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Old 08-05-2009, 09:08 AM   #11
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A little clarification on Slow Fly props. APC advises you to not exceed a given rpm. Their formula is 65000/diameter is the max rpm you should run a Slow Fly prop at. EG: 10" diameter prop calculation is ; 65000/10 = 6500 rpm maximum. Slow Fly props are not limited to gear drives.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:33 PM   #12
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Thanks guys,
After making a few changes, adding tail supports, changing the geometry of the control linkages and laterally balancing it, its flying well. The second time out I tried a lighter battery (1500 instead of the 2200) it turned into a nice plane! I'm looking forward to learning/flying more!
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