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Old Jul 20, 2014, 11:04 PM
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Installed the power 60, and it is about 1/4" too short. I can use some spacers and longer screws. What have others done to solve this problem?
I used the stock back plate and motor collar from the stock motor on the pw60. Then just put shims between the back plate and the motor.
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 11:06 PM
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Installed the power 60, and it is about 1/4" too short. I can use some spacers and longer screws. What have others done to solve this problem?

Just use the small washers you see in the below picture. I used a little contact cement to position them.

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Old Jul 20, 2014, 11:53 PM
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Just use the small washers you see in the below picture. I used a little contact cement to position them.
Thanks for the replies, guys. I must be the only guy in the known universe trying to install one of these with a bolt on prop adapter. I'm concerned about a collet on a motor this size. I guess I will use some 1/4" spacers and replace the screws with some longer ones.

Also FWIW, instead of removing the connectors from the motor wires, I soldered the female connectors that came with the motor into the male connectors that came with the Talon, to make adapters. Here's a couple crappy phone pix of the motor and adapters
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I got one of those bolt on adapters also. For me it was to far in the cowling. So I used the supplied prop adapter in the pw60's box. Even if you doubled the back plates I dont think the prop would stick out far enough.
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Thanks for the replies, guys. I must be the only guy in the known universe trying to install one of these with a bolt on prop adapter. I'm concerned about a collet on a motor this size. I guess I will use some 1/4" spacers and replace the screws with some longer ones.

Also FWIW, instead of removing the connectors from the motor wires, I soldered the female connectors that came with the motor into the male connectors that came with the Talon, to make adapters. Here's a couple crappy phone pix of the motor and adapters
I wouldn't worry about it too much, the collet that is. I've been flying mine hard for quite a while now and zero problems with a clamp on collet. I do use the one that comes with the Tru-Turn spinners, but would not hesitate one second about using the stock collet. In fact I'm planning to use the OEM stock collet with the new Extreme Flight spinner when I get it. I just returned home from flying my EF Edge 540T and my Carbon Z Cub. I ran them both equally hard today, and maybe just a tad harder on the Cub. I ran one 5K zippy down to 17% in just 6 minutes. I was pulling a lot of watts up there and a lot of off and back on the throttle. Can bend a prop adapter but I doubt you'll have one come off, if properly installed.

But the bolt on units are tough, but not needed in this case,

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I wouldn't worry about it too much, the collet that is. I've been flying mine hard for quite a while now and zero problems with a clamp on collet. I do use the one that comes with the Tru-Turn spinners, but would not hesitate one second about using the stock collet. In fact I'm planning to use the OEM stock collet with the new Extreme Flight spinner when I get it. I just returned home from flying my EF Edge 540T and my Carbon Z Cub. I ran them both equally hard today, and maybe just a tad harder on the Cub. I ran one 5K zippy down to 17% in just 6 minutes. I was pulling a lot of watts up there and a lot of off and back on the throttle. Can bend a prop adapter but I doubt you'll have one come off, if properly installed.

But the bolt on units are tough, but not needed in this case,

Bert

+1 Bert
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I used a prop adapter with a set screw as I have had the collet type come off.

This is the one I have - have had zero issues.
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Prop-Ada...crew-G-163.htm
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I used a prop adapter with a set screw as I have had the collet type come off.

This is the one I have - have had zero issues.
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Prop-Ada...crew-G-163.htm
I buy the same from HeadsupRC but the collet version. Problem free. But like any 2.4 hp motor it's best to keep your head out of line when spooling up the motor whether collet or set screw. Set screws can back off too!
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I wouldn't worry about it too much, the collet that is. I've been flying mine hard for quite a while now and zero problems with a clamp on collet. I do use the one that comes with the Tru-Turn spinners, but would not hesitate one second about using the stock collet. In fact I'm planning to use the OEM stock collet with the new Extreme Flight spinner when I get it. I just returned home from flying my EF Edge 540T and my Carbon Z Cub. I ran them both equally hard today, and maybe just a tad harder on the Cub. I ran one 5K zippy down to 17% in just 6 minutes. I was pulling a lot of watts up there and a lot of off and back on the throttle. Can bend a prop adapter but I doubt you'll have one come off, if properly installed.

But the bolt on units are tough, but not needed in this case,

Bert
Dang. I don't want to take the motor apart again to move the shaft back up front. (Whines)
Haven't flown my Edge in a while. Need to get it out.


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I used a prop adapter with a set screw as I have had the collet type come off.

This is the one I have - have had zero issues.
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Prop-Ada...crew-G-163.htm
I've had the collet come off twice. Each time I ended up with slight damage to the cowling and wing when the prop flew off. Everything appears to be correctly balanced and tight before flying but now I'm afraid to fly again until I change over to another type of collet. Think I will try the HeadsUpHobby one referenced above.
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You're over draining the batteries. Resting voltage should be around 3.8v. And your motor sounds like mine did when it burned out.

Call HH.
I did. I'll take the airplane apart, remove the motor, box it up and send it back to them. It'll go out today. After that, we'll see what happens. They say it'll be a 6-day turnaround.
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Ran 8 packs at 8 minutes each. My wife even stopped by the field. Even though she could care less about my models, she was impressed by the CZC. Yay!!
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I did. I'll take the airplane apart, remove the motor, box it up and send it back to them. It'll go out today. After that, we'll see what happens. They say it'll be a 6-day turnaround.
I took my motor apart and sent them some pix to the CS warranty site, then called with the ref # and they sent me a new motor. Took about 3 days, and I didn't have to mess with sending it back.
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Dang. I don't want to take the motor apart again to move the shaft back up front. (Whines)
Haven't flown my Edge in a while. Need to get it out.


Chuck
I installed my p60 using the supplied bolt on adaptor as I don't like the collet. I used two old motor mounts, cut the 4 ears off and bolted them to the firewall using the original motor mount and longer bolts through the three mounts to the motor, that way I still used the original bolts for the firewall and did not have to use washers. This set the prop a perfect fit.
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