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Moto Calc's graphing facility can plot any two parameters against any other (for example, lift and drag vs. If you have particular requirements, such as a minimum run time, maximum current, or maximum power loss (which is dissipated as heat), you can use Moto Calc's filter facility to filter out the unacceptable combinations.To reduce the amount of information you have to deal with, Moto Calc comes with a database of motors, cell types, gearboxes and propellers, speed controls, and filters.This will fill in the Moto Calc Workbench window with settings corresponding to the selected suggestion.At this point, you can modify any of the parameters that you wish.Moto Calc can also do an in-flight analysis for a particular combination of components, predicting lift, drag, current, voltage, power, motor and electrical efficiency, RPM, thrust, pitch speed, propeller and overall efficiency, and run time at various flight speeds.
You may also want to specify ranges for some parameters (for example, if the Moto Wizard suggested 14 cells, you might want to try 12 to 16 cells). from the Project menu, type in a name for your project, and click OK. button to generate an in-flight analysis (if you specified any ranges in step 2 above, you will get a static analysis, from which you can pick one result and click the In-flight... A summary of the project (motor, battery, speed control, airframe, etc.) appears at the top of the analysis.
You can then use the rest of Moto Calc to investigate one or more of the suggestions in detail, and then use Moto Calc's Mot Opinion feature to get a plain-English analysis telling you how the power system, and your plane, will perform.
If you are a bit more experienced, and know some of the components you want to use to power your model (for example, a particular motor or battery), you can tell the Moto Wizard this and it will try to choose a suitable power system using those components.
The pieces of information you need to supply are: If you already have a good idea of the power system components you want to use in your model, you may want to skip using the Moto Wizard and go straight to the Moto Calc Workbench. If you are unhappy with them (for example, suggestions involving a very large number of cells, or only brushless motors when you would prefer brushed), return to the Moto Wizard's option pages and narrow your preferences.
At this point, you can also print the Moto Wizard's suggestions by clicking the Print...