Finally! My New Props Arrived For MY Tarot 650 Sport

Discussion in 'Build & Tune' started by GlassKnees, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. GlassKnees

    GlassKnees Well-Known Member

    I had been flying my Tarot 650 Sport quad with 13"props and decided that since I have T-Motor MN3520 motors, I'd go with 15" x 5 props. I ordered then a LONG time ago and they finally arrived from China.

    Here is how it looks now:

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    The aircraft weighs 3.1 KG AUP (6000 mAH 6S lipo and a small 450 mAh 3s for powering the gimbal and vtx); so given the motor specs, I can expect around 14 minutes endurance, if I maintain around 57% throttle, I should draw 26.4 A and produce 5.58KG thrust. But since I'm in Colorado, at 5K ft elevation, I'm not sure what to expect.

    A concern I have is clearance between the prop and the GPS mast (Sorry about the photo orientation - it looks okay in photobucket):

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    There is hardly any clearance, but the boom and GPS mast are both stiff, so flex shouldn't be an issue. Still, it's worrisome for me...

    I'm looking forward to a test flight where I exercise all functions - landing gear retract, gimbal horizon adjustment and tilt. Later, if everything goes okay, I will attempt some longer endurance flights.
     
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  2. KentA

    KentA Well-Known Member

    That's one fine looking quad, GlassKnees.
    That antenna looks like it would be easy enough to relocate.
     
  3. GlassKnees

    GlassKnees Well-Known Member

    Here's a video of a short test flight:

     
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  4. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Quick tip for the 650 Sport. the 680 Pro canopy is a direct fit with no modifications. Looks great and protects all your electronics
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