Rob's Batch2 Build Log


#42

Nice, Rob! How many minutes flying time did you get with the four batteries?


#43

Another depressing video - someone flying with their new OpenPPG rig that is not me :>)

Loved the nice low flybys

Very envious, more right now of just the flying part with a little of the Emotor part. My batch3 will be here in Jan. Might have to take trip south to some warmer weather to get some flying in - dont feel much like clothing up for winter flying at this point.

Cheers, Patrick


#44

Bill,
Haven’t done the battery duration test yet.
Just wanted to get into the air and make sure everything was working as planned and to check the battery temp.
-Rob


#45

Here’s another video from this weekend flying.


How loud is this thing?
#46

So how much time did you get up in the air while you were there?
Cheers, Patrick


#47

So here are the results of my flight in this video. Basic level flying with ± 20 turns.
Frame weight = 29lbs
Batteries = 20lbs
Batteries = Bonka 22000 6C
Misc. lbs = ± 2lbs
Pilots weight = 170lbs
Wing = Axis 26m Pluto 2
Temp = 66 degrees
Take off time = 7:54
Landing time = 8:21
Duration = 27 min
I landed 20 seconds after the throttle screen read 0%. I checked battery charge and each cell was at ±3.5v.
On landing batteries were warm to touch.


#48

Thanks for sharing the stats.

Btw, the video you posted isn’t available anymore


#49

Your a small skinny dude!
! am 198 now - 5 '8" - I need to get down to 180, that is where I feel really comfortable in my skin.

But more than that I am wondering how efficient the Axis 26m Pluto 2 – at appx 221lbs your still below the min wiight range on that wing of 264lbs

Cheers, Patrick


#50

Fixed…ugh…20 char rule


#51

I was 198 for many years. I chose a 26 meter wing because I wanted something efficient. I’m looking at the APCO hybrid now.


#52

Im ordering a few of the Apco hybrids if you want one for a bit better price let me know and ill add it to the order. They do look interesting and i wana try them out.


#53

Hi Paul,
I messaged you direct on the site.
Please provide me with a price for a Medium Hybrid.
Thx,
John


#54

Very interesting – looking forward to your review.
Cheers, Patrick


#55

I’m very curious about the Apco Hybrid as well. If anyone flys one with OpenPPG please let’s us know what you think!


All things Wings
#56

Jeff Goin came over yesterday to try out the ePPG. Here are a few clips from that day.
Pilot - Jeff Goin
Weight - 145#
Wing - 16m Doberman
Batteries - four Bonka’s
Charge - full
Flight time - +22 minutes
Batteries +warm to the touch
Flown to 0% checked voltage all cells were ±3.5volts


#57

Another fun flight with the ePPG. Video to follow.


#58

Dont post it - I will get depressed :grin:


#59

wow nice stress testing and if that man Jeff liked it that’s gotta be big brownie points for Openppg Crew , Great Advert for great product …Nice


#60

Another beautiful sunset flight in Florida yesterday.
Pilot Weight - 170#
Wing - 23m Axis Vega
Batteries - four Bonka’s
Charge - full
Flight time - 27 minutes
Batteries +warm to the touch
Flown to 12%


#61

I know it is all relative based on wing, pilot weight and wind conditions - but I was hoping for more flight time. Since I still have to get the remainder of my time in for Canadian cert - 4h and 45 minutes to go and 29 more take offs and landings :>) - this will be a long haul on with my batts, assuming I get the same performance.

Looks like I will need to keep my Kangook to finish my training. At least for the time portion. TO’s and Lg’s might be ok for the Oppg. Might need 4 more bats and have 3 sets of 4 for foot launching and have 12 for triking and longer flights

Cheers