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Old Sep 08, 2012, 04:12 PM
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I would not go by the tail wheel, my slick has been stored just like that with the wings off of course on the bigger guy.
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Old Sep 08, 2012, 07:15 PM
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More importantly I need to solve my storage problem. I'm thinking about hanging the fuse by the tail wheel. Or I could use one of those big bike hangers like I did for the 59".



Ether way she is going to have to hide in the stairwell. Could be tricky to get setup...
I hang mine with bike racks as well, but I hook the gear on the rack, hanging nose-up. If you could find a wide enough rack, you could hang it by the wing tube.
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Old Sep 08, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Check out the garageworks stuff. You can score most if the pieces for 50% off and the work great up to 30cc.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 02:47 AM
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Motor choice for 6S

Hi Guys,

A question for the experts that run 6S - Whats a good Motrolfly motor for 6S? I read through the thread and bought the 4325-380 when I got the 71" Slick a few months back. I'm just starting to assemble it and see a lot more choices now with the lightened 5320 and the new 4330. Is the 4325-380 and Xoar 19x10 still the recommended setup for 6S?

I'll be using Gens Ace 6S 5300mah packs that I use in the 62" Osiris and Trex 550E. ESC will be Ice 100 w/ Bec Pro and using BLS451 servos on Ail/Ele and DS8717 on Rudder (already mounted under canopy for pull-pull).

I'm looking for similar power to the old 51" Slick with the Hacker A30-12XL, and hopefully motor will not get too hot or pull too many amps on the Ice 100. Should I go ahead with the 4325-380? Or should I go for something that will give a bit more?
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 03:20 AM
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While I do like Motrolfly motors, another excellent 6S motor for the 71" Slick is the Hacker A60-6XS, which is what I have in mine....Very efficient, easily turns a 20X10 or larger prop, and has tons of power.

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Yo are going to have to pull a lot of amps on 6s to get the same power to weight ratio as yor 51 slick. This is a 10 pound bird not a 3 pound one. Thats one of the reasons l went 8s. Now my 71 slick has close to the same balistic power my motrolfly powered 51 does.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 09:03 AM
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Steve looks like you really like your A60-6XS setup. What prop and what watts/current are you seeing? Did you have to move the rudder servo back to balance?

Losi, thanks again for your advice. You helped me select the Motrolfly on my 42" and 59" Slick as well. I'm probably going to stay with 6S for the 71" so I want to find a setup that will provide best power with 6S without pulling too much current. Would you say 4325-380 work best or go with 5320 or 4330?
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:55 AM
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The GT33 is a great engine and I would try it but my club does not allow gas engines over 20cc. They do allow glow and I thought of pairing the Slick with a YS-140. But finally decided to go electric. My Slick is the electric version.

btw, anyone ever put a 4-stroke YS engine in a Slick? It would sound awesome.

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Losi

You have been such a strong supporter of the Gens Ace batteries, are you changing your batterer options?

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Steve looks like you really like your A60-6XS setup. What prop and what watts/current are you seeing? Did you have to move the rudder servo back to balance?

Losi, thanks again for your advice. You helped me select the Motrolfly on my 42" and 59" Slick as well. I'm probably going to stay with 6S for the 71" so I want to find a setup that will provide best power with 6S without pulling too much current. Would you say 4325-380 work best or go with 5320 or 4330?
Yes, I do....As to watts and amps, quite truthfully, I don't remember, as I originally had this power system in a 70" Red Bull Slick. One thing about the A60-6XS is that it is a 28 pole motor and you can't compare the input wattage with a 14 pole motor such as the Motrolfly or other Hacker motors such as the A50-16S (they will be lower, but the motor will have just as much power). If I remember correctly, though I was getting around 1800-1900 watts, but I am only using a 20X10 APC, and as noted, you can go larger. Joe Smith uses a 21X11 (I believe) on his A60-6XS) As to the amperage, again...if I remember correctly . It was around 87 amps. You can most certainly use a Castle ICE100...as that is again, what Joe is using. I am using an HV110, because I already had it.

And, unlike my 70" Slick which balanced perfectly with a pull/pull setup, I did have to move the servo to the tail...

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Losi

You have been such a strong supporter of the Gens Ace batteries, are you changing your batterer options?

Dennis
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Yeah it was one of my 25c gen aces. They are old though so I'm not surprised
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386 cycles and its 2 years old
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Time to buy new batteries apparently. Hey look at that the gen ace 4k 60cs are on sale. Guess this happened at a good time
Looks like he plans to buy more Gens Ace so I think he just chaulked it up to old packs.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Steve looks like you really like your A60-6XS setup. What prop and what watts/current are you seeing? Did you have to move the rudder servo back to balance?

Losi, thanks again for your advice. You helped me select the Motrolfly on my 42" and 59" Slick as well. I'm probably going to stay with 6S for the 71" so I want to find a setup that will provide best power with 6S without pulling too much current. Would you say 4325-380 work best or go with 5320 or 4330?
I'd stick with what i had if I were you..You can always change kv and cell count later if you just hate it. You can get around 2000 watts with your setup which is plenty for the airframe. I run the 4325-280 on 8s on mine and just love it. But I had the 380 with 19x10 prop and it was great too. The amps are just higher..
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Pancaked the Slick a bit ago. Coming in on final, about 3 or 4 feet up, I hit a dead air pocket or something. It just lost all lift and SPLAT! Ripped the gear out, and broke the two formers behind the wing tube, and broke the prop. The guys watching said it looked like I hit the spoilerons, it just went straight down.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Pancaked the Slick a bit ago. Coming in on final, about 3 or 4 feet up, I hit a dead air pocket or something. It just lost all lift and SPLAT! Ripped the gear out, and broke the two formers behind the wing tube, and broke the prop. The guys watching said it looked like I hit the spoilerons, it just went straight down.
Sorry to hear that!! And I know exactly what you mean....I was "dragging in" a 3DHS 55" Yak a couple of years ago, about three or four feet up, nice breeze then gone!! My Yak dropped like a rock and tore the gear out!! I bought a new fuselage from Ben, and put it back together again...

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