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Motor Help

#1
Hi! Does anyone have know any good RC plane (beginner park flyer) motors that are around 1,000-1500kv and only need a 20 amp esc? I know Flite Test store has the Emax GT2215 1100kv motor and I thought about just getting that but then I think I'd need a 30 amp esc (Wich is perfectly okay but I'm just wondering). I use 3 cells would this affect my battery life? Any ideas, suggestions, etc would be much appreciated. Thanks again!
 

jaredstrees

Well-known member
#2
Check out. Heads up RC. good selection and they give you all the motor info you need, including amp draw for various size props and cell count.
 
#4
I've been using this one on the larger sized FT planes.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-l2215j-900-brushless-motor-200w.html

It pulls about 10A with a 9x4.7 prop and has enough thrust for something like the FTT Explorer or F22. The motor is rated at 18A max so it will swing a bigger prop and produce more thrust and should still be good on a 20A ESC. I'll probably use this motor on the Storch with a 10x4.7 or 10x6 prop.

For a smaller build, which I haven't done yet, I figured this motor would be good.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/c2230-micro-brushless-outrunner-1780kv-27g.html

I did try this motor on 3S with a 9x4.7 and it ran like a scalded dog....for about a minute, then let the smoke out. I hooked up another one and found that it was pulling about 26A. The motor is rated at 15A burst. I'm thinking this is a good motor for 2S, maybe 3S with a 6" or so prop on a smaller build.