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Old Mar 23, 2012, 02:22 PM
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New to BL motors...break it in?

I'm new to RC and my dad is new to electric motors. I have the PKZ P-51D Mustang BL and my dad just got the E-Flight RV-9. we are both running the same motor, the 480kv. My question, actually my dad's coming from a nitro background. Do you need to break in a BL motor like you would i nitro or gas motor? Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Old Mar 23, 2012, 03:50 PM
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No break-in necessary. The rotor is supported by two ball bearings. Break-in was done on the early brushed motors to seat the brushes before applying full power.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 04:22 PM
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A brushless motor requires no break-in, no tuning, and essentially no maintenance. It'll turn your prop quietly, cleanly, smoothly, and efficiently. It costs virtually nothing to run it, even if you're doing fifteen flights a day.

Not a bad deal
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 10:50 AM
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As the other two blokes has already told you that you don't need to run a brushless motor in i won't bother adding to that as there really isn't any need.

I would say though as you like the PZ warbirds (as do i) you might want to think about using a better battery than the stock PZ ones,as i've had two of the little PZ green 3s 1300mah battery that have puffed for no fault of my own,i've left them on a store charge after use and always charge them up using the right settings.

I now use the blue Turnigy batteries or the Turnigy Nano-Techs from Hobbyking that are a lot better than the batteries PZ give us with there planes,i now use the blue Turnigy 1800mah 40/50C battery and that really makes the PZ P-51 go a lot faster with out even changing the motor or anything else,but i use the Nano-techs in my PZ warbirds that need a 2200mah battery and thats the best battery i have ever used in the bigger PZ warbirds,like my F4U Corsair,Spitfire MK IX,P-47D thunderbolt and a few others.

At the end of the day it's up to you where you get your batteries and what you use but someone told me about HK a couple of years ago and i've never looked back,i only wish i knew about them sooner so i now tell as many people as i can about them thats all.
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. we were able to get his plane up and test flown with this info. we both appreciate it. thanks!
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 06:13 PM
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hobbypartz also sells some good battries at real good prices ...
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 03:35 AM
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I have a few different batteries. so far of the ones i have tried, i prefer the 2100 11.1v 30c eflight. I'm sure other cheaper batteries can match up with this one but i also noticed my mustang BL needs no mod to make it fit, where people with the 2200 have to cut up their canopy or the fuse to make them fit.
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Old Apr 03, 2012, 11:40 PM
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No break-in necessary. The rotor is supported by two ball bearings. Break-in was done on the early brushed motors to seat the brushes before applying full power.
oh yes the ye-old brushed days, we used to run the motor in water for break-in TG those days are gone
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