PDA

View Full Version : Sportsman Aviation Paramount 46


DickCorby
09-01-2005, 11:45 PM
Sportsman Aviation Paramount 46
Motor - AXI 2826/10
Prop - APC 13/6.5E
Battery - Duralite 4S2P 5000 mAh
Receiver - FMA FS-5 Bulletproof
Servos - 4 Hitec HS-645MG High Torque Servos
Transmitter - Hitec Optic 6
ESC - Castle Creations 60Amp, BEC defeated and a 2S1P 1500-mAh pack using a FMA VR-1 Voltage regulator for Receiver power
Weight 82 oz
Static Thrust - 107 oz
Static Current Draw - 56 Amps
Watts - (Astro Whattmeter) 485
Wing Span: 50.75 Inches
Wing Area: 685 Square Inches
Wing Loading: 17.24 oz./sq.ft.
Cubic Wing Loading: 7.9 oz./cu.ft.

This plane flies like a dream. Very stable and solid with vertical beyond expectations. Have in the range of 6 flights on it, and still learning it. Plan on flying it in IMAC BAsic next year.

Mike Parsons
09-02-2005, 12:47 AM
Good job on the conversion! Our Admin here converted one with a Kontronik.
Your amps are over the motors ratings (max amps @ 45 for 30 seconds). I know it will unload a bit in the air, but just a warning to watch that left stick. Have you checked temperatures after a 5-6 min flight?

doug macdonald
09-02-2005, 01:01 AM
Just finished conversion of a sig rascal (speed 400) to a low wing sport rascal.
himax 2815-1400, 8x4, 3 2100's lipo, 4 hitec hs55. have made mold for vacuum formed canopy if any one is interested. would post a photo if I could figure out how.
eeflyer

DickCorby
09-02-2005, 01:46 AM
The batteries and the ESC are both cool to the touch after a 10 minute flight. I guess that I forgot to mention that all the measurements are on the bench, and takeoffs are at about 3/4 throttle. I don't think I've ever used the full throttle once in the air, Usually about 2 clicks below 1/2 for a kevel flight. Use about 3/4 for vertical and other manuevers where it its pulling. Loops etc.

Haven't tried to run it to the shutoff. Waiting to get used to it and feel more confortable making dead Stick landings.

Mike Parsons
09-02-2005, 03:24 AM
Dick,
If it is cool to the touch after 10 minutes, then you are doing all the right things! :)

admin
09-02-2005, 03:37 AM
The Paramounts are an awesome 3D fun fly plane. One of my all time favorites. As Mike pointed out I did mine w/kontronik 600 setup. Fantastic performance. I did the big brother Paramount 90 with a glow 4 stroke and that is also phenomenal. So good I bought a backup of it just in case I punch it in one day.

DickCorby
09-02-2005, 05:35 AM
Not into 3d myself, but have a couple of the flyers at the field that can see what it can do. Going to the Northwest IMAC Regionals, and will see if Kevin Miller will give it a try for me. If he can't do it, it can't be done. Plan on it for IMAC basic after a few months of thumb work.