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Old Dec 25, 2014, 05:48 PM
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Quick Motor/Radio Compatability Question

Does anyone know if the ESC on the radio from a Hobby Zone Champ can run the motor from a UMX Extra 300 3D with no problems?

I mostly want to do it just because the Extra motor has longer leads than the Champ motor. That will make for an easier install on my current scratch build. Just want to make sure the Champ ESC won't be overloaded or anything. Don't want anything damaged because of the derp factor.
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Old Dec 25, 2014, 07:08 PM
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If I remember correctly, there is a whole champ modification thread...and it specifically has posts about other motors in the champ. Do a search...
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Old Dec 25, 2014, 09:34 PM
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I'm not finding anything like that. Can you please search it out for me?
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Old Dec 25, 2014, 10:00 PM
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Will requires some digging(1352 pages):
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...bby+Zone+Champ
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Old Dec 25, 2014, 10:18 PM
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didn't find the answer. Are you sure it's in there?
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Old Dec 26, 2014, 09:26 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1256836


Should be all over this one...
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Old Dec 26, 2014, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for the help guys! I got an answer here.

Trying to get this finished over the holiday, so limited time for extensive research.
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Old Dec 26, 2014, 10:50 AM
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BTW nice build....
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Old Dec 26, 2014, 11:28 AM
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Thank you sir! Should be a cracker, the size is very Champ like. Thanks again for the help, too!
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Old Dec 26, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Hope it flies like.... wait for it.... a champ
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Old Dec 26, 2014, 01:41 PM
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Me too!

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Old Dec 30, 2014, 10:31 AM
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In the end, once I had a solid lead on a good substitute for the motor, I soldered in an extension on the existing Champ motor. It is pretty fine work, and I was lucky to get away with it. The wire is very fine steel strands. They tear much more easily than the surrounding insulation, so stripping the ends is pretty touch and go. I used some copper stranded I took out of an old ethernet CAT5 cable. Thankfully, the copper/steel wire splice took solder easily. I sealed the splices with Liquid Tape, since I don't have any shrink tube near that small.

Don't think your help wasn't useful... I wouldn't have gone ahead with that if I didn't have a back up plan for if I ruint it! Also, If I wear out or break this motor, I know what to get now. Thanks again.
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