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My Taft Hobby is a slug....How do I get it to perform as advertised?

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Old 10-25-2014, 05:12 PM
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I bought a Taft Hobbies 90mm viper from KMP. The first time I flew it, it barely had enough thrust to get off the paved runway. I put a thread out asking for advice.....several guys told me to " calibrate" the throttle, which I did. Better, but still not very fast......one of my club buddies downloaded the ESC manual, and tried to program it to get more thrust....not much difference. I am stumped. I see videos of this jet, and it seems quite fast......mine is a slug! Help,
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:40 PM
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Hmmmm , What ESC ( could it be faulty ? ) Have you tried another ESC ? ( To confirm or deny )
Battery , is it rated high enough ?
How was the ESC calibrated ? ( Servo tester ? ) Does the ESC require a program card ?

I had a 40A esc in one of my helicopters that never performed , even the cheapest Chinese 40A esc would kick it to the curb ..
I ended up putting it in the rubbish . ( I ordered 2 of them at the time , the other is still un used in my spare parts box , it could be rubbish as well )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCGrNpWkMLQ

Great video
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I also have this Jet and yes it is not a speed demon, use flap on take off for sure. At full throttle i maybe get 50MPH but this is a treat to fly as all my other jets fly the hinges off so this jet allows me to enjoy jet flying and practice landing jets
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