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Old 12-10-2007, 04:13 AM
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Hi Folks -

I bought a bare Space Scooter a few years ago, thinking I'd wait out spread spectrum's teething pains and then equip it. Well that time has passed (and then some) and it is time to dust off the Scooter and get to flying.

I am figuring either Futaba or Spektrum radios are OK, but I would like to solicit advice on what servos, LiPos, and ESC are compatible with the Scooter (which I think means with most of the Multiplex fleet).

The Scooter still has its brushed 400 motor which I'm OK with for now... however I do want to jump right to LiPos and not have to re-invest in battery infrastructure in a year. (I deal with lithium batteries at work, have respect for them, and think I can operate them safely).

So, anyone with an upgraded Scooter, or anyone who lives and breathes this stuff... suggestions for servos, LiPo, and ESC that make a good package with the Scooter and play together reasonably well?

thanks!
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:31 AM
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Good news for you... they are ALL compatible. As long as you don't get some weird receiver, all the basic parts are the same and will plug right in. The main consideration is getting an ESC that can handle the load, batteries that won't over-power the motor, and servos that have enough torque to fly your model. Some brushed motors will burn out easily on 3-cell Lipos. Some servos will strip if the model is too fast or the control surfaces are too large or heavy.

The Space Scooter is reviewed here, and they used Multiplex Tiny-S servos, which are comparable to a Hitec HS-81, and they used an 8-amp ESC with 7-cell Nicad, which is comparable to a 2-cell Lipo. They are using Multiplex parts, but there's no reason why they have to. You can use anything with specs that meet or exceed the amp limit.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=548
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:18 AM
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Hi Eddy If the Space Scooter Was mine, here is what i would do for a Upgrade, take care, Chellie

1. a towerpro 2410-12D outrunner, with 20 amp ESC, direct drive
http://cgi.ebay.com/2410-12D-Outrunn...QQcmdZViewItem


2. a 1600mah 3 cell lipo 11.1v
http://cgi.ebay.com/Lipo-Battery-11-...QQcmdZViewItem


3. a 9x5e GWS prop
http://cgi.ebay.com/GWS-EP9050-Prope...QQcmdZViewItem

4. a 3mm prop saver
http://cgi.ebay.com/GWS-EP9050-Prope...QQcmdZViewItem


5. and 9 gram Tower pro servos
http://cgi.ebay.com/FOUR-SERVOS-TP-S...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:26 AM
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Yep I would do exactly that, except lose the GWS prop and use an APC. The GWS props tend to flatten out and lose power at high rpm and I'm not using them any more.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:39 AM
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Thanks everyone! I went with the Heads_Up motor/ESC as suggested... will get the LiPo too if he has any left. (Wasn't looking to go brushless but the motor+ESC wasn't much more than a decent brushed ESC.)

Looked at a bunch of servos and think I'll stick with the Hitec HS-55 which seems an identical twin to the original Multiplex Nano-S.

Now for the radio choice... wish Spektrum would get that new 6-channel system out the door!

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Old 12-19-2007, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by EddyKilowatt View Post
Thanks everyone! I went with the Heads_Up motor/ESC as suggested... will get the LiPo too if he has any left. (Wasn't looking to go brushless but the motor+ESC wasn't much more than a decent brushed ESC.)

Looked at a bunch of servos and think I'll stick with the Hitec HS-55 which seems an identical twin to the original Multiplex Nano-S.

Now for the radio choice... wish Spektrum would get that new 6-channel system out the door!

Eddy

here is a nice radio to get you by for now, and it comes with 2 Hitec H55 servos, a receiver, and charger, it also has mixing, this will be a great second radio after you get your spektrum for the cheapy foamies, like a wing or pusher jet its the Hitec focus, its a great radio that will give you years of service, while your waiting on the Spektrum and its only $99.99
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXLGF5**&P=7

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Old 12-21-2007, 04:24 AM
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If you're waiting for a radio, you may want to consider this little motor that should plug into the gearbox. I used the Multiplex brushless that has similar specs and required a change to the gear ratio. I use a 2100 mAh 3 cell lipo and almost never fly above about 2/3 thottle. It just leaps out of my hand.

I also use the HS-55s and they work fine. The Space Scooter was the only Multiplex model where I've had to separate the ailerons from the wing and remount, though. No amount of flexing was able to get the roll response I thought it should have. A larger servo may have helped too. With CA hinges, however, it rolls smartly. Here are a couple of pix of mine.

Keeping the motor in the nose keeps the nice lines and the Space Scooter really does scoot.
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