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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:54 PM
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E-mail us. We don't list them but do sell them separately.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:13 PM
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E-mail us. We don't list them but do sell them separately.
Great, I will
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:23 PM
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I am using a motor mount from Hobbyking (see below). In my last nose crash, caused from a brown out from my HK 30a esc with a hitec optima 6, it also bent but I could put it back on itīs place.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._43_42mm_.html


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The motor mount is one of the few items I wish Lee would sell "a la cart"...
it's consistently the only thing to sustain damage in a full speed crash into the ground. They bend back well the first couple of times but after a while they get pretty soft
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Repaired my combat damaged Assassin and now it flies even better then before!
Re-hinged the right aileron, put new bigger servo arms on, and straightened out the badly tweaked motor mount. The slightly longer servo arms have made her roll much better, actually way better. For some reason it never rolled this sharply before even with longer throws programmed in? What an awesome plane.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Maiden flight

My son and I maidened our new Assassin this weekend. The first battery went great, first time we had flown a wing. Was able to bring it in for a soft landing. We unintentionally tested the indestructibility of the Assassin with the next two batteries. It passed the tests beyond our wildest imaginations. A couple of questions: When we turn on the radio, with the trottle stick and trim to its minimum setting, the motor still runs, albeit slowing. Anyone know what's wrong? Next, the Assassin wants to dive big time, we always need to add a lot of elevator on the stick to maintain level flight. I suppose adjusting the servos will fix this, but shoudl I mess with the CG or do anything else. Finally, the little set screw came out of the little red motor. Any idea where to find a replacement?

Thanks, this thread has been a lot of help.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Finally, the little set screw came out of the little red motor. Any idea where to find a replacement?
Scott
They are standard 3mm set screws:

http://shop.dubro.com/p/3mm-x-3-socket-set-screws-4-pkg

The British (and thus Hobby King and anybody in Hong Kong) call them "grub screws". Your local hobby shop might have them. I recommend using a little Loctite blue thread locker when you put them back.

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/t_l...r-Blue-242.htm
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:38 PM
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When we turn on the radio, with the trottle stick and trim to its minimum setting, the motor still runs, albeit slowing. Anyone know what's wrong?
Not for sure, but it's worth trying to reset the throttle max/min on your ESC. For most brands, here's how it goes:

-take the prop off the motor
-start with everything off
-turn on your tx
-push throttle stick all the way up
-plug in your battery on the plane (the motor should not run... instead, it goes into programming mode)
-wait for a "special" beep sequence from your ESC, and then push the throttle stick all the way down
-the ESC should beep again, and then you've set the throttle max/min

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Next, the Assassin wants to dive big time, we always need to add a lot of elevator on the stick to maintain level flight. I suppose adjusting the servos will fix this, but shoudl I mess with the CG or do anything else.
Check two things, before making any changes:

1. does your wing balance on the proper CG, as per the instructions?
2. when the plane is plugged in, and your hands are off the sticks, do the elevons have a slight amount of reflex? (In other words, are the elevons slightly higher than the angle of the wing itself?)

Both answers should be yes. If CG is off, or your elevons don't have any reflex, those are easy to fix.

If CG is on, and elevons have reflex, but you're STILL getting a lot of dive... then it's trickier.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:39 PM
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I recommend using a little Loctite blue thread locker when you put them back.
Or a dab of hot glue. Both work fine, but hot glue is easier to get off when you want to remove the screw on purpose.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:47 PM
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michaelingp and elCapitan, thanks, you guys are great.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:53 PM
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A couple of questions: When we turn on the radio, with the trottle stick and trim to its minimum setting, the motor still runs, albeit slowing.
Do like el Capitan says to recalibrate the endpoints. But after that is done you may need to rebind (throttle down, other sticks neutral) to save the proper failsafe points.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Do like el Capitan says to recalibrate the endpoints. But after that is done you may need to rebind (throttle down, other sticks neutral) to save the proper failsafe points.
Will do. Thanks.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Finally, the little set screw came out of the little red motor. Any idea where to find a replacement?
Was it the set screw that holds the bell onto the shaft?
Or rather one of the two screws that hold to motor into the motor mount?

If it's the ones that hold the motor into the mount I replace those with 3mm cap screws.
(blue locktite is your friend with these guys)
They are stocked in the hardware department at Home Depot (and most likely your LHS)
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:24 PM
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I put the 3mm screws in my motor bases before I ever fly them. They are much more reliable but beware!!! You can over tighten them and either strip the threads or bend the bearing in the motor. I use the lock tight too as you can see in the picture below but don't get it in the bearing.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:11 AM
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How fast will the Assassin go with this setup?

Hey folks.. the wife is asking me for a Christmas list :-) so I think the Assassin may be on it!

I have the Nitro Planes Mini Pop 600mm wing that was beefed up by Johhnymeg for those of you that are familiar.. it is FAST! Probably at least 65+

I would like a little bigger sized wing that will AT LEAST go that fast or faster... I know there are a lot of choices out there but I might as well just pick one and go with it.. I would love to just buy a combo deal like Plane Insane offers so I don't have to shop everywhere and pay the extra shipping.

The question is.. with the CF 2812 Motor Combo recommended setup from Plane Insane.. just how fast are we talking?

I have tried to search but there's just so many comments to look through so hoping someone can chime in..

Here's the link to the combo kit on the top right hand side..

http://www.planeinsanerc.com/index.php?PageID=275

Thanks!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:37 AM
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Comparable, but not much more than that. Although, if you take that little red motor and re-wind it with 9 winds of 24g MicroDan wire... zoom!

That said, you mentioned looking for a "bigger sized wing." Have you looked at Crash Test Hobby's Grim Reaper? A little more size, and easily 65-70mph with the standard recommended 3530 1800kv motor (PlaneInsane also sells).
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