BRUSHLESS MOTOR APPLICATION GUIDE FOR RC

Electric motor power is stated in watts. 750 watts = 1 horsepower.

An easy way to estimate power needs for RC hobby applications is to use 100 watts per pound for sport flying, 150 for aggressive aerobatics, 200 watts per pound for 3D flying.

The chart below also lists the roughly-comparable glow and gasoline power systems for reference.

Note that there are MANY more motors in the Hacker inventory than are listed below.  Other motors can provide for different propeller, battery or performance profiles.

Hacker to Glow Engine Equivalent

Power level GLOW Model Weight Hacker Motor CELLS/Prop Amps Price
300 watts .10 2-3 lbs A30 28S 3S 2100 10×5 25 $63.99
400 watts .10 / .15 3-4 lbs A30 16M 3S 2100 11×5.5 28 $69.49
500 watts .15 3.5-4.5 lbs A30 10L 3S 2500 11×5.5 36 $81.49
650 watts .25 4-5 lbs A30 10XL 3S 2500 14×7 42 $86.99
650 watts .32 3.5-6 lbs A30 12XL 4S 2500 14×7 45 $86.99
900 watts .46 4-7 lbs A40 10S 4S 3000 14×7 50 $110.49
1,000 watts .60 5-8 lbs A40 12L 6S 4000 16×8 50 $118.49
1,200 watts .60 6-10 lbs A50 16S 6S 4000 16×10 55 $139.49
1,900 watts .90 8-13 lbs A60 7XS 8S 4500 19×10 85 $212.49
2,000 watts 1.10 10-15 lbs A60 5S 6S 4500 21×10 68 $233.99
3,000 watts 1.60 12-20 lbs A60 14L 10S 4500 21×13 90 $269.99
3,000 watts PATTERN 15-24 lbs Q80 13XS 10S 5000 20×13 76 $459.99

Giant Scale RC Motor Applications

Power level GAS Model Weight Hacker Motor CELLS/Prop Amps Price
4,000 watts 50cc 20-32 lbs Q80 7M 10S 5000 1P 23×8 110 $559.00
5,000 watts 85cc 25-40 lbs Q80 8M 12S 5000 1P 26×10 110 $559.00
5,000 watts 100cc 25-40 lbs Q80 7L 12S 5000 2P 27×12 110 $665.00
7,500 watts 120cc 40 lbs + Q100 7M 12S 5000 2P 30×12 179 $959.99
8,900 watts 150cc 50 lbs + Q100 7M 12S 8000 2P 32×10 219 $959.99
9,600 watts 170cc 60 lbs + Q150 4M 12S 8000 2P 34×16 210 $1,599.99