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Old 10-02-2014, 01:23 AM   #1
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After a great weekend of flying my planes I have decided after years of flying gas and glow that I am done lugging all the crap to the field .... I'm looking to convert my great planes christen eagle to electric... I am a total newbie when it comes to electric power plants and finding the right one ... Can anyone point me in the right direction? What I'm looking for is a good reliable setup.. Not looking for great planes recommended rimfire but something equivalent
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Take the data on the recommended motor and look for a comparable one.

kV (rpm/volt)
Max watts
rated voltage.

If those 3 are the same it should be an equal motor.

Lots of sources for motors out there...

I've been getting excellent results from the current Dynam motors which are really inexpensive. Also the current Dynam (Detrum) ESCs are excellent low price ESCs. Nitroplanes.com sells package deals of motor, ESC and servos cheaper than just a Rimfire motor from Tower Hobbies.
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Hi 68gts Welcome to Wattflyers, Here is a Nice 50 size Motor and ESC combo, the motor is made by Welgard, its a very Good Quality motor, The Welgard 5330 series has been has been used in F3A competition aerobatics world wide with great success.
Get the ESC with the 5 amp ubec or Get a separate 10 AMP UBEC from Castle Creation. I had the
christen eagle too, with a 60 size K&B engine long ago the motor and ESC for $74.99 wont break the bank, its good for up to 800 Watts, but you will be ok with a 5 cell lipo at 700 Watts, get a Wattmeter, its a must have with E Power.

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...0gsvvd2jcstir4


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And here is a nice 5 cell lipo, 4000mah 30C rated, its a 120 AMP lipo, 4000mah or 4 amps x 30C rated = 120 AMPS, more than enough battery for your plane.

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


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And some 4mm 12 gauge Wire Battery / ESC connectors, these will be needed for the ESC

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5pcs_Bag_.html


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Ok, I bet your going to need a Balance Charger too here is a nice one, it will charge up to 8 lipo cells, its a 150 Watt, 7 AMP charger

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


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With the Charger you will need a 12v power supply. here is a nice 20 AMP Switching Power supply

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


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A Wattmeter is a Must Have to check your amp Draw with different props and lipo cell counts, here is a nice one.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arch=wattmeter


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Gee, I am sure good at Spending your Money Huh 68gts LOL

Everything I have listed is Good Quality Stuff at Reasonable prices That I would use Myself, Hope that helps, Take care and have fun, Chellie

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some Build tips

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39483

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...highlight=ubec

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68,

Tower sure likes to push Rimfire. I suppose they are pretty good.

I've been having great luck with the Powerup series motors from www.headsuprc.com. Have the 46 in my Phoenix Tucano, GP Cherokee and another one in the VQ Beaver. Inexpensive and $2.00 shipping. You'll want at least a 70 amp esc running 5 cell. Like Fred mentioned, the Dynam esc's a quite good as are the Hobbywing and Turnigy plush series. All three of these 6-7 pounders are running on 5S

Have basically standardized on China Hobby Line lipos. www.chinahobbyline.com
US warehouse, Hobby King-like pricing, fast & free shipping on orders over $40.00 and they come with deans connectors ( up to 4000mah) .

I have the Icharger 208B with a 350w PS and paraboard. EP Buddy and ProgressiveRC have pretty good combo packages on these. Really happy with mine. Can charge anything.

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68,

Tower sure likes to push Rimfire. I suppose they are pretty good.

I've been having great luck with the Powerup series motors from www.headsuprc.com. Have the 46 in my Phoenix Tucano, GP Cherokee and another one in the VQ Beaver. Inexpensive and $2.00 shipping. You'll want at least a 70 amp esc running 5 cell. Like Fred mentioned, the Dynam esc's a quite good as are the Hobbywing and Turnigy plush series. All three of these 6-7 pounders are running on 5S

Have basically standardized on China Hobby Line lipos. www.chinahobbyline.com
US warehouse, Hobby King-like pricing, fast & free shipping on orders over $40.00 and they come with deans connectors ( up to 4000mah) .

I have the Icharger 208B with a 350w PS and paraboard. EP Buddy and ProgressiveRC have pretty good combo packages on these. Really happy with mine. Can charge anything.

Cheers,

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Hi The Rimfire motors are OK, But, They are finicky on the ESC, you need to use a Rimfire ESC with a Rimfire Motor, Reason being is that sometimes the Rimfire Motor will want to Stutter and not go to full power with other MFG ESC. something to do with Motor to ESC Feed back.

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You guys are fantastic!! Thanks for all the help and guidance 👍
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You guys are fantastic!! Thanks for all the help and guidance 👍
Of Course We Are All Fantastic !! We Are All Wattflyers ! ! ! LOL



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