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Posted by gbass01 | Oct 09, 2014 @ 06:14 PM | 1,193 Views
Posted by gbass01 | Sep 06, 2014 @ 04:42 PM | 1,192 Views
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
Posted by gbass01 | Jun 18, 2014 @ 07:10 PM | 1,510 Views
Posted by gbass01 | Jun 14, 2014 @ 08:29 AM | 1,638 Views
Posted by gbass01 | Apr 28, 2014 @ 08:19 PM | 2,263 Views
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 AXi 2203/46 and 2204/54 motors have an integrated 5.5mm 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 nut-hole on the GWS 8040 and 9050 props.

Option 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?

Maybe a Buna-N o-ring like this?

Glue the 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 @ 06:56 AM | 1,866 Views
Posted by gbass01 | Apr 08, 2014 @ 08:27 AM | 2,567 Views
Posted by gbass01 | Apr 05, 2014 @ 08:22 PM | 2,101 Views
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 @ 10:29 PM | 2,464 Views
DigiKey part numbers

crimper = D-SUB/DOUBLE-D SERVICE TOOL
Posted by gbass01 | Mar 26, 2014 @ 02:59 PM | 1,807 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?
RCG OrangeRx Stabilized Receiver thread [link needed]
Open Flight Stabilizer software thread
Posted by gbass01 | Mar 26, 2014 @ 11:24 AM | 1,806 Views
Posted by gbass01 | Feb 12, 2014 @ 09:18 PM | 2,167 Views
Thera-Band prop saver threadhere
Pre-cut bands - look/feel like Theraband?
EBay source of 5 foot length of Blue Thera-Band

Best method of cutting smooth Theraband circles?
An anvil razor cutter works well
Put on a mandrel and rotate against stationary razor? - DIDN'T WORK SO WELL
Hot knife?

Crochet hook for mounting saver rings onto Blue Wonder size prop savers
Does not fit the smaller AXI motors with integrated prop savers - will try a Kelly forceps with sanded edges
Posted by gbass01 | Feb 12, 2014 @ 07:52 AM | 2,161 Views
Posted by gbass01 | Sep 14, 2013 @ 09:45 AM | 3,004 Views
Repost-ish:

This is how to wire up a harness to discharge multiple UM batts with an HK Battery Medic

Sometimes the Medic seems to want extra 2S power thru the JST plug to work properly with UM batts.

This is a similar commercial product [not tested]

This is a good info source.
Posted by gbass01 | Dec 18, 2011 @ 09:35 PM | 2,581 Views
Posted by gbass01 | Nov 14, 2011 @ 10:56 AM | 3,124 Views
Another UM Nutball: