Electric F2D Testing, Copenhagen: NTM Prop Drive 35-36 1800 KV

  • Published on:  Monday, April 1, 2013
  • New setup, with a beefier motor for more power. This setup is 20 grams heavier than the previous one, but the power more than makes up for it. The power cut out a couple of times, presumably because the current exceeded the limits of the 45 amp ESC. Looks like we'll need a little bit heavier duty ESC to handle the horsepower.

    Motor: NTM Prop Drive 35-36 1800 KV
    Battery: Thunder Power 65C 4S 1300 mAh
    ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix 45
    Prop: MLAP custom 7.5"x6.5"

    Speed: 22.4 s/10 laps (99 mph)
    Flight Duration: 1 min test (still plenty of cushion left in the battery)

    I'm sure the efficiency can be increased with further work on the prop. This is the best result yet, by far.

    Thanks to Andrew and Willy for the launch and camera work!