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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:11 PM
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What I did was cut a Popsicle stick and add gussets between the motor mount and the nose gear bulkhead. It's taken a ton of hard hits with no damage.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:17 PM
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I hooked up my watt meter to get some info and almost died! Well not really, but the motor mount broke off, and it almost scared me to death!

Epoxy time!



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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Yeah you will get that
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Yeah you will get that
LOL, well she is epoxied HEAVILY now! I also layered another piece of thin ply to the inside of the mount w/ epoxy to offset the spinner/cowl gap and to help reinforce it. I am going to let it dry 24hrs then drill out the motor mount and vent/cooling holes and mount the motor for another try!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:23 PM
The wind caused that!!
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Houston,,,, we have a problem!!!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Houston,,,, we have a problem!!!
And before I even got off the ground!

I got her fixed now, the motor mount anyway...front landing gear to be addressed this weekend time permitting.
I decided to leave it all white (probably regret that the first time I lose it in the sky). I went ahead and put the stickers on, and those long ones were fun! ,but thanks to my son we got them all on and it looks great.





I never posted my watt meter readings so I will add them here:
37A and 422 watts with a fully charged 3s 3300mah 40c battery, an APC 10 x 7 Thin Electric Propeller, and a ready to fly weight at 2lbs 15.75oz.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:25 AM
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Looks like I'm going to take it up on it's maiden voyage tomorrow.
The weather is supposed to be clear with a light wind of 3-7mph and i am getting excited!
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:52 AM
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And before I even got off the ground!

I got her fixed now, the motor mount anyway...front landing gear to be addressed this weekend time permitting.
I decided to leave it all white (probably regret that the first time I lose it in the sky). I went ahead and put the stickers on, and those long ones were fun! ,but thanks to my son we got them all on and it looks great.





I never posted my watt meter readings so I will add them here:
37A and 422 watts with a fully charged 4s 3300mah 40c battery, an APC 10 x 7 Thin Electric Propeller, and a ready to fly weight at 2lbs 15.75oz.

4s on a 10x7?!?
It also seems as 4s3300 is too big.... Most guys run 3s 2650-3300
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:57 AM
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4s on a 10x7?!?
It also seems as 4s3300 is too big.... Most guys run 3s 2650-3300
Dangit, that was a typo! 3s!! lol. The 3s 3300mah is a perfect fit.


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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Oooh okay that makes more sense!
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Maiden flight went good, landings were so so...going to have to work on that a little.
Orientation in the gray overcast sky we had today was pretty tough, going to have to work on that also.
It's one FAST plane, flew very easy once I got her trimmed, but man did she want to come in hot for the landings. A little bit of tip stall on the slow turns I made, but very easy to control. I am very happy so far.
I ordered some red monokote and a new sticker set. I am thinking of adding some red to the underside tips of the wings, maybe 6" or so, with a hole cut in the middle and the "Turbo" stickers in the that hole. The flat edge of the turbo sticker will butt up to the wing/aileron joint. Just a thought...


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Well...not my best work, but it will do I think!



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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Hey guys, just bought one of these, what is an alternative to the rimfire .10? I notice the rimfire has front mounting holes, I guess so the spinner sits flush. So is there an equivalent motor around that has the same front mounting holes? Or has everyone created a new motor mount?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:19 AM
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I use the rimfire .10 on a three blade 10X5 MASTER AIRSCREW. I can cruise around at 1/2 throttle for 11 minutes and still have at least a 1 minute reserve with a 3 cell 3300 mah battery. I added a 1/8 inch plywood spacer between motor and mount to close gap of the spinner.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Hey guys, just bought one of these, what is an alternative to the rimfire .10? I notice the rimfire has front mounting holes, I guess so the spinner sits flush. So is there an equivalent motor around that has the same front mounting holes? Or has everyone created a new motor mount?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Maiden flight went good, landings were so so...going to have to work on that a little.
Orientation in the gray overcast sky we had today was pretty tough, going to have to work on that also.
It's one FAST plane, flew very easy once I got her trimmed, but man did she want to come in hot for the landings. A little bit of tip stall on the slow turns I made, but very easy to control. I am very happy so far.
I ordered some red monokote and a new sticker set. I am thinking of adding some red to the underside tips of the wings, maybe 6" or so, with a hole cut in the middle and the "Turbo" stickers in the that hole. The flat edge of the turbo sticker will butt up to the wing/aileron joint. Just a thought...


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Well...not my best work, but it will do I think!



Wow not too shabby!! I like it
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