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Old 12-19-2004, 09:16 PM
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I am new to the world of 3d electrics. I have a Eflight Ultimate, Phoenix 25 speed control, and receiver and servos. My problem is I don't know anything about the electric motors so I do not know which one to get. I know enough to know I do not want a gearbox with the motor.

I found these at [link=http://www.toddsmodels.com/Brushless%20Motors/Himax/himaxoutrunner.htm]Todd's Models[/link] but I do not know which one to get. Also what prop should I get?[&:]

I am looking for all out 3d performance and need all the help I can get.

Thanks guys.
Old 12-19-2004, 11:36 PM
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PCM,
Can I ask why you do not want a gearbox with the motor?
I run gearboxs with all my 3d electric planes with no problems.

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Old 12-20-2004, 07:56 AM
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Go with the "outrunner" engine. No need for a gearbox. I think the majority is switching over to them. I know I am, simple because I hate gear boxs. Makes an exspensive plane sound cheap. Go with this,Himax 2812-0850 Brushless Out-Runner Motor. Its about $63.00 depends on where you buy. No gearbox just power and reliability.
Old 12-20-2004, 09:31 PM
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76.ta,
I just like to keep it simple. The gearbox in my opinion is just something else to go wrong.

Dave,
Thanks man.[sm=thumbup.gif] I am going to try the 2812-0850 as you suggest. One more question. What prop should I try on it?[sm=confused.gif]
Old 12-20-2004, 10:27 PM
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we are going to be using the GWS 11 x 4.7 prop. Its suppose to work the best on this motor.
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And I thank you again sir. Going to make my order ASAP.

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