The upcoming Mike Walsh Memorial Float Fly could be a *BYOW affair.
Initial recon showed there should be plenty of beach for everyone to fly from albeit a bit closer to the dam.
Will post more pictures after our 2nd recon trip next week (it started raining) when skies are drier.
Attached images were taken Feb. 26, 2014
*Bring Your Own Water
Images captured with GoPro Hero3 Black on Blade 350 QX QuadCopter.
1. Volts X Amp = Watts
2. 746 Watts = 1 H.P.
3. 2,000 mAh battery is equivalent to 2 Amp(h) battery
4. Charge rate is stated on the battery.
Example: 1C, 2C, 5C, 6C (C=capacity)
5. Never charge higher than the charge rate.
Example: 2C (2,000 mAh battery is a 2 Amp battery)
2 X 2 (Amps) = 4 Amp Charge rate
6. Watts per lb.
50-75 Watts per lb = slow flyer
75-100 Watts per lb =Trainer
100-130 Watts per lb =Sport - Advanced Aerobatic
130-150 Watts per lb = Lightly loaded 3D, ducted fan
150-200+ Watts per lb =OMG unlimited 3D
How big of a motor do I need?
3 lb. sport plane requires 300-390 Watts
3 cell - 11 volts .15 size motor draws 35 Amps
11(V) X 35(Amps) = 385 Watts ... PERFECT!
5 lb. 3D plane requires 750-1,000 Watts
Requires a motor of 750-1,000 Watts
Size .46 Monster or E-flite (925 Watts)
5 cell - 21 volts .46 size motor draws 40 Amps
21(V) X 40(Amps) = 840 Watts