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kevin sadler
01-19-2007, 05:48 PM
Does anyone know how the below setup on the ez glider would work in comparison to the multiplex upgrade kit?
motor- tornado 480 sized brushless
http://www.e-flight.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=88

with a 25 amp castle creations ESC
http://www.e-flight.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=88

and a thunder power 1320 2 cell lipo
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/thunderpower.htm

direct drive with 6x3 prop
thanks

AEAJR
02-10-2007, 05:56 PM
6X3 prop sounds like a bad match for the Easy glider which I think comes with a 9X6 prop.

I can't get your mtoor link to work, so I can't comment specifically. The Easy Glider Multiplex upgrade, with a gearbox, pulls about 25 amps on a 2S lipo for about 190 watts, or about 95 watts per pound. this is while running the stock prop and gearbox.

I don't think you have a good match for the plane.

On gliders, you want a large prop that turns more slowly to generate more thrust than speed. Typically gliders, unless they are hotliners, don't really want to go very fast.

My EGE with the stock prop and gearbox and the Multiplex brushelss upgrade hits about 45 mph on the flat and I would not want to run it any faster than that.

rcommo
02-12-2007, 12:39 AM
Ed,

Since the BL400/6D is a drop in for the Permax 400 I got to wondering why upgrade kit includes a gearbox. Two thoughts that have crossed my mind.

The first was that perhaps the upgrade, since it had more power, might need a more ruggedly built veriosn than the brushed version.

The second was that the gear ratio might be different.

Any ideas? Did a new gearbox come with your upgrade kit and if so, how is it different than the one that shipped with the plane?

Calls to both Tower Hobby andf Multiplex failed to shed any real light on the matter.

Cheers,
-rick

AEAJR
02-23-2007, 11:04 AM
I purchased mine from another club member who had done the upgrade. I believe it came with a new pinion gear for the motor, not a whole gearbox.