Originally Posted by Hose Man
Thank you everyone, I guess a wattmeter is in my future. I see that Jeff has one at Heads Up anybody used that one before??
What are your flight times with the similar set up? What prop sizes have you tried?
I haven't tried Jeff's watt meter, but I have the WattsUp Meter
that is sold by many places. It's saved my butt more times than I would like to admit lol.
As for my flight times and prop choices, I used Jeff's web page as my bible.
I've use the GWS 9050, 8040, 8060 and 7060 props, on various setups from the mini cub, to small profile 3-D foamies.
But sticking to the mini cubs needs, with the 9050 and a 640mAh lipo pack, I got about 7 to 8 minutes.. and with the 8040 on the same battery pack, my flight times increased to about 12 to 14 minutes. And the performance was almost identical because the plane is so light (at 7-8oz AUW).
I've used 1300mAh lipo packs with the same 8040 prop and flown my small profile 3-D Yak for over 25 minutes using this motor.