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Old Apr 03, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Brushless for ThunderTiger/Ace Seamaster

I have a seamaster currently running an OS 46.

I have running gear from a wrecked heli that I'd like to move over:
6s1p Lipo, 6000 mah
CC Phoenix Ice 100 ESC
And a Century 600+ motor (which I assume is not going to work for this).

Seamaster is in the 7lb range. It is I believe limited to an 11" prop. It doesn't need to go fast, but does need good low speed power to get off of the water. I think if there was a reason to go with a larger diameter prop I'd have to raise the pod, which I'd rather not do.

Any motor recommendations? I don't have a brand preference, and am fine spending $100 or more if necessary to get the right fit. Any input appreciated!

Thanks.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:39 PM
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In case anyone else wants to do this, there's a million opinions out there, but little data. Here's what I ended up with:

E-Flite Power 52 Brushless Outrunner Motor, 590Kv
Stuck w/ the original 11x7 prop I had on my .46 nitro engine

Static full power:
10,500 RPM
37 amps

That's w/ the 6s1p 25c lipo, 6000 mah, and CC Phoenix Ice 100.

Feels like it has plenty of power, but haven't tried flying it yet. Still need to mount the battery.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 09:16 PM
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You might consider going to a 3-blade prop. Lots more thrust for a minimal loss of efficiency.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 11:19 AM
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I'll give that a shot, thanks!
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