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Old 10-02-2008, 09:28 PM
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I would like to discuss propellers and battery combinations others are using the power .60 before I invest in all the wrong stuff. I have a power.60, phoenix *) esc and lots of A123s.

I have a Global Skyraider that should weigh under ten pounds when finished. I am aware of the 100 watts per pound rule of thumb and the cd/computer calcs, but I want to talk to folks who are actually flying the gear. Hopefully there is someone out there.

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Old 10-02-2008, 09:31 PM
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Subscribed. I have two Power 60s for a couple of projects I'm getting ready to start. I'd also like to hear about different combinations.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:59 PM
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I have an E-Flite power 60 in my Zero.
The plane is a little over 7 pounds and will go straight up.

The 60 has a lot of power.
I'm using 6 cells and a CC 60 ESC.

I'll have to look at my prop to see what size it is.
I initially had too small a prop on tje motor and I was un happy with the power.
Once I found the right prop, the motor came alive and makes the plane very fast.

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:11 PM
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I have E-Flite 60 in my H9 F4U. The plane pushes 9 lbs and running 6s battery with 15-10 prop. And it will do vertical till it's to small to see which way it is going.

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:11 PM
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MY battery pack is 6 cell 4000mah.
Prop is the 15x10.
This is the setup recommended in the instructions.

It is about 1100 watts, and about 56 amps with that setup.
I say "about" because when the motor is run up to full speed I don't want to get that close to get a really accurate reading.

And as Chuck said the plane can go vertical out of sight.
The instructions say this is good for an 8.8 pound airplane, I think they're conservative.

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:26 PM
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E-Flight 60. 15-10 prop. TP 6S 5000mah battery. 80 amp esc. WOT Bench test setup in plane. amps 54. watts 1075. 7200rpm.

I've been that close several times . LOL

14=9 3 blade prop. 50 amps. watts 1100. 7300rpm

Hope it helps Chuck
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:54 AM
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Chuck and Paul that is exactly what I was hoping to hear. With that kind of power I'll be able to 3D my Skyraider. Who manufactures your prefered props.

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Old 10-03-2008, 01:21 PM
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I tried a Master Airscrew prop, but I think I just bought too small a prop.
It didn't perform well.
I then went with the recommended prop 15x10 APC, and was suitably impressed.

I think E-Flite under rates their motors compaired to glow.

I have an E-Flite 25 in a Trainermaster. With glow I used a .40.
The electric out performs the glow by a wide margin.

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Paul,

I believe you are right about e-flite under rating their motors. I have a P-39 with a .46 and I can out perform my friend's gas .60 P-51, and my airplane is heavier by about half a pound. Where he beats me is endurance. I can't remain airborne as long. But as batteries keep getting better in time that will change too.

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Old 10-03-2008, 06:40 PM
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I'm planning a Hawk P-6E for my next build, it will use the E-Flite 60.
I'm toying with the idea of a 14 cell A123 set up.
At least I'll be able to recharge fast.
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I currently I operate my .46 on two 3spacks of A123s 2300ah in series. I plan to add another pair of the same in parallel That should give me 6s at 4600ah. I think that will be plenty. By configuring by battries in flat three packs I can place them in different airplanes where a sixpack all together might not fit. As an example in my VQ P-39 the batteries are in a tray laying parallel two packs of 3s. In my tiger moth they go is a two packs of three side buy side. In the Skyraider they will go is as two packs of three side by side with two more packs on top. Since the cost of the batteies is so high I have decided to only build planes where I could use that battery stratgety. I've got all types and sizes of LIPOs for my small planes and its a damn mess.

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I am building a H9 Spitfire with Power 60 and 6S1P 5000 mah battery. wondered if any of you had ever used any of the Turnigy ESCs? Mine sounds very similar to clt12981's H9 Corsair set up as I am going to use a MA 3 bladed 14x9 prop.

I had looked at the Turnigy Plush 100 amp ESC but is sounds like it may be overkill. if that is the case, any good recommendations on 80-85 amp ESCs? I have the SportBEC to ride along side the ESC
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:04 PM
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Wedgewing: I went to a 16/8 3 Blade prop, it has a lot better pulling power.

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Old 12-02-2008, 04:20 AM
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thanks Chuck. did that do anything different to your amp load? this is my first big plane other than the 50" inch wingspan I currently fly.

You are still using an 80 amp ESC? which one are you using?

thanks in advance

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Old 12-02-2008, 05:43 PM
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E-Flight 60. 15-10 prop. TP 6S 5000mah battery. Castle Phoenix 80 amp esc. Castle 10amp bec w/ TP 1320mah 2s. WOT Bench test setup in plane. amps 54. watts 1075. 7200rpm.

I've been that close several times . LOL

14=9 3 blade prop. 50 amps. watts 1100. 7300rpm

16=8 3 blade prop. 55 amps. watts 1180.

The 16=8 has brute pulling power to get you out of trouble. Hardly ever use full power. 7 minute flight times with 3.6 to 3.7 volts per cell still left in battery. I like the Phoenix products better because you can set them up on your PC instead of listing to beeps.

Hope it helps Chuck
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:18 PM
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thanks Chuck for the recommendation. I just called the LHS to change the order on the props. I like "get out of trouble brute pulling power"
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