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Old 06-04-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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I'm new to the electric thing and am wondering about using lipos. I would like to know if when upgrading to a lipo pack do I need to have an electric speed controller made for lipos? Can I use a regular brushed motor or does it have to be a brushless? How much does a basic lipo charger cost?

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Old 06-04-2006, 02:13 PM   #2
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Norm, your speed control must match your motor. Brushless motor requires brushless controller.
Batteries must have a voltage that falls within the motor's voltage range, type does not matter.
The combination of motor, prop and battery voltage determines the amps you will draw.
The motor amp range, controller max amps and battery mah are selected by the max amps you will draw.
The wattage is determined by the volts X amps.
The size of plane you can fly is determined by the type of plane, and the number of watts per pound.

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