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Old Jun 06, 2004, 07:51 PM
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Direct drive Props for Pico F

My name is Pat and I live in Broomfield CO (suburb of Denver) and I have just started flying a Pico F with the 280 direct drive motor. It uses the press on style of prop, so no threads. I'm having trouble with the prop flying off after a few minutes of flight time. Is there a secret to keeping these props on after the motor warms up? Any help would be great!!! Thanks
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Old Jun 06, 2004, 08:27 PM
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put a bit of locktite on the treads..

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Old Jun 07, 2004, 09:39 AM
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I had that setup too... I find it VERY underpowered.

What I did was to use the rubber spinner with the smallest hole. Just press onto it hard... it won't fall off. Failing that use some glue...
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Old Jun 07, 2004, 10:42 AM
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Yah the prop it came with wouldn't even get the plane off the ground so I moved to a 7060. It works alot better but I havn't had enough time in the air to find out how long the battery will last.Sounds easy enough.
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Old Jun 07, 2004, 11:08 AM
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7060 prop seems overpropped to me... the motor might blow fast.

You might want to get the EPS100 or IPS. They work much better. I used to have that plane, albiet the stick version.
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