n00b In need of help - loss of power
First up, I hope this is an appropriate place for this kind of post. Sorry if not, I'm very new to the Air section here...
So I'm reasonably experienced in RC, having had a boat (electric, brushed) for many years, and owned a couple of nitro trucks for the last 6-7 years. But this is the first time I've owned a plane, and the first time I've dealt with brushless.
I bought my 2013 model Skyartec Cessna 182 probably just over a week ago. It's a 7ch model with gyro. Before buying the plane I'd already had a go at some simulators using my PC keyboard, and since buying the plane I've had a couple of flights with it and done a fair bit of practise on the simulator using the radio - a bit different to keyboard. So my success rate for the flights has been so-so.
At my most recent attempt to fly and not crash, I went out with a fully charged battery and everything looking good. But when I pushed the throttle, the prop simply cut in and out in quick bursts. I cut the throttle and tried bringing it up again gradually, which seemed to work fine, and at 100% throttle it started down the runway. The problem is, it wasn't enough power to take off.
I tried reconnecting the lipo pack, turning the tx on and off, raising the throttle trim to +100, but nothing got the prop to spin any faster. It was spinning consistently and enough to move, but not fast enough for take off. I tried both accelerating slowly and pegging the throttle, but results were the same.
The thing is, in my last failed flight I bumped the nose and snapped one of the prop blades. I wasn't too concerned because it wasn't a high-speed impact, and mechanically everything seemed of (including the motor) so I just went home and replaced the prop for next time.
So basically, I wanted to know if a bump in the face can cause the motor to behave the way it is, and if there's a way to potentially fix it or if it needs to be replaced, or if there are other things I should check as well before spending any money. I just really don't know how a system like this normally behaves and what kind of anomalies can happen, because I've never dealt with the electronics of either a plane or a BL system.
Hope you guys can help. Thanks!