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Old 08-06-2019, 09:20 AM
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eflite power 160

hello guys , ive been flying electrics for bout 4 years now , mostly 4s small foamies and love them . recently ive moved up to bigger planes and have sereral 6s batteries now .My question is this , my eflite power 160 motor says it runs on 9-10s lipos, has anyone ever ran this motor on 12s lipos.By the way Horizon says that they can not recomend or not .. any help will be appreiated
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:57 AM
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Motors can handle any voltage in RC land, as long as rpm and current don't get too high.
Insulation is rated for several 100volt.

RPM is proportional to voltage, and proportional to Kv.
Current drawn is proportional to voltage squared (and proportional to Kv cubed ).
Current drawn is also proportional to pitch¹ and diameter⁴ .

So, propload effects current drawn, bigly, therefor any voltage suggestion without propsize is rather useless. It also tells you they don't know their business.
www.innov8tivedesigns.com measures/tests his motors himself, Lucien's prop-advice is ok.

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Old 08-07-2019, 10:31 AM
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thanks for the reply,, i hope that you are correct
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:56 AM
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No worries One or two diy motor (re)winders/builders test insulation breakdown voltage (industrial test) after (re)winding a motor, up to 500-1000volt. Most of them don't test breakdown voltage.
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If you're interested in more power from your motor, and/or longer flight times, and/or lower temperature, and/or in rewinding your expensive cremated motor ....
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