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Old May 30, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Will the esc fit on its edge right below the motor? That way you could remove the motor and wiggle the esc out of there. No hatches required.
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Old May 30, 2013, 11:29 AM
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For that matter, how do the motors come out? Rear access? It's unclear in the pics.....
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Old May 31, 2013, 01:44 AM
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It's my intention to cut the front section of the engine nacelle using a razor saw, giving access to the engines once the sanding and shaping has been finished. These will be held in place with magnets. I may well have to reconsider the location of the ESCs, although that could bring up issues such as, how long can the leads from ESC to battery be?
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Old May 31, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Ok, that makes sense.

I don't think you will get your ESCs far enough away to make a difference in a plane that size.
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Old May 31, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Sure takes a lot of "seat of the pants", engineering to sort out the working bits of a build like this.... looking great. I've got a Balsa Spreader I'll be glad to loan you if you need it Charles.

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Old May 31, 2013, 08:32 AM
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How much do you need to extend the battery wires? In your pic it looks like there is some excess wire curled behind the esc's, maybe enough to get the esc to the boom? Then you would have to add what, 3-4" to the leads? That should be fine but I wouldn't go longer than that.
Can you extend the motor wires and stuff the esc's in the pod? Looks like it is getting a bit cramped in there already.
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Old May 31, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Hi Bill – nice to hear from you – to be honest, until Glenn mentioned ESCs failing I had not thought about it too much!
Hi Glenn – I will have a look at the wiring over the weekend and let you know so that the best solution can be implemented – I think there will not be room in the pod.
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Old May 31, 2013, 08:47 AM
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Well, you could just go back to the hatch idea, or just take your chances that the esc's won't fail anytime soon.
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Old May 31, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Well, you could just go back to the hatch idea, or just take your chances that the esc's won't fail anytime soon.
Like you said a couple of posts back. Put the hatched in and you won't ever need them.

As far as making the wires longer. I agree. They just can't be made that long in this airplane.
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Old Jun 03, 2013, 02:57 AM
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Thanks guys for your input – having had a look at the location of the ESCs, it may be possible to move the into the boom – it may require a little surgery, but nothing too destructive! The boom covers can then be held in place using magnets.
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