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GP Yak 55 with Esskay 400xt

Old 11-28-2007, 08:08 AM
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Default GP Yak 55 with Esskay 400xt

I have the GP Yak 55 that comes with a 280 size brushed motor, but I would like to use a Esskay 400XT Bushless motor. I am new to electic's and my question is what would be a good prop and battery for this setup? I am thinking about a TP 1320 Lipo or a Apogee 1050 Lipo. I will also be using a KMS 18a controller.
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Default RE: GP Yak 55 with Esskay 400xt

I've been using a ThunderBird9 and 800mAh 20C lipos with a 9x4.7 GWS SF prop for quite a while. I never measured the amps, but I'm guessing that I'm around 10A WOT... I've been flying this for about 2 years on and off and doesn't seem to have damaged anything.

The HL kit recommends an APC 10x3.8 I believe. My friend runs that and the motor gets a little warm, but no wheres near the 200F that would damage it.

I love those little Esskay motors. Got mine for $12 on sale years ago.
Old 11-28-2007, 10:23 AM
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Default RE: GP Yak 55 with Esskay 400xt

What do you think of an APC 9x4.5 prop for the Esskat 400XT with the TP 1320mah lipo battery? The GP Yak 55 shoulkd weigh about 12oz with everything I have. I know Hobby-Lobby says this motor will work up to a 16oz plane for sport flying.

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