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Old 12-12-2006, 10:06 PM
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I got this in a trade and would like to use it, but since I'm a nitro guy - don't know where to start. Motor has no markings but the esc is rated for 20 amps. Not sure what type of connector that is.

Soooooo - What voltage battery and amperage can I use and what type of connector is that?
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:06 AM
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Well Kevlar, the motor looks like a 350 or maybe a 400, hard to say from the pic, I'd lean more to the 350, not sure about the connector, I wouldn't go over a 9.6 batt either way
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:27 PM
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The connector is called a Sermos or Powerpole. If your local hobby shop doesn't carry them, replace it with a Dean's Ultra connector pair.

Assuming it is a Speed 400 motor, prop it for 10 amps max using either an 8-10 cell NiMH pack or 3-cel LiPo pack. The prop size will be around 9" to 11" depending upon the gear ratio.

Good luck!
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Judging from the size of the rx connector and PowerPole relative to the motor, it seems more likely that motor is 370 sized rather than the suggested 400 size. Either way, though 10 amps is a good bet , I'd try to start out at 5 amps and go up from there, in case the motor is not a 400 size. Keep track of the motor's heat to help figure out if you're loading it up too much (amps/prop size).

The length of a 280 or 370 sized can is about 1.25 inches, and the 400 size motor is about 1.5 inches (roughly). Hope it helps.
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