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Nov 14, 2011, 12:37 PM
ProBro Eric in Jax
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spastic
Yes you need a larger prop to get the power with a lower kv motor, but do you want a larger than 10" prop on a 35" span airplane? I like the faster response and lighter weight and cheaper 10" props better on a plane this size.
I'd be willing to trade my 11" for a snappy 10" .

so in a 400 to 450 class motor 1100 kv a good place to start ?
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Nov 14, 2011, 03:41 PM
Shore Huckin'
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I'm sticking with my trusty 11 x 3.8 apc slow flyer. Seemss to be doing ok. Had 10 x 4.7 on it but thought the 11 x 3.8 was a little better.

Postal, yes, an excellent place to start. I'm using a 450 with great results.
Nov 14, 2011, 03:55 PM
Epoxy & CA Investor
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at my elevation, the 10x4.7 wasn't cutting it. I'm using an 11x4.7slow and it's got great punch out of hover now.
Nov 14, 2011, 03:57 PM
Shore Huckin'
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Denver, excellent point. I'm at around 1100msl but diggin the 11 x 3.8 just the same. :-)
Nov 14, 2011, 05:18 PM
TEAM HILLBILLY
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I didn't even take into consideration the elevation. I'm pretty much right at sea level (8ft ASL) so I guess it makes a bit of difference.
Nov 14, 2011, 05:46 PM
Epoxy & CA Investor
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yes. I've only recently begun 3D flight and the sabre is the only plane where i've noticed a large difference in props. On the 10x4.7sf, it could hardly pull it self out of hover at full throttle where i fly (~5300 ft)
Nov 14, 2011, 06:17 PM
HMMM... ( ) ^ ( ) 'S !!!
Am I the only scorpion motor user?!
Nov 14, 2011, 07:32 PM
Shore Huckin'
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Anyone else notice that the Sabre flys better minus the landing gear??
Nov 14, 2011, 08:12 PM
HMMM... ( ) ^ ( ) 'S !!!
Ripped 'em off after the first landing. The GWS props have a little flex for my plops on grass. APC's break too easy no give at all.
Nov 14, 2011, 10:11 PM
Epoxy & CA Investor
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KE Spin
Anyone else notice that the Sabre flys better minus the landing gear??
Yes! I wished I knew this earlier. I recently took them off and it flew amazingly better
Last edited by DenverJayhawk; Nov 14, 2011 at 11:35 PM.
Nov 14, 2011, 10:20 PM
inverted-i-fly
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wetter or better, I have two kits coming, maybe I'll leave LG off
Nov 14, 2011, 11:34 PM
Epoxy & CA Investor
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Lol. Stupid iphone
Nov 15, 2011, 09:41 AM
Real Men Fly Pink Planes...
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Seems like I would prefer the landing gear to save having to rebuild the nose all the time. I plan on catching it most of the time though so I may leave it off...
Nov 15, 2011, 09:46 AM
Ignint McNugget
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Inverted harriers just don't look right to me without the landing gear up in the air.
Nov 15, 2011, 11:09 AM
Real Men Fly Pink Planes...
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landing gear dont look right to me without Pants... maybe I will make some from balsa...