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GP Supersportster EP with lipos?

Old 09-16-2005, 02:33 PM
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Default GP Supersportster EP with lipos?

Mt father has the plane mentioned above. It comes with a 550 brushed motor and a 8.4V Ni pack. Has anyone used a 3S lipo pack with this plane and motor combo? Do you think the motor would survive the increase in voltage?
Old 09-16-2005, 05:22 PM
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Default RE: GP Supersportster EP with lipos?

I would think a 2S LiPo would be a better choice. I have been flying a GP Electrostreak with a 7cell 2400 NiCd. Flew great with lots of power and a Magnetic Meyhem motor. 8.4v is a lot closer to the 2cell LiPo than the 3cell.
Old 09-16-2005, 06:35 PM
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Default RE: GP Supersportster EP with lipos?

We have tried it with a 2S but the power drop is very noticable, even with the weight savings of the lipo pack.
Old 09-16-2005, 10:45 PM
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Default RE: GP Supersportster EP with lipos?

The reason I used a Kyosho Magnetic Meyhem in my Electrostreak is that the stock motor is marginal. This was a $20 upgrade and well worth the money. I have this SuperSportster EP also, but it's still in the box. Too many planes. The kit comes with a 2100MAH NiCd. Have you tried flying with the supplied battery? I got my hands on a reverse wind Magnetic Meyhem and intend to replace the stock motor with it. Reverse wind because of the gearbox. Mine will be flying with the supplied battery and a 2400 and two 1900 batteries that I have.
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Default RE: GP Supersportster EP with lipos?

Hi,

I have purchased the Super Sportster EP and have the same question. I did a search and found the following threads, you may want to take a look since they have some suggestions on the power systems.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_33...tm.htm#3311262

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_33...tm.htm#3311262

Hope it helps, let me know what works best for you.

Fly4Fun,

Wayne Miller
Old 09-29-2005, 11:18 PM
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Default RE: GP Supersportster EP with lipos?

I have the supersportster EP its SO SWEET with 3 cell lipo, Im using a 2350mah 3cell lipo from Falcon batterys here in Houston TX. They have the very best lipos on the market. My SS is all stock except the battery and I put a deans connector on the stock ESC. Got about 5 charges of flight on the plane in this config. and nothing weard, except 100% more power, and flights of at least 15 mins. The ni-cad will get you off the ground, but you will soon yern for more duration and power. As for the motor G.P. has a 600 EPIC motor that looks nice, im going to try it. I'll post the results. Any one know of a brushed ESC thats any good for this plane, how good could the stock one be?, when the whole plane cost 120?

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