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Old 11-26-2005, 02:13 AM
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Hello,

I am a newbie when it comes to electrics. There is so many different types of electrics to power my glider. My glider is 1.6m wingspan and is a balsa construction with a foam cored wing. The question is what speed motor, what amp ESC and what voltage battery to go with it.


I plan to use a Lipo battery. Also the ESC must be able to handle the power of a Speed 600 electric motor as later I plan to use the ESC in a 2.6m fibreglass glider.

Would the SJ Propo Skyborne 35 Amp LiPo Speed Controller be able to handle a Speed 600 motor. Also there are different types of engines. Some being 7.2V, 8.4V, 9.6V and 12V. For example if I decide to get say a Speed 480 7.2V, you would match it with a 2C lipo of 7.2 volts? If I got a 3C lipo of 11.1 volts would I have to use a 12Volt electric motor?

Also what sized propeller for the recommended engine?

Thanks for your help

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Old 11-26-2005, 07:10 AM
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Default RE: Help a newbie pick motor/ESC/Battery for 1.6m glider

I talked to Great Planes this week about converting a 40 size plane and they were VERY helpful. Give 'em a call and have your plane spec.'s
Good Luck !
Old 11-26-2005, 06:24 PM
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Default RE: Help a newbie pick motor/ESC/Battery for 1.6m glider

I'm from Australia so I don't know if I could call them.

I've decided on the SJ Propo lipo 35A speed controller, with a 3C lipo and a 12v speed 480 motor.

I hope this will work


Can't someone please tell me if 35 amp with be enough for the Speed 600 engine?
Old 11-26-2005, 08:49 PM
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I must be posting in the wrong section or no-one wants to help me...

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