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Old 11-03-2006, 09:02 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by tommy321
I flew an E-flite 400 outrunner for a while with an 11x4.7SF prop, and found that 60% stick was 100% power, and there was no change in RPM above 60% stick. The motor came down awful hot. When I switched to a 10x4.7SF prop, I had a much more linear throttle curve, and the motor came down cool.
You were probably running into current limit on your speed control.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:25 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by erg
You were probably running into current limit on your speed control.
I don't think so... I was still well within the Thunderbird 18... I think it was the outrunner stator getting magnetically saturated. Any additional power you put in just turns into heat instead of turning into additional RPMs.

But just to stay on topic, I'm a no-ratchet fuel line tube friction guy. I sliped some fuel line over the ratchet spindle in my 9C, and adjusted the friction as desired. I find that in inverted harriers, the difference between level flight, and popping into a hover is less than the difference from one click to the next. (At least on electric motors anyways).

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