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Old May 21, 2015, 04:30 PM
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LMAO! The important question is.... did the Drifter survive unscathed? Time to get a 3s motor in her. The plane, not the girl.
I should have known that she was trouble, when she got a motor cut out n the first flight...

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If I would have known then, what I know now... I could have saved a life. Such a heavy weight on my head...

Seemed like I was just talking to her yesterday...

So sad, that so many of my meaningful conversations are with plastic dolls...
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Old May 22, 2015, 11:41 AM
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Hey Thos, look at my post on page 72 near the bottom you'll see some motors I recomend. I still haven't flown mine with the new motor but I'm gonna try to this weekend. I'll let you know how she does.
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Old May 22, 2015, 11:46 AM
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I should have known that she was trouble, when she got a motor cut out n the first flight...

http://youtu.be/nf1ENwGKE6c

If I would have known then, what I know now... I could have saved a life. Such a heavy weight on my head...

Seemed like I was just talking to her yesterday...

So sad, that so many of my meaningful conversations are with plastic dolls...
So what's your new pilots name, Amelia Airhead! Sorry, couldn't resist. And by the way Thos, we didn't need to kow about you affection for plastic dolls, to much information! LOL.
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Old May 22, 2015, 11:54 AM
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Yeah, sorry about that Heli... Hopefully I didn't leave a scar that lasts a lifetime...

After a few Martinis, I always spill the beans about some of the most intimate details of my love life...

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Old May 22, 2015, 04:51 PM
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Okay, so I need to replace my burned up motor. And I need it to handle 3s 1800.

Will this one work?

Turnigy L2210-1650 Bell Style Motor

Spec.
Kv: 1650 rpm/v
Voltage:7.4~11.1v (2~3s)
No load Current: 1.3A
Max Current: 22A
Max Power: 250W
Shaft Size : 3mm
Shaft Length: 28mm
Dimension: 28mm x 17mm
Thrust: 520g
Weight: 50g
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Old May 23, 2015, 05:48 AM
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I think Ive sorted my motor glitching. It was just slipping in the mounting hole as my plastic mounting was cracked. Cable tie around the mounting and tightened the one screw holding the motor on and glitching has gone!
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Old May 23, 2015, 07:35 AM
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Okay, so I need to replace my burned up motor. And I need it to handle 3s 1800.

Will this one work?

Turnigy L2210-1650 Bell Style Motor

Spec.
Kv: 1650 rpm/v
Voltage:7.4~11.1v (2~3s)
No load Current: 1.3A
Max Current: 22A
Max Power: 250W
Shaft Size : 3mm
Shaft Length: 28mm
Dimension: 28mm x 17mm
Thrust: 520g
Weight: 50g
That's the motor I ran last year, plenty of power and a direct fit in the motor mount. You could use a lower wattage motor and get some longer flight times. I got 15 minutes with a 3s 2200. I replaced it wth a lower wattage motor to try and get longer flight times. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old May 23, 2015, 09:48 AM
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That's the motor I ran last year, plenty of power and a direct fit in the motor mount. You could use a lower wattage motor and get some longer flight times. I got 15 minutes with a 3s 2200. I replaced it wth a lower wattage motor to try and get longer flight times. I'll let you know how it goes.
Perfect! Will fit right in with no mod?
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Perfect! Will fit right in with no mod?
Fits right in, but now that I'm thinking about it I think I had to file off a small lip on the motor to get it to go in the mount. Can't remember for sure though if it was this plane or another I had to do this to, but either way it didn't take much.
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Old May 24, 2015, 04:41 AM
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I flew yesterday with a 6 x 3 prop in a gusty 15kts wind and struggled to chase 2 Bixlers and 2 Versa wings. Need to try a 6 x 4 next.

Chasing Bixlers and Versa with FPV Drifter Ultralight (4 min 1 sec)
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