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03-12-2013, 01:48 AM
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Posted By kyleservicetech

Nice thing about some motors such as the Hacker...

Nice thing about some motors such as the Hacker line that come in a wide variety of different "Winds" for the same motor frame. This allows the user to select a big diameter slow turning prop, or a...
03-11-2013, 10:17 PM
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Posted By kyleservicetech

Good point. For the newbies, these electric...

Good point.
For the newbies, these electric motors, especially the higher powered units swing a much bigger diameter prop than the equivalent horsepower glow engines.

As an example, my Hacker...
03-11-2013, 02:27 AM
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Posted By kyleservicetech

IMHO, when your motors get into the...

IMHO, when your motors get into the multi-thousand watt range, you've really got to watch the motor's efficiency ratings. A program such as www.motocalc.com will give approximate info on this. The...
03-10-2013, 01:05 AM
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Posted By kyleservicetech

From personal experience with my 8 Hacker motors,...

From personal experience with my 8 Hacker motors, you really can't go wrong with them.

Here is a lot of reading info on models of this size:

Thread on 70 size glow engine conversion to electric...
03-09-2013, 11:26 PM
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Posted By kyleservicetech

As others have indicated, for real good...

As others have indicated, for real good performance, you'd want about 150 watts per pound of airplane. That put's the motor and battery in the 5 or 6 cell LiPo range.

Per www.motocalc.com, these...
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