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better, bigger motors

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by crashmaniac, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. crashmaniac

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    Hi Guys,

    apart from fitting a V8, :)

    what motors do you recommend to swap out the original motors to give better power to lift other something & better than a GoPro ?

    is it worth it or even possible ?


    cheers, :)
     
  2. crashmaniac

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    come on Guys,

    surely someone out there has ideas of which motors to up grade a P1 with, eh ?

    some thing that will fit roughly in the same position, just more powerful ! :)
     
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    Think you will want to be careful doing this. I believe the ESC's are 18A in the phantom. Those motors are 17+A , don't want to fry the ESC
     
  5. OI Photography

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    You do want to be careful about that factor when changing motors, but those T-motor's work fine in the Phantom and definitely don't draw anywhere near 17A in mine.
     
  6. crashmaniac

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    great, how have you found the T motors ? which ones do you use ?

    do they lift more & run longer or are they the same ?

    cheers
     
  7. OI Photography

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    I have the white anti-grav set marketed for the Phantom, and while they haven't really given me any problems they also haven't really given any noticeable difference in flight time or lifting capability.
     
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    I'm drawing a bit of a blank, but I recall the Phantom ESCs are 15A max...and you don't want to get close to that because they're not cooled in the airflow...
     
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    The P1 ESC's were advertised as being rated for 18A, but I agree I wouldn't want to push it anywhere near that with the (lack of) cooling they have. I got them hot enough once to melt the insulation on two of the power wires to the motor when I was a little overzealous with pushing the weight envelope in my early days :oops:
     
  10. Thesmokeshow

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    I am using the dji 450 escs and motors and 9inch props on my Phantom. Runs perfect.

    I also cut a big arse hole in the front of it to fit a bigger battery. Getting about 15mins flying