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motors are confusing

Old 10-17-2005, 07:57 PM
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Default motors are confusing

how do i find out what size of motor i want to build into a plane. I am building a "One Night 16" by peck polymers and want to start getting gear together. I know nothing but how to fly. and still don't do that well. the plane is going to be indoor only and I think I am going with brush-less. I don't know if i need a gear box or if I can just stuff a prop on the shaft. could someone also take the time to explain what the prop numbering means also? i think the first number refers to the length and the second refers to pitch? however what relevance do the numbers have to the pitch.
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Default RE: motors are confusing

Talk to the manuf of the airplane, they should provide a recommendation.

The pitch referse to the number of inches the prop will move in one revolution if it was running in jello. But because we generally are not flying in jello, just remember higher numbers are more pitch.

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