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Old 09-14-2004, 11:07 AM
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I was wondering if it would be possible to convert my old thunder tiger 40 trainer to multi motor electric power. Could this be done using standard rc gear, 30A controller, 7/8 cells and 2 600 motors.
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:31 AM
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You'd need a separate ESC and battery for each motor if you wanted to get a reasonable amount of power into the plane. I'll tell you, .40-size trainers are a bit underpowered on 10 cells. They fly okay and climb out well, but you don't have the same kind of power as with a .40 glow. 7 or 8 will be even worse.

Having each motor with its own battery and ESC will turn the plane into a 14-cell ship, which should perform fairly well.
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:10 PM
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my dad has an Avistar with a brushed Endoplasma and running it on a GD 600 GBX with 8 cells. check out the thread here http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Avis...2043878/tm.htm
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Old 09-18-2004, 05:28 AM
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Hmm, interesting. Thing is I really want a twin, and I already have a few 600s laying around. The other thing is can I mix ESCs from different manufacturers.
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