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GWS A Drive

Old 02-04-2004, 01:51 PM
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Default GWS A Drive

Does anyone have an idea as to why I keep burning up a GWS 8.4v motor on an A drive running a 2 cell LiPol? Speed controller is a Pixie 7P. When I was running an 8 cell 9.6v NiMh I could understand, now I don't know. My buddy and I both are flying mini IFOs with this set up and we both keep burning up motors.
Old 02-04-2004, 03:08 PM
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How many flights are you flying. I know that mine burnt up after like 30 40 flights and I was using a thunder power 7.4V 860 pack with a 5 amp speed control.
Old 02-04-2004, 03:53 PM
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Default RE: GWS A Drive

I assume you mean an IPS-DX-AXC motor which, like all the IPS motors, is nominally 7.2v. Do you have a heat sink on it? What prop are you using? If it is bigger than 9x4.7 you will be pulling more than 2A through that motor - and IPS motors don't like that for long.

Cheers, Phil
Old 02-04-2004, 10:52 PM
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Yes I am running a heat sink, and a 10 47 as recommended on the back of the packaging on the A drive. I am only getting about, 5 or 6 flights of ten min or so each. If I need to "prop down" what should I got to? 9 3 8 47?

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Mike

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