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Thrust tester

Old 10-03-2013, 07:40 AM
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Default Thrust tester

Sal !

I am new to electric, several years in glow. My two teens are expressing interest in RC, and have chosen to do a science fair project testing their hypothesis that length and pitch will have a predictable effect on thrust.

I would like to ask for a list that you think we will need, bearing in mind that we are starting from scratch. For example, I do not yet own a charger that will work with Lipo's. Could you please suggest a matched power, esc and motor setup? These will not be wasted parts. The power system will be put into a trainer when the science fair is over!

A few thoughts: I have a servo tester that might work as a speed control input. It would be good to eliminate the tx / rx if that is possible. We have looked at several YouTube vids and have a basic plan for building the L-shaped test stand.

I apologize if this has been done to death; I am just trying to give two great kids a start.

Thank you,

Old 10-10-2013, 09:05 AM
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A fish scale & a 3 foot loop of line will do perfectly.
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