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Old 01-25-2009, 06:26 PM
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I just orded my Duskstick from MM. Now I have to figure out my power solutions. The kit directions call for GWS A, which is brushed? I would like to go brushless so i know i'll also need a BL esc. I run Lipo's in my heli so i would like to continue to run them in the stick. Can anyone suggest a power plant and esc? I'm pretty new to fixed wing and need a small shove in the right direction. Thanks in advance, Mike
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:30 PM
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Mike,

You can contact Jeff @ www.headsuprc.com or post on his forum here on Wattflyer and ask whet he recommends. His prices are always good; his customer service are always flawless!
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:09 PM
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A brushless duskstick.....

The GWS a is about a 2amp 15w power system. It weighed about an ounce - a tad less IIRC....

So a light system is in order.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._19g_Outrunner

Or maybe even this might get you by......for an ultra light setup...
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...r_Motor_1500kv

You will need a small light esc like the Castle TB6 and a light 2s Lipoly. Don't know what your heli uses but 800maH max size....

Mike
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:51 PM
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While there is nothing wrong with going brushless on the Duskstick I'm curious why you need to?

The GWS IPS-A power set is very cheap and has more than enough power to fly that for a long time on a lipo battery.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:53 PM
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I should add... If you feel you must absolutely go brushless the 12MM inrunner motors like Feigoa, Medusa and Hobby City sells fit directly into the GWS gearbox making installation on the plane simple as it is stock for the plane's design.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:27 PM
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I have nothing against the suggested power system. I have read over and over again about how efficient brushless motors are. I am still learning so every bit helps. It's good to know that the suggested system will work well. I'll probably just go that direction with Lipo. Thank you!
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:44 PM
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If it were me, I'd go with a geared Feigao motor on that.

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...05&pid=U117989

That plane would easily fly 20 minutes on a 800 mAh pack.

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Old 01-25-2009, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
If it were me, I'd go with a geared Feigao motor on that.

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...05&pid=U117989

That plane would easily fly 20 minutes on a 800 mAh pack.

Frank

Ok so you'd run that motor, or you run that motor? also which esc would you use?
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:55 PM
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I'm with Frank. That little motor is a great choice. Combine that with a BP metal gearbox and you've got a great inexpensive power set that fits the kit as intended.

As for speed control... pretty much any brushless 10A and under would work.

BP offers a discounted power set combo.

Go here: http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V672768

Select the 12084376L motor, then choose the Feigao 6A ESC, then choose the BP gearbox 5.86:1

Total is $49 for the entire power set other than a battery.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:58 AM
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I was/am really impressed with those little Feigao motors. I was shocked that such a little motor could provide some much thrust.

Here is a little background info from when I started my research on them.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=Feigao


I use one on my Lolo.

http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=52

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Old 01-26-2009, 09:43 PM
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As I mentioned in your original thread, Frank - I reckon the Medusa is a far better motor than the Feigao... but obviously it costs more... so you takes your choice!
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I'm sure it is Phil, but since I haven't had any personal experience with it, I didn't want to recommend it. Although I did refer him to that thread so he had options & other opinions.

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Old 02-17-2009, 04:59 PM
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Ok i went with the recommended power set up. It worked like it should, decent power and flight even at 1/2 throttle. So after a few flights I was playing with loops. At an altitude of about 50' I started a slight dive and full throttle to gain enough speed when i lost all flight controls at 100% trottle pointed at the ground when I see a stream of smoke. I didn't even realize i had a smoke kid on my plane. While cleaning up the wreckage of my plane, which survived, I found i bent my propshaft, burned the motor and esc at once! When the plane hit the ground solder sprayed all over the prop, apparently it got quite hot. So I have upgraded power systems. I went with an E-flite 300 outrunner with at an E-flite 10-amp esc. Talk about power. At 1/4 throttle the plane flies smooth and steady without climb, anything above that and I have unlimited vertical, its crazy. One thing this combo will teach me is throttle and elevator control. Thanks for all th help guys.
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