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Old 05-22-2011, 10:39 PM
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Anyone using motors and esc from hobbypartz?(looking to upgrade stock eflite motors in T28 and Mentor.)

Was buying from hobbyking but prefer local / free shipping when possible.



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Old 05-22-2011, 10:41 PM
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I've used their esc and they work well. I've ordered a motor from them and although it looks very nice I haven't used it yet. It doesn't come with any mounting hardware. Just the bare motor.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:01 PM
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I have used their monster power motors with great results. They are cheap and inefficient, but they are cheap.

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Old 05-22-2011, 11:37 PM
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I have used their monster power motors with great results. They are cheap and inefficient, but they are cheap.

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Thanks.

Looking to see if anyone has experience using their Exceed Optima or Rocket motors.


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Old 05-23-2011, 12:46 AM
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The rocket motors are fairly new line they are carrying. As far as the esc I have several with no complaints and motors not efficient like RCER mentioned, but they run good. I trust my AP plane with a camera using a monter 25 on it. So far I have been very happy with them, and the batteries have been good to. I know what you mean I haven't ordered from Hobby king in a while there shipping has gotten pricey even from the USA warehouse.

If you get a rocket motor hope you post up what you think of them.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
The rocket motors are fairly new line they are carrying. As far as the esc I have several with no complaints and motors not efficient like RCER mentioned, but they run good. I trust my AP plane with a camera using a monter 25 on it. So far I have been very happy with them, and the batteries have been good to. I know what you mean I haven't ordered from Hobby king in a while there shipping has gotten pricey even from the USA warehouse.

If you get a rocket motor hope you post up what you think of them.
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Thanks and happy to share the info. First purchase is probably a 480 size motor to upgrade existing Eflite.

What is your opinion about Eflite motors in terms of efficiency compared to these other brands?


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Old 05-23-2011, 01:15 AM
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I couldn't tell you on the eflite motors the price of them drive me a way. I have read they are not the most efficient motor either.
Wheres Dr. Kiwi when you need him seems he has tested most all motors at one time be nice to read his input on them.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
I couldn't tell you on the eflite motors the price of them drive me a way. I have read they are not the most efficient motor either.
Wheres Dr. Kiwi when you need him seems he has tested most all motors at one time be nice to read his input on them.
Dr Kiwi???
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:30 AM
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He does testing on different motors and specs them out. Very thorough reviews on them and what you can actually get for numbers with different props, and batteries compared to what the manufacter states on them.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:33 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1418225

Info on Rocket Motors
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:49 AM
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I had a chance to try the Eflite Delta V 480 EDF set recently.
I replaced the factory set in a Starmax F-18 with it.

The MSRP of $80 for motor and fan, I didnt think was too much considering the end result.

With a XPS 2200 65C battery & Hyperion 50 amp controller that set earned me my 100 mph badge here with 118.9 mph.

So, Eflite motors have worked for me very well so far.
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Not a lot of info from them in the video about the motors more of a announcement.

Here is a link to Dr kiwi and one of his many motor reviews just to give you a idea of what he does. Sure you can find more reviews by him if you search the site.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1176223
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:13 AM
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Good info, thanks.
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Originally Posted by cbatters View Post
Thanks.

Looking to see if anyone has experience using their Exceed Optima or Rocket motors.


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No problem.

They all come from the same "mold" so to speak. I do have one Exceed motor and it has yet to be flown. It is average Chinese quality from a construction standpoint. There are many brands they come from low QC copy cat locations in China. Some of those motors are just fine for everyday use in stuff. Most of those motors are in the 70-80% efficiency range but they do OK. The hardware components are cheap with fit and finish an issue sometime. Bearings are of lower quality. Windings will be sloppy. But they work just fine for those on a budget and since the efficiency is lower don't push them super hard. Think of a 200w cheap motor at 80% efficiency giving off 40w in wasted heat. That little sucker has to dissipate the heat of your soldering iron!

But they are cheap and nearly disposable. So if you cook one you can buy another for the cost of a mid-range motor. You might be able to buy 3 for the price of a Hacker/Scorpion/Motrofly.

If you want a step above, quality and efficiency wise you need to step to eFlite, Rimfire, Dualsky. The next step up us AXI gold, Motrofly, Reaper, Hyperion, Hacker and Scorpion. After that Neu motors are about as good as it gets.

Even though some of those motors are made in China the quality and controls are much better for the most part. I believe Neu is made here in the USA.

Quality and efficiency cost money - as you will note.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:22 PM
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Just placed first order with hobbypartz. How long does it usually take for delivery?


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I get my stuff 4 to 5 days after I order did you buy the rocket motor?
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
I get my stuff 4 to 5 days after I order did you buy the rocket motor?
Thanks.

I ordered a battery that I needed but am looking to order a motor later this week.



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Old 05-23-2011, 10:25 PM
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I have two Monster motors and three HobbyWing ESC's from these guys. Everything performs as advertised. The ESC's look exactly like the Horizon ESC's. I'll bet they come from the same Chinese factory. Even the connections are the same.

The Gen's Ace batteries are the favorites with the pattern flyers here. They test the heck out of batteries and when they say they like one, it's a good recommendation.

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:31 PM
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Test report on some of their batteries.

http://site.hobbypartz.com/battery/batterytest.htm


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