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Maelstrom

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I have a Duece and a Tres that will get built some time after I finish my Nike Smoke.

I'm wondering what happens if all motors dont fire in the Duece and Tres??

Jim, have you tested any scenarios like this?
 

rbeckey

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On one occasion I had a Deuce go up on a single C6-5. It was a low flight, but everything was OK. I was using a nylon chute with kevlar shrouds, so I am sure that helped a bit, since the delay was about 2 seconds too long.
 

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My first Deuce (two, actually) should be in the mail today, and I'm looking forward to building it! I've read in this forum that the Deuce will still fly to a safe recovery if only one motor lights... I'm half tempted to load mine up once and only hook up one igniter, just to see. Probably won't.

I haven't heard of anyone having a motor failure on a Tres yet, but with more motors, there's a higher probability, right?
 

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We have quite a bit of data on the Deuce's Wild! on one motor and we're running at a 95+% success rate. Odds are good that you'll do fine, though with only one motor burning the delay will be a bit too long.

As for the Tres, we have no imperical data but my experience tells me that you would be *ok* if only 2 motors lit, from a stability point of view, but again the delay may be a tad too long.

If you only got one motor lit, the Tres would most likely be grossly under powered and may prang.

This spring I will be performing these very tests on the Tres.

hope this helps!
jim
 

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I started a thread on my first DW flight a LONG time ago (ok ok last year ;) ) HERE It has some info in it.

Jason
 
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