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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by solodare View Post
I wanted to jump in here, I have this Easy trainer 800 and im a new pilot,
Im having motor problems with mine! ...
Yeah... mine died too... after a month or so of weekend use. In my case, I'd crashed my plane a few times already... and couldn't, in good conscience, make a customer service claim. Disappointing, certainly, but replacements are cheap.

My first reaction was to buy a Hacker motor (I forget the numbers) and a new prop (GWS 5043, cut down to 3" to clear the tail boom). The combo required minor surgery to install, but was noticeably better than the stock setup. Later, after some calculations, I discovered that the Hacker motor wasn't a particularly good fit for this plane... and it was the prop that made the combination work as well as it was. So I ordered a replacement for the original motor, installed that with my modified prop, and my plane is flying better than ever.

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