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Old Jun 20, 2003, 11:08 AM
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TigerMOth + Litium Ion = What motor ?



I have a tiger moth that i bought used. Now i have 7.2v Lithium Ion Hanycam battery (duracell dr5) that i want to use with it. What motor should i get for it ??

IPS sytem or the EPS-100 ??? And what gear ratio should i get ??

Ill apreciate any help possible
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Old Jun 20, 2003, 11:31 AM
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The tiger moth didn't come with a motor? If not, then get the stock motor and gearbox for the moth. It is the IPS-A drive with the 5.86:1 gear ratio and use the 9x7 prop. I use this setup with my 2 cell 830mah qualcom battery and I get more than 30 minute in the air and I still have power spare.
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Old Jun 20, 2003, 12:48 PM
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Cool , thanks pc pilot
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Old Jun 20, 2003, 01:37 PM
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I am using the stock motor/gearbox on the 1020 Kokam LiPoly cells. Long flight times, no difference in heat buildup in the motor or cells... If you can make it work, use it. Make sure you use a lithium battery charger. Standard chargers (for NiCd/NiHM) do not work for lithium cells.
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Old Jun 20, 2003, 09:44 PM
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For me the single motor and 2 CELL Etec 1200s was decent but no real kick to get up quick or power through the occasional gust that try to bat you down or drive you into a tree. I switched all my planes,Moth,Cub,IFO to dual IPS and have never looked back. Single best bang for the buck for these planes.
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Old Jun 21, 2003, 09:54 AM
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thanks guys ! , yea i have sima charger that charges lithium batterys . I was wondering if i could use the edp100 A as a motor with my lithiums ??
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