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Old 12-29-2018, 06:20 PM
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FLEX MAMBA 10 LACKING POWER

I now have 3 flights on my Mamba 10 with 3 different 3s 50C lipos. One Venom and 2 eflite lipos. None of them will pull this plane out of a hover. The plane slowly tail slides when hovering currently. Can I have something setup wrong with the aurora 8 and my IX 12 transmitter? Other than the lacking power it flies amazing.
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:09 AM
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What size packs?
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:46 AM
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History/Age of batteries might also be relevant.

Are you propped right?
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:56 AM
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3s 2200mah at 50C is about the sweet spot. The mamba, more so than the extra, does benefit from going to 4s.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:09 PM
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I had 30c 3s 2200s and mine would pull out of a hover but very slowly

here 2nd flight with mine stock set up
2nd flight mamba 10 on October 4 18 (4 min 4 sec)



I upgraded to a scorpion motor to go 4s and had more power.

Mamba 10 fun (3 min 29 sec)



Sadly yesterday was its last flight. It crashed nose in right after take off full speed. think the battery voltage dropped and caused a brown out maybe. Was flying borrowed battery
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:51 AM
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I now have 3 flights on my Mamba 10 with 3 different 3s 50C lipos. One Venom and 2 eflite lipos. None of them will pull this plane out of a hover. The plane slowly tail slides when hovering currently. Can I have something setup wrong with the aurora 8 and my IX 12 transmitter? Other than the lacking power it flies amazing.

That's why they offer the 4s motor upgrade. It flies good on 3S, it flies great on 4S.


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Old 12-31-2018, 11:13 AM
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It flys great on a high discharge 2200 too. But the early ones need a esc upgrade to 50 amp as they are putting in the new ones. Mine caught fire in flight.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:54 AM
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high c roaring top 3s 2200ma packs do great in the one my friend has. plenty of power. he also uses a xoar 12x4 prop.. much less noise than stock plastic prop
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:06 AM
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I've only flown 4s and it left me oogling over the airplane.

Would like to pick one up for myself, and when I do I am skipping right to 4s.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:44 AM
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I saw one this past weekend running a 4s battery on stock motor/esc...very impressive.
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The extra does ok on 3S but the Mamba really needs 4S
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