Car vs. plane electric motors

Car vs. plane electric motors

Post by Pand » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00



A friend of mine wants to start with electric powered flight, but we
are not sure what the equivalent motors are between RC cars and RC
planes.  What is the land based equivalent of a Speed 400, or is it
totally different to the Stock/Super Stock/Modified motors used for RC
cars?

Does anyone know the typical running current of a Speed 400 motor?

Thanks,

Andrew

 
 
 

Car vs. plane electric motors

Post by morga » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Speed 400 are 380 can motors(I believe) as opposed to the
normal 540/550 size car motors.  Plane motors range from
very small up to larger than car motors.  Getting a plane
that is intended to use 540 motors and sub c cells will
save you a lot of $ if you already have that stuff from
your cars.  Suggestion tho: electric planes bite, low
power and run time.  
Morgan

 
 
 

Car vs. plane electric motors

Post by Adria » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Suggestion tho: electric planes bite, low
> power and run time.

the run time is true, but not the power bit, well it sorta is, but if you
put a brushless motor on a plane you should get a good amount of power..