
Jan 08, 2011, 11:15 AM
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The key is amp draw. So long as you're not drawing more than 8-10 amps constant, you should be OK. So be sure to check your amps. Anything over 10 could damage the motor.

Pat
With the prop I have now, I get below 10 amps unless I got full throttle. then it jumps to 12! So I've been careful, I also think I have a very slightly bent shaft.
Jan 08, 2011, 01:39 PM
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What size of CF spar is used in the wing for the kits? Is it 3mm x 1mm flat carbon?
Yes, 3mm x 1mm flat stick CF.

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Jan 08, 2011, 01:40 PM
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With the prop I have now, I get below 10 amps unless I got full throttle. then it jumps to 12! So I've been careful, I also think I have a very slightly bent shaft.
If it is bent, send it back to me and I will replace it.

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Jan 08, 2011, 02:19 PM
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If it is bent, send it back to me and I will replace it.

Pat
Pat I appreciate that, but really, I have no idea if I did this or not, I did break prop in a landing on weeds, not hard ground, but since it broke the prop, I think it could have bent it so it's not really on you.

It looks like it is pressed in, and has one c-clip on the rear. Is that right?
Jan 08, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Yes, that's correct. Also, check the bell. There is a nut on the top of it that has two flat sides. This screws down and holds the bell in place. Make sure it is tight.

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Jan 09, 2011, 02:58 AM
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haiii all....
i need help from you guys.... there is a good motor to scream this little bird from www.himodel.com? i plan to use 3cell bat 610mah that laying beging to used.... any recommnded from this site that i can used

rgrds..
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Jan 09, 2011, 06:38 AM
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haiii all....
i need help from you guys.... there is a good motor to scream this little bird from www.himodel.com? i plan to use 3cell bat 610mah that laying beging to used.... any recommnded from this site that i can used

rgrds..
napie
Napie just use the recommended motor. The plane screams with it! I've been flying mine for 2 years with the 1806/2500 motor. PM Pat. I'll bet he has plenty! Marty
Last edited by martys; Jan 09, 2011 at 03:17 PM.
Jan 09, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Napie,

We have messed around with a bunch of motors, and really the AX1806N 2500kv is the best we've ever used. I am actually out right now waiting on more from China, but you can order them direct from Hobby King as well.

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=5432

Pat
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Jan 09, 2011, 11:06 AM
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thank you pat & martys.
i already place order form HC, hope its will show in front my door before friday couse on saturday we'll plan to fly indoor and hope this bird will impress my friends.... i already built 100% bird and i love way its fly .....

rgrds
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Jan 12, 2011, 10:48 PM
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Here's some video a friend of mine took for me last June. Yeah yeah, I know, I'm a little slow! (PS - This was about 4 planes ago! )

Nico Hobbies Profile Mini-22 (4 min 56 sec)


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Jan 12, 2011, 11:23 PM
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Pat what do you guys end up with weight wise. Without battery, and then also with the battery.

Thanks,
Jeff


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