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WayneB10/02/2020 09:29:39
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I’m putting together a Limbo Dancer fun fly model for class 2, which uses a 3cell set up. Not wanting to re invent the wheel, does anybody have a set up they already know that works ? (Eg- prop size, motor, battery choice). I believe finished they are in the 1600g weight bracket.

thanks for any info. Regards Wayne.

RC Plane Flyer10/02/2020 11:08:12
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I always read the spec that' it needs a 4 cell or even 5 cell battery at 1.8kg

If some has the spec for 3 cell please let us know

Shaun Walsh10/02/2020 12:13:58
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SLEC recommend

Engine : 2826 Brushless or similar

Battery 4S 3300 Lipo with a 60Amp ESC

for the Limbo Dancer kit

kc10/02/2020 16:55:46
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It seems that Fun Fly Class 2 competitions require a 3S. For nornal sport flying a 4S would seem better. But somebody must know what setup is used for 3S competitions........

Edited By kc on 10/02/2020 16:56:06

Mike Bell10/02/2020 18:12:09
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Hi Wayne, here's my setup that I've used at the Nats the last few years

Battery 3S 2200 35C

Motor Turnigy D3548/4 1100kv - cheap as chips but does the job. If you want to go posh the E-flight Power32 is really good.

Prop is a 13x6.5 (for the Turnigy)

ESC is a Turnigy Plush 60 or 70 amp.

Limbo Dancer is fine but keep it light.

If you need any more info on Fun Fly let me know.


WayneB10/02/2020 20:20:07
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Hiya Mike,

Thanks very much for the info, that was just the sort of stuff I wanted..

Thanks again Wayne.

WayneB12/02/2020 07:55:33
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Hello again Mike,

just a quick question, what are yourself and others others flying ?

cheers Wayne.

Trevor12/02/2020 09:15:16
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Just shows how times have changed! When I built my Limbo Dancer back in the last millennium, it was powered by 16 sub-C NiCd batteries, weighing 2lb. I put an extra rib bay on each wing to help carry the all-up weight of 5lb. It would just about prop hang, flew for 10 minutes of mixed aerobatic flying - and got me through my B test. So, in spite of being somewhat hadicapped by the technology of the day, was still a successful model.

Mike Bell12/02/2020 23:11:05
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I fly own designs but you see Limbos and a lot of Fusions (Evolution Models) Stay clear of Jives, they are ok sports models but too heavy for serious fun fly.

Mike Bell14/02/2020 19:25:45
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Wayne, check out . There is an event at Buckminster in April. It would be great to see you there.

WayneB14/02/2020 22:45:13
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Thanks Mike, I will see if I can make it.

If I can attend I shall look you up.

Plus thanks for all the replies everyone.

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