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.
It will also predict stall speed, hands-off level flight speed, throttle, and motor temperature, optimal level flight speed, throttle, and motor temperature, maximum level flight speed, rate of climb, and power-off rate of sink.
One way to do this is to return to the Moto Wizard (select Moto Wizard...
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...
After a few iterations, you should have narrowed down your choices to a few power systems suitable for your model and your requirements.
At this point, it's time to install some equipment, and go flying.
These five steps are described in more detail below.
The Moto Wizard is described in great detail in its own section of this manual, so we won't repeat it all here. The Moto Wizard consists of a number of pages on which you answer some basic questions about your model, it's intended performance, information about where you fly, and any preferences you may have.
How to Register Registering the CD Version Registering the Evaluation Version If You Can't Print the Registration Form If You Don't Want to Register If You Lose Your Registration Using Moto Calc on More than One Computer Moto Calc is a program for predicting the performance of an electric model aircraft power system, based on the characteristics of the motor, battery, gearbox, propeller or ducted fan, and speed control.
You can specify a range for the number of cells, gear ratio, propeller diameter, and propeller pitch, and Moto Calc will produce a table of predictions for each combination.
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.