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Old Feb 14, 2011, 06:21 AM
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I was running a Xoar 18x8. But considering that the GR60XL comes down between 130 and 160 degrees after every flight, I don't have confidence that the motor could handle a 18x10. The 18x8 on the reaper will be fine for my 65" Vyper though. So far I am liking the hacker although I had a little mishap today when flying. This is a first for me, but I was doing a really high speed loop and at the top I started rolling practicing the backside of a rolling loop. I was going too fast (and rolling too hard) and I heard a pop and the wing pulled away from the fuse being held on only by the servo connector (thank god for servo connector keepers). The wing was perpendicular to the fuse and was causing the plane to flip anytime power was added, so I ended up letting it loop a few times on the way down and when I got low enough I pulled it into a harrier at the bottom of the last loop and drop it down nice and gently.

As it turned out, the wing bolt was still screwed into the wing, but it pulled clean through the ply reinforcement in the side of the fuse. That's a first for me, but again, I was putting so much stress on the airframe doing the bottom quarter of a rolling loop with that much speed. Not the planes fault, just me having a little too much fun with the throttle. Luckily, the plane came out of it fine and will only need a little bit of work to fix the wing bolt mount in the fuse.
WOW good save
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 08:37 AM
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Call Randy at RCDude.com (or set up an account and order online). Randy is a great guy to deal with and ships very fast. I ordered some Xoar props while at the field on Friday (you just have to love iPhones), at about 2:30, by the time I got home, there was an email time-stamped for 3:15 showing them as being shipped!!

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I agree Steve.....Randy ( RC Dude ) is on the ball when it comes to shipping! I try to get just about everything I can from him. If he sells it , I'll buy from him. With him being so close to , I usually have it at my house the very next day , or the day after. Plus , he is as honest as they come.
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 08:38 AM
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I think you fly harder than I do..... Gotta figure how to roll before trying that rolling loop Baby steps....
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 10:25 AM
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DaLOAf killer save bro!!!
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 10:29 AM
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Does any one have photos of the install for the hacker A50-12l , ICE100 , CC-BEC pro & 6cell 5000mah packs? I would like to see the positions ,wiring and how they were secure to the airframe. Also should I use connectors for the Ice100 esc to motor wires or just solder them together?
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 10:35 AM
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there aren't really many options for install.

The Motor obviously has only one position.
The ESC ties with Zip ties to the side of the motor box.
We place the CC BEC pro on the bottom of the motor box, again with Zip ties.

For the maiden, the battery is placed about 2" behind the firewall.


We don't recommend any connectors, jut solder the ESC and motor together for reliability.
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for the info
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 02:00 PM
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Can someone tell me the spacer size/length for the Hacker A50-12L mounting on the 71" please? Did you go with the Plastic or the wood included by 3DHS. Thanks Jack
I am at that step in my build too. I found that APC collars were too short. The wood spacers that came with the plane are too long for that motor (IMHO). I went to the hardware store yesterday and got four 1/4" long nylon spacers. They seem to put the a50-12l at the perfect distance on my new 71".
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 02:08 PM
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any pictures of these installs and recommended setups,motor,esc and the such, pictures do wonders
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 03:43 PM
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Let me re-phrase.....


I remember reading about some one or more than one that does a preventive Gorilla Glue job or something similar for structural support of the wood around the landing gear. I am thinking inside of fuse??

Can someone point me to a thread, blog, pics?

Thanks
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 04:16 PM
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All you have to do is poor gorilla glue into the landing gear block on the inside of the fuse.
Just make sure all the wood gets covered. I did that on my 51 slick. The new 71 with the carbon wraped gear plane I dont think needs it as the 72SC is the same and I have hit that really hard (dropped it from 8feet) and it has held up
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 04:17 PM
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I am at that step in my build too. I found that APC collars were too short. The wood spacers that came with the plane are too long for that motor (IMHO). I went to the hardware store yesterday and got four 3/8" long nylon spacers. They seem to put the a50-12l at the perfect distance on my new 71".
I know this might come under the heading of actually "building" instead of "assembling", but the wooden ones that are too long "can" be cut down so that they are the perfect length....
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 04:23 PM
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I know this might come under the heading of actually "building" instead of "assembling", but the wooden ones that are too long "can" be cut down so that they are the perfect length....
+1..works great! can hit em on a belt sander and grind a little down at a time.
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 04:36 PM
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+1..works great! can hit em on a belt sander and grind a little down at a time.
The supplied spacers work perfect with the motrolfly motor

Me I am a bit wierd I check my spacer to make sure they were all perfect before I installed my motor. There would be no way i would sand them b/c I know I couldnt get them back perfect and that would bug the mess out of me
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 04:45 PM
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The supplied spacers work perfect with the motrolfly motor

Me I am a bit wierd I check my spacer to make sure they were all perfect before I installed my motor. There would be no way i would sand them b/c I know I couldnt get them back perfect and that would bug the mess out of me
"Tack glue" them all together with a bit of CA,so that they are all lined up. Then mark all of them the same. Then sand them all at one time, making sure you sand just to the line. If using a stationary belt sander, then of course make sure the table is set perpendicular to the belt. Once sanded to length, debond them, and you will have four equal length spacers.

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