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Old Nov 14, 2013, 09:04 PM
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motor + esc and battery sizing

I have 3 planes, all flew on 60 2 strokes or 90 4 strokes, one is a tigermoth, ( floater), the second is a cloud dancer 60, ( sport) the third is a laser, ( 3 d capable), I would like to find a motor and esc combo for each and have them all take the same size battery I have found out just how much i lost since leaving the hobby so I'm good with engines, but tired of slobber all over the plane and the electrics don't seem to have the same amount of wear a nd tear as the nitros
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Old Nov 15, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Give these documents a read, I think they'll help get you what you're looking for.

Consolidating on battery sizes is a good idea, if/where you can as it both reduces cost, but keeps from having "special" batteries sit around not getting used very often.

Good luck.
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Old Nov 15, 2013, 09:58 PM
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electric calculations

thanks for the info, I should be able to calculate this now, It was easier with engines, a 40 size plane took a 40 or 45 the hotter you wanted it to fly the better or bigger engine you bought
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Electric power is clean and convenient, but lots more variables to work out than we had to do with glow.
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 07:06 PM
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electric

I've had several electrics in the past they were small but fun these planes are large and from what I saw they were also expensive with large bricks for batteries, although convenient I saw many guys having two batteries for each plane and that was really confusing, what I'm doing now is caculating the motor and battery size so that I get the preformance with the same size battery
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