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More or Less Watts

Old 10-01-2005, 02:02 PM
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Default More or Less Watts

Is it better to have more watts or just enough ?

I have a 16oz ( excluding motor / Lipos ) 3-d aerobatic and not sure what motor to buy to lean 3-d
I have been looking at Himax 2015-4100 ( 110W ) or 2025-4200 ( 175W )
http://www.toddsmodels.com/Brushless...gearedinfo.htm

One is rated at 10A the other 15A do i asume that the flight time will be shorter on the larger motor or if i use the power to fly the model on say 1/3 to 1/2 throttle i would get a longer flying time as i am not using all the watts or something like that ?

What i am looking for is a 10 minute flight using 11.1v lipo

Any suggestion's ??

Old 10-01-2005, 02:39 PM
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Default RE: More or Less Watts

for 3D flight... figure about 150 watts per pound of plane....


too many variables for flight time...depending on flight style

for that weight something like a Hacker A20-20 with a TP 1320 lipo should do

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