I am new to the electric powered planes. I have flown glow plug planes in my teens in the 80's and also AAA target drones in military in 1990 (those were quite fast ones with overpowered motor for hand launch in rough terrain). Currently I have a Hobbyking Fox EPO 2.3m electric glider but I want something faster and more powerful.
I received the Orion V3 ARF kit from Modellbau Lindinger in Austria so this is the airframe to be used.
It should be reasonably slippery with thin airfoil. No high end though but no high end needed or required. Reasonably good performance is wanted with effortless vertical climb.
I have one Turnigy Plush 80A ESC from 500 heli which will be used.
I also have several 2200mAh 3s and 2650mAh 6s lipos from 450 and 500 class helis which I also fly. There must be a very good reason for not to use the existing batteries. The frame fits single 6s or parallel 3s just fine.
I also have leftover Turnigy 3632-1500kv motor.
CC Ecalc with 10x6 prop gives something like 50A, 2300g static thrust and 117 km/h pitch speed. What kind of real world performance does this mean? Motor will overheat but will be used with short bursts only.
For more power I thought about turnigy 3648-850kv
Parallell 3s lipos with 14x10 prop gives 3400g thrust, 107km/h pitch speed and 60 amps.
6s lipo with 10x6 prop gives 3900g thrust, 145km/h pitch speed and 50 amps.
I have no idea if these numbers are correct but they are given by the eCalc. Motocalc gives less thrust but otherwise similar numbers.
What is expert opinion about these combos? Will the 6s setup rip the Orion apart? Turnigy 36xx fits the nose of the Orion just fine. On paper blue/red 3648 range beats other similar size Turnigy models (SK/TR) hands down. Budget combo is my goal so Kontronic & Co is definitely out of question.
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