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Old Oct 31, 2002, 08:54 PM
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Best Brushless Motor and ESC for CP Hornet..

Hi all,

In order to avoid high $ shipping etc on the MS-Composit motor and ESC for the Hornet to Australia, what suggestions do you have for it?

Some brands are easy to get than others (Hacker and Shultz are easiest to get - anyone run them?)

Thanks people...

- Tim
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Old Oct 31, 2002, 11:31 PM
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Hi Tim,

I am flying my CP Hornet with a Hacker B20-22S/Schulze 18He ESC combination and I like it very much.

Probably the best all around combination to use as quite a few other Hornet owners can attest to. CC' Phoenix is getting a software fix for the hard start issue and will be a lighter alternative to the Schulze (and cheaper).

I don't know much about the MS-motor but based on what I've read elsewhere, the motor could use a higher KV rating, although one could change the pinion size up to a 14 th.

Regards,
Roger
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Old Nov 01, 2002, 12:00 AM
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Thanks Roger.

Will add that to my list of goodies

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Old Nov 01, 2002, 02:07 AM
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I would recomend Hacker 20-12L. It is stronger than 22S and runs cooler.
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Old Nov 01, 2002, 02:25 AM
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Tim,

Although I haven't flown a 12L just looking at the differences in the specs between the 22S and the 12L makes me wonder if it really makes a difference.

The 12L has a hotter wind (4650 KV) than the 22S (4091 KV) which to me means higher current draw and shorter flight times. Couple that with the fact that the 12L is 10mm longer and quite possibly 10% heavier than the 22S makes me wonder if it's worth it.

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Old Nov 02, 2002, 10:06 PM
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best brushless for hornet

I do not have any experience with the hornet
but suggest that you consider our new
8 turn 010 fan motor.
specs are weight 32 grams
kv = 4150 rpm/volt
res = 120 milliohms
no load current 600 ma
price 75 dollars
see astro web site for details
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Old Nov 02, 2002, 10:57 PM
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The 8T Astro motor is a great alternative. The only problem is getting a 64P pinion for it. The smallest brass pinion you could bore is 12T. I've managed to squeak an 11T plastic pinion onto it. Flies the Hornet with authority on 3 LithPoly cells. I would prefer a 10T, but, no luck in finding one with a 3.2mm hole. The motor is 0.2 ounces lighter than the Hacker.
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Old Nov 03, 2002, 01:24 AM
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Has anyone asked AstroBob if he can turn down the motor shaft to fit a standard pinion? Looks like he's looking to expand the market for his motors, so maybe he might be interested in doing a special run?
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Old Nov 03, 2002, 01:44 AM
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Quote:
The 8T Astro motor is a great alternative. The only problem is getting a 64P pinion for it. The smallest brass pinion you could bore is 12T. I've managed to squeak an 11T plastic pinion onto it. Flies the Hornet with authority on 3 LithPoly cells. I would prefer a 10T, but, no luck in finding one with a 3.2mm hole. The motor is 0.2 ounces lighter than the Hacker.
Docphi,

can you post a picture of your set-up? I'd love to see it!

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Old Nov 03, 2002, 07:05 AM
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Roger,

I've swapped the Astro out of my Hornet and back into my Piccolo. The Hacker has gone into my Hornet.
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Old Nov 03, 2002, 09:50 PM
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Oh Boo!

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Old Nov 03, 2002, 10:30 PM
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No big whoop. Just pretend the Hacker is an Astro!
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Old Nov 05, 2002, 10:54 PM
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i asked Bob Boucher (astroBob) to make me an astro AF010, 8 or 10 turn, over a year ago to try in my Hornets. it's nice to know that he's finally gotten around to making them. i also asked if he could turn the shaft down to 2mm. if he did, i think that he just might have a winner.

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Old Feb 14, 2003, 06:25 PM
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just wondering if anyone has now tried the astro in the hornet cp
that aeromicro is selling?/


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Old Feb 14, 2003, 06:56 PM
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astro hornet motor

the astro hornet motor
pn 801H
is a 10 turn 010
it is supplied with both a 14 turn 64 pitch
pinion for the hornet and a 11 tooth 48 pitch
gear for the piccollo.
ready to run right out of box.
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