The flying field was too busy with people, RVs, and campers this weekend for experimental testing so I flew my Ranger with the normal wing set to gather logs and just hover tested my mini Talon. Since my stock Ranger power system requires 70% throttle on 4s to cruise around using FBWA and CRUISE modes, I decided to upgrade my motor and ESC, keeping the 10x6 prop and 4s8AH Lipo. The extra power will help when the heavier quad rotor wing is used which also adds drag.
I had several nice 15 minute flights which only used 50% of the 4s 8AH pack. Here is a graph of my ThrOut. You can see CRUISE mode working around the 10 minute mark but the whole flight centered around 60%-70% throttle.
Stock Ranger Setup on 4s
Stock Motor: 3715 outrunner 1000kv
Stock ESC: 40-amp with BEC
Stock Prop: 10x6
Battery: 4s 8AH Nano-Tech
I'll be using the Turnigy SK3 3542-1250kv motor with the same prop and battery but a heavy duty 60-100 amp ESC. This combination provides 746 watts at 51 amps using the same 10x6 prop.