No, still in Newport Beach
. Glacier Bay now says new motors will ship May 2nd so I've rescheduled my flight, for the 3rd time, to May 20th. Although the motors will get from CA to Santiago overnight it usually takes at least 2 or 3 weeks to get things through customs
and trucked down to Valdivia.
Kevin says the motors' inefficiency has been cut in half - they went from 96% to 98% efficient. Also they increased the max rpm
from 1100 to 1400. Don't know, but expect the increase in rpm
will further reduce the appropriate prop size. Kevin, also said the overheating
problem has been resolved. Glacier Bay's engineers will be going back down to test the new motors once they are installed.
Since the eLeopard only gets its motors up to about 50% power it probably doesn't experience the overheating
- on Asanagi overheating started at around 65% power.
As you can see Tony has not responded to my question about his props.
I've been playing with the website not much new on it yet - just redesigned. I'll start the log again when I get back to Valdivia.
The website is now at: