NEFPV pilot map:
Yeah, you may be right. I built the Penguin pretty early in my R/C and fpv careeer so I guess I probably didn't even realize how to size an esc/motor/prop combo at that time and with my discovery of it on vacation I never really dug into it afterwards that much.
In fairness, I've never really felt the need for drawing really high amps and power output for flying the Penguin. It really is a pretty "casual" flyer, at least the way I treat it. Other than a bit of intentional mild aerobatics just to see how it behaves, the most aggressive flying I've done with it is probably when I"m trying to film a flying-buddies Versawing as he is zipping around and turning like crazy. I never can keep up with him, but I usually try to get the Penguin "turning and burning" as much as I can to get a bit of chase footage. One of these day's my flying buddy will get a plane/setup with more range and maybe I can get some more sustained chase footage where he tracks a relatively smooth path through the sky (and my chasing ability has further improved).
Last edited by Flyswamper; 7th September 2016 at 09:47 PM.
Having added floats, I definitely use most of the available power on takeoff but have never had a cutout.
This thread needs a tickle. Here's some Penguin fun from October.
"That aircraft is nothing but a bunch of spare parts flying in close formation!"
I haven't pulled the Penguin out of the quiver yet this year. Mine is still setup for night flying. I'm planning on taking the now venerable RVOSD out of it and upgrading to a Vector, and I have a spare horizontal stab I can install on it.
Other than that at this point my Penguin probably has 100 flights on it, the foam is starting to get a bit soft.
There's no place I can't be / Since I found FPV / But you can't take the sky from me