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Old Nov 14, 2006, 05:29 PM
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For any 400 size DD plane you have :

$10 400 6V motor
$25 12A ESC
$16 750 9.6v NiHm Battery (buy how many packs for 1 LiPo pack?)

$51 Total

Add $15 for gearbox if necessary....

Compare that against your 'premium' brushless systems, say Mega 1615/5 at $94.90 + .....

Since I already have several brushed ESCs and batteries it usually comes done to buying a $10 motor which will last over a 150 flights at least.... About as cheap as you can get! For planes like the ES*, Funky Chicken, Simple 400, etc. This is all the power you need.... Plus you can afford several packs and charging them at the field is fairly fast.... So fly all day....
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