View Full Version : looking for new/used motor/ESC etc for MiniMag

09-02-2011, 04:22 AM
i'm pretty new to this area, i have a MINIMAG that i started with, i damaged the motor and i'm looking for a new part so ill be able to get back to the field...

i think that the best motor that will fit me will be something with
Diameter C (mm) 28~2000kv
Max Current (A) ~25-30

after my research that motor is the phisical size that i need

also i will need ESC, prop, batteries and charger (right now i have MiMa batteries that hardly hold any air time)

i will appreciate any used parts that can fit me just to save some $$

also will appreciate any tips :)

09-02-2011, 12:27 PM
a 2830 motor with 30 oz of thrust will work very well for you. with a 9x5 EP prop. or 8x5 or 8x6 and a 25 AMP ESC with a 1300 to1500 mah 30C Lipo, Tell Jeff at Heads up Rc that Chellie sent you :) Jeff ships out fast, shipping is only $2.00 and everyone here on Wattflyers love buying from Jeff :) I choose some of the lowest prices on items that Jeff @ Heads Up Rc Had to Offer, Take care and have fun, Chellie






LIPO Balance Charger

Propeller test data for the 2830-11 with a 3-cell Lipo battery:
It's a good idea to balance all propellers with a Propeller Balancer (http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-PROPELLERS-cln-Prop-Balancer/Categories) before using them on this motor. TP propellers are available in our store, and are nearly identical in performance to APC props. Rotating propellers are dangerous. Please stay clear of prop and wear eye protection.
GWS EP9050:30 ounces of thrust at 16 amps. Excellent prop for this motor.
GWS EP9050x3 3-blade:32 ounces of thrust at 17 amps. Avoid constant wide open throttle.
GWS EP8040:23 ounces of thrust at 10.5 amps.
GWS EP8040x3 3-blade:24 ounces of thrust at 12 amps. Good choice for scale looks.
TP 8 x 4E: 24 oz thrust at 14 amps.
GWS HD8060:24 ounces of thrust at 15 amps.
TP 8 x 6: 24 oz thrust at 18 amps. Exceeds recommended maximum amps.
TP 7 x 6: 19 oz thrust at 11.5 amps.

09-02-2011, 12:37 PM
Read and learn about Charging lipos to be SAFE, Lipos are Great If Handled with Respect.


09-02-2011, 05:00 PM
The MM recommended powerpack is:

Himax 2815-2000 Brushless Motor
5.5 x 4.5 APC Prop, Hub and Driver

This is $$$ and a poor choice chosen simply because Himax is a Multiplex brand and it's easy to put in. It's a high KV inrunner suitable for something like a Stryker. Oh, it'll work, and is better than the puny brushed motor but the plane flies better with a lower KV outrunner and larger prop. You DO have to think about how to put it in and maybe do some modifications but you end up with a more appropriate plane.

Huge thread but lots of advice-including those who go for the recommended power pack and think it's great:
MiniMag from Multiplex (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=455206&highlight=minimag)

09-02-2011, 07:34 PM

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MiniMag brushless power set - Due April 2011
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Upgrade power set for the MiniMag, and similar sports models with an all-up weight of up to about 1000 g. The easy method of upgrading any MiniMag which is still being flown with a brushed motor. The set includes all small items required for the MiniMag; no soldering required.
Current drain with 3S LiPo battery and propeller supplied: approx. 14 A
Contents: PERMAX BL-O 2830-1100 brushless motor # 33 3108
MULTIcont BL-20 SD speed controller # 7 2232
Aluminium firewall # 33 2607
MPX 8 x 5 propeller # 73 3163
Propeller driver and spinner # 33 2335

09-02-2011, 08:21 PM
Hope the above pic gives you an idea for making a firewall mount for the motor, i tried to find the Aluminium firewall #33 2607 but had no luck, Take care, Chellie

09-02-2011, 10:54 PM
I cracked mine and traced it out of aluminum stock. A bit of cutting, drilling and filing and I had a better one than the original.