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Old 07-12-2012, 06:11 PM
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I just bought this

http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...ik-series.html

I the moter I have has been putting out somewhere around 320 watts on 3S with a 9x6 prop

The recommended set up says to run a 4S on the website. The plane weighs 2.5-3 lbs
I really feel that 3S would be plenty. I have a lot of 3S 2200 mah packs and I don't want to have to buy any 4S packs if I don't have too.

I'm just wanting some input and advice. Do you think 3S would work is the only question I have really.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:30 PM
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If it is the smaller .25 size I think you wil be ok, but not as much power available a a 4S battery.
I think the .40 or .60 would surely be underpowered.
Which sizeis your plane?

I have a "Horizon Hobbies" smallElectric Stick about the same size and it flies great with the 3s 1800-2200 batteries.
However I am no expert on electric motors, Esc's, batteries or whatever as my instructions recommended the 3-s and that is what I bought.
Some comments fromknowledgeable people would be great for me to hear.

It seems that every time I look at another plane that I want it requires batteries that I don't already have. I feel your pain if you need to upgrade.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:34 PM
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It's the smallest size the .25 and I think you are right.  The kit I was building before the dog destroyed it was going to weigh about as much as this one so I feel that the 3S will be ok.  Any more info anyone else may have is greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:03 PM
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I think someone who knows what they are talking about would want to know what motor you have and what size the ESC is.
.See if you can include that informationon the original post. Go back to the original post and click the Edit Link. Post that info and I'm sure you will get some help
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You want information, read this e-book
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7100376/tm.htm

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At 100 watts per pound it will certainly fly, but it isen't going to tear up the skys. I would go with the 3s and if your not satisfied with the performance then get some 4s batts.
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