Originally Posted by C_Watkins
Gonna toss out a question to the experts.
I have been going through my 'junk drawers' lately, and trying to make use of things I already have... and I've been wondering if anyone has tried either a Rimfire .55 or Exceed Monster Power 60 on any of the 60" EF planes.
At a glance, I would think I could get away with the Rimfire and a 14x7 or 15x6 but would be interested in hearing if anyone has actually given either powerplant a shot... in anything.
I either need to start using some of this (mostly NIB) crap, or selling it. I went on a 'buy everything that looks like a good deal' streak when I first got into electric, I guess.
Some of it I'll never use... Like the NIB Hacker A40-10L 8-pole 1100kv that I've since found out is a heli motor. LOL. (In spite of it coming with prop adapters, x-mount, and a box stating "Ideal for Sport, 3D & Warbirds")
But I digress. So yeah... RImfire .55 or Monster Power 60? Any chance?
The Hacker 1100Kv may actually be a decent 3-cell motor for a plane that comes in under 50 ounces with a 13x6 or 13x6.5. Iím not sure how long it is compared to the 820 Torque, but you still may find a home for it on a 46-48 inch 3D airframe if it will fit under the hood.
The Rimfire 55 was made to be an electric replacement for the OS 55, which was Tomís first 3D motor on an old U-Can-Do that came in around the same weight as the 60 EXPsÖ about 5.5 pounds. I never owned a Rimfire because most of the guys I know that had them needed to use smaller props than what I wanted to use. Iím going to guess the 55 can handle the 15x8, which makes is another possibility for the 60 inch EXPs.
I also had three Monster motors, and still have two, but never owned the 60. We have the 46 in a conversion on the plane Tom used as his trainer, the 70 inch LT-40, with a 4S 5000 turning a 14x7 APC for about 8 minute flights. I converted it to a tail dragger with big white wheel pants. We have not flown it in a long time but it makes for a great bush plane and camera platform.
I also have the 110, which is an e-Flite 110 knock-off. Actually all Monsters are e-Flite knock-offs, but with a little less power and a lot more magnet-throwing issues. Mine turns an 18x8 to about 7400 RPMs, 1500 Watts, and 48A on an 8S setup. Iím going to guess that the 60 is probably another decent motor for a 60 inch 3D airframe that comes in heavier than a Torque, Motrolfly, and Hacker, with less power, which is typically the case with all ExceedRC motors that I have had or seen. With that said, the 160 size threw magnets from day-one on a club memberís plane, which he continued to repair until it finally fried in-flight. It was an awesome spectacle that we still talk about at the field.