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Old Nov 01, 2012, 08:53 PM
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No you don't

Nikos,

You WANT to order the motor tomorrow... you really don't HAVE to. I strongly suggest you wait to get the model in hand and measure the critical dimensions as you are still suggesting a 36+mm motor. Wow, I sound like a grumpy old father... sorry.

Model the motors under consideration in foam and see what fits. You may be surprised... and understand why most of us opt for a gearbox. Mike's Hacker suggestion is okay but the NEU 1105/2.5y will pull more thrust (=watts)... both on a Maxon 4.4:1 GB.

Also... you now mention a 2200mAh 3S battery, 60A ESC and a 168g motor... all of which will weigh 110 grams or so more than my bird and make less thrust. Why?

Dick
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