So... since I'm SOL.. - Page 2 - RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum
RCCanada - Canada's Radio Control Hobby Forum
Electric Flight Discuss Electric Flight in Canada

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2006, 09:45 PM   #11
RCC Senior Contributor
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ohio, USA

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 710
Total Props: 0

       Remove this ad - become a site supporter!

the most important thing with these small electric park flyers is WEIGHT WEIGHT WEIGH WEIGHT!!!!! The motor size has a lot to do with the weight, but just because an airframe specs a certain size motor doesnt mean you cant put a bigger one on it. It is BEST to go with the reccomended motor size, but you can get away with a larger motor on a given airframe if it is set up properly. I know this from first hand experience. I had a GP FlatOut with an E-flite park 400 960kv outrunner (yes, a 400 960kv). The battery I had was an E-Flite 860mAh pack and the airplane flew pretty well. It had a MASSIVE amount of power and aerobatics were a blast (might I also add, pretty easy too.. the flat foamies are much easier to handle than regular airplanes). What got me was I didnt have the correct size battery for the current that was drawn from the motor and the battery lasted about 4 flights. When I bought a "better" pack it was heavier and put the airplane over the weight limit and it didnt fly so great and I crashed it. If I paid more attention to the weight of everything I could have selected the proper battery for my setup but I just went out and willie-nilly bought a much higher capacity pack. So the point here is, you CAN get an airplane to work with a larger size motor (as long as it is not TOO large, maybe 1 size up or 2 depending on how much weight you have at your disposal) but it needs to be set up correctly. As I said before though, it is best to go with the manufacturers specs. That said, I hope you figure it all out and enjoy flying whatever you decide to use.

KC8QVO is offline   Quick reply to this message.

Sponsored Links - Subscribe to remove this ad.
Old 05-15-2006, 03:37 PM   #12
RCC Apprentice
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nova Scotia

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 29
Total Props: 0
I'm gonna go with a Steven's Aero RV-4. Nice little plane. As seen here.
amelvin is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionally, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Name
Your first name and last initial is required if you plan on using the forum.
Which city & province you live in. This is mandatory for classified listings.
Radio of choice?
Which radio is your current favorite to use?
Number of RC Vehicles?
How many boats, cars, planes do you own?


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
vBulletin Message

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:39 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.