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Old Oct 18, 2004, 07:26 PM
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Another Estes Free Flight Conversion Question

My next project is going to be the estes fighter school plane. The yellow one that looks like a zero. what Im wondering is has anyone ever tried to use the stock motor with a 2 cell lipo? How long did it last? is it worth trying or should I just get a J250 right off of the bat. My stagger wing biplane has an EDP50 and a 3x2 prop and it doesent fly to bad. Its not underpowered but its not fast either. I thought about trying the EDP 50 because the zero wouldnt have as much drag as the biplane( 2 wings versus 1 on the zero) but I dont know if it would make that much difference.
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Old Oct 19, 2004, 06:21 PM
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Old Oct 19, 2004, 06:33 PM
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The stock motors are pretty inefficient, I think. I recommend replacing it.
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Old Oct 19, 2004, 07:43 PM
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Would'nt it be great if the reciever was less than 5 volts, we could leave those motors in and run a single lipo ( which is twice the voltage of the motor ) and run it till it dies,
but 7.4 on a 1.2v motor is over the top!
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Old Oct 20, 2004, 02:17 AM
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So how long will the stock motor last with a 2 cell and some throttle management? The stock battery was labeled as a 3.6v 180 mah.
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