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Old 08-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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I have compared the specs of both the eflite power 15 and turnigy g15. I want to replace the motor in my eflite pitts 12e15 that I bought from another discount hobby shop online. Has anyone owned either one to give me a comparison before I make the purchase?
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I have compared the specs of both the eflite power 15 and turnigy g15. I want to replace the motor in my eflite pitts 12e15 that I bought from another discount hobby shop online. Has anyone owned either one to give me a comparison before I make the purchase?
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The Eflite power 15 is a much much better motor in terms of Quality, they are also underrated too, so you can push them a little, if I had the money to spend, i would buy the EFlite motor, the turnigy motors are ok, but the EFlite motors are much better.

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half the price and provides 4.8 lbs of thrust on 3-4 cells vs the 3.5 flight does. it is a slightly heavier motor though.
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The Turnigy easy match motor range appears to be made to be direct replacements for the eflite motors. Possibly they may not be quite as good and you wont get the same level of after sales service, but I'm pretty confident that the Turnigy will get the job done and at half the price I'd be very tempted.

Specs for the 950kv G15 say weight is identical to the eflite, and dimensions are the same too (coincidence i'm sure).
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I have compared the specs of both the eflite power 15 and turnigy g15. I want to replace the motor in my eflite pitts 12e15 that I bought from another discount hobby shop online. Has anyone owned either one to give me a comparison before I make the purchase?
I'm an admitted Hacker Nut, with 8 of them in my models. They range from an A30, two A40's, three A50's, and two A60's. (Those A60s are pulling near 3000 watts.)

These top of the line $$$$ motors are real powerhouses, and will do the job. At about an extra $25 or so that is. (And no, I don't work for them, wish I did!)

This motor is in the same ballpark as the motors you are looking at: Hacker has a number of different winds for the same size motor shell, to allow close matching to the model to be used. The A30 series is available in 10 different winds and configurations.
https://www.aero-model.com/8_163_197...10XL%20V3.html

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+1.. if I were spending the cash to get a quality motor I'd pick Hacker over eflite. I think the closest hacker is this one: https://www.aero-model.com/8_163_198...-12L%20V3.html

It's got the same size (30mm diameter x 20mm long) stator as the eflite motor, they also have neat built in cooling fans.
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Thank you for your comments and suggestions. I gather that Hacker is the best, Eflites good and turnigy is a cheaper substitute for the eflite that is comparible but may not have the same quality.
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I finally picked up the Eflite power 15 today. I just got done mounting it and testing different props with my watt meter. The included instructions say up to 425 watts. The website says for models requiring up to 575 watts. Does anyone know which one is correct or what this motor can safely handle from personal experience?
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I finally picked up the Eflite power 15 today. I just got done mounting it and testing different props with my watt meter. The included instructions say up to 425 watts. The website says for models requiring up to 575 watts. Does anyone know which one is correct or what this motor can safely handle from personal experience?
Generally, these motors can be run up to about 100 watts per ounce of motor weight. So your Eflight 15 would be about 500 watts or so.

One place to check this out is one of those computer programs such as www.motocalc.com. Plug in your battery pack, motor, and prop. Then run the program and see what shows up in the "compute report/Opinions" section.

If you're pushing the motor, motocalc will let you know.

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