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Old 07-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default P.Z. U.M. Brushless Mod?

I'm aware of a Brushless conversion for the Blade Nano, forget the maker, but could this be configured into the receiver board for these Parkzone Micro planes? I'm aware that I'd have to configure a mount for the motor, as well as modifying the battery slot, and some of these ESC's have to be soldered to the board...has anyone done this, and what's the "PITA" factor? Me and my Son both have a couple of these planes (Corsair and Spitfire) and after only a few flights, the brushed motors are total crap. They were both way under-powered right out of the box...well, the Spitfire DID have a whole lot more "oomph" than the Corsair did, but both motors are almost completely dead. I'm thinking a brushless setup would eliminate having to tear the plane apart every 20 or so flights to change out the motor, which is a real pain...

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I've done a brushless conversion on a UM Su 26m using a two cell battery. This totally tranforms the model, MUCH pore power and longer flight times, weight increase is minimal, and the motor lasts forever rather than wearing out brushes constantly.

You use a separate ESC, there are links to threads on how to do it in the first post on this thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1081138

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So install looks pretty straightforward. Thinking about a pair of those 16000kv rigs they're making for the Nano Brushless Mod, should be plenty for an ultralight airplane I'd think, and one of them is a direct plug-in affair like the ones in your RCG posts I looked at...

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Sticking with one cell makes the conversion more straightforward but you will still need to install a new brushless ESC.
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Yup, the one I was looking at was a "plug-and-play" affair, plugs into the socket where the brushed motor would have gone, and obviously the bigger battery, plug mod for that and I could use the batteries for my HeliMax 1sq, those are 250maH 1s batteries...hmm...

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