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Anyone know anything about the Watt-Age Super 400 Cobalt Motor?

Old 03-24-2004, 07:46 PM
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Default Anyone know anything about the Watt-Age Super 400 Cobalt Motor?

Soo... Anyone know anything about the Watt-Age Super 400 Cobalt Motor? I was thinking about upgrading my Wattage Turbo Hawk to this motor. I wanted to see if anyone has had experience with it or if you woulr recomend another motor about the same price. Here's the link.

http://hobbypeople.net/gallery/131480.asp

Any info would be greatly apreciated. I will be running a 10 Cell, 800mah NiMH battery pack.
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800 mah probably will not be enough , i use no less than a 1650 mah 8 cell AA pack.
I replaced the Speed 400 on one of my combat wings and have had great success.
I use a 6x4 E APC prop. This is a heavy motor and weighs about 1 oz. more than a standard Speed 400.
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Default RE: Anyone know anything about the Watt-Age Super 400 Cobalt Motor?

I have a couple of Colbalt motors that are "ZAGI" size, They are not being used so I thought I would run them in my ZAGI's instead of the 400's.

My question is. "Should I change the timing to run them in reverse?".

If so how is there a rough guide for how much. (BTW - I have the speed controllers that go with the cobalts)

Regards,

Eric.
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Default RE: Anyone know anything about the Watt-Age Super 400 Cobalt Motor?

woodduck,

thanks for the reply. After posting this thread I remembered about the "Search" tool here and found some good answers to what I was looking for. I think I might just save up some ca$h and go brushless. Thanks.
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yes, go brushless! the cobalt cost a lot and they sucks the amps! They're not really worth it
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Default RE: Anyone know anything about the Watt-Age Super 400 Cobalt Motor?

The wattage super cobalts are notorious for burning out too...I had 2 of them go out on me on the first flight, broken in well and everything...luckily my LHS had heard of the problem and refunded my money. I wasnt even pushing them past their recommended limit...I'd go straight to brushless...higher initial investment, but performance is outstanding!
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there we go... problem solved.. heh. *going brushless*... haha now I'm cool --> [8D].

Next step, Lipo... suction. Ok, ok, ok, that was a bad joke I know...
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Default RE: Anyone know anything about the Watt-Age Super 400 Cobalt Motor?

Go brushless. Never look back. I have had very good luck wih the Mega motors. They are efficient, don't get hot, last a long time. I run Hacker and Jeti speed controls, but have heard very good things about Castle Creations. Get one with a lot of programmable features if you think you might go to Lipo cells, or run different types of brushless motors, like 6 pole ones or outrunner-stylee (Axi-Actro etc.)

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