Originally Posted by FlyBoy20
The beach is a definite no-no - fatal for sand in the motor, but there is an ideal slope when the wind comes from the South-West, but this time of year it's from the Northerly direction..brrr
New shafts are unavailable, especially since is a no-name motor (why don't they just use proper hardened steel...doh?).
I do have a suitable HK Donkey motor, but I can't get the circlip off the shaft to clean the sand out of it. Anyway I just ordered a nice Grayson 2212-06 because I've read such good things about it and like the look of it.
I'll keep that for when I've learned not to bend motor shafts!
You should be able to straighten it if you're carefull. I've done it to my stock RadJet motor. If you shorten the shaft so the collet touches the motor housing you won't bend the shaft so easily.
A good RadJet CG is the front edge of the finger grip. Launch it into the wind full throttle.