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Kaos Konversion...too good to be true??

Old 02-02-2013, 01:20 PM
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Since my electric conversion of the Tower Kaos is done with customizing, I decided to take a plunge into the power and wing loading numbers. Does this sound too good to be true? Maybe someone can tell me if I am missing something.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:20 PM
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I don't think you will be happy with the power. Especially when the battery is nearly discharged. You probably want about 300 watts per pound of airplane.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:56 AM
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I don't think you will be happy with the power. Especially when the battery is nearly discharged. You probably want about 300 watts per pound of airplane.

Jim O
Thanks, Jim. The online AMA review of the Kaos (great article) said that the 46 engine used was turning an 11x6 at 11,300. I am beating that number by a few hundred and well under the lower weight threshold. So I figure I'm ahead of the power curve. What do you think?
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ORIGINAL: OhD

I don't think you will be happy with the power. Especially when the battery is nearly discharged. You probably want about 300 watts per pound of airplane.

Jim O
One more thing. Are you saying 300 W/lb for a 1970s era 2d pattern ship? I have to ask if this is a typo.
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You will probably be over powered for what a Kaos is normally like. 300w/lb is about normal for todays 2m ships.

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