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Old May 12, 2003, 11:46 PM
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replacement motor for hummingbird

What motor should I replace stock with if iam going to use stock bmixing board and etech 2c poly pack any info helpful
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Old May 13, 2003, 09:13 AM
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I use the simprop acro 280bb from hobby lobby:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/speed280.htm

Use an 8-9 tooth pinion with this motor, those cells and stock blades. Use the stock 10 tooth with hrnet carbon fiber blades.

Ball bearing supported and replaceable brushes. Many flights on mine with zero problems and the motoro still looks fantastic.

Others have had good luck with an Orion motor and others with a speed 300.

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

Steve
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Old May 13, 2003, 05:08 PM
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Seconding what Steve says. I've been using an Acro 280BB in mine now for quite some time and it works great!


Steve, I've been using the stock 10 tooth and the stock blades. Should I upgrade to some CF blades? If I do, what will this do for me? (besides look really cool)

-Josh
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Old May 13, 2003, 05:31 PM
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Josh,

If you tend to break blades like I was - the CF ones will take a real beating! I am not afraid of breaking a blade not that I see how much of a beating they will take. I think this has helped me to move into forward flight on this little bird.

You also get a higher rotor speed which makes for a more stable hover. They are very well balanced so no shake. You also get less pitch up when in forward flight. I honestly believe the tail motor runs cooler.

Steve

PS - oh yeah - they also look cool
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Old May 13, 2003, 09:33 PM
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Very soon GWS will have a new motor for this replacement.

GWS EDF64-100, the duct fan motor is a special tunned up 280 motor. We tested many samples, and worked great!

http://www.gws.com.tw/english/produc...stem/edf64.htm
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Old May 14, 2003, 12:08 AM
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so the orion elite works with the stock speed control?(I need a new motor after the stock crapped out on me, after a week of flying! 40 flights in one weekd isnt thaaat much)
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Old May 14, 2003, 09:24 AM
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so the orion elite works with the stock speed control?(I need a new motor after the stock crapped out on me, after a week of flying! 40 flights in one weekd isnt thaaat much)
That is what I have been hearing. I would think a high frequency ESC would be in order for a coreless motor, but those who are using them report good results. I have no personal experience with that motor.

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Old May 14, 2003, 09:50 PM
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I got my lipolys today and also shaft collar and decide to try with stock motor until 2800bb gets here . works fine but I decide to land after 10 minutes of off and on hovering . motor was getting hot just letting u guys know. A lso thanks for all the help!!!!
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