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Old Aug 26, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Can I boost up my champs power

Im new to the hobby and love flying my micros,but when it is a little windy I will only fly my champ. I just wanted to know if I could safely put a motor from my t- 28 or polecat on the champ. I know the gear boxes are the same for all 3.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 08:43 AM
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For best power, get a Nine Eagles Bravo SX motor. Only catch, it comes with a different pinion and motor connector, but with a little handy work both things can be fixed. Combined with a decent 240 mAh battery I understand you can make it climb vertically.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 11:54 AM
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The champ and t 28 have the same motor. The polecat motor is stronger, 'cause its coreless.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 12:14 PM
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But if I put a polecat motor in will it fry my receiver
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 04:46 PM
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But if I put a polecat motor in will it fry my receiver
The Polecat motor will do just fine in the champ. The Gearbox and prop are the same in both the Champ and Polecat.

Also use a lightweight and quality battery like a 160 mA Thunder Power or Hyperion cell.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 05:46 PM
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The champ and t 28 have the same motor. The polecat motor is stronger, 'cause its coreless.
The Champ also has a coreless motor. You are probably thinking of brushless, a type of motor that usually has more power than those with brushes. But you can't just connect a brushless motor to a speedcontroller for brushed motors. Brushless speed controllers have 3 wires between motor and speedcontroller, and works quite differently. You can't test a brushless motor with just connecting it with a battery, for instance, it can't run without it's dedicated speed controller.


The stronger motor will not burn your Champ brick. Quite a few pilots have been using stronger motors on a stock Champ without any issues. Sure, you can't fit any size motor, you can overload the brick, but with those 8 mm motors there is no risk.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 06:58 AM
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The champ and t 28 have the same motor. The polecat motor is stronger, 'cause its coreless.
uhhhh, no. All of the HH 8.4mm and 6mm are "coreless".

The Polecat and T-28 motors are identical spec (black bell), only the wire length is different. The Champ motor is Weaker (translucent white bell) and is the same spec as the orignal Sukhoi.

This higher powered motor is known as the "Mustang Motor" because the Mustang was the first application of the Black Belled motor.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Thanks for all the tips, now is it worth doing?
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Thanks for all the tips, now is it worth doing?
A mustang motor will swap in with no mods. It will give better performance, but needs better batteries to make full thrust. Batteries that may work OK with the champ motor can choke on the Mustang motor.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Thanks for all the tips, now is it worth doing?
For people who think the Champ is just fine the way it is, no it's probably not worth doing.
For people who would like more power ( such as yourself) then yes it's probably worth doing.
But why stop there, if you go for a stronger motor you might as well get some quality batteries and even a GWS 5043 prop to try.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:30 AM
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My little Champ is beefed up with the Mustang motor and the 5043 prop and I have one of Jin's floats and boy does she "hop" in the air. I can do loops with her and some real funny barrel rolls. The Mustang motor greatly improves the flight envelope of the Champ.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 04:21 AM
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I have one Champ with the original motor and one with the Mustang-motor. My 11-year old son always call dibs on the one with the Mustang-motor, he claims that the other one is no fun in comparison

He loves to hand launch it vertically:
Felix (1 min 38 sec)


(This one is not one he's particularly proud of, was to windy, but thr only one I have on video )
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 02:55 PM
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A mustang motor will swap in with no mods. It will give better performance, but needs better batteries to make full thrust. Batteries that may work OK with the champ motor can choke on the Mustang motor.
Hmm... I bought a Champ fuselage with electronics and swapped the brick out for a 6400. I then put the Champ brick into a scratch built with a P-51 motor. I am using a 250mAh battery. What happens is the the motor cuts out even at half throttle, and sometimes won't restart. I've tried different p-51 motors. Same result. Can I assume that the brick is bad? elevator and rudder work OK. Thanks for any advice.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Hmm... I bought a Champ fuselage with electronics and swapped the brick out for a 6400. I then put the Champ brick into a scratch built with a P-51 motor. I am using a 250mAh battery. What happens is the the motor cuts out even at half throttle, and sometimes won't restart. I've tried different p-51 motors. Same result. Can I assume that the brick is bad? elevator and rudder work OK. Thanks for any advice.
Well I just now plugged the Champ motor into the Champ brick and it works fine - no cutting out. My assumption is that the brick can't handle the 1.6 amps the P-51 needs - or the brick doesn't meet specs, but can just handle the Champ motor.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Well I just now plugged the Champ motor into the Champ brick and it works fine - no cutting out. My assumption is that the brick can't handle the 1.6 amps the P-51 needs - or the brick doesn't meet specs, but can just handle the Champ motor.
Could be the batteries. Even 250 batteries have to be in good shape to run a mustang motor.

Off brand, old or 12C batteries won't cut it
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