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Old Aug 04, 2009, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by NipponDave
I've been in the hobby 29 years, in the RC business 9, and have fielded many thousands of tech reports. Have never seen an single problem with a collet adapter even at well over 4000 watts, as long as the adapter itself is properly made and prop properly tightened.

Frankly, I don't know where this "collets are scary" vibe is coming from recently...

Hey, Dave, thanks so much for the reply and I didn't mean to imply anything negative. I've already ordered my new ZS 4025 so I'm not really afraid of the collets

However, I have had two instances where my collet and prop adapter were thrown from the motor. And these two instances were with a Hacker A-40 and Torque 4014 motor so I believe the adapters were of a decent quality.

My question was really aimed at determining why a motor that can only be mounted in one direction, would use a collet, rather than an integrated prop mount. It seems that an integrated mount would eliminate one variable on these bigger motors.

Anyway, not a problem for me as I've already ordered the motor, just curious.

Thanks again

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