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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:19 AM
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brushless motor for gws pt-17?

Just pulled an unassembled GWS PT-17 out of storage. Wondering what brushless motor to use. Doesn't need to be speed demon. Scale flight or a little bit better. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Go with a "400 class" brushless around 900kv

This should be perfect for you. Use a GWS 9X5 prop and you will be very happy. I would recommend 1000mah lipo packs to keep things light. If you want a little better flight time, go with the 1300mah. (use 3 cell packs with at least 20C rating)

Quoted from HeadsupRC's webiste.....

GWS EP9050: 25 ounces of thrust at 10 amps. Good choice for medium speed models.

It will be scale flying at around 2/3 throttle and probably unlimited vertical performance at full throttle... without being "stupid fast"
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Which motor did it have? The 350 or 400??
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Its stock motor was brushed EPS400 with C gear if I recall it correctly. The said 400 class outrunner certainly works much better on it.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:28 AM
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thanks

Thanks for the replys. brushless can be a little confusing. I found that HeadsupRc is a great source of products and info for newbies or old guys like me
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Thanks for the replys. brushless can be a little confusing. I found that HeadsupRc is a great source of products and info for newbies or old guys like me
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