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Jul 20, 2006, 12:05 PM
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Has anyone tried the "Hacker-Compatiable" motors?

Hi Guys,

I was just wondering if any of you have tried these motors and if so, how do you like them?


They seem like a good bargain. I have purchased their 400XT Outrunner Brushless Motor 980 RPM and though I haven't flown it yet, it matched the RPMs of my E-flite Park 400 outrunner to a tee. 7200RPM with a TP3200 3S Li-po and PNX25 ESC, both motors spinning an APC 10x3.8E prop.

Thanks, Terry
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Jul 20, 2006, 04:33 PM
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I have one of the A20-34S motors. Very nice motor. These prices are amazing. I'm picking up a few of the others now.

Jul 21, 2006, 12:04 PM
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How do they compare to the Hacker equivalent?

Thanks, Terry
Jul 21, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Wow, I wish they would offer some of the A30 sizes too!

Jul 21, 2006, 05:50 PM
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Lots of time spent taking pictures and talking about how nice the motors are, but they can't take 5 minutes to actually measure and post the numbers? If they really were better than a Hacker, or even kind of close for $32, you would think they'd be screaming the numbers from a mountain top.

We've gotta start holding those that sell motors to some level of accountability. If they can't do 5 minutes of work so that a crowd of buyers can purchase with confidence, then I'm not sure they deserve the money. Performance doesn't have to be great, but it needs to be known before you purchase.
Jul 21, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Just by comparing photos of these and the Hacker equiv, I would say the performance would have to be at least in the same ball park. I guess we'll have to wait until someone buys one and tests it or donates one to a Dr. Kiwi type for real results. Maybe I'll bite and order the 20L.
Jul 22, 2006, 01:07 AM
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Forget $33.00. I ordered one for $25 (which I haven't received yet), and they just dropped the price to $19, so I ordered another.


Jul 22, 2006, 03:30 AM
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united hobbies aka hobbykong aka worldhobbies.

No thanks, I will stick with a reputable seller.
Jul 22, 2006, 04:05 AM
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I appreciate you being one of the members of the Toni Hand watchdogs, and because of your vigilance, I will not deal with the aforementioned stores.
Now, how do you know Toni is affiliated with united hobbies?
Isn't changing their domain names getting expensive for them?
Keep up the good work.

Jul 22, 2006, 04:47 AM
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Jul 22, 2006, 05:10 AM
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ahhhhhhh, I get it!
Jul 22, 2006, 08:12 PM
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I know all of the talk about Anthony Hand going all the way back to the Asia EXS days. The fact of the matter is that I've placed 4 or 5 orders with him, under the various eBay store names and the HobbyKong (now United Hobbies) web sites, and I've gotten my merchandise every time. As a matter of fact, just 15 minutes ago I went to the mailbox, and there was my "Hacker-style" outrunner, arrived quicker than I was expecting. It looks and feels like a nice motor, not a piece of junk. We'll see. All of these motors out of China are becoming commodity items anyway. You can order the same exact item from any one of several dealers, each at different, sometimes dramatically different, prices. Anthony has always sold them at the lowest prices I've found. Some of you may have had experiences very different from mine, but I feel compelled to share mine with you.

Jul 22, 2006, 08:20 PM
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I would appreciate any test results you can provide on these motors. Not asking for a lot of effort just your impression of it after you get it up and going. Looks like a killer deal even if it falls somewhat short of Hacker #s.

Jul 22, 2006, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris_K
As a matter of fact, just 15 minutes ago I went to the mailbox, and there was my "Hacker-style" outrunner, arrived quicker than I was expecting.
Chris if you are going to fire this up on the bench could you please measure and report:

1) No load current
2) Voltage, Current and RPM with your target prop
3) Voltage, Current and RPM with a 1 or 2" smaller diameter prop?

Jul 22, 2006, 08:32 PM
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I'll try to fire it up tonight or tomorrow, and let you know what I come up with.

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