Rewiring a Helicopter to Reduce Power Loss
Mar 27, 2013 11:42:44 AM
One of our reps, Sam2b, asked us about wire, efficiency, and performance as it applies to high performance electric helis. We did some quick math and realized there was significant power to be gained back by rewiring his bird. Following is his account and video detailing the upgrade.
"I cut out 2' of wire and gained back 52% of lost power from wire resistance. I stupidly installed this 2' of wire when I first built the heli and didn't dawn on me until winter 2012. I performed this modification during recent frame conversion and new Vbar Silerline install. Overall now this heli feels and performs very well even with 2 year old batteries.
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