Test with Brushless motor
installed on Zagi
Motor: Kontronik 400-23
Prop: CAM Prop 5.5x4.3
Battery: 1.700 Amp Nimh, 800, 1100 and 1700 NiCd, all
with 8 cells
Esc: Kontronik SMILE 30-6-12 BEC
Receiver: Hitec 555
The first 3 flights were very
- I throw it myself, and for
some reasons, it does not really stall but rapidely goes immediately down
- Friend is throwing it for
me, the motor must be too heavy ?? I did not throw it well ? Same results,
just 1 or 2 meters more, before crashing again.
- Almost 3rd flight and the
same friend asks me,"feels like the propeller is stopping it" ?
Well, well........ Guess
what.... I mounted the wires as a puller and the motor was full speed, pulling
the zagi backward......
So the test has been made, zagis don't like to go backwards....
Switched the 2 cables, and zagi was on his way to the sky. That was a real
different plane. Very nice, nothing vertical but strong, in the air and
The difference with a Permax 450Turbo motor and 8 cells ? There is a difference,
not huge which maybe says it is not worth the money for the brushless motor. But
the 450T I got tend to die after some numbers of flights + you can always use a
brushless, for other planes, anyway.
Amp consumption with this
configuration, full speed: 19 Amp