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Aug 18, 2010, 09:55 AM
Redjestird Youser
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Hobbypartz Optima 450 1380kv on 6S?

Think this motor will be ok on 6S?


Has no voltage specs listed...but speed wise on 6S I think it should be ok. Are there any motor changes that make them able to handle higher voltages, or should this motor be ok? It's going into a heli
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Aug 18, 2010, 11:31 AM
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It is rated for 244W max... so on 6s (~22.2v) theoretically you will be limited to 11A! Kv x V is over 30,000rpm... can it cope?
Aug 18, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Ah ha, watts. So I'd be real close to the limit in normal flight...and blow though it on full collective. Drat. (Trying to avoid paying $55 for a Scorpion, and I still could use a lower kv than the Scorp's 1630 for their version of this type motor). Thanks!
Aug 18, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Have you seen this motor?


Bit higher kv, but similar specs and size
Aug 19, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Thanks, but too high kv for what I'm doing. I'm looking for around 1850 headspeed on 11T/6S, as it is already flying at 18amp on 3S on the bare airframe w/ballast...hence the desire to go 6S as there will be 2 3S packs on board. Ideally I'd be looking for 1200-1300kv in a 450 size format, with an 11T+ pinion for quietness. FWIW, Hobbypartz has one similar to that, but with a 2mm taller stator presumably giving more torque, sold as 1800kv, actually 1700kv, worked pretty well on a 3S ship doing the slow-motion deal.
Aug 19, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Cool, well, from what I have seen just poking around, based on your specs, the best thing is just go with the scorpion. Its really not that expensive, especially since its a proven motor for your application.

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