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Old Mar 21, 2015, 10:47 PM
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hi, i'm having some problem figuring out how the motor mount attaches to the fuse. the mount has two knobs that seems intended to go into the two corresponding holes in the fuse/foam motor cover, but this makes the motor very inaccessable and prop clearance a bit too close for comfort. i'm tempted to glue the mount further back but concerned this could make proper cg difficult.
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Old Mar 21, 2015, 11:52 PM
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If the prop isnt rubbing against anything then mount it and fly!
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 05:07 AM
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hi, i'm having some problem figuring out how the motor mount attaches to the fuse. the mount has two knobs that seems intended to go into the two corresponding holes in the fuse/foam motor cover, but this makes the motor very inaccessable and prop clearance a bit too close for comfort. i'm tempted to glue the mount further back but concerned this could make proper cg difficult.
That's pretty much how mine is, and I haven't had a problem yet. You can always try to make two more indents a couple of mm back from the original ones and mount it, let us know if this works for you. I personally think it would keep the motor cooler if it's out more and it might be a little quieter with the prop more away from the foam. you may have to put a bigger bat or add a couple grams of weight up front for your cg When moving the motor back more.
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 10:35 AM
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Motor is pointing down so make sure the mount is installed that way. Thrust angle
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 02:07 PM
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thanks for the replies! i'll glue it down in the pre-molded indents since that has worked for the rest of you. i dont want to make the rig any heavier than necessary.

raptor: the first thing i did was to grind the mount offset flush. all planes ive seen the motor axis goes through CG so i dont understand why they would cant it - downwards! hopefully i wont regret congrats on your 2mile fpv trip, nice video!
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 04:40 PM
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Update on my wing
After my crash, I had lost the wing tip, today I went full on and cut-off both wing-tips and (equally and evenly ofc) and it flies like a dream :')

Quite a bit more agile and fun than before
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 09:51 PM
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Update on my wing
After my crash, I had lost the wing tip, today I went full on and cut-off both wing-tips and (equally and evenly ofc) and it flies like a dream :')

Quite a bit more agile and fun than before
Do you have a pic? Id like to see how it looks with the clipped wings.
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Old Mar 23, 2015, 07:02 AM
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Update on my wing
After my crash, I had lost the wing tip, today I went full on and cut-off both wing-tips and (equally and evenly ofc) and it flies like a dream :')

Quite a bit more agile and fun than before
That's great to hear.
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Old Mar 23, 2015, 12:05 PM
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EDIT:
Here they are

They are about 4cm from each side (4cm from the control surface)
It does fly well without hassles as such
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