I am interested in powering an 1800 watt airplane DC motor with 120VAC at <15 amps, so basically straight from the wall.
You can't power a DC motor "basically straight from the wall". You could use a power supply to provide the DC needed. Something like 24V 80A should work for that motor. E.g. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32998802235.html?Steve
Slipstick, thank you this is pretty darn close to what I am looking for. I need to be able to adjust voltage to control rpm. Would this work the same way with an ESC basically replacing the battery
Wrong way round. A standard RC system with a brushless motor goes Battery > ESC > Motor. The power supply replaces the battery. You still need an 80A ESC because brushless motors do not run from plain DC. They need the ESC which effectively replaces the commutator in a brushed motor and it's the ESC (Electronic Speed Control) that controls the motor speed.Steve
I am interested in powering an 1800 watt airplane DC motor with 120VAC at <15 amps, so basically straight from the wall.How do I deal with the ESC and possibility of hitting 60 amps with the motor?What else should I look into?This is the motor I am interested inhttps://www.horizonhobby.com/airplanes/motors/power-60-brushless-outrunner-motor--470kv-eflm4060bThanks for the help