A high-performance battery bank could provide the 5 volt, amp supply my LEDs required, output a constant, regulated voltage without the trouble of step-up/step-down converters to protect my sensors, and high-quality power banks limit maximum power draw in case of a short. Plus, simple to charge! Score! (To anyone who wants to try this, it’s important to note that most power banks also have a minimum draw and will shut off to prevent power leakage if this is not met . These numbers are hard to find online, but can be worked out with some LEDs on a breadboard on a case-by-case basis.)
Looking at box stock props, the Trophy is a good but the Pro Max should offer better overall performance and durability. The 8″ jack plate might offer a little better performance when you marry with the right prop. I think the Pro Max, with its tremendous cup wrapped around the blade tips, will give you what you’re looking for with the set back. The Trophy is ″ in diameter. The Pro Max is ″. The props share the same hub size. The Pro Max doesn’t have vent holes nor does it need them. There’s enough exhaust venting over the small hub. The plastic blow out ring fitted over the front of the Trophy would hurt the Pro Max’s planing performance. I think the Pro Max would be a fun prop for your set up.
For a completely ASSEMBLED ark ready to gold plate, guild or paint, the price is $4,000 (this is delivered in a raw, white surface) This represents over 100 hrs of work. When you factor in the cost of the kit, the labor hours work out to be about $ an hour.
FINISHED AND PAINTED GOLD ARK $4,500 (this includes an automotive quality paint job in quadruble lacquered paint finish.
A GOLD PLATED ARK (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE) This is achieved through a state of the art goldchrome technique. The finish is absolutely astounding! This price is this high due to the extremely high cost of the gold plating. A gold plated ark is EXTREMELY RARE. There are less than 10 in the world.