Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Power Guidelines

Courtesy of PhilipA on RCGroups:
  • 50 watts/lb: Minimum required for flight.
  • 70-90 watts/lb: Trainer and slow flying aerobatic models.
  • 90-110 watts/lb: Sport aerobatic and fast flying scale models.
  •  110-130 watts/lb: advanced aerobatic and high speed models
He notes:
  • 80-100w/lb nice target for many planes.
  • The Blue Wonder maxes out around 85 watts on a 3S lipo and GWS 9x5HD (straight blade) prop. 
  • Sufficient for up to a 16oz AUW plane with decent performance including a 4ch aileron version.

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