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    Building some quadcopters, confused about motors

    Hello, i'm new to quadcopters and while i've read a lot and watched a lot of videos i don't have the experience of different combinations to get what i want first time so i was wondering if you guys could give me some advice :) I'm in my final year of electronic engineering and i'm building an...
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    How to choose your LiPo, ESCs, motors and props?

    Hi guys! I'm a new (and a noob as must say) around here and I have a beginner question for you :) I'm actually building my first quad with the Knuckle H-Quad frame created by the flitetest crew. The thing is, I followed the recommendations regarding the LiPo, ESCs, motors and props but I would...
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    Quad Flying issues.

    Hi, I have built my first RC quad copter in hopes for it to fly. When i went outside to fly it I unfortunately found it was not flying. I put the throttle up all the way and it didn't even come of the ground an inch. I also noticed the nose cone which hold the prop on the motor is coming of. It...
  4. greencardigan

    Basic ESC question

    Hi, I have a simple question about ESCs. I have had zero experience with RC before so hopefully this isn't a silly question. I've just received a few parts from Hobby king as follows. - Turnigy 30A ESC - f30a - Turnigy 1100kv motor - D2836/8 - Turnigy 4S 3300mAh lipo 30C I haven't...
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    Motor and LiPo Hot

    Yesterday was my first successful flight. I was flying the Old Fogey. The flight only lasted about 3 minutes then the battery seem to lose power. When I took the plane into the garage I noticed the motor was pretty warm (I could still touch it) and my LiPo was pretty swollen and warm to the...
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    Old servo as a DC speed controller?

    I'm looking into making an ultra small ultra light fully controllable indoor scratch build plane. I've been playing with 3gram servos, I've stripped the servo apart and centred the pot so now I have a rc motor that runs forward and back at a controllable speed. Only problem is its not got the...
  7. L

    OVER VOLTAGE on My Motor?

    Hello all, new guy here and still wrapping my head around all that is brushless. I'm building a plane and bought a Turnigy G25 (710Kv) motor for it. My question is about which battery to use with it; 3s or 4s. I want to use the 4s and reap the full potential of the motor but I'm concerned...
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    PIPER L BIRD GRASSHOPPER

    Hey guys, I am building my first balsa plane(photo and specs in attachement) and i am new to choosing motors,props,Esc,batteries myself as i have always bought bnf or plug and play airplanes. Could someone please help me find a good setup (electric) for this airplane ? Can be Hobbyking or...
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    Speed controllers and motors

    Hi, I am about to build my first tricopter and would like to know if I can put any motor with any speed controller? Thanks, Nighthawk39
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    First build ever, H Quad, Need Help Thanks!

    I built the wooden H Quad frame, looks great, now I need to add all the parts. Here's the shopping list I'm working on.... 1x #381000134/27109 MultiWii Lite V1.0 Flight Controller w/FTDI = $26.29 4x #TR_P18A/4312 TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controller = $44.04 2x #AM1003A/67 4mm Gold Connectors...
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    Motor specs explained...

    My buddy and I were down in the workshop going through our motor collections to get a project off the ground (literally) and after looking at many motors I realized I have no idea how to read or select a motor. I understand kv ratings, but the rest boggles my mind. Example, I have a Turnigy...
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    FPV tricopter motor issue

    Sorry, im not completely sure if this should go here but i have this motor issue with my tricopter that i take arial photos from and i need the tri back in good shape immedietly. So my tricopter has been flying great the last week, i had to go and adjust the gyros and it seemed unstable in the...
  13. L

    tricopter motor problem

    So my tricopter has been flying great the last week, i had to go and adjust the gyros and it seemed unstable in the air and took a hard landing. Then one of my motors started to do the thing where it jerks real hard as if trying to move but there is something stopping it. I thought i could be a...
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    Motor Selection

    Hi Guys, I have the 36.6in Hobbyking Yak54 (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10350), and I am looking to replace the geared inrunner with an outrunner. I am interested in learning what motor, ESC & prop combination I should use to retain similar performance to...
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    Tricopter Problem

    Hello. I have a tricopter I have been working on for a while and I cant get past this one issue, which i have tried looking up many times. I can get the motors to work individually without being connected to the kk board. But once I put the KK board in the mix then the motor(s) will not work. I...
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    Speedy GL setup running REALLY hot!! HELP!!!

    First, let me apologize for sounding thick and (after trying to get a grip on electric setups) not grasping the basics. I bought a HK Speedy GL a while ago and ordered the recommended power setup for it. The recommended page on HK listed a 28mm 2200Kv inrunner (rated at 500W), a 60amp ESC and...
  17. tiiams

    Motor Temps, Max, Normal & Cool (Your answer is not legally binding)

    Ok Normally, if my motors run hot I check the amps, watts, then the connectors if all in spec. I change the motor timing to low and test run again at 3 minutes or 5 minutes, Now my question is Motor temps for inrunner motor we can discuss outrunner too if any one wants. Here is my motor spec...
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    E Motor sizes

    Hi guys Been building my own foamies for a little longer than a year now, but I lack the understanding around motor sizes. As an example, a 2218 Brushless Outrunner, what does the 2218 mean? Would be great if someone can piont me in the right direction. Thanks for sharing the info ;)