SOrry, got the weight wrong there. SOon as I get back to the office I will weigh it again. I didnt fly today because it was still too windy for me to risk it. I guess it will be Friday now! Thanks for your interesting info.
An old woodworker friend once said, "Measure twice and cut once." For me, the theory is, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
So much for todays' Philosophy 101 lesson, with electric set-ups....it's always best to get some accurate power system info about your specific set-up. As stated before, each system is really different, sometimes even if two systems use exactly the same components. As an example, two of the same brushless motors (ie:HIMAX) with two 30A ESC (ie: Castle Phoenix) with two 1800mAh/20C/3S1P Li-Po's (ie:KOKAM) could produce two
slightly different results. Now, add in the potential difference in weight of the plane and you can see that the WATTS PER POUND
can be affected.
All this means that, if you use a watt meter......get your power system statistics.....do the math......get the results.......if the numbers are off you can make adjustments (get a more or less powerful motor, get a higher Amp ESC, use a larger or smaller mAh battery)........make sure the CG is correct.....then go and fly with a welcomed comfort level!!!!!!!! See what I'm talking about??????? Good luck tomorrow!!!