15 years ago
brushless motor options and ESC combinations.. at the lowest possible
Here is what they recommended:
If I ran Bp-21's, go with a 27 amp Castle ESC (x2) and a 3s 3200 18C
lipo (they said that the 3s 2100 15c (the 15C) may be alittle low.
They also said Himax 2808, 16 (200 watts) or 3510 250 watts would work
as well (but these seem really pricey).. My goal is to make it about
30-50% more powerful in the end...
I'm trying to figure out all the parts / equipment I need to build and
get this one in the air, so based on this and other research here is
what I think I need to purchase..
Base Kit: $79.99
ESC: Castle Creations 25amp
^can anyone recommend a similar ESC that is much cheaper? Originally
I was shooting for $35 max per ESC..
Does the ESC have to have soft start and low power ability at cutoff
(does this mean some ESC's when reaching the 9v cutoff will just
shutoff things completely where others wont?)
IE: Here is a 30amp Welguard for $34.95
MOTOR: BP-21x2 $11x2 (Do I need to buy anything else with these, ie: gearboxes?)
For ailerons: x2 = $16.49
For throttle/rudder x 2 = GWS PARK HPX
ThunderPower Charger/balancer/AC pack:
$79 (2 to 5 cell)
^would this charger work on most batteries or what charger is more
universal? (desire AC ability as well with balancing)
3s1p 3200 mah 18C ideal as mentioned?? (These would be like $100+ per
batt, a bit much)
Or 3s 2100mah 15C adequate and at least 15 minute flights:
$79 for two!
Best site for reasonable priced Lipos?
Receiver: Futaba 8 channel: r168df
$59.99 plus $12 for crystal
^any cheaper alternatives, i only have a 6 channel tx, but they seem
to only come in 8
Accessories kit with CA glue, solder, connectors?
Prop: 7x5 ? Brand?
Medium CA & kicker/activator (not sure what these are)?
Y connector for ailerons: $11 ? (my tx will do aileron mixing, does
this mean that the aileron and rudders would move in synch or just
that I can electronically program them via the tx, rather than using
the y cable?)
Servo extensions 12" $10 ? x 2
HotGlue Gun? (instead of CA at all)?
Covering for the plane? TOWERKOTE.
$6.99 a roll at Tower Hobbies x 2
**6mm steel (or carbon) rod for inserting in the wing spar during high
Any thoughts would be great, or if I'm missing something etc.