Towers site says Mid November, however they didn't say what year in November!! Hey, I like you Stryker in your avatar, Looks just like one I did a while back, but i didn't do the center in yellow. Just the stripes on the wings. I love the Black and Yellow combo.
The great thing about the Funjet is the easy to change motor mount, the bad thing about the Funjet is the easy to change motor mount is so large.
I have run everything from a 400df to a 450th to HET 3w or HET 4w on 3 or 4 cells and even a 400xt with a 7x7 prop.
The large jet-like outlet just blocks a small prop somewhat.
The HET 4w or Mega 16/15/4 has performed best with a 6 inch prop, would also like to try a 16/15/5 with a larger prop on 4 cells just to see if the larger prop it would pull would show some advantage.
Also wanting to try a 16/25/3 on 4 cells with the largest prop it would pull, but that would probably require a heavy battery for any good flight time, decisions, decisions.
The question is; do i get a 16/15/3 mega or do i go with the 16/15/4 mega?
Is there a better brand out there besides mega that might do a better job?
Like Randy said the Mega is a great motor, you can't go wrong with a Mega. I would get the 16-15-4 and run the tried and true 6X5.5 prop on 3S. Or you could upgrade to a 4S pack with a 5 inch to 5.5 inch prop to really heat things up.
Keep in mind that I haven't even see this plane in person so, it's hard to make a recommendation. My best guess is that a 16-15-4 would be good for this plane. Check here for Megas www.dynamoelectrics.com Randy [Dynamo owner] is good people and he knows E-Power systems, and he is a great resource, thanks Randy!!
With the winter temps you may be ok with the 25 Amp ESC. However I always run a beefy [10 to 20 AMPS over the motor rating just to be safe] ESC in all my planes. I have never had a ESC heat up and fail on me yet. Just make sure you have some air flow to the ESC and battery.
I plugged some E-flite can motors into a motor calculator and found out that they dont do very well when used direct drive. Always seems to be exceeding the motors amp rating. Are there any can motors other than Mega that are around the magical 2000kv to run the small props on the Funjet? Mega motors are too expensive for me.
I did a little more searching and found a message from the Hitec guys in the US on their site which states as follows:
"The Fun Jet was tested with an on board telemetry system that clocked it at 100 mph with the recommended power system in straight and level flight. We don't have any hard data like this on the MJ so I can't comment on that."
My LHS said he talked to his Rep and they said he should have them by the end of this month!! The LHS owner assured me that I get the 1st one he gets in stock. I've waited this long so I guess I can wait a couple of more weeks.