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Old Sep 10, 2009, 12:46 PM
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I like the idea of bigger wheels like jfv61 did. JV, do you know the diameter of the wheel shaft? I think that will determine which wheels I can go up to. Thinking about getting air tires with a tread.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Hey guys, I noticed that the GR-60XL comes with an extra collar with a set screw. Does this go on behind the C clip on the motor shaft just as a little extra insurance?

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Old Sep 10, 2009, 01:01 PM
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...JV, do you know the diameter of the wheel shaft?...
I did have to enlarge the hole in the wheel but don't recall what size bit I ended up with. I pretty much end up drilling bigger wheels out for the shaft on all my planes. I take a stock wheel and find a bit that fits inside best (I have both metric and english bits). Sometimes it takes a little work, IMO better snug than loose...
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 01:19 PM
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I'm looking over the manual before the plane gets here. I feel more comfortable with 30 min. epoxy since I have used it more in hinging. If using 30 minute epoxy and putting vaseline on the rotating part of the hinge can I hinge both the stab and rudder side at the same time to save time or do I have to do 1 side and let it dry for about 2 hours then do the other side. Thanks
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 01:39 PM
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Hey guys, I noticed that the GR-60XL comes with an extra collar with a set screw. Does this go on behind the C clip on the motor shaft just as a little extra insurance?

Thanks,
Dustin
Yes. Make sure you use it. These motors are very powerful. On my torque 2812-720, and 2818-900 I forgot to use it and the motors bell was coming off and the magnets were showing. Once I used the collar and set screw I have not had that problem.
Joe
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 01:43 PM
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I did have to enlarge the hole in the wheel but don't recall what size bit I ended up with. I pretty much end up drilling bigger wheels out for the shaft on all my planes. I take a stock wheel and find a bit that fits inside best (I have both metric and english bits). Sometimes it takes a little work, IMO better snug than loose...
I was actually worried more about getting wheels with a hole larger than the shaft. There were some on Chief Aircraft with a 4 and 4.5mm hole.

Looking at the Hangar 9 Pro Lites
http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec/...s/Hangar9.html

and Sullivan wheels
http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec/...van.html#light
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:00 PM
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I'm looking over the manual before the plane gets here. I feel more comfortable with 30 min. epoxy since I have used it more in hinging. If using 30 minute epoxy and putting vaseline on the rotating part of the hinge can I hinge both the stab and rudder side at the same time to save time or do I have to do 1 side and let it dry for about 2 hours then do the other side. Thanks
Joe
IMO, it's too much to do all at once. I prefer PU because is expands but then you really have to wait a long time...
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:01 PM
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I was actually worried more about getting wheels with a hole larger than the shaft...
Maybe Ben can provide shaft dimensions when he has time.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:06 PM
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IMO, it's too much to do all at once. I prefer PU because is expands but then you really have to wait a long time...
I agree I prefer Gorilla Glue. Should only be about an hour for the Gorrila Glue, but you do have to celan up any glue with alcohol as it expands.

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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:25 PM
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Maybe Ben can provide shaft dimensions when he has time.
Its ok, I know he's at the Huckfest and my plane will be here Monday and I can measure the shaft then. I'll check the LHS for wheels or order online after that. Looks like I won't even have time to work on the plane next week or next weekend since I've got a 24hr mtn bike race to worry about instead.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:31 PM
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Yes. Make sure you use it. These motors are very powerful. On my torque 2812-720, and 2818-900 I forgot to use it and the motors bell was coming off and the magnets were showing. Once I used the collar and set screw I have not had that problem.
Joe
Thanks Joe, I figured that was what it was for.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Thanks Joe, I figured that was what it was for.
so it goes in the back of the motor or the front?i havent looked too closely at mine yet
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:41 PM
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It goes on the back end of the motor where the shaft sticks out. It sounds like we'll want to snug it up against the C clip that's already there and tighten it down.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:42 PM
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ok i thought so,but i havent looked at mine very closely yet.just took it out of the box when i got it saturday and nananaboobood the guys at the flying field with it,and then put it back
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 03:02 PM
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hope to start on mine this weekend... but its a busy weekend...

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