I tried some power tests today and found that it seemed to be limiting at around 33 amps, so I suspect that I need to look at the ramp-up power parameter. Too warm to play with it today - I'll try it over the weekend.
Last post by meharibear - June 25, 2020, 17:55:22 pm
I used to review models for RC Model Flyer Magazine and did a few trainers. The very best was undoubtedly the Flair Kite, but sadly that is now not available. However if you see a decent one second hand, then grab it! Other excellent options include the Ripmax Tutor and the Thunder Tiger "Ready". An OS 46LA is a good choice of engine for any of these.
Some good suggestions, we've had several newbies learn to fly on the Durafly Tundras, they make a good trainer and are heavy enough to do the BMFA A cert if you wish. The big wheels absorb some punishment and they are easy to repair. But like most lightweight foamies do get blown around a bit and slow down as soon as the power is taken off (unlike a traditional IC trainer)
It's worth looking at Rampup Power and Low RPM Power Protect too as some users have found this limits max power available in certain setups. The first time I closed the throttle on my 1300W UltraStick I didn't know about Undamped Mode and the damn thing stopped so quickly I thought it would rip the nose off! I think the smaller Neuron S versions come with the USB linker. Unfortunately they don't come with a power lead either so you need suitable length heavy duty male to male cables handy.
If you are going down the foamy route, then the Discovery SMF says is a good one, but even a foam Wot 4 is good. The ones you mention, I have only heard of the Tundra, and its more of a specialist short landing sport model than a trainer. Spiros at the RC Hotel does all his teaching with the ST Discovery, seems to fit the bill very well.