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Old Jul 11, 2007, 06:19 PM
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New to Electrics, Motor help!!!

I just ordered a f16 jet pusher. It comes with a 380 motor, I would like to order a brushless motor of equal or larger size. I'm new to electrics and I don't have a clue where to start. Can some PLEASE give me a place to start?

Motor size?
Lipo Batterys?
Speed Control?
Prop?

Thanks
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 06:40 PM
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What is the weight, the wingspan, the manufacturer, and the prop clearance of your F16?
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 08:38 PM
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This is all I could find

This is the information that was posted:

Brand New ARF F-16 RC Airplane,
can be flown and enjoyed by any pilot with
some ARF experience! Unlike most glow-powered jets, this F-16 arrives almost
ready to fly, with only minimal assembly work left to do. The scale outline
of the full-sized plane has already been created; the power for performance
provided with the included 380 motor and propeller fans. Finish assembly, install on-board equipment (must purchase seperately) and apply decals, and the F-16 is ready to provide the appearance and power that

Miramar dreams are made of Recreates the wind-cheating profile of the full-sized F-16, from the slim tapered nose through the wingtip-mounted missiles to the anhedral stabilizers
# Constructed of tough, lightweight styrene foam parts optimized for aerodynamic slickness with a special smoothing process.
# The white fuselage and molded-in-red wings also feature a glossy, hard-plastic coating that improves decal "stick" and durability
# Included decals duplicate the spectacular red, white and blue trim scheme
of the original F-16 prototype.
# 380 motor and three propellers are included for extra value and shopping convenience.
#Takes off with a simple hand launch-and combines with light wing loadings to provide smooth, stable flight, impressive climbs and broad, sweeping turn.
This F-16 is an entry-level electric powered jet scale model park flyer. The
value to cost ratio of this package is excellent. The model flies great and looks spectacular in the air.
Specifications
Wingspan: 23.8 inches
Fuselage length: 18.4
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 11:29 PM
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towerpro 2408-21, 6x4 prop, 3s LIPO of around 1000mAh. 10A or better ESC.
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 12:47 PM
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Your power system should be pretty light--I agree with the 1000 mah 2 or 3 cell lipo. The heaviest component is the battery and you'll base everything else around that. In most cases speed controllers aren't particular to the type of motor unless you're into super high power stuff, which clearly isn't the case here.

I think you could break the motor/speed controller into 2 categories: cheap and not cheap but good quality. There are endless cheap models on the market that I don't know tons about and probably wont. On the other hand, Castle Creation speed controllers are very well known and would be a good investment--Phoenix 10, Phoenix 25, Thunderbird 9 or Thunderbird 18.

One excellent quality motor would be a Little Screamer. They're about 25 grams and would be perfect for your plane--plus tons of power and run efficiently. There are 3 kv ratings (low, med and high RPM--don't know exact #'s) but you'll probably want the middle or upper one to use with that 6 x 4 prop.
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 03:29 PM
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More information

This is the Battery that I ordered, HXT D9 1000mAh 11.1v 20-30C Lipo

This is the Motor I ordered, FC 28-22 Brushless Outrunner 1200kv

This is the speed controller I ordered, TP 18A Brushless Speed Controller

Any recomemdations on a prop for this?

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Old Jul 13, 2007, 05:41 PM
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Consult the motor calculator:

http://brantuas.com/ezcalc/dma1.asp
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