What size electric motor do I need for my RC plane?
Electric motor power is stated in watts. 750 watts = 1 horsepower. An easy way to estimate power needs for RC hobby applications is to use 100 watts per pound for sport flying, 150 for aggressive aerobatics, 200 watts per pound for 3D flying.
Can you convert a nitro RC car to electric?
You can easily convert your Nitro RC car to electric using the powerful dc motor from an old cordless electric driller.
How do you rate a brushless RC motor?
The Kv rating (not to be confused with kilo-volt) is the RPM of the motor (k) per volt (V) with no load. For example, a brushless motor with a Kv rating of 3000 powered by a 12V power source would be capable of 36,000 RPMs (multiply 3000×12). This is the max RPMs that this motor can reach under no load.
How do I choose an electric RC plane?
The maximum current and power is what determines how large of a prop and what size plane can be used with the motor. Simply multiply the current by the battery voltage to get power. The larger the propeller’s diameter and pitch, the more current the RC electric motor will draw for a given RPM.
How do you turn a RC car into a brushless motor?
In order to change over from brushed to brushless, you must first purchase a new brushless motor. It is not possible to convert the motor itself from one type to the other. In addition, the brushless motors take a different type of electronic speed controller (ESC), so that must also be replaced.
How do I choose the right motor for my RC plane?
If you select a motor with a higher kv and a smaller propeller the speed of the thrust will be higher, and as a result your plane will fly faster. For your first plane I recommend a motor kv between 850kv and 1500kv. The next factor to considering a motor is size.
Can a RC plane be converted to electric?
Nothing too extreme. As with any gas rc plane conversion to electric (or any electric radio controlled airplane for that matter), you will have to consider an ESC (electronic speed control). This hooks up to the motor, battery, and receiver.
Can a gas plane be converted to electric power?
Modelflight have had some enquiries from pilots who wanted to know how to convert a nitro/gas RC plane to electric power, so today we wanted to provide you with a step-by-step guide for converting gas rc planes to electric power. To help, Mike was able to put together a how to video on Modelflight’s YouTube channel. you can watch this video below:
Can You mount an electric motor on a RC plane?
Once this is done, you can mount the electric motor. You may require the adjustable motor mount stand offs in order to securely fasten this motor (be sure to measure the length to ensure that you purchase the correct stand offs).
Can a model plane be converted to an electric motor?
You need to be aware that with an electric conversion there is a possibility that your model plane will not have enough clearance when using an electric motor prop. It may need modifications to the landing gear (making them longer) so that the prop has clearance. For the Arrow example we used an APC 13×10 propeller.