*** Lipo SkyFly Update *** Hi All - I fully modified my Skyfly and it had issues flying... Its was fitted with brushless motor (100W output), 25A ESC, 7" pusher prop, 11.1v 3-cell Lipo (2200mah), 2 x Hitec HS-65MG servos, 2 x pushrods and AR6000 (DX6 reciever). Total weight with 2200mah Lipo pushed it alittle over 600g (470g is stock weight). Got the CG correct and hand launched it. At full power, it struggled getting any height, I was just able to level it out and land softly. Problem was clearly too much weight for the small wings. I did expect this, but thought once it got upto speed it would be OK - Never got there !!!
Anyway, I have now borrowed some much lighter 1200mah, 1500mah & 1800mah 3-cell Lipo's from a friend and will try again. This will work much better, as the weight of my 2200mah lipo was 180g, and the 1200mah is only 99g. It does greatly alter the CG, but feel I can correct this by moving the wings back an inch. This should fly very well, as it would then weigh almost the same as a stock SkyFly, but with heaps more power !!! I will try it again this coming weekend, and update my findings, with photos shortly after.