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Power Calculator announced in Dec 17 magazine

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David Pearce 421/11/2017 18:29:38
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At the bottom of page 9 a downloadable Power Calculator is announced but I can't find it. Sounds very useful, any ideas where it is on this site?


kevin b21/11/2017 19:13:01
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They say in order to see it, you must cross to the Spark Side.

David P Williams21/11/2017 19:23:47
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Go to the homepage and scroll down to "RCM&E Extra". All the downloads are in there.....

David Pearce 421/11/2017 20:15:25
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Thank you David, found it.

PatMc21/11/2017 20:36:05
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David, don't bother it's pretty unrealistic. [IMO]

Alan H30/11/2017 12:36:27
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I just downloaded it and put in the figures for several of my models (aerobatic and vintage) and found the results surprisingly close.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator30/11/2017 14:53:31
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Posted by PatMc on 21/11/2017 20:36:05:

David, don't bother it's pretty unrealistic. [IMO]

I'm surprised by that Pat. I have designed several electric conversions around this method, thay all fly well with sensible power levels and durations. Interestingly on one conversion that I blogged on here the method agreed well with results from Ecalc. Indeed when actual tests with a power meter where performed the power output this method predicted was significantly more accurate than E-calc's figure.

As no large and questionable assumptions are made in the model I can't honestly see how it can be "unrealistic" to be honest. Its idea of how much power is "enough" for different model types might be different from yours - but that's a question of preference not realism surely?


cymaz30/11/2017 17:48:36
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Is there anything similar about for glow and petrol powered models?

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