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Power combos for foamies

twelti

Junior Member
#1
I am sold on the Flightest foamie kits, want to build one. This will be my first, so I'd like to keep it simple. Unfortunately, the motor/ESC combos are really really hard to find. Can't get them on Flightest, or anywhere else it seems. They are all sold out. You can buy the individual parts it seems. I priced it out using the list for the Mustang kit on Flightest. It is around $85 if you buy the parts, versus $50 for the combo. Being the cheapskate that I am, I'd like to get a combo. It seems the only cheap ones I can find that aren't sold out are on Greyson Hobby. They have some "disposable foamie combos". But the ESC's are 18 A versus the 30 A in the Mustang "Combo C" for the mustang. Does anyone have any suggestions for sources for a compatible combo. I could, I guess, build one of the smaller kits on Flightest and use the disposable foamy combo from Greyson. Any ideas...?
 

twelti

Junior Member
#3
I think i saw that in another thread. I wasn't sure if it was true, or if it might be a couple of months rather than weeks...
 
#5
Looks like Altitude Hobbies has some of the packs in stock. I've ordered many items through them and got a pack a few months ago that included the suppo 2208/ 1400kv motor and 18 amp esc. I run 3s batteries and apc 8x4E props and this set up works great with my FT Flyer, Nutball, Delta, Bloody Wonder and Old Fogey.

Here's a link to Altitude's FT Packs: http://www.altitudehobbies.com/flitetest-combo-flight-packs/airplane-power-packs?page=1
 

twelti

Junior Member
#6
Yeah, i tried that, but when you go to the checkout cart, it shows up as not in stock. But, you say you are using the 18A ESC? then I'm thinking again about the Greyson combo
 

mesolost

Junior Member
#7
HobbyKing ^_^ I just match the KV and prop then grab an ESC that has a few extra amps than the motor I selected wants. My electronics for the Mini Scout come in today in like 1-2 hours so I'll let you know how the cheap HK route goes as soon as I finish it all up. I am however using a T-Motor ESC I already had so all I'm getting is 3 batteries, a motor, and some props to complete the airframe. I pray the CG comes out right and if it doesn't then instead of adding a tail weight (I really really rammed the servos forward) I'll add an LED package for weight somewhere down the tail.
 

TEAJR66

Flite is good
Mentor
#8
twelti,

I have used the disposable foamie combos from Grayson Hobbies on a few of my scratch built planes. They work great. These are the two that I have used.
http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog...-p-940.html?osCsid=83snovi25jkkr974jui57ce0t4
http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog...-p-568.html?osCsid=83snovi25jkkr974jui57ce0t4

I like the threaded shaft because the nut that holds the prop is the same size as the nut recess on the GWS propellers.

I'm not sure which FT Plane you are going to build. The Mustang or the like will probably require a larger motor (those listed above work fine on the 3 pack, a little heavy, but they work fine). You might want to go with one of the bigger combos for the Racer, Spitfire or Mustang. Something like the 400 / 480 combo (but I have no experience with those packs).
 
#9
Power combos

Have you looked at "Heads Up RC"http://www.headsuphobby.com/main.sc
They provide very good service and good prices. The motors have a very good descriptions including what prop could be used and the thrust it would have and amps it would pull.
They also recommend an ESC for the motor.

I've been very satisfied over the years with them.

Good luck.
 

twelti

Junior Member
#10
Thanks all for the suggestions, I'm continuing to sniff around. Still would like to get the combo from Flightest, but not sure how long that wuld take, and the foamies (swapable and Mustang) are on the way! Please post if yous hear any news about combos.
 

twelti

Junior Member
#11
Have you looked at "Heads Up RC"http://www.headsuphobby.com/main.sc
They provide very good service and good prices. The motors have a very good descriptions including what prop could be used and the thrust it would have and amps it would pull.
They also recommend an ESC for the motor.

I've been very satisfied over the years with them.

Good luck.
They sure do have a lot of stuff. only saw one combo deal going right now.