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Old 10-26-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Mix and match Motor & ESC?

I have the Tactic RX and ESC that comes with the FlyZone Cessna 182 Skylane and want to use it to fly an EasyStar that I got as a gift. However, the connector from the EasyStar motor doesn't match the connector on my Tactic ESC.

I searched around the forum and believe that connectors aren't really an issue, you can remove and replace with various kinds of connectors as you wish. The real issue is whether the ESC from the Cessna can handle the motor from the EasyStar.

Can someone please confirm that this is correct. I can simply change the connector on the EasyStar motor to match the one on my Tactic ESC.

Thanks!!!
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the two motors you are using, but they are most likely brushed 380, 400 or 480 size (2 wires to motor). If so, yes.
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Thanks Cliff!
You are correct, both motors are brushed. One is 380 and the other is 400. The specs call for a 12 Amp ESC and the one I have is 15 Amp.
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Thanks Cliff!
You are correct, both motors are brushed. One is 380 and the other is 400. The specs call for a 12 Amp ESC and the one I have is 15 Amp.
You are good to go then. Have fun flying!
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380 and 400 motors are virtually identical. If you have a 15A control and the motor you wish to use calls for 12A then you are golden. Just change the connectors to what you like and go have some fun.

Just beware though. Do not use the white plastic connectors often found on beginner's airplanes. They will get warm and fail eventually.

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