Ha-ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust! WHACK!!

Finally, a build update. I managed to find some time to set the UAV up in the front yard, and get some thrust/amperage numbers. Using a 16×8 propeller I recorded the following data:

4.10lbs of Thrust


26.39 Amps

E-Flite 90 specs: 50 Amps continuous current with a max burst current of 65 Amps for 15 seconds. So with a baseline set of numbers established, its time to make some modification to the airframe, shed some excess weight, balance and mount a bigger prop, and see what we can do with the numbers.


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