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ESC for EPS 350

Old 10-14-2003, 03:34 PM
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I am looking to purchase a GWS Formosa or P-51 with the new EPS 350 motor. Will this work with the GWS ICS-100 ESC (5A I believe) that I have on the Slow Stick with the EPS 300 motor?

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Old 10-14-2003, 03:46 PM
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Default RE: ESC for EPS 350

Yes, the GWS ICS-100 ESC can handle 5amps continuous and up to 8amps peak short term so it will work fine with the EPS-350C motor.

Both 300C and 350C motors are really just 6v Speed 300 motors with different windings...no major difference.

It has been suggested that the 350C motor is the same as the Graupner 6v Speed 300 motor made by Mabuchi.

Good luck!
Old 10-14-2003, 08:50 PM
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Default RE: ESC for EPS 350

I probably should have mentioned that I will be using an 8 cell 1050 MAH pack with a 9X7 prop. Am I still OK with the IPS-100?

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Old 10-14-2003, 11:12 PM
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Default RE: ESC for EPS 350

Yes if your Voltage is higher your controller amps will be lower and that controller is rated to 10 cells I belive .Post how the plane flies I am thinking about buying One.
Old 10-15-2003, 06:44 AM
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Default RE: ESC for EPS 350

Be careful with this... Your Amps will only be lower if you reduce the size of the propeller, or use a lower gear ratio. Volts and Amps go hand-in-hand. Given the same motor/gearbox/prop, if you increase Volts, you also end up increasing Amps whether you want to or not. Sometimes you end up exceeding the capacity of the speed control.
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Default RE: ESC for EPS 350

If you haven't already bought an ESC I would suggest for a few dollars more you get a 10-15amp and then you will be able to upgrade as you go along without having to buy another. Take it from me who does things the hard way
Old 10-15-2003, 10:46 PM
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Default RE: ESC for EPS 350

THE VERY BEST OPTION is to get a Castle Creations Pixie 20P - this will cover a wide range of brushed motor applications at up to 20A continuous, AND it has a programmable LVC so that it is one of the few ESC's out there which is safe to use with LiPolys. At 12g complete with MP Jet Gold connectors it is ideal for any parkflyer.

Cheers, Phil

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