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Old 07-07-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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What motors to use??????

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Just built this Buffalo out of Depron and am a somewhat newbie too elecs... It has a WS of 39.5 " and a fuse lengh of 33"...
Now the hard part "what should I use for power".... I thought maybe 2 brushed 280's with gearbox.. But all my collegues are saying go with brushless...
So I thought maybe a couple of AXI 2204/54 with direct drive...???? Would this be good??? Then as I understand if I go with 2 brushless I need a ESC for each...!! So let me get this straight 2 motors $170.00 and then 2 ESC(phoenix 10) $130.00.... OK
I know brushed would be way cheaper ( I have a couple of Pixie 20 ESC already ) because all I have to do is get 2 motors ( $70.00 )... But should I switch to Brushless, this isn't going to be a 3-D Buffalo....

Please help I need you electric guro's to give advice..
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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Very nice buffalo! I have a GWS BN2 and its powered by 2 direct drive speed 300's with GWS EP-4025 props. They spin at about 20k and on 2s lipo they are tons of power for sport flying. I would highly recomond this setup if you plane is light, the AUW of the BN2 is 11oz. Also im running 1 20amp ESC to the 2 motors via a "Y".

If you really want to go brushless I would have to say for a cheaper setup, the little screamers brushless are a really good powerfull motor. Mine is used on shockflyer sized planes and on 3s with an 8x4 prop it puts out 11oz of thrust.

Also Oilmans T5 would go good on this plane to. www.oilmanelectricrc.com
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:44 PM   #3
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ESC's - http://www.coolrunningusa.com/ - These have been getting rave reviews.

motors - http://www.gobrushless.com/
The GoBrushless kits are cheap and perform quite well - you just have to wind your own - not a difficult thing to do.

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