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Me like! :D

I've been running the Himax 2015 4100 for a long time and just love them, they are IMHO a perfect balance between cost and performance.

Hacker makes a motor with a similar Kv rating (4100 + or -), the B20 22S. The bad thing is...they cost like $102 new. That's just too dang much money for a little bitty motor when you could get 2 Himax's for the same coin....

Well, I was just able to pick up a used one for $60 shipped. And man is it a stud. It's not very user friendly, the shaft is 2.3mm so you have to drill the GWS pinion out. Luckily, I have a 6" Atlas lathe so I can do this with pretty good precision, but still I was afraid I'd screw up. That's something pretty small to chuck on, don't have to take a very big cut with a #43 drill to get it done.

So I slap that puppy in a gearbox and BAM! It turns a good 700 RPM more than the 4100 on a 12X6 GWS prop. Now if it isn't drawing too much juice for my batteries, not that I'd need much throttle...I can overspeed my airframes with the 4100, so this is gonna be hard to keep my "foot" out of. :) Fits right in the GWS gearbox, no mods needed.

So just about the time I thought I had the most overpowered plane on the block, it just got better. I never liked the GWS 11 X 4.7 as much as the 12X6, but now I can bump 6000 on the tach with the 11X4.7, might be worth a look.
 

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Just acquired the full house on 4100Kv motors.

Himax 2015 4100

Hacker B20 22S

Razor MHV2

Razor 350

Now I can run a few numbers on all the popular power systems in the 4100 Kv range. Stay Tuned!

We gonna have some fun, 6 months ago I had NO brushless motors. I have gearboxes for 3 out of 4, so come to Houston and FLY each :D
 

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Shit, Gary..you got dibs on anything I got flying! :D
 

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It's a hard life... :D

I was able to pick up another gearbox so now I have 4 gearboxes as well.

Which means I have to build some more planes (not counting one I have to built to replace the one a flying buddy totally wasted doing a rolling something at 2 ft when he got Cross F*cked and disintegrated it)

The guys at the hobby shop asked if it hit concrete!

He tries this stuff with my plane... :? LOL
 
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