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Castleís new Vertigo series of outrunner motors are the power plant your heli has been searching for.

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Whether youíre a professional pilot or a weekend stick jockey, Castleís new Vertigo series of outrunner motors are the power plant your heli has been searching for.

By using only the highest quality components and manufacturing methods, Castle engineers have been able to achieve efficiency rates surpassing the 90% mark, allowing you to fly for longer periods of time, perform the most extreme maneuvers, and do it all with extreme confidence. In addition, our high current CC Bullet connectors are pre-soldered to the wires ensuring the least amount of resistance between your ESC and motor. The case and fan of the Vertigo has also been designed to optimize heat dissipation and maximize airflow over the stator regardless of your flying style.

With bolt patterns to fit most 450 to 800 size helis, and paired with the new Castle Talon and Edge series of ESCs for optimal performance, everyone is capable of feeling Vertigo.

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Old Jun 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Nice to see another choice in the 700 class. I bet it would be perfect for an AP heli.
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 10:58 AM
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Nice looking motor
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Castle made a few Vertigo motors a couple of years and I have one. I didn’t think it was a very good motor and don’t fly it any more. It was not nearly as good as Scorpion. I sure hope that they have improved the design.


For a 700 size helicopter the Scorpion Ultimate is going to be very hard to beat ( 2-Year warranty, 230 amps and 10,000 watts). http://www.scorpionsystem.com/catalo..._4525_520_ult/


What's the warranty on Vertigo motors?

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Old Jun 13, 2013, 04:58 PM
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I just looked at the weights and those Vertigo motors are real boat anchors. The 700 weighs in at a whopping 694g. http://www.castlecreations.com/products/vertigo.html
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:31 PM
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compare these vertigo motors with the KDE Direct XF lineup. Almost exact specs . Wonder what the idea was behind that
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 10:00 PM
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2 problems with the 450 size motor. Its 20 grams too heavy and where is the 1300 to 1900kv option for 450 size birds on 6s?

Usually its 1600 to 1900kv for a 6s 450 except for the mini Protos.

And why does the 500 size motor have a 6mm pinion? That will limit your pinion choices for sure.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 06:04 AM
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2 problems with the 450 size motor. Its 20 grams too heavy and where is the 1300 to 1900kv option for 450 size birds on 6s?

Usually its 1600 to 1900kv for a 6s 450 except for the mini Protos.

And why does the 500 size motor have a 6mm pinion? That will limit your pinion choices for sure.
Why did they make them so very heavy?
With helicopters weight is very important.

That 6mm shaft is definitely going to add some dead weight to a 500.


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There is no termination designation in their specifications. There is only one 10p.
A 10p yy would be a torque monster
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 10:38 PM
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If that little weight makes any difference in your 450 ) OR 700 ( then you're doing something wrong. Looks to me like they are making them to LAST, rather than to leave sheared shafts. There is a penalty for more endurance, and for more resistance to POWER. It is called weight. The difference will be worth it.

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How do these compare to Scorpion motors?
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 06:04 AM
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How do these compare to Scorpion motors?
Much heavier


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How do these compare to Scorpion motors?
I think this is the benchmark a lot of people are going to apply. I have had output shafts break on early Align (430L) motors, but not once on Scorpion II 2221-8's. The 500-size Scorpions are pretty much bulletproof with 5 mm output shafts.

It will be interesting to see who actually buys the Vertigo. Doubtlessly we will see some reviews here if they do,.
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I'm looking at the 450-size vertigo in comparison to the scorpion 2221-8 motor and I'm going...

it's heavier?

it's larger?

it costs more?

No max amp/wattage draw?

Unless the vertigo motor has a much higher amp handling capability, I'm having a REAL hard time justifying it over the Scorpion motor as my next heli motor.
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I'm looking at the 450-size vertigo in comparison to the scorpion 2221-8 motor and I'm going...

it's heavier?

it's larger?

it costs more?

No max amp/wattage draw?

Unless the vertigo motor has a much higher amp handling capability, I'm having a REAL hard time justifying it over the Scorpion motor as my next heli motor.
Larger: yes
Heavier: yes
More powerful: yes
Too much power for most pilots: yes

These were designed to output as much power as the heli could handle. They are not a compromise -- they are designed for all-out flying.
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