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EOT Models 47 inch Rare Bear build!!
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Jan 13, 2011
, 06:22 PM
United States, PA, Ephrata
Joined Dec 2005
The provided motor mount plywood accepts blind nuts on the back for an outrunner's radial mount. The hole locations worked perfectly for the motor I used. One side of the ply mount top and bottom has small holes drilled in for identification. The holes go on the right side of the mount. It's hard to see it but the instructions claim there's an "offset" built into the mount if installed this way. I used fast cure, white gorilla glue for this.
The ESC gets mounted in a cutout in the bottom of the fuse. I'm not sure I like this idea since there's no landing gear on this plane and this is right where belly landing forces will contact, but I thought I'd try it before making any changes. The ESC's throttle wire then goes through a hole into the wing saddle and then up through a precut hole to the canopy area. I like how despite being essentially a profile plane, that all the wires are hidden. Makes for a clean look.
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MM glued in with gorilla glue
motor installed. plenty of room for a larger motor.
Slot that must be cut to fit your particular ESC. There's recommended cutting dimensions in the instructions.
Trial fitting of the ESC.
Motor wires connected to ESC. Interestingly the motor from value hobby already had bullet connectors installed.
ESC wire after fishing it through the hole. Canopy will cover the receiver after its installed.