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Motor Recommendations - blade 400

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:53 AM
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Default Motor Recommendations - blade 400

Hello all,
I'm pretty new to the workd of electrics.
I have a Blade 400 that I fly regularly (about 1hour to 2 hours daily) and the E-Flite motors are failing me.
I have had the Heli for 2 months now, and have been through 2 motors, both failed the bearings.

In short, I am not satisfied with the E-Flite motors. Being I have no knowledge of electric power systems,
I need help selecting a good 400 class motor to put in my heli.

I have heard that the Scorpion motors are good, and have replaceable bearings and parts.
However, I do not know which model to buy, they have so many!

Anyone have recommendations for a quality motor that will fit in my Blade 400?
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Default RE: Motor Recommendations - blade 400

There are a lot of good motors.
Some swear by them, but it seems to me at the field the guys always screwing around with a motor/ESC problem more often than not are working on one of the "I got it for less than half of the cost of a fill in the blank with a name brand".
From my aircraft only days to now though I have never, ever had one of the admittedly expensive Hacker motors I was less than completely satisfied with, and never was one of them less than a smooth running powerhouse.
http://www.aero-model.com/Hacker-Bru...XL-8-Pole.aspx
When I need a motor for my Mini-Titan that's what'll be going in it. Doug
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Thanks Doug,
Actually at 54.99 it's the same price of the E-Flite motor that keeps failing.
So if it lasts me more than 1 month, it would be worth it, to me, to purchase the
Hacker motor, and pay shipping, rather then buy another cheap quality (I suspect Chinese) motor
from E-Flite.
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