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Kyosho Spree: Seeking recommendation for brushless/gearless motor

Old 02-20-2004, 08:27 PM
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Default Kyosho Spree: Seeking recommendation for brushless/gearless motor

I'd like to ditch the 380 motor/gearbox this Kyosho Spree came with and replace it with a brushless and gearless one. The plane is 39ws and 1.4 lbs. I'm hoping someone out there has made a similar change, and can offer help in choosing the motor.

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:10 PM
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Hi Bill,

The [link=http://www.towerhobbies.co.uk/products/kyosho/kyoa1008.html]Kyosho Spree[/link] uses a geared Speed 400 motor similar, if not exact, to my old Kyosho Ferias.

One example of a brushless, gearless replacement for it is the Mega 16/15/7 motor at [link=http://www.hobby-lobby.com/mega_brushless.htm]Hobby Lobby[/link].

You can use your stock prop, adapter, and battery pack on it but you'll need a new brushless speed control like the [link=http://www.hobby-lobby.com/jetibrushless.htm]Jeti JES 18-3P[/link].

Good luck!
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Hi Greg,

Nice info! I see their site also has external rotor motors (Axi, Nippy, Pjs). I'm going to see if I can get comparable info on them. Some ratings are in lbs thrust, some are in amps/rpm, some are watts. These motors might have more torque from the larger diameter rotors.

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Default RE: Kyosho Spree: Seeking recommendation for brushless/gearless motor

Bill,

While that may be true, you'll find the outrunners are more difficult to mount in your Spree cowl.

Often, the better choice of motor must include mounting considerations.

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