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Old Aug 11, 2014, 09:11 PM
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Nice looking prop. What is it?

I had a slightly hard landing a few weeks ago and had a prop strike that actually knocked the motor box loose across the top, left side and bottom. The right side of the box stayed attached. This was on my 4 year old TC on flight number 150. A little CA and all is good. Had 2 flights yesterday.

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It's a Master Airscrew 10x6, seems to get the job done. I have heard a coupld complaints about the motor box, them using balsa when they should have used plywood. Oh well, so far so good for me.
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Old Aug 16, 2014, 02:03 PM
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3rd flight

Here is part of my fourth flight, wife's first attempt at video taping me flying, was also holding our 3 month old
Of course she missed most of the fun stuff, including a very solid landing.

flying the TCraft (0 min 46 sec)
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 01:29 PM
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I just picked up a new in box TC at a yard sale for $75. I'm planing on putting a Cheetah A2217-9 from BP hobbies in the future, but I'm on a budget.

Would one of these work in the mean time?

http://rctimer.com/product-1086.html

I have them on my quad and if one will work I'll use it in the TC til I can get a better motor.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 01:38 PM
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I just picked up a new in box TC at a yard sale for $75. I'm planing on putting a Cheetah A2217-9 from BP hobbies in the future, but I'm on a budget.

Would one of these work in the mean time?

http://rctimer.com/product-1086.html

I have them on my quad and if one will work I'll use it in the TC til I can get a better motor.
I may be shooting blanks in the dark here, but that motor looks way under powered for the Taylorcraft 450 - IMHO.

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Old Aug 25, 2014, 02:44 PM
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I may be shooting blanks in the dark here, but that motor looks way under powered for the Taylorcraft 450 - IMHO.

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I think it would probably fly, but I don't know if it would be fun. 187 watts, on a plane that will probably build out to be nearly 2lbs. They say basic flight is like 75 watts per point. Nice sport flight is 125 watts per pound. You could say the plane will be lighter due to the smaller motor and battery, but you may end up needed weight in the nose.

I'd just get a bigger motor.

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Old Aug 26, 2014, 02:13 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'm just getting back into the hobby, previously I was a glow pilot. I'm still trying to figure out all the electric motor data.

How does this motor look?

http://www.altitudehobbies.com/brush...v-suppo-2814-8

it's advertised to be a Park 480 equivalent.
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 04:17 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'm just getting back into the hobby, previously I was a glow pilot. I'm still trying to figure out all the electric motor data.

How does this motor look?

http://www.altitudehobbies.com/brush...v-suppo-2814-8

it's advertised to be a Park 480 equivalent.
yup.. That'll be fine.

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Old Aug 26, 2014, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'm just getting back into the hobby, previously I was a glow pilot. I'm still trying to figure out all the electric motor data.

How does this motor look?

http://www.altitudehobbies.com/brush...v-suppo-2814-8

it's advertised to be a Park 480 equivalent.
It's overkill. I flew mine on a Turnigy 35-30 1100Kv. The airplane was designed for a Park 450. It's like the old glow days when guys used to put a .60 in a model designed for a .40.

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Old Aug 26, 2014, 09:27 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'm just getting back into the hobby, previously I was a glow pilot. I'm still trying to figure out all the electric motor data.

How does this motor look?

http://www.altitudehobbies.com/brush...v-suppo-2814-8

it's advertised to be a Park 480 equivalent.

I have the same motor in my T-Craft, and it's a great match for the plane.

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Old Aug 27, 2014, 03:17 PM
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I'm running a turnigy park 480, turnigy plush 40a esc, 2200 3s pack, hxt900 servos, and apc 11x5.5 prop.
Flies terrifically. No weight added it balanced out with no problems.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 07:44 PM
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I'm running a turnigy park 480, turnigy plush 40a esc, 2200 3s pack, hxt900 servos, and apc 11x5.5 prop.
Flies terrifically. No weight added it balanced out with no problems.
I have pretty much this same set-up with a 10x6 wood prop. I have used 11x6 but ground clearance is really tight with the stock wheels. The 10x6 gives plenty of power for about anything you would want to do but the 11x6 does have stronger and unlimited vertical climb.

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Old Sep 11, 2014, 03:28 PM
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Anyone ever put a stronger tailwheel on yours?

I love the looks of the TC, but I rarely fly it. Was my first ARF that I built. The Park-450 seems to get it around the pattern quite nicely. I don't like the battery hatch with 2200s so I went to a 1300, which fit a little better.

Here is mine http://www.horizonrcflyers.com/forum...ead.php?t=2097
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