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Old 03-16-2004, 08:22 PM
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Hi Guys,

I'm thinking about using a Graupner Speed 280 motor on a foamie project, but my ECS are for speed 400. is there any harm done here?

I'll prob use a small NiMh or nicad.


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Weight is the only problem with the use of the larger speed controler. You kneed to know the amp. draw of what ever motor you are useing & the max amp. of the speed controler. If the draw of the motor is equal to max or less of the speed controler your fine. The Astro Whatt-Meter #101 is a great tool to tell stactic draw of any electric motor. Good luck
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There is no problem using a speed controller that is too large. You won't hurt anything, and the 1/2 ounce difference in weight probably won't even be noticeable.

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