Originally Posted by bradymartin
how many flights does the stock motor last? im wondering if i should just do a brushless upgrade right away when i receive the plane. then i could sell the stock motor and save some cash. i would need a new esc with a brushless motor?
That's exactly what I'm doing right now. I'll never know how long the stock electronics (except receiver) will last because they'll never see even one flight. My motors, ESC, and UBEC should be here this coming week.
With all the time I've got into my pre-maiden mods I wasn't comfortable flying a 10x8 prop (floats) on that stock ESC which will put it right on the edge.