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  • FlightLine and Freewing Motor Specs

    I have noticed a trend with regard to the lack of specs for these motors on the product pages and that is beginning to become a concern for many.
    As of recent the just released Corsair and the F-4/F-22(same 6S) have none of the tech info published like there was for the 1600 Spitfire, A-10 and A-4/Avanti.
    Back about 14 months ago Tom provided a rather comprehensive rationale(FMS Motor thread) as to why Motion wasn't going to publish FMS motor specs any more.
    Tom, your strong feeling for not listing motors that don't have "accurate and stable specifications" versus now listing some of the FW motors in that the motor section without any specs is contradictory.
    Why are the specs for the newer releases as noted above not being published. :Confused:This is info that we really do need as a community.;)

    Best regards,
    Warbird Charlie
    HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U & F7F and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3; LX PBJ-1 EFL CZ T-28, C-150

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    +1 on your request WBC. I too look at things like motors and servos to see if they might be usable in other applications. Having specs (if performance is statistically consistent) could result in additional sales numbers for those components.

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    • #3
      The explanation is simple. We can't publish what we don't have. We come up with a specification for the motor, ESC, prop and battery during the design phase. During testing, we may test a few different motors in the plane. Eventually we pick a specification. In the case of the corsair, it is a 5055-340Kb brushless outrunner. Beyond picking that specification motor which runs on 6S voltage, I have no other specification for this new Freewing motor. Often, obtaining the exact specification is like pulling teeth. Any motors or servos without exact specs are not from lack of trying. The specs will be there eventually but for now, we don't have any to publish. I'm confident we will get the exact specs. The specifications I do have meet what the plane needs. Beyond that, I want the exact specs so you all know how far beyond the plane specs the motor can go safely. We also want this so it can be used for upgrade purposes. Normally we can get these specs easily but the timing was bad. Freewing has been very busy the last couple months trying to fill our orders before they shut down for Chinese New Year. They, and the rest of China, are all shutdown right now. Once they return and get caught up, I'll bug them for the specs again.

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      • #4
        Thanks Tom. It's good that it's something that's eventually on the radar.

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        • #5
          Does anyone have prop test data on the 5055 Spitfre motor. I'm wondering if anyone has ran this motor on 8 cell?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Triple D View Post
            Does anyone have prop test data on the 5055 Spitfre motor. I'm wondering if anyone has ran this motor on 8 cell?
            I seriously doubt that this motor is capable of 8S per the specs listed.
            https://www.motionrc.com/products/fl...rushless-motor

            Speaking of specs................still no update for the 1600 Corsair motor specs. Approaching 8 months Tom since your comment of "bugging" FL
            Warbird Charlie
            HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U & F7F and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3; LX PBJ-1 EFL CZ T-28, C-150

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            • #7
              Well, I run my Turnigy SKS Aero 5055 430kv on 8 cell and it's a real beast. I have this in my Grand Tundra. $50 motor... At some point I will need to upgrade the stock mill. When I receive my Spitty I'm gonna throw the mill on my test stand and see what it likes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Triple D View Post
                Well, I run my Turnigy SKS Aero 5055 430kv on 8 cell and it's a real beast. I have this in my Grand Tundra. $50 motor... At some point I will need to upgrade the stock mill. When I receive my Spitty I'm gonna throw the mill on my test stand and see what it likes.
                And you can do that because that Aero 5055 is rated for 5-8S producing max power of 1750W. The FL 5055 is only rated for 950W at 6S. I'll look forward to a pic of the puddle of metal on the test stand after ya smoke it on 8S.
                Warbird Charlie
                HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U & F7F and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3; LX PBJ-1 EFL CZ T-28, C-150

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                • #9
                  Dude...I understand how electricity works. I have a method to my madness. No need to assume I'm gonna throw more than she will take right at it. I'm gonna see where it's at with the prescribed current and prop and work from there. Just saying

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