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Old Apr 20, 2015, 09:47 AM
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Ahicks, thanks for your reply. Sounds like any of the 3 would be a good choice. I'm leaning towards the Swift because I have a lot of 2200mah batteries, and I like bigger planes.

Do you know which motor comes with the ARF? They list it as: AS2814 KV 1000. They don't have the weight listed.

Thanks
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Old Apr 20, 2015, 10:01 AM
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Most 2814 motors fall into the 95-100 gram range.
The 2814 1000kv with 11x5.5 prop flys the Swift perfectly.
Great balance of run time and performance, 3D, sport etc.
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Old Apr 20, 2015, 11:03 AM
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SWIFT More EASY GREASY FLYING (5 min 33 sec)
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Old Apr 20, 2015, 01:18 PM
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Some notes/links I've sent others. Personally, don't care for the ARF versions because that price can be duplicated easily with much more durable parts.

3530 Motor for Yak/Sbach
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

3536 Motor for Swift -
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...strSearch=3536

Note: both of these Turnigy motors have very large diameter shafts I haven't managed to bend yet - despite MANY attempts. They have plenty of power for 3D, without overpowering or adding any more weight than necessary.

40a ESC
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

metal gear servos (4)http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Batteries (what I would go with if ordering tomorrow)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

I've flown the planes with 1500, 1600, 1800, and 2200mah batteries. I like the smaller ones, but it will do fine on the bigger ones if you had them 'in stock' already?

Matching battery connectors for use on speed control and charger (if you don't have an adapter)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

You'll need 2 servo extensions about 18"/45 cm long (for rudder and elevator).
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=46775

Props - these are 10 time more durable than the APC equivalent. Highly recommended for either motor! They will need to be drilled or reamed to fit prop hubs above
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Optional: 3 axis stabilizer. Yes it works, no you don't need it....
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 09:30 AM
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 08:46 PM
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What prop is best for the T-Motor AS2216-8 1250kv on 3S? I've been flying it with an E-pro 10X4.7 SF on my Slow Stick, which has done o.k. but may not be ideal, and I can't find it at my usual places.
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 10:34 PM
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I'm getting to yak 54 soon!
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 10:49 PM
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Which one?

I've heard the bigger one is better than the little one.
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 10:59 PM
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I went with a little one because I have most of the gear already, like I have the 2210 1650kv 64g motor on 3s 1000mah 20c with an apc 10 x 4.7 prop. With many 9 gram servos.
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Old Apr 26, 2015, 09:29 AM
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What prop is best for the T-Motor AS2216-8 1250kv on 3S? I've been flying it with an E-pro 10X4.7 SF on my Slow Stick, which has done o.k. but may not be ideal, and I can't find it at my usual places.
Regarding ideal, if you have no way of measuring max amps/watts, you could go one size bigger, then keep an eye on it. If it comes down with the motor, battery, or ESC on the warm side, especially with reduced flight times, the new prop is too big!
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Old Apr 26, 2015, 10:27 AM
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On my 900mm Yak 54, I run a 2212 1000kv motor with a 10x4.7 and a 3s 1000mah battery for comparison. Higher kv motors on the same voltage are going to require smaller props, like a 9x5 or even 8x4.

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Old Apr 26, 2015, 10:57 AM
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Yes i have run all three sizes successfully, hacker 4d had the same setup.
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Old May 01, 2015, 05:47 PM
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well after 2 days of assembly is done, balanced at 95mm. all the controls have been checked, all three rates and expos are done for the elevator, ailerons and rudder. maybe I'll go tomorrow or Sunday to maiden it.
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Old May 01, 2015, 06:48 PM
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These things are notorious for breaking that wooden motor mount pretty easily. On a nose first arrival, the weight of the plane is trying to shove that motor back to the wing. If that's not enough, the momentum of the battery trying to escape out the front needs to be considered as well.

You can reduce the risk of a broken motor mount/structural failure, big time, pretty easily right now, prior to breaking it.

If you can come up with a couple of wooden Popsicle sticks, or possibly some light ply about that thick and as wide (wood grain going lengthwise), they make awesome motor mount reinforcements.

Cut them long enough to extend just past the carbon reinforcements, and glue one to each side, butting them right up against and gluing to the existing wooden motor mount. I use CA, but epoxy would be fine I'm sure. Not sure how well a contact cement plan would work......

These wooden reinforcements will then spread the load of all that commotion (on a nose first hit) out a bunch. Doesn't make it bullet proof, but I can assure you it will be many times stronger than it was when you started on it....

Good luck on the maiden! -Al
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thanks for the tip al, yes I've done that on other many other planes that have the same weak point. a little extra weight is not going to kill my CG much. I will try to post a video on Sunday.
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