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Old 09-22-2011, 01:38 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 produced the Twin Otter!

Hello:
On the second flight, I mounted my GOPRO camera. Here is the video in High Defintion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM9ulY27f7o

I now have about 6 flights on it and I have yet to find any bad flying traits or the need flaps for landing, even on a paved runway. It floats and floats and settles in nicely on the rear wheels first and then you can slowly ease off the elevator to let the nose wheel touch ever so gently. The plane flies very scale like, not an abundance amount of extra power, but adequate with the Eflite 25's and APCE 12 x 8 props. I am pulling 41.5 amps on 3S 4000 MAH Lipo batteries, and 465 watts from each motor at the peak power. The first flights, I got 140 Degrees Fahrenheit on the speed controllers. I drilled another 1/2 inch hole on the firewall and dremmeled out near the bottom of the motor mount area. Improving the airflow dropped the ESC operating temperatures 20 degrees. RPM's on the motors are around 9400.
It is indeed a wonderful plane to fly!
Mark