View Full Version : How much can the Maxi Joker REALLY lift?
09-06-2007, 11:55 PM
All of the standard descriptions of the Maxi-Joker 2 say that it can lift a payload of UP TO 2 Kg, which isn't very much, considering the $3500 investment and 6 Kg empty weight. Most helis can lift somewhere close to their own weight. I think my T-Rex could easily lift 2 Kg, and probably a lot more. Talking to the guys on the phone, they say the Maxi Joker 2 can lift up to 10 lbs. That's a BIG difference from what the factory specs state, and considering the guys on the phone have a vested interest in selling you their product, I'd be more inclined to believe the 2 Kg number. Anybody have first-hand experience with this?
09-07-2007, 01:21 AM
given the proper power combo a Maxi can lift 10lbs. More if you want to reduce flight times and stress components
09-07-2007, 09:20 AM
Thanks, that's good to know. Seems to me like the Joker is the best quality machine of its size.
09-17-2007, 06:07 PM
How much can you carry and still safely auto DJ?
09-17-2007, 11:56 PM
on 720's the most I would go with a front mount is 15lb. With an underslung it could get hairy at more than 12lb
you can slide a front mount in with a good deal of forward speed to maintain lift through touchdown. With underslung you can have only a very little lateral movement lest you risk a tip over.
09-18-2007, 04:14 AM
would you say that a joker2 with HP370 and a 10S lipoly setup a powerful combo?