strapped the 010 on to the Wasp this morning. All of
my other 010's are either 5.33:1 or 4.43:1, but I bought
this one for a plane that requires a smaller prop,
it's a 1S (3.22:1). I ran it up on the Whattmeter,
the 7x6 and 8x4.3 both pull 3.3 amps at 38 watts. An
8x6 pulls 4.6 amps at 51 watts. I strapped the 7x6
on with a 3x450 hi-po Kokam pack. All up weight is
7.2 ounces! That's WITH batteries!! I took it out back
to try it out, but the wind was kicking up. I went
ahead and flew it for a few minutes, as you might expect
the performance is vastly improved over the DX-A. I
couldn't quite do outside loops from inverted on the
DX-A and just barely could do them on the hybrid, but
on the 010 they were nice, big and round. Inside loops
were a no-brainer and roll rate was swift. Very nice
from what I could tell!
8x6 seems to be the ticket with this gearing! I was
concerned about the amp draw, it draws 4.6 amps off
the 8x6 which is excessive for the 3x600 HO pack.
Wasn't a problem though, flies great at 1/2 throttle.
Inside loops from level require a little more throttle,
maybe 2/3. Inverted is pretty easy to hold at 1/2
throttle, not as smooth as a symmetrical airfoil
but it is possible to do inverted laps around the
field without losing any altitude. Pushing from inverted
to an outside loop requires near full throttle, but
it will outside loop nice and big on this setup.
the Wasp responds quite nicely to the brushless setup!
It definitely moves it from the intermediate category
to the advanced, but the Wasp makes the jump quite