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Old 04-30-2011, 09:16 AM   #11
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Re: Electric motor --glow equivelants

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Originally Posted by Rod View Post
My advice would be to forget the Glow engine equivalent issue. Determine what type of flying you want to do, Sport, 3D, Aerobatic, etc. and then calculate the number of watts you require, eg. 70 watts/pound for ROG, 100 watts/pound, for Aerobatic flying, 150 watts/pound for3D, etc. and once you have done this look for a motor that will meet your requirement. There are many programs that will assist you in sizing a motor that will do the job for you. There are just to many variables to electric power to make simple conversions realistic.
The reference to Ken Myers, Ampeer, is an excellant one.
The best approach is to do a lot of reading. RC Groups is an excellant source of information as well http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php
I agree. When I started trying to convert I thought the best way was to convert HP to watts and size the brushless that way. That was a terrible idea. I confussed the heck out of myself and went about it a different way.

Myzee. You mentioned the .30 -.35 glow equivelent listed on the HK website. That in my mind if very inacurate and was part of my problem. HK also has suggested props listed. If you read the comments below you will see that the props in the customer reviews vary greatly. The prop selection depends on the voltage of your battery.

BTW Thanks for asking the question. I wish you had asked it 6 months ago it would have saved me banging my head adgainst the wall.

I keep having the same mechanical problem. I've got a loose nut on the transmitter!

G-manz35 AKA. George St.Amant MAAC#75084
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