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Old 04-11-2015, 04:40 PM   #1
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I just bought a gws slow stick with the brushed motor. Is there a difference in the speed controllers or can I use a brushless speed controller? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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you will need a brushed esc. this difference is, a brushed motor is direct current & a brushless is alternating current. so a brushed esc has only 2 wires & a brushless esc has 3 wires that go to the motor
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Thanks. Now the daunting task of finding one.
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Nah. Go here! http://www.headsuphobby.com/Brushless-Motor-ESC_c24.htm
This place gives really nice breakdowns and ratings/test results on many of the items they sell. Great place. Wont bend you over on shipping either. HURC brand has been good to me.

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Actually may be easier and more useful to ditch the motor and start over with brushless, cheaper in the end, really. Certainly less hassle. You'll never use that brushless ESC again. Heads Up can help out with that too.
http://www.headsuphobby.com/GWS-SLOW...RED-GWS103.htm

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Actually, let me fix that last comment. I got confused of brushed/brushless. Here is a brushed ESC
http://www.headsuphobby.com/GWS-15-A...?categoryId=-1
but as flydiver already stated, go with a brushless setup. Definately worth every penny, and then some.

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X2. A brushless motor of the same weight will have about double the power and flight times as the same plane.

I run a powerup 450 sport or slowfly on my slowstick with the 30 amp switchmode bec. It is a good combo. The 4mm motor shaft won't break or bend easily and would be plenty of motor for almost any 450 or 480 sized park flyer if you want to move the power system to your next plane. Check out headsup and use any 370-450 sized brushless motor with at least 20oz of thrust and your all set.

slow stock prop reversal. it flies! easily! 543 watt dual motor bipe slow stick. push-me-pull-you. 242 watt 3 channel slow stick. 365 watt mini ultra stick. 415 watt mini contender. 810 watt ultra stick .25e. 220 watt alpha 450 sport (retired).
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Thanks. I am going to go ahead and go brushless with it.
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Ah yes. The addiction is progressing...setting in....

Mwahahahaha

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Very true..... I was sitting at work watching the rain and thinking of how good it would have been to be flying......so I ordered the phoenix simulator and had it shipped next day air and hopefully it will be going to work with me!
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Very true..... I was sitting at work watching the rain and thinking of how good it would have been to be flying......so I ordered the phoenix simulator and had it shipped next day air and hopefully it will be going to work with me!

You could have downloaded Clearview - paid the measly $30 or so .. put the code in and had it working in less than an hour !



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