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Thermal Circle Text - Thermal Circle 49

Written by Hayden Daley - 27 April, 2022.

Welcome to this edition of the Thermal Circle. In this edition we look at several Model Flight products available in country at this time. Please enjoy!!! Many thanks to Mike O’Reilly for allowing these products to be put online.

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E-Flite Power180 Brushless Outrunner Motor; 195Kv

E-Flite has created a brilliant motor in the Power 180; a brushless out runner with the power to rival competitors.

Features

  • Perfect for 150- to 180-size (30cc) sport, scale and 3D airplanes requiring up to 3000 watts of input power
  • For high-power airplanes weighing 13 to 21 pounds (5.9 to 9.5 kilograms)
  • Designed in collaboration with World Aerobatic Champion Quique Somenzini
  • High-torque alternative to in runner brushless motors
  • External rotor design for better cooling
  • High-quality construction with ball bearings and hardened 10mm steel shaft
  • Includes X-mount, prop nut, prop washer and 6.5mm gold bullet connectors
  • Slotted 14-pole outrunner design
  • Requires 80A–100A HV brushless ESC

Product Information

An innovative electric motor from E-Flite, the Power 180 offers clean and quiet power that rivals alternatives. This brushless motor offers power that is equivalent to, or surpasses, 180-size 2-stroke glow engines for sport and scale RC planes weighing 5.9 to 9.5kg, 3D planes up to 6.8kg or models requiring up to 3000 watts of power. This is an excellent choice for your model. Order this brilliant E-Flite motor today. 

Specs

Type

Brushless Outrunner

Size

Power 180

Wire Gauge

13 AWG

Recommended Prop Range

20 x 12 to 22 x 11

Voltage

42.5V

RPM/Volt (Kv)

195Kv

Resistance (Ri)

0.042?

Idle Current (Io)

1.5A @ 30.0V

Continuous Current

65A

Maximum Burst Current

80A

Cells

10S LiPo

Speed Control

80–100A Brushless

Weight

22.6 oz (642 g)

Overall Diameter

2.50 in (63.5mm)

Shaft Diameter

0.30 in (7.8mm)

Shaft Length

0.45 in (11.5mm)

Overall Length

3.22 in (82mm)

Available from:

Jeti Model Mezon 160 LITE, 8S High Power ESC, JM-160-L

Jeti MEZON ESC´s advanced design and software are capable of unique precise and efficient motor control. Our MEZON ESC´s are able to be fully integrated with the DUPLEX EX systems. With the DUPLEX integration, all data is measured in real time. Mezon ESC´s were designed to be able to measure the exact battery capacity used and let you set up a motor cut off point based not only on cell voltage, but also on overall battery pack capacity.

Features

  • Compatible With JETI Box Universal Communication Device

Product Information

Jeti MEZON ESC´s advanced design and software are capable of unique precise and efficient motor control. Our MEZON ESC´s are able to be fully integrated with the DUPLEX EX systems. With the DUPLEX integration, all data are measured in real time. Mezon ESC´s were designed to be able to measure the exact battery capacity used and let you set up a motor cut off point based not only on cell voltage, but also on overall battery pack capacity.

Specs

Weight [g]

150

Dimensions [mm]

37 x 18 x 90

Sustained current [A]

160

Telemetry

Yes

Operational temperature [°C]

-10 ... 130

Supply Voltage [V]

6 ... 35

Batteries LiXX

2 ... 8

Max. Current BEC [A]

10

Voltage BEC [V]

5 ... 8

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Dualsky 70EX Tuning Combo with ECO 4130C-375 375kv Motor and 80A ESC

This 70 size tuning combo from Dualsky features their ECO 4130C motor and XC8018BA ESC. Suits 60-80 size models.

Features

  • ECO 4130-375 motor
  • XC8018BA ESC
  • Suitable for 60-80class RC aircraft, such as Sebart 3D models

Product Information

This 70 size tuning combo from Dualsky features their ECO 4130C motor and XC8018BA ESC. Suits 60-75 size models.

This is the ideal choice for 60-80 size RC aircraft - the Dualsky 70-size tuning combo. This package comes with Dualsky's ECO 4130-375 motor and XC8018BA ESC. If you are completing a kit or looking to upgrade your model's electrics, this convenient package is an outstanding choice, and great value. Designed for 6S operation and 16x10 props.

Specs

Motor Specs

RPM/V (KV)

375

Weight

380g

Diameter

49.5mm

Length

55.2mm

Diameter of Shaft

6.0mm

Mounting holes pitch

30/30

Slots, Poles

12,14

Idle Current (Io) @ 10V

1.1A

Resistance (Ri)

25.2 mOhm

Cruising Power (W) [8mins]

900W

Bursts Current (15S) [A]

80

Peak Power (W) [15S]

1920

Max Weight of Sport Models

4.5kg

Max weight of 3D Models

3.0kg

Memo

.60-.80 2-Stroke
Up to .110 4-Stroke

ESC Specs

Dimensions

75 x 30 x 14mm

Weight

71g

Number of Cells

NiXX 6-18, 7.2-21.6V
LiPo 2-6, 7.4-22.2V

Resistance (Ri)

0.0016

Max Cont. Current (A)

80

Max Cont. Output (W)

1680

Max Burst Current (A)

100

Max Burst Output (W)

2040

BEC / Dissipative Power

5.5V/3A (switching)

Programmable

Throttle + ProgCARD+ USB Link

Input Wires

150mm, 12AWG, DC3

Output Wires

90mm, 14AWG, DB4

Signal Wite

300mm JR

Applications

.70 Class Aerobatic

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Spektrum Avian 45A Brushless Smart ESC

The Spektrum Avian 45A Smart ESC for aircraft delivers power and intelligence all-in-one. Without additional sensors or modules, it feeds battery and ESC telemetry data straight to your radio in real time, all over one simple connection.

Features

  • Smart all-in-one telemetry
  • Fast, powerful 32-bit ARM M4 processor
  • Multiple options for easy programming:
    • Smart ESC Programming Box
    • SmartLink USB Updating and Programmer application
    • Throttle stick programming
  • Multi-point protection:
    • Over-current protection
    • Automatic LiPo low-voltage cutoff
    • Thermal protection
    • Failsafe protection
  • Developed and designed by Spektrum™ engineers, in partnership with the industry's leading ESC manufacturer
  • Compact for easy installation in most applications
  • Ready to install — no soldering required
  • Rugged plastic case
  • Heat dissipating design
  • Tabs included for a hard mount
  • Aluminium heat sink for high efficiency
  • Cooling fan
  • Adjustable high-power BEC
  • Dual BEC power connectors
  • Firmware updatable through the Smart ESC Programming Box and SmartLink PC application
  • High heat-resistant IC™ connectors, backwards compatible with EC™ connectors
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Product Information

Like every component in the Spektrum™ Smart ecosystem, Avian™ Smart ESCs combine "plug-and-play" simplicity with the ability to communicate with other Smart electronics — together, creating the best-performing RC system for your aircraft imaginable. 


Avian Smart Air ESCs do much more than regulate power. They function like a virtual engineer inside your model, providing a direct path to the vital operating data you need to reach peak performance. Avian Smart Air ESCs give you an extra layer of confidence that your electronics are all operating at their best.

With Avian Smart Air ESCs, you'll be better connected to your aircraft than ever before — without installing extra components that all work independently of each other. You won't need extra wires, modules, or links. An Avian electronic speed control provides a one-wire solution for obtaining telemetry data such as current, voltage, cell balance, temperature and RPM.

Avian ESCs not only gather the data but also send it to your transmitter in real time, instead of only storing it for after-run study. You're able to adjust settings as needed to boost performance on the go. The Avian Smart single-wire telemetry solution has been tested for quality and performance by the best brands in RC. Their verdict? Smart technology is both simpler and superior!

What's in the Box?

Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC
(1) Spektrum Smart sticker sheet
(1) Product Manual

  1. One-Wire Telemetry

No need to connect multiple wires, sensors, modules, and links. With Avian™ ESCs, simple one-wire telemetry transmits a wide range of data directly to your transmitter in real time, including current, voltage, cell balance, temperature and RPM.

EC3™/EC5™ Backwards Compatible

Avian™ ESCs feature IC™ series battery connectors. The IC series of connectors are designed from the ground up to provide a more solid connection, higher heat resistance, and effortless installation. When used with an IC3™ or IC5™ connector-equipped Spektrum™ Smart battery, the ESC can receive and transmit battery telemetry data. EC3™ and EC5™ connectors are also compatible with Avian ESCs for basic operation and ESC telemetry.

 Smart Technology Battery Data

When used with a Spektrum™ Smart LiPo battery, your Avian™ ESC provides you with the benefit of battery telemetry that's automatically transmitted to your radio in real time. On your transmitter screen you'll be presented with helpful information such as number of cycles, battery capacity used and remaining, individual cell voltage and more!

Multiple Programming Options

Multiple programming options are available. Throttle stick programming can be used with nothing more needed. Using the Smart ESC Programming Box, you can easily change settings at the field to suit flying conditions. An easy-to-use Smart Link USB Updating and Programmer app is also available.

Specs

Forward

Y

Reverse

N

Brake

Y

Time Delay Brake

Y

Continuous Maximum Current

45A (60A Max Burst)

Input Voltage

11.1 - 22.2V

Input Connector Types

IC3 with 14AWG, 100mm wire

Output Connector Types

3.5mm Female Bullet with 14AWG, 100mm wire

Momentary Peak Current

60A

Length

2.4in (62mm)

Width

1.1in (28mm)

Height

0.5in (13mm)

Weight

50g (1.8 oz)

BEC Voltage

6V / 7.2V Adjustable (7A continuous, 20A burst current)

Wire Gauge

14AWG

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Spektrum Avian 80A Brushless Smart ESC

The Spektrum Avian 80A Smart ESC for aircraft delivers power and intelligence all-in-one. Without additional sensors or modules, it feeds battery and ESC telemetry data straight to your radio in real time, all over one simple connection.

Features

  • Smart all-in-one telemetry
  • Fast, powerful 32-bit ARM M4 processor
  • Multiple options for easy programming:
    • Smart ESC Programming Box
    • SmartLink USB Updating and Programmer application
    • Throttle stick programming
  • Multi-point protection:
    • Over-current protection
    • Automatic LiPo low-voltage cutoff
    • Thermal protection
    • Failsafe protection
  • Developed and designed by Spektrum™ engineers, in partnership with the industry's leading ESC manufacturer
  • Compact for easy installation in most applications
  • Ready to install — no soldering required
  • Rugged plastic case
  • Heat dissipating design
  • Tabs included for a hard mount
  • Aluminium heat sink for high efficiency
  • Cooling fan
  • Adjustable high-power BEC
  • Dual BEC power connectors
  • Firmware updatable through the Smart ESC Programming Box and SmartLink PC application
  • High heat-resistant IC™ connectors, backwards compatible with EC™ connectors
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Product Information

Like every component in the Spektrum™ Smart ecosystem, Avian™ Smart ESCs combine "plug-and-play" simplicity with the ability to communicate with other Smart electronics — together, creating the best-performing RC system for your aircraft imaginable. 

Avian Smart Air ESCs do much more than regulate power. They function like a virtual engineer inside your model, providing a direct path to the vital operating data you need to reach peak performance. Avian Smart Air ESCs give you an extra layer of confidence that your electronics are all operating at their best.

With Avian Smart Air ESCs, you'll be better connected to your aircraft than ever before — without installing extra components that all work independently of each other. You won't need extra wires, modules, or links. An Avian electronic speed control provides a one-wire solution for obtaining telemetry data such as current, voltage, cell balance, temperature and RPM.

Avian ESCs not only gather the data but also send it to your transmitter in real time, instead of only storing it for after-run study. You're able to adjust settings as needed to boost performance on the go. The Avian Smart single-wire telemetry solution has been tested for quality and performance by the best brands in RC. Their verdict? Smart technology is both simpler and superior!

What's in the Box?

(1) Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC
(1) Spektrum Smart sticker sheet
(1) Product Manual

One-Wire Telemetry

No need to connect multiple wires, sensors, modules, and links. With Avian™ ESCs, simple one-wire telemetry transmits a wide range of data directly to your transmitter in real time, including current, voltage, cell balance, temperature and RPM.

 EC3™/EC5™ Backwards Compatible

Avian™ ESCs feature IC™ series battery connectors. The IC series of connectors are designed from the ground up to provide a more solid connection, higher heat resistance, and effortless installation. When used with an IC3™ or IC5™ connector-equipped Spektrum™ Smart battery, the ESC can receive and transmit battery telemetry data. EC3™ and EC5™ connectors are also compatible with Avian ESCs for basic operation and ESC telemetry.

Smart Technology Battery Data

When used with a Spektrum™ Smart LiPo battery, your Avian™ ESC provides you with the benefit of battery telemetry that's automatically transmitted to your radio in real time. On your transmitter screen you'll be presented with helpful information such as number of cycles, battery capacity used and remaining, individual cell voltage and more!

Specs

Forward

Y

Reverse

N

Brake

Y

Time Delay Brake

Y

Continuous Maximum Current

80A (100A Max Burst)

Input Voltage

11.1 - 29.6V

Input Connector Types

Dual IC5

Output Connector Types

4.0 Female Bullet

Length

70mm (2.8in)

Width

35mm (1.4in)

Height

33mm (1.3in)

Weight

145g (5.1 oz)

BEC Voltage

6V, 7.4V or 8.4V Selectable

Available from:

Spektrum Avian 120A HV Brushless Smart ESC

Features

  • Smart all-in-one telemetry
  • Fast, powerful 32-bit ARM M4 processor
  • Multiple options for easy programming:
    • Smart ESC Programming Box
    • SmartLink USB Updating and Programmer application
    • Throttle stick programming
  • Multi-point protection:
    • Over-current protection
    • Automatic LiPo low-voltage cutoff
    • Thermal protection
    • Failsafe protection
  • Developed and designed by Spektrum™ engineers, in partnership with the industry's leading ESC manufacturer

  • Up to 12S input voltage for high speed and top performance
  • Ideal for giant scale fixed wing aircraft and 600 sized and above helicopters
  • Compact for easy installation
  • Ready to install — no soldering required
  • Rugged plastic case
  • Heat dissipating design
  • Tabs included for a hard mount
  • Aluminium heat sink for high efficiency
  • Cooling fan
  • Adjustable high-power BEC
  • Dual BEC power connectors
  • Firmware updatable through the Smart ESC Programming Box and SmartLink PC application
  • High heat-resistant IC™ connectors, backwards compatible with EC™ connectors
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Product Information

Smart Technology — More connected for more confidence and control

Spektrum™ Smart Technology is about offering a higher connection to your hobby. It's an RC ecosystem that puts you in complete control while making vital components of your model easier to use than ever before. Smart technology ensures that all of your model's electronics work together seamlessly for the greatest efficiency and performance. It keeps you aware of every component's status, boosts your confidence in its capabilities, and makes your entire system more responsive and simple to use.

Spektrum radios with Smart features can download firmware updates instantly using Wi-Fi and can swap setups with compatible radios via Bluetooth. Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries have a built-in microchip that records and communicates your charging preferences automatically to Smart chargers — just connect your pack and press "Start." Smart IC™ series connectors include an innovative data wire that transfers information easily between Smart components with a single connection. Finally, Smart ESCs not only deliver power but also eliminate the hassles from running telemetry. The days of installing and connecting multiple wires, sensors, modules and links are over.

Spektrum Avian 120A HV Brushless SMART ESC

Like every component in the Spektrum™ Smart ecosystem, Avian™ Smart ESCs combine "plug-and-play" simplicity with the ability to communicate with other Smart electronics — together, creating the best-performing RC system for your aircraft imaginable.

Avian Smart Air ESCs do much more than regulate power. They function like a virtual engineer inside your model, providing a direct path to the vital operating data you need to reach peak performance. Avian Smart Air ESCs give you an extra layer of confidence that your electronics are all operating at their best.

With Avian Smart Air ESCs, you'll be better connected to your aircraft than ever before — without installing extra components that all work independently of each other. You won't need extra wires, modules, or links. An Avian electronic speed control provides a one-wire solution for obtaining telemetry data such as current, voltage, cell balance, temperature and RPM.

Avian ESCs not only gather the data but also send it to your transmitter in real time, instead of only storing it for after-run study. You're able to adjust settings as needed to boost performance on the go. The Avian Smart single-wire telemetry solution has been tested for quality and performance by the best brands in RC. Their verdict? Smart technology is both simpler and superior!

One-Wire Telemetry

No need to connect multiple wires, sensors, modules, and links. With Avian™ ESCs, simple one-wire telemetry transmits a wide range of data directly to your transmitter in real time, including current, voltage, cell balance, temperature and RPM.

EC3™/EC5™ Backwards Compatible

Avian™ ESCs feature IC™ series battery connectors. The IC series of connectors are designed from the ground up to provide a more solid connection, higher heat resistance, and effortless installation. When used with an IC3™ or IC5™ connector-equipped Spektrum™ Smart battery, the ESC can receive and transmit battery telemetry data. EC3™ and EC5™ connectors are also compatible with Avian ESCs for basic operation and ESC telemetry.

Smart Technology Battery Data

When used with a Spektrum™ Smart LiPo battery, your Avian™ ESC provides you with the benefit of battery telemetry that's automatically transmitted to your radio in real time. On your transmitter screen you'll be presented with helpful information such as number of cycles, battery capacity used and remaining, individual cell voltage and more!

Multiple Programming Options

Multiple programming options are available. Throttle stick programming can be used with nothing more needed. Using the Smart ESC Programming Box, you can easily change settings at the field to suit flying conditions. An easy-to-use Smart Link USB Updating and Programmer app is also available.

 Fast, Powerful M4 Processor

The Avian ESCs' 32-bit M4 processor produces higher resolution signal input and more accurate motor output.

 What's in the Box?

  • (1) Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC
  • (1) Spektrum Smart sticker sheet
  • (1) Product Manual

What you need

  • Spektrum™ Aircraft Receiver
  • Spektrum Smart Technology LiPo Battery
  • Spektrum Transmitter

Specs

Amperage

120A

Application

Aircraft

Auto Cutoff

Yes

Battery Input Lead

12 AWG, 5.3" (135mm)

BEC

Yes

BEC Continuous Current

8A

BEC Maximum Burst Current

25A

BEC Type

Switch mode

BEC Voltage

6.0V / 7.4V / 8/4V

Brakes

Yes

Connector Type

IC5

Forward

Yes

Input Voltage

22.2 - 44.4V

Low-Voltage Cutoff Programmable

Yes

Maximum Burst Current

140A

Maximum Continuous Current

120A

Motor Output Lead

12 AWG, 4.3" (110mm)

Output

120A

Output Connector

4mm female bullet

Overload Protection

Yes

Product Height

1.1" (28 mm)

Product Length

3.5" (89 mm)

Product Weight

0.43lbs (195g)

Product Width

1.8" (46 mm)

Programmable

Yes

Reverse

No

Wire Gauge

12 AWG

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