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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:18 AM
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I drilled my front plate and also enlarged the shaft hole since I fitted a collar to the front of my motor .....
That's great Luke. But I do not advise anybody follow your lead.
KE spins, tumbles and other such high energy maneuvers put a hell of load on the motor mount/motor box assembly, not to mention an unbalanced prop.
Weakening the motor plate by enlarging the center hole or drilling it would be at your own risk, and an unnecessary one IMHO. But each to their own
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 05:27 AM
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Hi guys,

Well my luck has changed and I am the lucky winner of the first prize in the PA Bandit contest.

The only thing I need to order is the carbon fibre spinner and the votex generators, all else in in the kit.

I hope I can do it justice flying. I am just learning 3D and I have been flying the Addition and the 3dhs 40 edge.
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 06:05 AM
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Hi guys,

Well my luck has changed and I am the lucky winner of the first prize in the PA Bandit contest.

The only thing I need to order is the carbon fibre spinner and the votex generators, all else in in the kit.

I hope I can do it justice flying. I am just learning 3D and I have been flying the Addition and the 3dhs 40 edge.
Congrats!! Hope you enjoy your prize and welcome to RCG! Best first post ever...
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Thanks!

I came to the site to find clues for the build of the plane.
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Hi guys,

Well my luck has changed and I am the lucky winner of the first prize in the PA Bandit contest.

The only thing I need to order is the carbon fibre spinner and the votex generators, all else in in the kit.

I hope I can do it justice flying. I am just learning 3D and I have been flying the Addition and the 3dhs 40 edge.
Get the carbon servo arms too, that most likely does not come with your package
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 10:51 AM
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...But I do not advise anybody follow your lead... Weakening the motor plate by enlarging the center hole or drilling it would be at your own risk, and an unnecessary one IMHO.
+1 this deserves repeating, and reposting on the front page of every PA thread.
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Get the carbon servo arms too, that most likely does not come with your package

I was lucky and they were included
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Hi guys,

Well my luck has changed and I am the lucky winner of the first prize in the PA Bandit contest.

The only thing I need to order is the carbon fibre spinner and the votex generators, all else in in the kit.

I hope I can do it justice flying. I am just learning 3D and I have been flying the Addition and the 3dhs 40” edge.
Congrats!!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions during the build.

Jim
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 07:41 PM
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+1 this deserves repeating, and reposting on the front page of every PA thread.
I'll argue this point. Admittidely i've not seen where the Motor boxes have been failing on PA's other models but from my understanding it is not cracking around the shaft hole. I may not be an Engineer but many years working on full size aircraft along with other mechanical items has shown me that by enlarging that hole (within reason) the strength losses would be extremely marginal. In fact I would quite happily remove most the centre front plate and just leave the 5-10mm arounf the edges with small legs where the mounting bolts go through.

IMO it's just PA being PA, i.e. trying to protect there own interests and profits by putting another supposed roadblock in people's way for attempting to fit another brand motor.
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 09:38 PM
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I don't see how you can say the size of the hole thru the firewall drives people to use PA motors. It's big enough for any normal shaft size for this class of motor, and I haven't seen an outrunner that front mounts that has any boss or collar that has to be there that would require enlarging the hole.

PA's own motors come with a collar installed for a rear mount, but the box says to remove the collar for front mounting. Other quality motors I have all came with the collar uninstalled, so one could argue that they are better suited than the PA motor.

The only restrictions on motor choice I can see are not related to the hole thru the firewall, but instead the actual internal dimensions of the motor box, and possibly mounting bolt pattern. For example, I can't put my Hyperion in there without carving away the angle balsa reinfocements, but my Scorpion with a tapered down front face is fine.
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 10:27 PM
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Hi guys,

Well my luck has changed and I am the lucky winner of the first prize in the PA Bandit contest.

The only thing I need to order is the carbon fibre spinner and the votex generators, all else in in the kit.

I hope I can do it justice flying. I am just learning 3D and I have been flying the Addition and the 3dhs 40 edge.
AWESOME!!! What a top prize to win!! Especially with all of the running gear included.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Congrats!!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions during the build.

Jim
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Thanks Jim and I will if I have any questions
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 05:53 AM
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AWESOME!!! What a top prize to win!! Especially with all of the running gear included.
Thanks,

I didn't know I won until my wife showed me the package and said not another plane, I though you were not getting any more!

She didn't believe that I won the plane, but calmed down after I showed her the invoice, and explained to her that I really did win the plane.

Well I hope I can start building this weekend, but first I have to complete the honey do list.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 06:38 AM
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Hi guys.

wondered if anyone could help. i just got the bandit but have gone with Savox servos. does anyone know what the length is of the cf servo arms as i did not get those. i just want to make sure i select the correct arms to give me the best amount of throw.

thanks in advance
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:41 AM
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dlafrance

go with here out for a nice dinner...you just say that this is because you saved the money on the Bandit..perhaps it will make things easier when one day you want to m get your KMX...

That's the way a french guy would do...

Congratulation...
Jonathan (France)
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