Unboxing showing detailed part discovery and equipment selected for this electric setup....
Stills and video showing the plane as completed with many annotations for clarity.
With motor Dualsky ECO4130-470, employed a 15x10 APC.
With motor NTM Propdrive 5060-380, employed a 18x12 APC.
A 63mm Turbo Spinner provides plenty of cooling to the motor and other gear.
This motor was employed earlier in the piece together with a 15x10 APC prop.
This is the current motor and I am using an APC 18x12 prop.
This controller seems to have been directly responsible for the crash detailed below.
This was replaced with a Plush-32 150A (2-6S) to avoid the temperature problems with the YEP.
This ESC replaced the YEP in order to reduce temperature problems.
There is now a new problem where the power system goes "clunk" after a downline-to-power run. No amount of programming seems to fix this...
A modestly priced servo providing, primarily, strength/torque to suit a 20cc plane.
I really like these high performance batteries.
Spektrum AR7000 + satellite.
Nice, solid DSMX receiver.
This is currently the "go to" stabiliser. It is a very simple 3 axis stabiliser with face pots for adjusting gain and direction. The boot process for the FC151 can be flakey. Just make sure the control surfaces' trim and response is correct and stable whether the FC151 is on or off.
Here is a sample of the flying I am doing with this plane, well, all my planes really!
First Image: eCalc sheet showing how the selected equipment will perform.
Second Image: View inside the cockpit. The post-completion video covers these details well.
Third Image: Adding baffling to the motor/battery region to improve cooling..
Fourth Image: Delaminating carbon fibre undercarriage is ressurrected by bracing and flooding the delamination zone (the bend) with thin CA.