SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Apr 09, 2003, 06:26 PM
Registered User
Hankstone's Avatar
CA
Joined Aug 2002
876 Posts
If you had a Mega 16/15/2 handy, what would you do with it?

Made a impulse purchase of a mega 16/15/2 with gearbox and a 25 amp castle creations ESC, all installed in a HL Threedee (all new/never flown) for what seemed a good price.

I'm not really turned on by the Threedee so it's been sitting for a couple months...

What would be an ideal plane for this motor? I can't remember what the ratio is on the gearbox so assume I'd buy another or run direct....

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Hank
Hankstone is offline Find More Posts by Hankstone
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Apr 09, 2003, 07:57 PM
T:W>1= :>)
rc-eflyer's Avatar
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Joined May 2002
1,446 Posts
Well, that's a pretty hot (high Kv) little motor ya got
there . First of all be careful how you prop it as you
could draw more than the 25A the CC might be comfortable
with. It's probably best suited for a fan unit or DD on
a hotliner or such.
rc-eflyer is offline Find More Posts by rc-eflyer
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 09, 2003, 09:11 PM
RIP Ric
Andy W's Avatar
Marietta, GA
Joined Jun 1999
43,312 Posts
I suggest:
if you don't care for the Threedee all that much, why not fly the snot out of it and see what you can do? You won't be too distressed if you break it, and you can have some fun with the $$ you have invested while you ponder an alternate airframe.
..a
Andy W is offline Find More Posts by Andy W
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 09, 2003, 09:49 PM
Registered User
Hankstone's Avatar
CA
Joined Aug 2002
876 Posts
Hmmm... a very good idea Andy. Maybe I'll do that, but I'd still like to know what the heck the thing is really made to do...

Rc-flyer, I was wondering about a fan unit, like maybe that alpha jet?
Hankstone is offline Find More Posts by Hankstone
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2003, 12:15 AM
T:W>1= :>)
rc-eflyer's Avatar
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Joined May 2002
1,446 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Hankstone
Hmmm... a very good idea Andy. Maybe I'll do that, but I'd still like to know what the heck the thing is really made to do...

Rc-flyer, I was wondering about a fan unit, like maybe that alpha jet?
I think the Alpha would be a great choice. Oh, and
BTW if you don't like the ThreeDee just ship it to me ,
I've got a Hacker that would fit nicely!
rc-eflyer is offline Find More Posts by rc-eflyer
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2003, 12:59 AM
Registered User
mattg's Avatar
Sydney, Australia
Joined Feb 2003
486 Posts
what the heck thing can do...

I've seen a 7 cell glider use one on a 4.4/1 gearbox and CP 1300s to go vertical at incredible speed for very short periods. Apparently the current draw was somewhere near 60amps for a few brief seconds (very large prop!).

It is a very hot motor and I would heed the advice about not exceeding the controller's limits. It is well suited to using 6-7 cells and driving a gear box. If you run that on your threedee I don't really think it will matter much about the airframe, it will probably be overwhelemed by the motor most of the time
mattg is offline Find More Posts by mattg
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2003, 10:34 AM
Balsa Flies Better!
Stamford, CT
Joined Oct 2000
6,717 Posts
Similar problem

Mine's in a drawer- mated to an Astro 010 gearbox (the old heavy one) and probably a CC 25A control.

I think my plan was to run 8 cells, swing a 9" prop, and put it in a Herr Pitts Special. Could probably haul a Herr Mustang too. Lots of airplanes out there for 200 watts and 9" props. (most any glow ship in the 10 engine range should work.)

Sam
Megowcoupe is offline Find More Posts by Megowcoupe
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion twin mega 16/15/2 minifan, what battery? mixxerx Power Systems 5 May 27, 2006 03:10 AM
Discussion Mega 16/15/2 - What others are comparable? Willmsy Power Systems 1 Mar 17, 2006 05:56 PM
What the correct freq to set my CC45 with my Mega 16/15/2 Lv2Fly Castle Creations 2 Jun 30, 2004 05:17 PM
Question advice on what speed controller to buy for mega 16/15/2? Electric Newbie Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 21 Nov 25, 2003 12:41 PM
MEGA 16/15/2 on a MF480 at 8 cells? PropelLars Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 7 Jul 01, 2002 12:37 AM