Old 07-01-2022, 06:02 PM
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Well, looking back I can see the wisdom of using e-calc up front so you don't wind up buying motors/escs that won't work. But, I'm a gear guy and love having an assortment of parts to use on other projects.

I have now what I think is a winning combination:
- D2826 1000KV Outrunner -
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. This motor can swing a 10-11 inch prop, I am using the 9x5 folding prop
- Spektrum 15A ESC.
- Spektrum 1300mAh 11.1 3S LiPo. 30C

Measuring at full throttle, the motor is only pulling 9.3 amps and the IR temperature holds steady at around 82 degrees. I built a rig to measure thrust and it is pulling 600 grams, for a plane that should have a build weight of <= 700 grams.

The listing for the motor suggests a 30-40A ESC, but Spectrum support recommends the 15A for a (different) motor that is rated at 14A continuous, because they say the 15A ESC can handle peaks of 25A. Also I am using a smaller prop than recommended.

Am I missing anything here or does this look about right?
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