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Old 02-25-2008, 09:21 PM
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I am looking for a motor for my Taylorcraft 450. I was originally planning on using a E-Flite Park 450.

However, I have been looking at some Great Planes Rimfire outrunners. They seem to have almost too go to be true ratings for the price/weight/size. Does anybody have any experience with them or know if they are any good? Or if their performance lives up to their ratings? The one I am looking at (28-30-950) is smaller, lighter and $20 cheaper than the Park 450, but has similar performance ratings.
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Good question. It kind of makes you wonder if GP is overrating their motors, or if Eflite is being conservative.

I'd be more apt to compare the 35-30-950 to the Eflite Park 450 because they're much closer in size and physical weight. You're going to get similar performance from both motors with the same battery and prop due to the similar Kv ratings. The larger motor will be able to dissipate more heat.
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I have a 35-30-1450 and its great, watts are as specs say,and they are lighter,going to purchase a 750 watt motor soon there are some great prices to,never did comparison to e flight power 10,but i know its cheaper and lighter,good luck
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Thanks for the reply. I actually looked at that motor too (35-30-950), but it is rated at a little higher amp draw than I was originally looking for. According to the ratings it is closer to a Park 480 1020kv amperage wise. Even that larger Rimfire motor is cheaper than the Park 450. I would be curious to see them hooked up to a watt-meter to see what they actually do.
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Thanks guys. Maybe I'll order the Rimfire. I'll definitely look into it better before paying more for the E-flite.
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Yea,there are actually cheaper motors but still have same weight as eflight,actually all but rimfire seem to be heavier,when i buy next rimfire it will be based on weight and good name,as in g/planes or tower,just dont know about some of the cheapies,i wish there lipos were as cheap in price,try light flight .com for ESCs,have there 40A no probs so far great Coustomer service,good luck!
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Or if their performance lives up to their ratings? The one I am looking at (28-30-950) is smaller, lighter and $20 cheaper than the Park 450, but has similar performance ratings.
I tested several Rimfire motors and found that, though they performed pretty well, in most cases the rated maximum amps and watts were very optimistic, unless one wished to fry the motor.
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I have a 35-30-1450 and its great, watts are as specs say,and they are lighter,going to purchase a 750 watt motor soon there are some great prices to,never did comparison to e flight power 10,but i know its cheaper and lighter,good luck
what model are you using the 35 30 1450 on and what setup, i have this motor laying around and have an itch to put it in something any suggestions?i was thinking around the lines of a taylor craft.
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I have it in a seagull extra 300 EP,it pulled 380 watt w/11/5.5 apc at around 35 amps,plane is 2lbs w/unlimited vertical w/2100 3s,it might be a little much for t/craft,i will send link for great price EP combos,rimfire is still lighter though http://www.lightflightrc.com/ good luck
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Skip,
what servos do you have and what kind of flight time you you get on average??I also have the 35 30 950 stuffed in this [link]http://www.nitroplanes.com/arfbrelex333.html[/link] I have not flown it yet i need a receiver for it, and i plan on going the 2.4 ghz route i will need to upgrade all of the others as well.[]
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I use tower Pro ST 90s lighter stronger than HS55,about 9 min F/time,i use futaba 6EX 2.4 its great 219.00. Dave at light flight is great to deal with,has 4 st90s for 25 bucks,if you buy from him you should get future great dicounts,ask him about batt prices or check all his stuff,good luck
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Rimfire motors definitely are cheaper. But, do they make stick mounts for the 28mm Rimfires? Or are there any that would fit on these motors?
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I don't know if they make stick mounts for Rimfires or not. However, if I want to mount a motor on a plane bad enough, I will find a way.

By the way, I picked up a Park 450 at my LHS a couple days ago. They had it in stock and I have had good luck with E-Flite motors so far. I'll see how the Taylorcraft flies with it. I can't wait for better weather. My R/C planes (and my motorcycle) are collecting unsightly dust.
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Good ?.I didnt see any stick mounts on towers site.You may want to contact G.P. or electrifly.
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I don't know if they make stick mounts for Rimfires or not. However, if I want to mount a motor on a plane bad enough, I will find a way.

By the way, I picked up a Park 450 at my LHS a couple days ago. They had it in stock and I have had good luck with E-Flite motors so far. I'll see how the Taylorcraft flies with it. I can't wait for better weather. My R/C planes (and my motorcycle) are collecting unsightly dust.
Weather has been nice here in Fl. for flying and Bike Week in Daytona,one of the reasons why i moved from N.Y. let me know how you like the Taylorcraft,ive been eyeballing it.
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Hey guys, was wondering if ya found out anymore about putting the electrifly (28-30-950) brushless motor in the E-flite taylorcraft? I purchased the Taylorcraft and was wanting to put the setup that I had in my Electrifly SE-5A biplane into the Taylorcraft. I had been using the electrifly silver series ss-35 speed control with the Electrifly (28-30-950) and a 3 cell 11.1V 1250 ma Lipo. But was thinkin about stepping the batt up to a 2100ma 11.1V 3c lipo.... Didnt know if this would work cause im really new at the electric stuff. Any suggestions would be awesome!
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I don't put too much faith in Rimfire outrunners. I had 2 that burned out while trying to push the limits of them. Don't remember exactly which ones they were, but they were equivalent to the AXI 2814 size. I push the heck out of my Axis and they perform very well. I tried Rimfire because the motors were way cheaper, but the ones I got just couldn't handle the abuse. I thought the first burn out was a fluke, but the second one did the same thing. Also, sometimes my planes nose over and the motor hits the asphalt during landing. The Rimfire doesn't like that. It would do some jerky spin during throttle up. My Axi has no problem with the nosing over. It's very durable. Yes, Rimfire is less, but you really have to baby it.

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