The Feb 10, 2018 Flightline Hobby seminar covered electric motors for RC aircraft. Characteristics and ratings of electric motors are discussed, with an emphasis on motor and propeller selection for a model. A copy of the seminar in pdf format can be downloaded from this link: FlightlineMotors
A PDF version of our 2015 seminar on lipo batteries, motors, and props.
This year’s electric power seminar included some data on ultra micro planes just in time for the indoor season. It also included some information on electric power for sailplanes. A link to the slide show is included for reference. Flightline Electric Seminar PDF
This brief video explains how to size a brushless electric power system for your model aircraft. While focused on glow size aircraft, the rules apply well to larger and smaller craft. For quick reference, remember the Four Ps:
- 100 to 150 watts/lbs for sport flying
- 200 watts/lbs for 3D
- Power = V*I (volts * current in amps) Continue reading