Electrifying All Land-Based AMA Power Events

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    Anonymous
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    Out of bounds Gil. There is nothing wrong with idea making on a forum. Sometimes good things happen.

    #55684
    Gilbert Morris
    Participant

    No offense ment. I just think the task is far too ambitious.
    Gil

    #55685
    DAN BERRY
    Participant

    @gilcmor wrote:

    the task is far too ambitious.
    Gil

    Well, mostly it is not needed.

    #55686
    George Reinhart
    Participant

    (nor wanted.)

    AMEN!!

    #77558
    Jim Farmer
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    I don’t think it is that hard. The goal is to match climbs, and climb is determined by thrust. The most direct way to control thrust is by regulating the prop, because that’s where thrust comes from. Not from the engine or battery. I think everyone would agree that for any one prop diameter there is only a certain amount of thrust that can be extracted, regardless of how fast you spin it. If you want an electric model to be equivalent to a gas class, can’t that be done by simply placing a limit on the electric prop diameter? For example, to compete in 1/2A gas, place say a 6″ prop diameter limit on the electric models. No restriction on the electric motor or battery – let the participants optimize those over time. If after some experience the electrics are getting too high or not high enough, just adjust the number. Simple. You can measure it with a ruler. Otherwise except for that one difference – i.e. prop diameter for the electric instead of engine displacement – the event rules are unchanged.

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