I'll note that it depends on how hard you are winding (winding up to 90% of breakage vs. 40% of breakage). I haven't flown this season, but last season I think I got many flights out of each rubber band, when doing full test flights, I usually didn't notice much change over time, and usually my rubber bands were worn out after a couple of flights due to heavy winding. For your trim flights, your rubber band will last longer probably because you're straining it less.How many times can you guys wind up your rubber bands before they begin to not perform as well? Because of shipping issues I was down to one rubber band for testing yesterday and noted that the first 4 flights were consistent in terms of climb, height, circle radius etc., the next flight performed the best and went a good 20 seconds longer, then the subsequent 4 flights began to vary in terms of the above factors^. I kept the number of winds consistent on each flight in order to try and see a relationship because it makes sense that the band becomes more elastic/broken in and thus has less torque for the same winds, etc., but the data doesn't seem to indicate that. Do you guys stop using your rubber bands after a certain amount of flights?
If you are only winding to turns, you cannot expect consistent output from the motor nor consistent flight results unless you are way under winding the motor.<SNIP>I kept the number of winds consistent on each flight<SNIP>
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