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Apr 23, 2003, 11:50 PM
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Cheap brushless setup for Kyosho F16?


Went ahead and bought (cheap)one of these kits today at a little out of the way hobby shop. Figured since they are no longer available, I'd give it a try. Any suggestions for proven combo's?
I would like to try a mega if possible to limit cost. What do you experts think?

Jeff
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Apr 24, 2003, 11:09 AM
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There is a member at our club that fly's the F-16 whit the Plettenberg 200/20/6 and also flew it whit the Plettenberg 200/25/5
Then you can use a normal Schulze so that would reduce also the price
Apr 24, 2003, 12:20 PM
Tech freak
I have flown my Ky F-16 with mega 16/15/2 and Tmm 40 four times before i got a stone into the fan ;(.
Performance was not outstanding on 8 Nicds, pretty nice speed though.
Mega is cheap Bl, but i recommend a longer motor that has more power than the mega.

/Wheaz
Apr 24, 2003, 03:13 PM
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Mega 16/15/2 or 3 + jeti 40A controller is a cheap option, but I would seriously look into a Kontronic Fun 400-36 or 480-42 motor/esc combination from Northeast Sailplanes ("drive sets"),

http://www.nesail.com/kontronik/kondrive2.htm

Or a Hacker B40-11S & Hacker Master 40A esc, for ex from Icare

http://www2.jonction.net/~icare/brushless.htm
Apr 24, 2003, 03:46 PM
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Herb,
How about this - ASTRO 050-3T Motor for Kyosho Fan with #203 45 Amp Control #806K - on the stock fan and an 8cell pack?
Thanks
Apr 24, 2003, 05:28 PM
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I'm not an expert on the Astros but I think their controllers are somewhat current limited.

You might want to consider the Astro motor with a Jeti Master controller, so you can - if you need to or desire - ramp up the current later by increasing cell count.

The stock setup (8 cells) is something like 8V x 34A = 270 Watts. For the brushless setup I would aim at 350-450 Watts depending on taste.
Apr 25, 2003, 12:17 PM
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Thanks guys, I know this one has been hashed over and over, but new motors and controllers seem to hit the market so frequently these days, I wanted a "fresh" opinion from you experts. Herb, I am going with the Kontronic setup. I am very motivated to get this jet flying after seeing your videos!
Jeff