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Old Jan 03, 2009, 06:25 PM
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New motor for Wind Dancer

Well I built a Wind Dancer about 4 years ago and the motor finally took a dump on me. The motor was a speed 400 with a Jet 3.8 to 1 gearbox and it flew the light sailplane ok, but not a real fast climber. It flys great once at altitude. I have been toying with the idea of using a brushless motor this time, but need some guidance on a motor, controller and battery. I would like to see a big improvement on climbing. Any suggestions welcome.
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Old Jan 03, 2009, 06:57 PM
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I used a similar S400 motor/gearbox and was not satisfied with the climb or the noisey gears. I checked out several options and ended up with a Mega 16256 (I think). I run it on a 2 cell Lipo that fits just forward of the servos under the wing. Big difference and has made the plane a favorite.
The link below offers some other options.
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Old Jan 03, 2009, 08:41 PM
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Thanks Vito for the linf, good info. Looks like the A20-20L is just what the doc ordered. Now lets see who has the best price? Hacker web site says it has them for 59.99. Not to bad. Thanks again.
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