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Old Oct 12, 2003, 11:22 AM
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Strega power upgrade

Guys I need your help. I just flew my Strega a couple of times and the IPS motor just doesn't seem to cut it. I have a lipoly 340mah from LightFlight RC per his recommendation and the plane just doesn't have in umph. What would be a good motor upgrade for this along with ESC and battery. Thanks for the input.
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 04:15 PM
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Coop a easy straight up swap would be a GWS 7.2v IPS-S1 Twin. It will rip the wings off of it if your not careful. The other is a M100 conversion. You pick.

You'll need to step up to a GWS 300 esc and 600 lipoly's, your 340's would work but you won't have much run time.
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 05:37 PM
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Hey TOG what is a M100 conversion? Which one would be better of the 2 you gave me? Also where can you the IPS twin? Thanks a bunch.
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 01:51 PM
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TOG did you get my last post about what is a m100?
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 02:39 PM
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Check this thread out for the M100

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...70#post1373270

But really a S1 geared twin is a direct fit and you could use the same prop and have major increase in performance.
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 02:50 PM
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TOG S1 geared twin? What is the GWS part number for this if you got it. Thanks.
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 02:58 PM
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try this

http://www.balsapr.com/catalog/motor...ductId=S012457
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 02:59 PM
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TOG thanks I just found it before you replied. Would a etec 700 be a good battery for it along with a GWS 5 amp esc?
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 03:06 PM
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Yep, and I use my 340's too.
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 03:41 PM
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TOG it seems like with the standard motor wouldn't get a little more power with the 700's or is that with a 3cell 700?
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 04:12 PM
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Its all in trust and prop speed. Put a twin in it and you be happy you did, believe me. (2 cell) 3 burns things up if your not careful.
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