How to lower speed + power


New member
Hey all. I'm building a flitetest flyer, put it on its maiden flight, but I don't like (scares me) how fast and powerful it is.

I want to slow it down to make it a bit slower, less powerful, and a little safer without really switching out components.

Would getting a less mAh battery or a 2s instead of 3s make a difference?
And instead of an APC prop, should I get a slowfly?



A2212 1400KV 10T brushless outrunner motor

KV: 1400 10T
Max. efficiency: 80%
Max. efficiency current: 4-10A (>75%)
Current capacity: 12A/60s
No Load current @ 10V: 0.5A
No. of cells: 2-3 Li-Poly
Motor size: 27.5 * 27mm / 1.1 * 1.1in
Shaft diameter: 3.17mm / 0.1in
Weight: 48g / 1.7oz

30 Amp Brushless ESC Specifications

Material: Plastic, Metal
Color: As Picture Shown
Weight: 34g
Size: approx. 55*25mm/2.2*1 inch
Type: RC Parts and Accessories
Firmware: HobbyWing
Power Input: 7-12.6V(2-3S Li-Poly, or 5-12S Ni-MH Ni-MH/Ni-Cd)
Continuous Current: 30A(40A for 10 seconds)

3s 1000mah lipo 35c


Master member
They make a throttle for a reason just lower the throttle when it gets too fast, unless the plane is heavy and it needs the speed to fly. Then your kind of out of luck.


Well-known member
If the plane can't fly slow enough, the only solution is reduce weight, but when it is lighter and has less power,it is harder to fly, power is your friend for recovering a mistake.

Ryan O.

Out of Foam Board!
I’d just lower throttle, you can even program it into the radio. You can also put on a slow fly prop if you already have one but otherwise a standard 9x4.5-9x5 is just fine.