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Pumpkin drop event

My FT Simple Scout Build!

BATTLEAXE

Well-known member
Just because the motor isn't or won't be mounted to a power pod doesn't mean it's stuck in its current location and not swappable. It's 3 bullet connectors and 4 screws to remove and install on any plane. If the b pack will fly the Scout it should be able to pull around the P-40, slowly but it will be enough to maiden possibly. I don't have a B pack motor myself but I have seen similar situations with the C pack motor. Case in point, there is a guy on the forums here who built a 150% Cub and equipped it with a C pack. Physics dictates that by the way of it being a bigger plane it should be heavier then the normal sized Cub, and he maidened it and it flew fine. It may work.
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
Just because the motor isn't or won't be mounted to a power pod doesn't mean it's stuck in its current location and not swappable. It's 3 bullet connectors and 4 screws to remove and install on any plane. If the b pack will fly the Scout it should be able to pull around the P-40, slowly but it will be enough to maiden possibly. I don't have a B pack motor myself but I have seen similar situations with the C pack motor. Case in point, there is a guy on the forums here who built a 150% Cub and equipped it with a C pack. Physics dictates that by the way of it being a bigger plane it should be heavier then the normal sized Cub, and he maidened it and it flew fine. It may work.
My spitfire can fly off the b pack - it’s a little slow, but not bad at all. I actually maidened it with the b pack if I remember right, and then switched to the c pack later. I thought it was going to be a lot faster than it was😂. In other words, I think you would be fine flying the p-40 on the b pack - it would be noticeably slower, but not that bad at all.
 

PoorManRC

Well-known member
SOUND suggestions, BOTH of you. 😊👍👍
You know by now, I tend to build HEAVY. Even when I try not to!! 😣

I'd be better with less speed, until I'm a better RC Pilot anyway.... So I have been thinking. 😮
A B Pack Motor can turn a 10x4.5 Prop on 3S, and I'm running a 45 Amp ESC in the P-40...
It MIGHT work, especially since I increased the height (chord) of the Wing, FOR better lower speed handling.
I am so Worried about Tail Weight - especially after what I did for a Steerable Tail Wheel (I'm about to post in the P-40 thread), that I moved the Rudder Servo forward to about at the Wing...