Originally Posted by SteveT.
LOVE the Q80. It is definitely the motor of choice for a 50C plane (IMO). It is a bit expensive, but puts out 5600 watts (7.5 horsepower). I get about 6 minutes, but I am not easy on the throttle. And I use two Thunder Power 6S 45C 5000mAH packs. I did fly it on some Zippy Flightmax 6S 30C 5000mAH packs, and they flew the plane fine. The plane would definitely handle some larger packs, and if I had the money, I would like some bigger ones, but alas, it is not to be...
For the price of the motor, the cost of the packs, and the short flight times-- i don't know if this would catch on with the majority unless that price came way down!
Not saying the power and torque isn't awesome, cause it is! But the price you pay for what you get is kinda ridiculous!