Good answer, wedge!
I was just playing.
Anyhoo my MUS PnP came with the 22 amp ESC and a "real live" Park 450. When I finally dorked it the second time there were not enough big pieces left of the fuse to glue back together. [
] So I put the electronics into a Eflite Taylorcraft 450. The 450 flies it fine, even off the water. Still flying it.
Hay man, if you like the 480, go for it!
P. S.: I like the Turnigy stuff too. I have one of their 60 Amp Plush ESCs. Had to do a little soldering but we're supposed to be modelers, eh?
Oh I know that...Me too
I saw the generic 450 on the MPXT and the MUS before and that was the one they had the prop shaft issues with. Hopefully they are upgrading you with the real Park 450 as that would be much better
I saw patnchris' comment on the nose heavy part when using the 480. I am too lazy to go back and get the stats, but that motor I think is just about 1 oz heavier.
I started off on this thing as a "trainer".....My neighbor said it was a gentle top winger[X(]..... The 480 I had on it buried it into the ground with proficiency and speed.... I glued it back together and was gun shy and always flew it with a little nose forward CG for some stability.
Over the last three years since I have flown them I have edged the CG back and tuck the battery (3S 2100 TP Prolite) back under the wing a little and I can fly it at walking speed. Working to progress to flying with a slightly aft CG allows so much better inverted and now the benefits of having the 480 allow me to almost 3D the plane in many cases. I have been flying it around in a cal-de-sac sized area with no stress and I gave up on adding flaps and such. I just don't need them with this bird.
I pasted the latest rendition of it because I have busted it up a few times flying low and having fun at the field. Owning it, has taught me a ton about building as well since I make sure to rebuild when some have said give Horizon some more cash. My MUS is a little rough around the edges now but still flies excellent. Throwing on that Turnigy and reducing the prop diameter and increasing the pitch has also made it a real blast and brand new pucker producer
I figure it has another season in her and as we just saw some snow flakes yesterday in the Cleveland area, I am going to fit it up with skiis and fly out of the back yard over the winter. This plane flies so well in wind I would not put another plane up in and I love having the extra power in reserve to help when the stick is getting battered around
Hope the PNPs work, get a better ESC and enjoy (Hey while you are at it get a bigger motor and have some more fun!