Old 07-12-2004, 09:02 PM
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Default RE: needing advice on setting up a electric kit

You're going to need quite a bit more power than what you can get out of a 7-cell 1000mAh battery. The laws of physics say that to overcome gravity and drag, you need X Watts for Y weight.

.25-size conversion are in the realm of 10-cell, 3300mAh NiMH battery. You might be able to get away with 8 cells and a brushless motor, but the cells still need to be the large 3300mAh size to sustain the high currents necessary.

At around 4 pounds, you'll want at least 300 Watts. One inexpensive power system is the "Gary Wright E3D" power system that I've recommended many times in the glow to electric conversions forum.
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