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Old 05-20-2011, 04:51 AM
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Default 13 pound aircraft powered by E-flite power 160

I am putting together a Seagull GeeBee Z that will most likely finish in the 12 to 13 pound range. I plan on installing a E-flite power 160 and was wondering if anyone has installed this motor or equivalent in a similar set up and can you tell me what kind of performance you were getting. I know props and batteries will be different, just a ball park opinion on how your setup worked. I have the airplane but have not purchased the motor as of yet so i am open to any and all comments Thanks
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:21 PM
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Default RE: 13 pound aircraft powered by E-flite power 160

I used an Exceed Monster Power 160 (same motor) in a Midwest T-6 that weight about 14lbs. Ran on 6s with a 20x15 APC E prop. You can see it fly here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P25MRqDbXfY&feature=fvsr
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Default RE: 13 pound aircraft powered by E-flite power 160

Have used several Monster power and eflite 160s and 13lbs will be tons of power. Just make sure you have the prop clearance. On 10S I have used 20x10 e props on 12S I use 16x10 props, both right around 50-60 amps. So get a CC80HV, 16x10 APC prop, 12S2500mah batteries and the GeeBee will have ballistic speed. My 30lb tigercat with two 160s, 12S and 16X10 does well over 100mph. An Eflite 120 would be a better choice unless you are looking for really high performance. Hope this helps.
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