Too bad to hear about the failure, but glad to hear you got out of it with just a bruise, coulda been a lot worse. Wood blades always scared me, theyâ€™re made of wood, and trees donâ€™t grow to ISO standards, so defects will be there.
If youâ€™re not crashing, you ainâ€™t flyin!
What was your headspeed when your woodies broke? Was that at 100% with the 430XL? With the 430XL at 100% throttle and the 13T pinion I had about 3200RPM. CF are good, theyâ€™ll make a difference. I was comparing the cheap China blades to the hyperion carbons today, they look the same, they bend about the same when you bend them like a cantilever test, but the hyperions seem stiffer, well worth the $40 Iâ€™d say, the blades made in China even explode at 2800RPM!
Ya the G4 must look great, Iâ€™ve seen some screen shots. Super realistic sim, youâ€™ll almost forget youâ€™re even simming, youâ€™ll get the nervous fingers!
Got to test the Scorpion 2221-6V2 today, VERY powerful motor, it does everything it states, draws about 52A, outputs a lot of power 525W it says and Iâ€™d believe so, and operates very cool. My 35X esc handled it very well too, I think it was the heatsink/airflow I had for it. My EVO25 ran out about 2 mins 31 sec of flight, mid LVC kicked in, and my TP-601C charger put back in 2017mAh, which calculates to an average draw of 2.017/(2.51/60)= 48.1A. So itâ€™s very close to the 52A they stated. I had 100% throttle across the board. The headspeed sounded VERY high, and the motor didnâ€™t bog even with +13 deg of pitch.
The 3 min flights seem a little silly, but itâ€™s a fun 3 minutes. Hopefully I can reduce the throttle curve and get longer flights out of it, because I wonâ€™t always want powerful 3 min flights.
Thatâ€™s all for now, fix em up and get em up there!
I just got the video of the scorpion 2221-6V2
in action if you wanta check out it's performance. I don't much 3D, but the power is there for anything.