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brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

Old 08-13-2005, 11:13 PM
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Default brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

i just flew this crate today. i was disappointed with the power for one reason..... there wasn't very much!!![] i tried to do a loop and it simply stalled and i froze and it bit the dust. luckily it only broke a prop i want to go brushless and lipo. which combo should i use? i prefer something that i can put on the stock gearbox cause im not too good with the modification stuff. i also dont want to go too expensive yet i dont want to cheap out
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Default RE: brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

I have a Tiger Moth 400 I fly with a Himax 2816-1220 motor, CC PHX-25, APC 10x4.7 prop, and a Thunderpower 2100 2-cell.

Got it all from here: www.bmkdesigns.net

It cost about $185 though.
Old 08-15-2005, 01:33 AM
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Default RE: brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

is there anything cheaper? i just got a good flight out of the 400 but the sun caught my eye and i ran it smack dap into a light pole and the gearbox is hashed.
Old 08-15-2005, 10:18 PM
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Default RE: brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

I have not had any luck with thw budget motors and speed controls. There fore I usually end up paying about $130 for the combos for a plane this size.
Old 08-15-2005, 10:25 PM
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Default RE: brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

would there be any way to put a eflite park400 on it?
Old 08-17-2005, 12:57 AM
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Default RE: brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

Yes!!

E-flite 400 geared 5.3/1 (C ratio in GWS terms) and APC 11x4.8 running off 3S 1500 to 2450 ma lipos will pull the Steerman verticle in a most un-stock way. It will draw about 150 watts at WOT so make sure you run it in a sturdy gearbox. I haven't found the GWS gearboxes good for more than about 100 watts (they continually spin the driven gear) I've been using one of the Cobri boxes for some months now and haven't been able to tear it up yet in spite of running it with over 200 watts at times. The only thing that's supposed to hurt it is a very hard crash. I believe it!

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Default RE: brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

One more thing. E-Flight makes an ESC/BEC that sells for around $40.00. I've had very good luck with mine. It's in a Mini-Funtana with the 400 motor and it seems to be good for a bit more than its 20 amp rating. I know mine has to put up with 25 amps for a while with a fresh 3S 2450. No harm after lots of use over about 3 months. (maybe 150 flights)
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Default RE: brushless motor/esc/lipo combo for GWS PT-17

ok thank you wright3. i've heard a lot of good things about the e-flite brushless motors. i just recently crashed the PT-17 beyond recognicion so im goin to take a break from planes and go back to trucks for a while.

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