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Old 05-11-2009, 05:18 PM
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Default E-flite Power 15 and ESC vs. Turnigy?

I'm setting up an E-flite Ultimate Bipe, and was considering using a Power 15 motor. I'm wondering what anyone's thoughts are on using a compatible set up in the Turnigy brand of motors and ESC's. Also, what would be a recommended Turnigy motor that would be similar to the power 15.

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Old 05-11-2009, 06:09 PM
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Grab the size, weight, and Kv information from the Power 15's spec sheet. Use that information to find a motor that closely (or exactly) fits those specifications on the brand of your choice. Go for a slightly higher Kv rating if you can't find an exact match.

You'll get similar, if not the exact same, performance.

This works for all brands, all sizes, of motors.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:44 PM
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Here's what I use to get a rough estimate - I trust Lucien's numbers.

Loks like you are in the ball park of a 35-36C or 35-42B Turnigy.
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Wow, excellent chart, thanks!
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Originally Posted by groundrushesup View Post
Here's what I use to get a rough estimate - I trust Lucien's numbers.

Loks like you are in the ball park of a 35-36C or 35-42B Turnigy.
Hey, thanks a lot, that is indeed a great chart!
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JANichols View Post
Hey, thanks a lot, that is indeed a great chart!

You guys are very much welcome, but The real credit goes to Lucien Miller of Innov8tive Designs - he puts all that data together by hand as well as the prop loading charts for most of his motors.
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So now with that cool chart I'm looking at Scorpion Motors instead. Have you had any experience with them? How would they compare to E-flite?
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Scorpion motors are probably higher quality than E-flight. I don't own one, but i've read a lot about them. I don't know of another motor company that has an "appreciation" thread.
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The Tunrigy SK motors are their priemum line and I like them. They cost about 10% more but are worth the difference. I would recommend the Turnigy SK 35-42 1000kv. I use it in a Fliton AJ Extra with a 50" wingspan and it works well.
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Originally Posted by JANichols View Post
So now with that cool chart I'm looking at Scorpion Motors instead. Have you had any experience with them? How would they compare to E-flite?
I have the 3014-22 in my BAF Juka swinging a 13x4.7SF prop and it has more thrust than I could ever use, but so what right? lol

Very high quality motors, and as was said subsequent to your question, they are likely higher quality than the E-Flite motors for sure.
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