Foamies Talk about building, power setups and anything having to do with e-powered foamy planes!

MiniMag Power setup

Old 09-22-2008, 02:04 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 374
Default MiniMag Power setup

OK MiniMag lovers, Here's the problem or question. I'm looking for a way to mount an outrunner with little change. any ideas?

I've been flying mine with a Warp 4 but am unhappy with it. After about 30 flights i.e. batteries @ about 12 min. each I started burning of wires. Now I just trashed a new Powerup 32 amp from Headsup and I strongly suspect the motor. I'd like to try an outrunner but want the option of returning to an inrunner.
celticflyer is offline  
Old 10-03-2008, 11:21 PM
Bill Linske
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Clintonville, WI
Posts: 424

I've built mine with the Multiplex power upgrade using the HiMax HB2815-2000 motor as supplied by Tower Hobby. It comes with a prop, Prop adaptor, a Multiplex BL-17 ESC and fits the motor mount provided. I recommend a bigger ESC, about 30A or larger. If you go to Multiplex's support website, it has a link to a motor calc utility. Stock setup with 17A ESC works well with the stock 5.5 x 4.4 prop. More than that you start pushing the ESC capacity. Actually, the MiniMag flys very well with the stock setup prop, 5.5 x4.5, and is very fast. It is twitchy on ailerons, but responds well, but that may be me. Also, I'm using a Electrifly 11.1V 2100 LiPo battery with about 10 to 20 minutes flying time using this setup. The HiMax is an inrunner motor, however, but performs very well. You might use it as a measure of comparison.

Last edited by Bill Linske; 10-05-2008 at 03:34 PM. Reason: update
Bill Linske is offline  
Old 10-04-2008, 02:57 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 103

How about a Hyperion HP-P1913-10 outrunner. Outside diameter is 23.65mm; should fit in without having to alter mount. Mount screw diameter M2.5 @ 16mm spacing, weight is 47.5g and 1220Kv. 12A continuous current. Can get it from
bajinuk is offline  
Old 10-04-2008, 03:30 PM
Bill Linske
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Clintonville, WI
Posts: 424
Default Thank for suggestion

The HiMax HB2815-2000 is 250w inrunner motor and checking the Hperion out runner motor it is about 120 w. I'm not sure of the power of the outrunner Hyperion motor vs HiMax inrunner. Do you know? I realize we are talking apples and oranges, but since my inrunner HiMax HB2815-2000 at 250 W works so well and has more than adequate speed and performance, it seems to me that the 120 W motor might be light. I'm a mech engineer not a EE, so what do I know.

Last edited by Bill Linske; 10-07-2008 at 03:32 PM.
Bill Linske is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
3D Flying
02-01-2009 07:32 PM
Power Systems
04-25-2008 11:26 PM
Power Systems
08-13-2007 02:20 AM
Heli Addict
Standard & Large E-Heli Talk
01-31-2006 07:18 AM
3D Flying
12-18-2005 03:22 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Quick Reply: MiniMag Power setup

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.08962 seconds with 13 queries