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Old Apr 10, 2014, 12:07 PM
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looking for a good 3d electric motor for my PZ extra 300

Im wanting to upgrade the motor on my parkzone extra 300 and im not quite sure which motor to go with. Ive got the stock 30a esc, ive been looking at 1100kv turnigy bl outrunners, 790kv ones and a stock replacement 890kv. Any advise would be appreciated. Id like to do more 3d flying as opposed to speed passes with it
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Old Apr 10, 2014, 08:11 PM
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The plane really isn't designed for 3d, it flys best fast, which is why the stock prop is very high pitched. You can try running an 11x5.5 or 12x6 prop on it (not sure if the stock esc with handle a 12) for better pullout but that won't change the design of the plane.
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 01:53 AM
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Yeah Ive been thinking it wasnt really made to do much 3d if any. Would an 1100kv turnigy outrunner be a dumb idea? Or would it be best to do with lower kv and more pitch?
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 06:43 AM
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Speaking as a former PZ extra 300 owner, don't waste money and time trying to improve it. Get a good foamy from twisted, or a 3DHS EPP extra, or any 3DHS or EF plane. I went from my PZ extra to a 3dhs 48" EPP Yak, the difference was astounding. It costs more, but it's way more cost effective. They don't sell the EPP yak anymore, but the EPP extra is better than the yak anyway.
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 08:11 AM
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If you want to 3D this plane, a smaller high-C battery (1600), SFG's, a 12x6 prop, and maxed out throws is your best bet. The motor has plenty of power but the prop pitch is too high for 3D.

It's way more fun to fly it fast though. A good EPP plane is much better for 3D.

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Old Apr 11, 2014, 12:27 PM
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Indeed, if you can learn to 3d this plane, you'll be a master. LOL I use an 1100kv 3536 and have used a 3530 with success on this plane. You'll need to remove foam but you have to shove the battery completely up to the plastic firewall to get it to balance and space the motor out accordingly. It's a handful when it's tailheavy.
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