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Old Jan 03, 2016, 12:46 PM
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1+, you may break props with a 14. I put taller and skinnier tires on from a Top Flite 60 P-47 plane to give me more ground clearance with the 13x8. I like the 13x8.
Ok, I found a 13x8 in my stock. But it's labeled APC 13x8 Sport LP13080 Landing Product. Think this is not suitable for electric motors, or am I wrong?

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Old Jan 03, 2016, 01:24 PM
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IDK, I'm using a VOX electric prop.
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Old Jan 03, 2016, 02:59 PM
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Ok, I found a 13x8 in my stock. But it's labeled APC 13x8 Sport LP13080 Landing Product. Think this is not suitable for electric motors, or am I wrong?

Wolfgang
The sport is heavier than the electric and a little less efficient, but will work fine. Please check you setup with a wattmeter before flying to insure your not exceeding max amps or watts on you esc or motor.

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Old Jan 04, 2016, 01:52 PM
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Hello Dennis,
it's unbelievable what you can find in a hobby room if you dig deep enough
Found a bench of 48 props, among them 2 pcs 12x8 APC electric! Just one hour after I have ordered wooden VOX props, one 13x8 and two 12x8.
Will make an Excel list now and hang it onto the wall in my hobby room.....
So, let's hope for better weather and then test them all
TNX and greets
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I received my ElectroStik tonight, and the covering's not too bad. I think I can clean it up, but the left aileron has a "click" and some play in the control wire and the aileron. I see that "rkleinhenz" had a problem with his and wonder about dripping CA down the vertical wire ? I would like to cut the wire where it enters the end of the aileron and exits the wing bottom with a Dremel and going with two aileron servos. Any hints on the least damaging way to remove the existing aileron linkage ?
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I received my ElectroStik tonight, and the covering's not too bad. I think I can clean it up, but the left aileron has a "click" and some play in the control wire and the aileron. I see that "rkleinhenz" had a problem with his and wonder about dripping CA down the vertical wire ? I would like to cut the wire where it enters the end of the aileron and exits the wing bottom with a Dremel and going with two aileron servos. Any hints on the least damaging way to remove the existing aileron linkage ?
CB; I highly recommend using 2 servos for the ailerons, that said, your issue with the loose/noisy torque rod is probably not important. Please check and insure that the torque rod is not hitting the inside of the fuselage.

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3try, thanks for the reply. I cleaned and dug out around the wire down in where it sticks out of the wing bottom with an Exacto knife and freed it up. I think there was dried CA? hitting the wire enough that it clicked and inhibited the movement. The wire is still a little loose in the end of the aileron but now that the aileron moves freely I will use 2 servos and leave the wires in place.
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Lost my battery cover in flight and I see they don't list one as a replacement part--anyone else have this happen and if so, what was your fix?

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Lost my battery cover in flight and I see they don't list one as a replacement part--anyone else have this happen and if so, what was your fix?

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I lost my cover when I clipped a tree, flew without it for two years, always planning on making a new one. I would layer 1/16 th light ply with some balsa to get the proper thickness. Embed some rare earth magnets at each corner, and cover with missile red monokote. Or just fly without it.

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I lost my cover when I clipped a tree, flew without it for two years, always planning on making a new one. I would layer 1/16 th light ply with some balsa to get the proper thickness. Embed some rare earth magnets at each corner, and cover with missile red monokote. Or just fly without it.

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However those are NOT magnets on the cover side. They are simply ferrous metal pieces. Just embed small washers (2 - 3 mm) at each corner......ask me how I know.
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Thanks guys!

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