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Apr 03, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Brushless for ThunderTiger/Ace Seamaster

I have a seamaster currently running an OS 46.

I have running gear from a wrecked heli that I'd like to move over:
6s1p Lipo, 6000 mah
CC Phoenix Ice 100 ESC
And a Century 600+ motor (which I assume is not going to work for this).

Seamaster is in the 7lb range. It is I believe limited to an 11" prop. It doesn't need to go fast, but does need good low speed power to get off of the water. I think if there was a reason to go with a larger diameter prop I'd have to raise the pod, which I'd rather not do.

Any motor recommendations? I don't have a brand preference, and am fine spending $100 or more if necessary to get the right fit. Any input appreciated!

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Apr 14, 2012, 02:39 PM
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In case anyone else wants to do this, there's a million opinions out there, but little data. Here's what I ended up with:

E-Flite Power 52 Brushless Outrunner Motor, 590Kv
Stuck w/ the original 11x7 prop I had on my .46 nitro engine

Static full power:
10,500 RPM
37 amps

That's w/ the 6s1p 25c lipo, 6000 mah, and CC Phoenix Ice 100.

Feels like it has plenty of power, but haven't tried flying it yet. Still need to mount the battery.
Apr 14, 2012, 09:16 PM
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You might consider going to a 3-blade prop. Lots more thrust for a minimal loss of efficiency.
Apr 16, 2012, 11:19 AM
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I'll give that a shot, thanks!

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