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Mar 10, 2005, 12:37 AM
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What motor for 50th birthday?


I want to sweeten the sadness of getting half a century old with some consistent present and am thinking of buying a pair of BL motors and controllers. I am stuck on the Hacker A20-22L. Pros and cons? What ESC? Other ideas?
I like bimotor planes, no 3D interest, my flying skills still suck and I am tired of bending the flimsy shafts of the GWS style gearboxes.

Thanks,
S55
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Mar 10, 2005, 12:56 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by S55
I want to sweeten the sadness of getting half a century old ...
Growing old isn't all it's cracked up to be but it sure beats the alternative.

Pete (54 yr old adolescent)
Mar 10, 2005, 02:35 AM
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mmmmmmm..... interesting idea. I get to 50 in October......
Mar 10, 2005, 03:54 AM
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50 years old and still crashing!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Specifications RPM / V (Kv) Weight Battery Max Amp / 15sec
Prop Watts
A20-20L 1022 57g (2.01oz) 3 LiPo / 1200-2100mah 15 / 19 10x4.7 210W
A20-22L 924 57g (2.01oz) 3 LiPo / 1200-2100mah 14 / 17 10x4.7 190W
whats the weight of the bird its going in?
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Mar 10, 2005, 07:29 AM
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54 here too, maturity still not on the horizon.

I have 7 AXI's so I guess you could say I'm partial to outrunners. Two (AXI 2814-12's) are going into a Twin Otter that is still on the board. I've flown them with CC 25's and various Jeti Advance controllers and have never had a controller problem. The Jeti's are simpler to use but the Phoenix-link software closes the gap quite a bit in this regard.
Mar 10, 2005, 09:53 AM
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I'm even older, so forgive me if I keep repeating myself!

The Hacker A20-22L will be essentially the same as the Torque 22T/930Kv (from www.extremeflightrc.com) - so here are some numbers for THAT for you to peruse. PH 25's are great.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336486


I think Dick Hanson is flying with one or more Hacker A20's - check with him for his opinions.

Cheers, Phil
Mar 10, 2005, 11:14 AM
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(Tongue firmly in cheek)

Look for one that draws 50 amps at 50 volts giving 50k rpm to a prop with 50 cm pitch....

Happy birthday
Mar 10, 2005, 11:19 AM
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With that set-up, chances are less than 50:50 that he'll survive to see 51!
Mar 10, 2005, 10:52 PM
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Dr Kiwi,
Now I am confused. The Torques are very attractive indeed. I still have time to make up my mind.
Thank you all for advice and wishes,
S55
Mar 10, 2005, 11:17 PM
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With that set-up, chances are less than 50:50 that he'll survive to see 51!
What? 2500 Watts is too much? when?


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