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15A ESC And 600 Motor Question

Old 05-21-2007, 12:10 PM
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Hi all
Is it possable to run a 550/600 motor on a 15A speed controller on 7.2V or 9.6V if so what prop would you use?
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:32 AM
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Hi Jonjoe,

Depending on the ESC (car, boat type?) and the boat, it is possible, but only with a small prop, I'd guess 30mm max, but that really is a matter of trial and error.

A 600 motor can draw as much as 20+ A when turning a 37,5K in a surface drive set-up, getting out of the hole, personally I would't go smaller than a 30A ESC for a 600 motor and that's in a planing hull, kept on the plane for the duration of the run (race).

If you plan to start and stop a lot, 30A might be too small an ESC...

What boat is the motor ESC combo intended for?

Regards, Jan.
Old 05-22-2007, 05:36 AM
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Hi there
Its a Msonic marine VIPER 15A its intended for a 24" by 7", semi scale model boat of typical Air Sea Rescue Launch as used in WW2
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:10 PM
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Hmmm, might be on the edge...

Try the combo in that hull, if it draws too much currrent and shuts down thermically, go for a bigger ESC.

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