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Old Mar 24, 2015, 09:57 AM
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Oldsamer,

thanks for the info but at this stage I just want to repair or replace the motor for an easy install. I may need to though.

BHOFM

Thanks for your guidance. I have removed the single set screw and the beel comes away about 2mm but thats all I can move. I have attached a photo.

Should I be driving the shaft out left to right or right to left?
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The magnets are holding it. Just pull like hell.
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 11:07 AM
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 01:21 PM
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[QUOTE=drumbum;31148093]Oldsamer,

thanks for the info but at this stage I just want to repair or replace the motor for an easy install. I may need to though.

Hay, Drumbum

While you have that motor out. Please weight it....
I didn't and it's not specified anywhere. Weight is an important consideration if replacing it.

And let us all know what it weights !
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Old Mar 26, 2015, 02:09 PM
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oldsamer,

I got 89 grams for the motor. sorry it took so long,

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Old Mar 26, 2015, 06:44 PM
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oldsamer,

I got 89 grams for the motor. sorry it took so long,

DB
No problem, every body member 89g on the nose.
Yesterday I finished installing a MorganMills battery sled, took 2 days More about that If anyone else wants to do it.

I may have the heaviest Pc-6, thus the Das Grosser title. Up loading a big JPG that explains the weight gain. Test fly Saturday before the weekenders.
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I have a suggestion for all that weight and balance trouble; but it will require some creative engineering.

Move the motor back to the rear of the plastic 'cup' it's mounted in by gluing a bearing into the hole where the shaft exits now and putting an extension shaft on the motor. Then attach a new motor-mount to the rear of the plastic cup and the front of the battery tray slide. Then attach the motor there. It will require some building and/or modifying a standard prop-shaft extension (if such a thing exists) but should cure the balance problem. It might cause some trouble installing/removing the battery though.

A hobby-lathe might be something to put on your wish-list...
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Old Mar 28, 2015, 08:17 AM
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I have a suggestion for all that weight and balance trouble; but it will require some creative engineering.

Move the motor back to the rear of the plastic 'cup' it's mounted in by gluing a bearing into the hole where the shaft exits now and putting an extension shaft on the motor. Then attach a new motor-mount to the rear of the plastic cup and the front of the battery tray slide. Then attach the motor there. It will require some building and/or modifying a standard prop-shaft extension (if such a thing exists) but should cure the balance problem. It might cause some trouble installing/removing the battery though.

A hobby-lathe might be something to put on your wish-list...
A hobby-lathe is So 20th century. A 3D printer is on my wish-list

Stepcraft is the desktop CNC solution.
This machine can mill, carve, engrave, 3D print, work as a vinyl/craft cutter, plot and more.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ign=RCG%20Emma
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Neither of those machines can touch a lathe for making bushings and such.
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Old Mar 28, 2015, 08:53 AM
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And when you can make a 6061-T6 prop-shaft extension on a 3-D printer the average hobbyist can afford, let me know.
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recommendations on differential aileron?
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recommendations on differential aileron?
I mixed in 20% rudder.
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 09:17 PM
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Has anyone found replacement shafts for the stock motor? Broke mine on a botched landing and motors seem to be on back order (Tower) or discontinued (Horizon). Kind of frustrating that a $5 motor shaft can't be found.
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 10:10 PM
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Has anyone found replacement shafts for the stock motor? Broke mine on a botched landing and motors seem to be on back order (Tower) or discontinued (Horizon). Kind of frustrating that a $5 motor shaft can't be found.
There was a long discussion about that a few pages back. Get the measurements and
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recommendations on differential aileron?
Here's what I do on a plane like this:

On the bench, give it full right and eyeball that the right aileron has deflected a noticeable amount more than the left (like 30% more).

Do the same for full left.

Good enough - go fly.

On something like Park master with big ailerons it becomes a bit more tricky to find a sweet spot, and that sweet spot is a moving target depending upon what kind of flying you do. I.E If you do a lot inverted flying you might opt for less differential.
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