"no-load current" -- what does it mean? - RC Groups
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Mar 29, 2002, 02:28 PM
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"no-load current" -- what does it mean?

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If my soarer is soaring with the motor stopped and the prop folded, if the "no-load current" still flowing? Or does it mean that the motor draws x amps when it's running full-speed and spinning with nothing attached to the prop shaft?

This electric stuff just gets curiouser and curiouser!

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Mar 29, 2002, 03:04 PM
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The second one.
No load means the motor is running with no load - no prop or other load attached.
Mar 29, 2002, 03:54 PM
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The stopped motor should not draw current. The speed control and servos will continue to draw current however, if the receiver is on.

If the motor were to run without a prop, that amount of current will be considerd - no load current.
Mar 29, 2002, 04:49 PM
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I have to say, that since I started lurking here, my attitude about fellow modelers has improved. Most every post I've seen on these forums has been informative and non-judgmental.

For that also, thanks!