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Old Jan 02, 2013, 05:10 PM
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Has anybody upgraded the motors yet? Mine feels like it has lost power and my props seem to wiggle forward and back a little. Maybe its my batteries?
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 01:34 AM
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Replace the motors, they wear out in an average of 50-150 flights. Usually shorter on the mossie because the two should be balanced.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Has anybody upgraded the motors yet? Mine feels like it has lost power and my props seem to wiggle forward and back a little. Maybe its my batteries?
Are you flying with colder batteries then before? Do you have a fresh battery to test before surgery of motor replacement? The motors I have replaced were all after obvious failures including loosing an armature pole, brush screeching then nothing, increased turning resistance of armature after a flight do to wire heating and rubbing.

Forward and aft movement from the prop shaft is normal. I like to see about 1/16" of play to allow for temperature movement.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Just got one

I just got a NIB Mossy from a trade I did with another user. The plane looks great in the box but I was never a fan of dual motor bombers. I was thinking of maybe trading this guy for the UM Spitfire. If you guys know anyone that would like to do such a trade let me know!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:02 PM
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BL conversion for the Mossie

Gents,

I think we may have the long-awaited practical bl conversion for the Mossie! The BL mCPX tail motor fits the UM gearbox & only needs a pinion to work. And, it puts out more thrust on 1s than the stock motor. Add a pair of bl ESCs & you're done! Switch to the AS3X brick from the Beast & install a pair of 2030LO AS3X aileron servos with built-in differential & you'd have the best UM video platform around!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1820881

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:35 PM
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My Mossie gets a crew!

Originally posted in the Mosquito thread, post #3757.
But I'll post here too since this IS the Mod thread.

Attached are pics of the fresh crew added to my UM Parkzone Mosquito.
At "ATTENTION" for F.O. Lt. Ronin and F. Sgt. Wallace.

Shaped from pink foam and after some trimming in the crew compartment, installed with canopy glue.
Pics attached.
Cheers!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:32 PM
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Sorry, but the brushless motor was a false alarm. Turns out that the motor won't work with the factory gearing & the UM-sized props.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Sorry, but the brushless motor was a false alarm. Turns out that the motor won't work with the factory gearing & the UM-sized props.

Joel
Bummer, dewd...

Thanks for trying, though.

Cheers!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:55 AM
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What kind of tape should I look for for reassembly?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:50 AM
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My flap mod, very rough-and-ready, from last june, forgot to post it..

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post24111394

Didn't want to have flaps only inboard of motor nacelles so came up with this simple solution: make them as wide as ailerons allowed and removed part of the nacelles.
The flaps are very effective but really draggy so don't throttle back too much!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Great flap mod! I bet they're very effective. I've often thought about adding flaps to mine. This has perked my interest again!

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:33 PM
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What kind of tape should I look for for reassembly?
GR,
The best I've found is "scotch" type tape from Walgreens. It is a little more narrow than standard office type clear tape, and it is thinner and maybe a little stretchier.
Cheap, too!
Best attribute is the "thinner" part.
Hope this helps.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:19 PM
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GR,
The best I've found is "scotch" type tape from Walgeens.

Hope this helps.
Cheers!
Yes, that does help. Wish I would have known that before I went to walgreens earlier today!
Regular scotch tape isn't stretchy at all, and is kinda milky. That doesn't seem appropriate.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Adding Panel Lines

First off, I checked everything prior to adding the panel lines just to make sure I didn't do all the work and then have an issue to where I couldn't return the plane.

Did the maiden over the weekend and she flies with stock configurations as stated from this thread. I upgraded to 1S 600MAh with an adapter from JST to micro connector. The added weight gets my COG in the right spot so no need for further adjustments.

Here are some photos of the top side. Bottom side to follow.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 04:47 PM
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Jwoocrew,

That's one sharp-looking Mossie! Excellent work!

Joel
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