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What is the best setup for my spitfire?

Old 11-04-2008, 08:49 PM
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Default What is the best setup for my spitfire?

I have a spitfire frame from nitroplanes.com, I have 3 3rd party servos, reciever, and remote. I also have a 11.1v 1500mah li-po form e-flight, and a e-flight 25 amp esc. What brushless motor do i need? I need a 3mm shaft and i need it to pull a 9*6 prop or more i dont care. Or should i get a new esc? To support a smaller motor? I really dont want to resort to that so please help.
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Default RE: What is the best setup for my spitfire?

The important stuff you left out, the plane. What size is it wingspan weight, built up or foam? the radio things you have may be fine but everything has to be based on the plane.
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the plane is balsa, Wing Span: 35.8 in / 910mm Wing Area: 232 sq in / 15 sq dm Flying Weight : 14 oz / 400g
Fuselage Length : 31.5 in / 800 mm
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Suppo 2212/13 (1000Kv) weighs 52g:

With a 10x6 GWS HD it got me this:

10.9v, 13.05A, 141W, 7620rpm, 43.3mph, 797g, 28.06oz, 5.65g/W

A 9x6 APC E would draw about the same and get you a bit more speed, but a little less thrust (heck, 28oz is 2:1 anyway, and 160W/lb is plenty!).

Your 25A ESC is more than enough.
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Default RE: What is the best setup for my spitfire?

Than what brushless do i need for it? My old one was a 12 amp raiden motor and it burned out i think due to a wiring problem
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Default RE: What is the best setup for my spitfire?

????

Suppo 2212-13 is, of course, brushless. I assume the E-flight 25A is a brushless ESC.
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yeah it is brushless
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Default RE: What is the best setup for my spitfire?

So its okay that my esc is 25 amps? I dont need to downgrade it? And is there any other info on the motors site besides the chart? I mean the website doesnt look very legit but should i give it a try? Where does it ship from? Have you tried the site? And would 2212-10T Brushless Outrunner work to?
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Default RE: What is the best setup for my spitfire?

For Suppo motors: get 'em from www.lightflightrc.com or www.graysonhobby.com

A 2212-10 would be fine, though with a smaller prop (8x4 GWS HD or 8x4 APC E) than the 2212-13.

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