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Edge 540 motor and prop

"Corpse"

Well-known member
#2
Hey everyone hope you all are well during this mess. I am almost done with an edge 540 build and need advice on motor and prop. Is the Radial 2218 on 4s enough power for 3d? Also what is the best motor prop combo for 3D.
Yes it is! I ran a lower kv motor on a high pitch prop on mine. That's not really good for 3d, but I got it to hover fine. You should have plenty of power especially on 4s.
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
#4
Yes it is! I ran a lower kv motor on a high pitch prop on mine. That's not really good for 3d, but I got it to hover fine. You should have plenty of power especially on 4s.
Actually, lower KV swinging a bigger prop is better for 3D. I did fly my edge 540 with the radial C motor with a 3s and 10x5 and it had unlimited vertical. On my edge V2 I’m going to be using the rimfire .15 on 3s with a 11 or 12 inch prop.
 

Bricks

Well-known member
#6
I put a 3517 1,000kv with a 40 amp ESC swinging a 12X6 it flies well on either 3S or 4s balances perfect once trimmed flies inverted hands off, just the way I like it. If I would of used a 28 size I would of had to add weight this way I have power to spare and then some..