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Is it safe to use a Phoenix 25 with an E-flite 480 1020Kv Outrunner?

Old 07-01-2007, 03:27 PM
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Question Is it safe to use a Phoenix 25 with an E-flite 480 1020Kv Outrunner?

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I just bought an E-flite 480 1020Kv Outrunner, and was wondering if it is safe to use my Phoenix 25 with it? The motor is rated at 22A continuous current, and 28A max burst current.

I would think that it would fall within the specs of this speed control, but want to make sure before hooking it up. I don't know if using a motor that falls that close to the upper limits of the speed controls ratings will shorten it's life, or not?

I'm looking at a Thunderbird 36 if the Phoenix 25 is to small, but would prefer using the Phoenix 25 if possible. I'm unemployed right now, and would prefer not having to buy a new speed control if I don't have to. Then again, I don't want to risk frying my Phoenix if I don't have to either LOL.

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Mark

P.S. - A hobby store has the Thunderbird 36 on sale until the 4th of July. So if you recommend getting the Thunderbird 36 please try to respond before then.
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 3D Romeo View Post
Hi,

I just bought an E-flite 480 1020Kv Outrunner, and was wondering if it is safe to use my Phoenix 25 with it? The motor is rated at 22A continuous current, and 28A max burst current.

I would think that it would fall within the specs of this speed control, but want to make sure before hooking it up. I don't know if using a motor that falls that close to the upper limits of the speed controls ratings will shorten it's life, or not?

I'm looking at a Thunderbird 36 if the Phoenix 25 is to small, but would prefer using the Phoenix 25 if possible. I'm unemployed right now, and would prefer not having to buy a new speed control if I don't have to. Then again, I don't want to risk frying my Phoenix if I don't have to either LOL.

Thank You,

Mark

P.S. - A hobby store has the Thunderbird 36 on sale until the 4th of July. So if you recommend getting the Thunderbird 36 please try to respond before then.
I know a guy thats using a 25A on that motor running 1320 Pro lite Thunder power batts in a mini edge it seems to do fine, the ESC is not a CC but a electrify I belive.

Lets see if someone else has info, i am about to get a plane that takes the same motor and was planing on useing my CC25 with it unless others think thats a bad idea..

BTW what Hobby shop has it onsale? a local on or online one?
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:58 PM
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Foamiesrfun,

Hobby People is the store that has the Thunderbird 36 on sale right now. They're online. I don't know if it is a store wide sale, or just for those on their email list?

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Old 07-02-2007, 03:15 AM
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Mark,
I'm on Hobby Peoples e-mail list and I never get ads from them. I've written to them several times with no response. Same with Hobby Lobby. And yet I get ads from Tower every week.
Do you routinely receive e-mail ads from Hobby People?
Oh, by the way...I use the 480 1020 in my edge w/ e-flite 20 amp esc with no problems. Be sure to check amp draw with a meter so that you don't use an inappropriate prop. 10X10E gives me 18a WOT(static).
Peace,
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Originally Posted by 3D Romeo View Post
Foamiesrfun,

Hobby People is the store that has the Thunderbird 36 on sale right now. They're online. I don't know if it is a store wide sale, or just for those on their email list?

Mark
Oh alright, I will have to check them out.
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