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Old 07-29-2013, 04:57 AM   #1
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Default Park 480 and various prop sizes.

I have a question for those of you who are running a park 480 in your setups. What prop size are you using with a park 480, and what kind of power have you been pulling with it?
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Uncle Nutsy View Post
I have a question for those of you who are running a park 480 in your setups. What prop size are you using with a park 480, and what kind of power have you been pulling with it?
A lot Depends on the KV of The Park 480 Motor. do you have the 1020 KV or 910 KV Motor. and are you running it on 2 or 3 cell lipos.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...=Product-Feeds

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...rodID=EFLM1505

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...rodID=EFLM1500

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Old 07-30-2013, 03:07 AM   #3
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I'm trying to find out, from YOU guys, what you have been pulling from your park 480 setups. What I am running is irrelevant.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:22 AM   #4
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No - it's very relevant. Park 480 motors - or any size motors - come in different kVs (essentially, different speeds). A high kV motor will run a different size and type of prop than a low kV motor of the same size. A fast racer will run a different setup than a scale slow flier. A 4-cell lipo will require a different prop (and possibly a different ESC) than the same motor on a 2-cell or a 3-cell.

It's kind of like asking what tires you run on your small-block 350 cubic inch Chevy motor. It depends - is it in a farmer's pickup truck or a dragster?

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Old 07-30-2013, 04:30 AM   #5
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again, i'm not asking 'what can I use with my park 480'. I ALREADY have it set up.

I'll try once more.



Are you running a park 480?

What plane are you running your park 480 in?

What prop are you using with it?

What amperage/wattage are you pulling with it?



If no one wants to answer these four questions and keep pressing about my setup, then I'll simply take my inquiry somewhere else and consider joining wattflyer a mistake.
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I am running a 480, 910kv, 3 cell lipo, 10/8 prop and pulling right at 21 amps on a fully charged battery. That drops off to 18 or 19 amps after about 20 seconds.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:10 AM   #7
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Dude, it was a simple misunderstanding. No need to be dickish about it.

Most new people who show up are asking for recommendations. Ofttimes they're a little ambiguous in their phrasing and a bit clueless about what they're doing. So people mis-read your post.

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Nutsy,

Mark was just trying to help you sort things out like we all do when new folks join and not to create a big too-doo about it. A little testy, hey ?

There are a whole host of different "Park 480's" out there based on KV and watts: IE: http://www.headsuphobby.com/480-15-Class_c254.htm

Pick your poison. Lots of selections from Hurc, HK( turnigy, SK3 series,) Nitroplanes with the Tacons and several others tha fall in the category of a "Park 480" class of motor..

I had an Emax 2820/07 ( 550W)running in a PZ T-28 with 4S 2650 30C lipo 50 amp esc, and 12 x 6 prop. It's 5.4 oz. You could classify that as "Park 480" I also have an Omega-130 for my 3DHS Super Vyper that is 870kv and produces 700W ( that's power) on a 3300mah 4S 30 c , 60 amp esc, with a 12 x 6 apc It only weighs 130 grams. So go figure. I find it's always best to up the esc capacity. It doesn't hurt to go higher, but it does hurt to go lower.

If you're new at this, then Headsuprc has a really good guide to help you decide motor size, esc and prop based on your plane's characteristics. But generally, weight of the plane is the first consideration.

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you have some variably knowledgeable people here. they have done many different set-ups with everything that is out there. so when you ask a question you must be specific. also lose the attitude
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I think he's decided that "joining wattflyer was a mistake." :shrug:

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Originally Posted by Uncle Nutsy View Post
I'm trying to find out, from YOU guys, what you have been pulling from your park 480 setups. What I am running is irrelevant.
What a stinking attitude Lets hope he has decided that Wattflyer isn't for him.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #12
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if the motor is irrelevant, then why does it matter what everyone else is running?

this forum is based on give and take. give little, take little and everyone comes out ahead. being lazy and just taking doesn't get anyone anywhere.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:58 PM   #13
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My Giant Big Stick flies on 12 cells. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:06 PM   #14
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I don't resent a question like this. We really don't know the inquirer's purpose. I do see it as rather senseless since I could be running that motor in a wide variety of applications, with a wide spectrum of possible performance parameters. I would interpret the purpose of a query like this to be to give someone sample applications, which could be copied without having to know WHY it works.
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Simply put... the one vital thing the OP omitted was the Kv of his motor. Without that everyone is in the dark.... but he apparently got antsy when someone asked him to supply that one simple bit of information.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:27 PM   #16
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Default I have a similar but more specific question

I have a similar but more specific question

I upgraded my Super Cub ... flew it on floats several times ... and my ESC burned up. Here is my setup. What went wrong?

30 amp ESC
Turnigy Park 480 1320KV 3S battery 2200 mAh 25C
8x4 prop.

To take off, I use full throttle.

This thing flew FANTASTIC! It could hover!
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A Park 480-1320Kv should not have drawn more than about 15A on 3s with an 8x4... maybe just a faulty ESC.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:54 PM   #18
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Did it have sufficient cooling air flow? Was it exposed to water?
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Originally Posted by maxflyer View Post
Did it have sufficient cooling air flow? Was it exposed to water?
Well, it was inside the fuselage exactly where the original ESC was. It could have gotten wet, but I had soaked it in Corrosion-x an hour earlier.
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Forgive my ignorance. CorrosionX? I've never considered soaking an electrical device in anything. Does this material leave a coating...like...over everything...even the heat sinks?
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Originally Posted by maxflyer View Post
Forgive my ignorance. CorrosionX? I've never considered soaking an electrical device in anything. Does this material leave a coating...like...over everything...even the heat sinks?
http://www.corrosionx.com/electronics.html

Corrosion-X has long been used by float-flyers to protect their electronics. You actually soak the ESC and receiver in it, and let it drip dry. I have had my Super Cub upside down with the electronics under water for several minutes and been able to run it again after shaking out the water

Don't use it on servos though, unless just the circuit board.
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