View Full Version : What Outrunner are you using on Eflite Yak54?

Hotshot Charlie
12-15-2005, 02:48 PM
What outrunner are you using on the Eflite Yak54? I prefer HiMax motors, because my local hobby guy stocks them, but wondering what everyone is using.

The model recommends a Park370, but I really think I want more power than that, since I will be 3D'ing it.

To be honest, the outrunner motors are "greek" to me. I'm running a HiMax 2816-0890 on my Mini Edge 540, with enough power.... still could use just a little more for vertical power, but plenty for aerobatic flying.... I'm sort of a power'holic..... but with the foamy's you run into a power vs. weight thing....

Anyway, I'm rambling..... what do you Yak54 flyers think I need to use???

Thanks !!!

Hotshot Charlie
12-17-2005, 04:01 PM
Can anyone help me????

Really a way to determine what motor vs. size/weight plane for 3D'ing would be great !

I just started messing with the outrunners, so help would be very much appreciated.

12-17-2005, 05:16 PM
Hello Rob,

Have accumulated 7 outrunners somehow or other. Most of them are Esskay (or MTM, I think). First two were 400F's from Dymond Modelsports and one swings a 6x4 nicely on my Multiplex Easy Star. Batteries are GP1100 nimh's. The other 400F is geared and powers my Multiplex Easy Glider with a 12x8 prop on 3 cell lipos.
On my 3D birds, all under 16 oz., I like my 400XT's from Hobby Lobby ($30 when on sale). Direct drive 10x6 HD prop on 3 cell 880 lipos gives good duration and performance (my brain goes into melt down after 10 minutes of 3D stuff). Have 3 of these motors.
Under 8 ounces I use Little Screamers, amazing little motors. Swing a 9x5 HD prop on 2 cell 1300 lipos.
Also have 2 brushless that are not outrunners. One direct for speed (Mega 16/15/7 on a Simple 400) and one geared for power on a GWS Formosa.
Have been using Cool Running's controllers after experiencing problems getting the CC controllers to handle the outrunner style motors.


12-20-2005, 01:22 AM
My problem with outrunners is that it seems every manufacturer uses different numbers to describe the size of the motor. I have a Hacker A-30 but and Electrifly might have 8 numbers to describe its A-30 sized motor. Being used to glow engines a .40 is a .40 and a.25 is a .25. Why can't they just standardize or am I just to dumb to understand?

Hotshot Charlie
12-20-2005, 02:33 AM
No Standard.... hey Bobby, that is definitely the problem. Thanks for your input.

Thanks RonJ for your input also.

Mike Parsons
12-21-2005, 09:55 PM
I used two of the Torque motors in mine. The first was a Torque 26T ( and TP 3S 900. Great performance. The second was a Torque 22T and 3S TP 1320. Ballistic performance, but a bit on the heavy side.

Here is a 3mb video with it on the 26T (

Hotshot Charlie
12-21-2005, 10:19 PM
Thanks guys for the input !

Merry Christmas !

12-22-2005, 06:10 AM

We flew the AXI 2208/34 for a while, a bit short of amazing. Went to the AXI 2212/20... WOW. Now that's a motor to go ballistic on the Yak54. With the APC 9x3.8, draws 18 amps, 195 watts and 34 oz's thrust. Very cool... :cool: . Needs a 1500 mAH 12C or better...