HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Feb 06, 2004, 08:08 AM
Moths do not fly inverted
LJH's Avatar
Greenwich CT.
Joined Sep 2000
4,236 Posts
Longer ESC wires for KC F/18

After numerous tries to get my KC F/18 to fly on a 480BB Race motor I have decided to go to a BL system. I have read a number of threads on lengthening wires on brushless systems. I am running a 15/16/3 on 12 CP1300 and a TMM 40-3 or a Jeti (red) 40-3. It would be allot easier to lengthen the battery side wires then the motor side wires since I don't think the three wires will fit through the dorsal of my F/18. What do you guys think?

LJH is offline Find More Posts by LJH
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Feb 06, 2004, 08:34 AM
EDF Head
Haldor's Avatar
Stavanger, Norway
Joined Feb 2000
7,999 Posts
I have the ESC mounted in the back of mine.
Haldor is offline Find More Posts by Haldor
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 06, 2004, 12:53 PM
Registered User
trondb's Avatar
Trondelag, Norway
Joined Mar 2003
259 Posts
Have seen warnings about voltage spikes that kills the ESC with long battery cables.The preferred long motor cables have been tried in a friend`s EDF model,but gave severe glitches
When doing the other way around the glitches totally disappeard and no 'smoked' ESC yet

My latest,a balsa bulilt RD design F-104 with Vasa65/Mega 16/15/2/TMM 40-3 ESC and 8XFAUP 1950
The battery cables here will be around 20in. (50cm) long. 14swg silicone wire is hopefully enough here at approx 35amp-draw at start?

trondb is offline Find More Posts by trondb
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moto calc data for EJF/KC F-18 Buster Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 7 Apr 02, 2002 06:50 AM
Where Can I find Plans for KC F-18? RC_razy Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 2 Mar 27, 2002 05:23 PM
Motor fan for KC F/A-18? LawnDart Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 20 Jan 23, 2002 03:09 PM
Flight time for Cox F-18 and Koy. F-16 byebyeplane Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 1 Sep 17, 2001 08:40 PM
KC F-18 Wing / airfoil question JasonJ Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 19 Jul 26, 2001 01:27 PM