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Old 06-07-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I am going into a hobby that my parents always thought was too expensive, but that I always wanted to try. I am buying this as a fun project for my cousin and I to make some planes.

I found MikeysRC on youtube and decided to build some of his planes. One of the things I don't find is brand/model recommends for motors/ESC's etc.

the planes I want to build recommend a 1100-1400kv motor and 30A ESC/with BEC.
3-4 9g servos
(planes= mikeysRC sport trainer and FPV V3)
9gram

But what brand/model to buy?

Turnigy sounds like its a good deal, but probably poorly made.

I was looking at this motor, but it seems kind of expensive. definitely looks like a well made kit.
ww.exceedrc.co m/63m14 (add a w remove the space and add .html)


For a complete Newbie, whats the best deal out there (usually available or one you know at the moment)(price and quality. something I can buy a couple of for a couple planes and not break my bank. something that will last )
you could also just recommend brands.

maybe you could recommend a motor/10in prop combo? Servo recommends on good hearty servos?

MANY MANY MANY THANKS FOR THE HELP!
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Hi magaudio WELCOME to WattFlyer. It's always good to see new faces.

I would recommend getting your gear from HeadsUpRC. The equipment he (his name is Jeff and he's a member here) sells is dependable, cheap -pricewise, not quality- and his customer service is awesome.

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For sure check out HeadsUpRC......
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hear is a nice 2830 - 1300kv / rpm motor from heads up rc that will work well for you. the maximum size prop for this motor is a 9x5, if you want to use a larger prop, then you have to use a lower KV motor. the esc and battery info is on the motor page, hope that helps, Chellie

http://www.headsuphobby.com/Firepowe...otor-C-656.htm

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Magaudio ,i agree with most here that Headsuprc is a good place to buy from and get good stuff at a decent price . Just a few of mine with their sugested gear and they all flew well. joe


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Hey guys, thanks for the advice!

Here is what I ended up buying:

Qty | Item # | Description | Price Each | Total Price
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1 | H-370 | Emax 9050 Propeller - TWO ORANGE 9" Direct | $1.70 | $1.70
| Drive Props

2 | A-615 | APC 9 x 4.7SF Composite Propeller | $2.60 | $5.20

1 | G-148 | HURC 30 Amp Brushless Motor ESC | $16.95 | $16.95

2 | F-120 | 11.1v 1500mah 30C DBY-Power Lipo Battery | $16.95 | $33.90

1 | F-235 | 11.1v 3300mah 50C EZ Flite Pro Lipo Battery | $36.95 | $36.95

1 | C-656 | Firepower 400 Speed (2830-13) Outrunner | $16.95 | $16.95
| Brushless Motor

1 | D-211 | Emax BL2220/10 Outrunner Brushless Motor | $20.95 | $20.95

1 | A-645 | APC 10 x 5E Composite Propeller | $2.93 | $2.93

1 | E-126 | HURC 22 Amp Brushless Motor ESC | $14.95 | $14.95
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Road king,
What is the make on that seaplane? It looks amazing.
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Originally Posted by magaudio View Post
Hey guys, thanks for the advice!

Here is what I ended up buying:

Qty | Item # | Description | Price Each | Total Price
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1 | H-370 | Emax 9050 Propeller - TWO ORANGE 9" Direct | $1.70 | $1.70
| Drive Props

2 | A-615 | APC 9 x 4.7SF Composite Propeller | $2.60 | $5.20

1 | G-148 | HURC 30 Amp Brushless Motor ESC | $16.95 | $16.95

2 | F-120 | 11.1v 1500mah 30C DBY-Power Lipo Battery | $16.95 | $33.90

1 | F-235 | 11.1v 3300mah 50C EZ Flite Pro Lipo Battery | $36.95 | $36.95

1 | C-656 | Firepower 400 Speed (2830-13) Outrunner | $16.95 | $16.95
| Brushless Motor

1 | D-211 | Emax BL2220/10 Outrunner Brushless Motor | $20.95 | $20.95

1 | A-645 | APC 10 x 5E Composite Propeller | $2.93 | $2.93

1 | E-126 | HURC 22 Amp Brushless Motor ESC | $14.95 | $14.95
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That should work fine, check your Amps with a Wattmeter to be on the safe side

http://www.headsuphobby.com/GT-POWER...eter-F-130.htm

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Road king,
What is the make on that seaplane? It looks amazing.
RK built that sea plane from Scratch, he is a Master Model Builder

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...lane+road+king

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Originally Posted by magaudio View Post
Road king,
What is the make on that seaplane? It looks amazing.
I built it from Ivans plans in a build thread here on wattFlyers . Its a 1942 short solent . 100 inch wing span . Thanks magaudio , Ha Ha Chellie not building in foam but iam learning fast. lol joe
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Originally Posted by magaudio View Post
Road king,
What is the make on that seaplane? It looks amazing.

I just wanted to point out, the headsup brand esc's are not a switch mode bec. they won't handle a ton of current. i have the same 30amp esc and I've put over 40 amps through it without problems, but next time i would personally take the next step up to a switchmode bec.

again, i have the same esc and its worked well with 2-4 9gram servos.

slow stock prop reversal. it flies! easily! 543 watt dual motor bipe slow stick. push-me-pull-you. 242 watt 3 channel slow stick. 365 watt mini ultra stick. 415 watt mini contender. 810 watt ultra stick .25e. 220 watt alpha 450 sport (retired).
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Wow ! Magaudio that looks like one of my orders when i can sneek it past my gf ! lmao BTW i have tons of free plans both balsa and foam so if your ever looking for a build just ask. I built mikeys fpv / trainer for my son but instead of a camera up front a GI joe pilot and some maching guns were in order .lol joe
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Originally Posted by DEG View Post
For sure check out HeadsUpRC......
I second this!! I have been nothing but happy with Heads Up RC, prices are good and the shipping is great. Two bucks on smallish packages. and that's usually that's the size of most orders ( motors, ESCs, servos, batteries, ect.). even if the prices are 50 cents or a buck higher. you save that back on shipping. Orders ship very quickly. I cam put an order in on a Monday morning and the package arrives in the mail by Wednesday!!
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