This cheap motor came apart in flight and
destroyed the ESC. The Castle Creations 6.5mm bullet connector will handle your high-power requirements.
emails. That’s part of what I do, but it
doesn’t always work out well.
Many good-quality motors are
available that won’t break the bank.
If your motor’s windings look like
blindfolded monkeys did them,
chances are they weren’t done
carefully and you’ll pay in the end. Not
all bearings are created equally and
better motors use better bearings. Pay
a little more up front and save in the
I’ve received quite a bit of mail
asking about recommendations for
connectors that will handle high-power
requirements. There is no substitute for
quality and surface contact area with
such demands. Castle Creations has a
nice 6.5mm bullet connector set that is
housed in a plastic case that is easy to
grab ahold of.
Most of you know I’m a fan of
crimping Anderson Power Poles and
I’m not a fan of soldering, but when
it comes to big power, the Castle
Creations connectors are the way to go.
This is not an area where you want to
cheap out, so paying slightly more for
quality is both more efficient and safer.
Wrapping It Up
I hope to see you at The Toledo
Show: R/C Model Expo. Stop by the
AMA booth and say hello. Be sure to
check out all of the electric entries on
the competition tables. You might even
run into some aeromodeling greats
such as Keith Shaw.
The Toledo Show: R/C Model Expo
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