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Old 08-14-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Drop-in replacement for e-flite apprentice motor?

I want to replace the apprentice's motor with one that has a metal housing.
The e-flite power 15 looks good and is a drop-in replacement, but it requires a bigger ESC than the 30A stock one. I can't afford to replace my ESC.
Can it be propped such that it will draw less than 30A and be just as powerful as the stock motor?
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The new Apprentice comes with a metal housing. If yours is cracked they will replace it for free. Don't tell them if you have crashed.

Here is a thread about motors for the Apprentice:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47882

And a very long thread at RCGroups which will have a lot of info about replacement motors:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864901

Running a smaller pitch prop will reduce amp draw.
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The new Apprentice comes with a metal housing. If yours is cracked they will replace it for free. Don't tell them if you have crashed.

Here is a thread about motors for the Apprentice:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47882

And a very long thread at RCGroups which will have a lot of info about replacement motors:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864901

Running a smaller pitch prop will reduce amp draw.
They already replaced it for free once. It was a while ago but they sent me the same plastic housing motor. The new one now has a hairline crack.

Have pictures of this supposed new apprentice motor? This is the first I've heard of this. I looked in a main hobbies and they have the same old plastic one, but maybe they haven't cleared them out yet.
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No, I don't have a picture but have read on the forums that if you have a cracked plastic motor they will replace it with the new metal one.
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