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Old 02-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which electric rc helicopters out there have a long run time?

My friend is a lazy bastard so im lookin for him. He has a helicopter that has a run time of 10min, he wants one that runs much longer. Suggestions?
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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10 minutes is pretty good.... my advice, just get more batteries.

Sure, you can get larger packs, and you can lower the head-speed, and you can even start with a heli on the lighter side.... but no matter how you cut it, longer flight time affects performance adversely, so your buddy (the end user) needs to find himself a happy median between flight time and performance, and the only way to do that is to try.

My Fusion 50(12s) can fly from 5 to 12 minutes using the same 6s 3700mah (x2) packs... the flight time directly depends on my headspeed, and the type of flying i am doing.

I can sit there shooting autos for 20 minutes with the same pack.

What heli does your buddy own?
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Most any heli can get longer run time..just lower the head speed.

I got 14 minutes on a 7HV at 1400 rpm with 12s 5300mAH.

I think there are some forum members who really push the limits of low head speed and long flight times. I don't have any names, but it shouldn't be too difficult to do a search.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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^Might possibly find a few leads in the AP forum... I know those guys shoot for longer flight time at lower HS.
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