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Old 09-05-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Hi - can anyone suggest an alternative 1500KV brushless motor for my Parkzone Decathlon at a reasonable price, preferably one that fits to the existing mount, and better still if available from a major RC outlet (which now has a UK warehouse). An original motor is about $35 in the UK and I believe a similar price in the USA. I've read any 2212 motor will do although this would be 22mm diameter vs 28mm diameter for the original motor (but this may not matter?). There are four fixing screws arranged in a square of side 12.5mm (1/2").

As an aside, suppliers often give elaborate technical info which is lost on many people but fail to give more basic details such as motor diameter, overall length and mount fixing centres.

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Hi - can anyone suggest an alternative 1500KV motor for my Parkzone Decathlon at a reasonable price, preferably one that fits to the existing mount, and better still if available from a major RC outlet (which now has a UK warehouse). An original motor is about $35 in the UK and I believe a similar price in the USA. I've read any 2212 motor will do although this is 22mm diameter vs 28mm (but may not matter?).

As an aside, suppliers often give elaborate technical info which is lost on many people but fail to give more basic details such as motor diameter, overall length and mount fixing centres.

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Hi Do You Have The Brush or Brushless motor, 3 or 2 wires coming out of the motor.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/parkzone-decathlon


If you Have a Brushless motor, this may work well for you.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...tor_130w_.html

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Hi Chellie - thanks for your bright and early reply, it's not the first time you've helped me out (what time is it there and don't you sleep? - it's not the first time I've asked that either!).

How stupid of me not to mention it's the brushless motor. The one you suggested might fit the bill with bags of power to spare (130W) - I think my Decathlon only draws about 50W. Presumably if I maintained the same size prop, that motor would draw a similar amount? I think the original motor has fixing centres of 12.5mm/ 1/2". Presumably this is fairly standard, particularly with a 22mm diameter motor? That particular model is not stocked in the UK warehouse but that's no problem. They do have the L2205 (what's the 22 - it's 28mm dia.??) and 1350KV/ 100W - this may also suit but again I'm unsure of the fixing centres.

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Hi Chellie - thanks for your bright and early reply, it's not the first time you've helped me out (what time is it there and don't you sleep? - it's not the first time I've asked that either!).

How stupid of me not to mention it's the brushless motor. The one you suggested might fit the bill with bags of power to spare (130W) - I think my Decathlon only draws about 50W. Presumably if I maintained the same size prop, that motor would draw a similar amount? I think the original motor has fixing centres of 12.5mm/ 1/2". Presumably this is fairly standard, particularly with a 22mm diameter motor? That particular model is not stocked in the UK warehouse but that's no problem. They do have the L2205 (what's the 22 - it's 28mm dia.??) and 1350KV/ 100W - this may also suit but again I'm unsure of the fixing centres.

Thanks again.

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Hi They have all kinds of Funny ways to mark a motor, sometimes its the dia and length of the motor like a 2830 motor 28mm x 30mm, and sometimes its not, a 2212 motor is a 28mm x 25mm in this case. I tried to find specs on your PZ brushless motor, but could not find any, I Think they do that so you will have to buy from them, Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Hi Chellie - I took your advice (more or less) but actually bought a Turnigy D2822/14 (1450kv) which fits well and was a very reasonable price at about $8. It's grossly overpowered, with 160W compared to the original motor with about 50W but I'll just use the same prop as before. I've been flying this plane (quite well) with anhedral, thanks to wear and tear! But now I've also fitted new wings so it could be a whole new experience - I'll find out tomorrow!

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Hi Chellie - I took your advice (more or less) but actually bought a Turnigy D2822/14 (1450kv) which fits well and was a very reasonable price at about $8. It's grossly overpowered, with 160W compared to the original motor with about 50W but I'll just use the same prop as before. I've been flying this plane (quite well) with anhedral, thanks to wear and tear! But now I've also fitted new wings so it could be a whole new experience - I'll find out tomorrow!

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Hi Oh, More Power Means More Fun LOL, You dont have to use all the power of the motor, but its nice to know that its there if you need it to get out of a Jam Good luck on the new motor testing, Chellie

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