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Old 08-05-2012, 07:00 PM
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My brother and I are going to build several HOB warbirds. We will do a ME 109 first then the FW 190 next. We want to do the P-47 as a third bird then the P 51. I have had the 109 and 190 sitting in their boxes for many years. I will buy the other two this winter. I haven't built any HOB kits before but have read several reviews and they were very flattering. The kits call for .049 to .10 glow engines. I even have the engines!! I have one of the old Cox .051 throttled motors that screams. Also an Enya .09 and an O.S. 10.....BUT....have decided to go electric with these planes. My brother and I have started with electric this year and what a change. WOW!!!!!....no more coming home from the field covered with castor oil and fuel. I wish we had switched to electric when we built our Heathkit 6 ch. 45 years ago!!!! I have a couple of small radios but would like a recommdation on what size and brand of brushless motor and esc to use that would work in all of the birds. There is more to this electric lifestyle than I thought. I also would like a suggestion on batteries. Thanks fellas!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:52 PM
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I have a Super Tiger .10 1250 Kv motor and am very impressed with its power. It was fairly cheap for a name brand motor. I'm running a 25 amp speed control (you might want to go just a little bigger on the amps, I don't run it full throttle) and a 1600mAh 2s 25c LiPo.
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I have the 109 I kit house of balsa, but lost the plans, I have assembled the fuselage and wing media, please can you send me the plans? thanks
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I have this motor in a scratch build Ace Mach None. It hauls mule with a 6x4 prop, 3s battery.

Motor
http://www.hobbypartz.com/86ma68-2205-3400kv.html

Battery, it is out of stock, but the 1300 should work.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-1800-3s1p.html

http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-1300-3s1p.html

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http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e05-proton-40a.html


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Motor
http://www.hobbypartz.com/86ma68-2205-3400kv.html..................350W.....70A burst!!!!!!!

How hot does that motor get with a 6x4 on 3s????

It's a 62g motor (thus at 3W/g, ~190W max.)... surely you must be drawing way more than 18A with that prop on 3s???
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Doc, I am using a 40 amp ESC. It is warm but not smoking hot. I would not drop in it your shorts, but holding it is doable. I only fly it for about 5 minutes or so. I agree, rating it at 70 amps for 30 seconds would melt it. I have 30ish or so flights. Still running. knocks on wood desk


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