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Old 08-30-2008, 05:30 PM
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GMan2000 and guys - taking a leaf out of your book(s) and got a new Moth on order. I'm going to use all the info on thi thread to build the Ultimate TMoth!!!! Its still one of the best flying planes I've ever owned, and I've got/had 20+
It wil be light, b/less and 2S, with decent u/carriage, AR6200 full range and Spectrum DX6i. Not sure about motor yet but might just stick with my trusty E-Max 2805's. Any ideas or tips woul be helpful, build doesn't start till September 7th.

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Im thinking about buying the mae rx ready version here http://www.m-a-e.com/Sub_Pages/Produ...rMoth_Kits.htm there is not a lot of talk about this set up on this thread but the only place I found to buy a rx ready b-less t-moth. How are the cd-rom motors? On there info page it says they will fly longer with the 3c version 8-4 prop vrs the 2c 10-6 prop. I don’t know a lot about elec but thats confusing to me. Couldn’t you use the 8-4 prop wit the 2c version and get just as long or longer flighs?
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:22 PM
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Whats the best prop and lipo combo with the 25t motor. Cells and mah? For max flight time.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:58 AM
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TonyW - I'm no expert on the MAE set-ups and have never used a CD-Rom motor, all my small planes etc are using E-Max 2805/2812 on 2S packs, giving 125W and about 2000+Kv. But looking at the specs of that plane I would be inclind to go with an 8 x 4/5 to start and see how it goes. Do you want long flight times or a bit of 'punch' for windier conditions?? Better still, follow the specs of MAE to start 'cos they have a good reputation and a lot of flight testing behind them. Thats my 2 cents anyway
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:31 AM
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LoL, yes vegas is nice. Iv never been interested in the small slow rudder only EP’s but after watching a guy fly his tiger moth for over 30 min at the field the other day I just had to have one. Ill see what set-up he has I know he was using 2c. It does make since to want enough power to get out of trouble. I guess my question is wont a 2c with enough mah always give you more duration if propped right over a 3c?
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:29 AM
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TonyW - you are right, but most of us with TMoths (not all!!) use 2S up to 1000Mah (on average) which gives about 15 minutes easily and up to 25 if you have a gentle throttle finger!!! It all depends on the output of the motor and prop, plus you can build ulta-light or modify with decent u/c, cf strengthening etc.
Check out Guaperman 2000's tips on weighing everything at the start of this thread and his vids on U-Tube to get an idea of what is possible.....all good stuff

Good luck anyway pal, byeeee for now...........
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Iv been flying the MAE t-moth 3cell 500mah version with 8-4 prop and it flies great. Has enough power to go straight up or just putting around I can stay up for 30 min and still have plenty of power left. MAE gives u supplemental instructions that have a lot of useful tips and a fly wire setup to give the wings strength.

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Wow! Over 10 years ago and I still have my Beloved pico Tiger Moth!

Can't believe how time has flown!

It is still in flying condition and looking the best ever still.

Also, it is the slowest model I have in my fleet.
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