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link to seller
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Per APC: "We recommend that the drilled hole not be used for checking balance". Here's the explanation.

With regards to the GWS DD 8040 and similar small props I guess this means balancing on a prop saver
Posted by gbass01 | Nov 15, 2014 @ 01:51 PM | 1,505 Views
GWS:
8040
7035
6030
Posted by gbass01 | Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:44 AM | 1,609 Views
for the 20 inch:
Hyperion 550 mAh 2s

for the 24 inch:
Hyperion 850 mAh 2s
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Goldguy's favorite 3.9 grams servos
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Foam padding

starting point
ultimate version of same
portable-ish version - this is the closest to what I want so far

A whole thread on the subject, for larger planes mostly
another holder - retention arms swivel into place - useful idea
video

upright holder
another version of the upright
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The AXi 2203/46 and 2204/54 motors have an integrated 5.5mm diameter prop saver which fits GWS 7035 direct drive props [and the slow fly props as well].

Each new motor comes with a single 5.5mm to 7mm hat/ring hub adapter to accomodate the 7mm M4 nut-hole on the GWS 8040 and 9050 props.

Given the way I fly, low and hard, this adapter will be gone after a few "landings".

Needed to find a replacement adapter.

SOLUTION = two of these stacked vertically fill the gap perfectly: M1x5 Viton O-Ring, 75A Shore Durometer, Round, Black, 5 mm ID, 7 mm OD, 1 mm Width (Pack of 25)

The cheaper Buna-N o-rings of same listed dimensions seem to fit just as well.

Other options for replacement adapters:
http://www.elektromodelle.ch/Adapter...-Propeller-NEU
http://shop.hepf.com/Elektro-Motoren...er::10831.html
old dead link
ream these M4 nylon nuts out to 5.5mm ID?
Posts 8 and 11 here are somewhat helpful

This HK knockoff motor has the same issues

Other options = silicone tubing, nylon washer, using SF props, switching prop brands, not losing the precious adapters [not crashing], modding APC or Hyperion or the new GWS adapter rings or these?], sticking with 7035 props
These Park 250 rings?

Here's another source of almost-the-right-size adapter rings, the FalconInserts.
And here is another, the GWS 3-blade prop inserts.

Alternatively, glue the stock ring adapter to the motor? Then maybe bevel the prop hole a little with an 8mm ball head burr? so it slips off more easily on impact?
Posted by gbass01 | Apr 23, 2014 @ 07:56 AM | 2,252 Views
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...n+heat+shrink- thick vs thin wall - does it really affect weight that much?
Source of thin wall
Kapton tape - bought some, will see how it does
Posted by gbass01 | Mar 26, 2014 @ 11:29 PM | 2,872 Views
DigiKey part numbers

crimper = D-SUB/DOUBLE-D SERVICE TOOL
Posted by gbass01 | Mar 26, 2014 @ 03:59 PM | 2,197 Views
RCG thread
mycoolrc table
Micro OrangeRx stabilized receiver article. This unit would require adapters to use with JR-connector servos
The Lemon is 4.8 grams without the case and has a remote 3-position master gain control but only one antenna. Is the single antenna a dealbreaker given I fly low and close in? Here the RCG thread
RCG OrangeRx Stabilized Receiver thread [link needed]
Open Flight Stabilizer software thread

LemonRX US dealer - his setup instructions