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Raptor E550 › TT Ripper vs Tonic-X vs UPGRADE motor
07-09-2008 06:26 PM  9 years agoPost 1
HeliMan Dave

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Hey guys. I am looking for opinions here on my motor situation.

I have a brand new TT Ripper OBL 43/11-30H for my TT E550 that I had a problem with. I cut the pre-tinned wires off to shorten the length for less voltage drop/neater appearance. After having problems soldering the coated wires and checking with the experts (and expecting a long delay in the situation), I decided not to use it. I bought and have been using a Tonic-X Z30A 1110KV for almost a month now. Seems to work great.

Ace/Thunder Tiger is not willing to replace the OBL but will give me a discount ($60) on a new one if I send the old one in.

My dilemma is I since I already have a motor that's working well for me, should I get the new stock one (assuming I might need it later) or chalk it up as a loss and put that money towards an UPGRADED motor later on when my skills (and need for power) are much greater???

The TT is rated at 1050KV so even if I needed to swap it in for my Tonic-X, I'd actually be losing power with a lower KV motor.

I just think if/when I need a new motor for the E550, I'll want one with more power than the stock or Tonic-X. What do you veterans think?

Thanks!

Dave

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07-09-2008 07:55 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Ben-T-Spindle

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They are both good motors and you should set the stock one soldered correctly (scrape the wires and use a 60W + soldering iron with a heavy tip – not a gun).

When you need more power you should use the same motors and upgrade to a 8s LiPo setup. Your motors with a 9t pinion and 8s LiPo will be just right for good 3D flying. You will also need a CC HV85 with the new governor software – it makes 3D a lot easier.

I have been flying a Z-Power Z30A-1100 (same motor) for hundreds of flight on 8s and it’s definitely a winner. It’s my every evening flyer for the park.

... BTS

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07-09-2008 10:52 PM  9 years agoPost 3
xxcysxx

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You can try and solder to the lead on the ripper motor again. Just get a sharp xacto knife and scrape the laquer coating off the indevidual wire strands until you see the bare shiny copper surface. Use some solder flux on the copper strands to help ease on the soldering. Use a 40 - 60 watts iron, don't use a solder gun. The solder sould stick right on. I've did it all the time.

Tam

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07-11-2008 04:56 PM  9 years agoPost 4
HeliMan Dave

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Thanks Ben & Tam.

I really don't want to mess any more with the stock Ripper motor. I did try to scrape the coating off as much as I could but I was not comfortable with how it looked.

I was warned that if I wasn't sure of 100% adhesion to each individual strand that I shouldn't use the motor.

Since I'm not 100% sure, I don't want to use it. Apparently they are the same motor as the Z-Power/Tonic-X. I guess I'll chalk it up as a loss unless I sell it cheap on ebay (with full disclosure) for parts.

Also, I have the Castle HV85 on my E550. I went big in order to have the capability of more power later.

Dave

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