RCU Review: Ultrafly B/06/10- Ultrafly Meets Superfly


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    Contributed by: Greg Covey | Published: August 2005 | Views: 38589 | email icon Email this Article | PDFpdf icon

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    Distributed Exclusively in the U.S.A. and Canada by:
    Great Planes Model Distributors
    P.O. Box 9021
    Champaign, IL 61826-9021




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    Watch the Ultrafly Meets Superfly

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    Introduction

    The Ultrafly Brushless B/06 series of brushless outrunner motors requires a brushless ESC and is precision CNC tooled with hi-quality materials which allows the motor to operate at higher RPM without vibrations. Ultrafly brushless motors have a one year limited warranty from the date of purchase.

    My review and test of the new Ultrafly Model B/06/10 Brushless Motor will be using the SuperFly Electric Wing as a host for the upgrade from its stock geared Speed 300 brushed power system.

     



    Specifications

    Plane Name: SuperFly Electric Wing
    Brushless Motor:
    Ultrafly Model B/06/10

    Shaft Length:
    0.45" (11.5mm)
    Shaft Diameter: 1.8" (3.17mm)
    Motor Diameter: 1.3" (32.5mm)
    Motor Length: 1.6" (41mm)
    Distance of mounting holes:16mm & 19mm
    Mounting screw: 3x3mm
    Maximum input power: 180 watt
    Maximum operating temperature: 100C
    Magnet: Neodynium (150 C temperature tolerance)
    Max Amp: 12A
    RPM/Volt: 1000
    Weight: 1.48oz (42g)


    Assembly
     
    The B/06/10 motor is a 180 watt class motor that can handle continuous currents up to 12 amps. It works best on the following plane types and prop sizes.
    Planes Weight Prop size :
    • 3D- 450g, 16oz 9-11 inch
    • Sports- 700g, 25oz 8-10 inch
    • Hi-wing- 1kg, 35oz 8-10 inch
    Setup for Testing:

    After plenty of abuse, my brushed Speed 300 motor is worn out in my SuperFly Delta wing. My gearbox was also replaced once, and, since I love how this wing flies, I decided it would make a good host for a direct drive brushless motor. No more gears or brushes to wear out!

    To mount my Ultrafly B-series motor, I used an MCD400S Square Speed 400 mount from Hobby Lobby. The motor is held to the mount using two M3 screws and the cooling holes line up perfectly!

    I used a JESAP18W Jeti Advance PLUS ESC that comes with the Programming Card for easy setup. The Jeti ESC can handle 18amps continuous current.

    The mount was epoxied in place and then supported on the top with two plywood posts. The Ultrafly B-series motors have built-in prop-saver adapters that allow you to easily attach an APC slowfly prop with a rubber o-ring.

    I was Ready-To-Fly at 14.1oz with my 4.2oz 3-cell Kokam 1250mAh pack

    Using an APC 9x6 SF prop, I tested the B/06/10 motor using Kokam (15C) 1250 packs.

    • 8.7amps, 60w, with 3.1oz 2-cell Kokam 1250mAh pack
    • 17amps, 180w, with 4.2oz 3-cell Kokam 1250mAh pack

    The 3-cell Kokam pack provided the burst power I needed and created a power system that was just right for the motor and battery ratings. The 15C 1250mAh Kokam pack can provide 18amps continuous and the Ultrafly B/06/10 motor is rated at 180 watts.

    The B-series outrunner brushless motors from Ultrafly are a good match for small parkflyers like the Great Planes Flatouts and Ultrafly Extra 300. All three winds are 180 watt class motors that can handle various prop sizes from 5" to 11" depending upon the wind (or last number).

    The shaft diameter is 3.17mm and you can flip the motor around to use the built-in prop-saver adapter.


    Flight Time

    The Ultrafly B/06/10 motor was a total success on my Superfly wing. You can see the power that it provides for my Superfly wing on the video.

    Watch as the Ultrafly
    Meets Superfly


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    The Ultrafly B/06/10 motor was a total success on my Superfly wing. The power that it provides for the host wing is quite obvious on the video. Using an APC 9x6 SF prop on a 3-cell Kokam 1250mAh Lithium pack provided 180 watts of power at 17amps. On a light 14.1oz host, the Ultrafly power system transformed my Superfly wing into a ballistic 3D performer!

    The Ultrafly Brushless B/06 series of brushless outrunner motors provide maintenance free operation with high efficiency. My new B/06/10 brushless motor will no longer have brushes that wear out after several dozen flights and the direct drive outrunner design has no gearbox or pinion gears to wear out. The built-in prop adapter/saver feature requires only a few M3 screws and a small rubber o-ring.

    The Ultrafly B/06 series of brushless motors comes in three different winds so that you can fine tune your application for maximum efficiency using prop sizes from 5" up to 11" in two or three cell Lithium-powered applications.




    Manufacturer Information


    Distributed Exclusively in the U.S.A. and Canada by:
    Great Planes Model Distributors
    P.O. Box 9021
    Champaign, IL 61826-9021

    www.bestrc.com

    SuperFly R/C
    507 Thousand Oaks Blvd
    Georgetown, TX 78628
    (512) 762-5167
    www.SuperFlyRC.com
    Sales@SuperFlyRC.com

    Hobby Lobby International
    5614 Franklin Pike Circle
    Brentwood, N.J. 37027 USA
    Tel: 615-373-1444
    www.hobby-lobby.com
    sales@hobby-lobby.com

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