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Old 02-25-2004, 12:04 PM
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I am looking at buying the new Easy Star from Hobby Lobby. I see that they list a 6-10 cell 11amp motor control is needed. I have an E-Flight 6-10 cell 16amp motor control from another plane. My question is can I use this? Does the 16amp just mean that it can handle larger currents from a bigger battery. I obviously am still new at this electric RC equipment. Thnaks for any responses.
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Old 02-25-2004, 03:16 PM
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Yes the amp rating is for the highest recommended current use. Using a larger ESC than is required does no harm... it just adds weight and cost of purchase.

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Old 02-25-2004, 03:28 PM
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...and that's not always the case. Even though it's rated for more current, your ESC could be lighter and could cost less than the recommended
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Thank you for your replies. It will save me some money since I already have the motor control from a wrecked airplane
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Saving money is always good. That way, you can spend it on another plane
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VERY True, Very True
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