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Old Sep 02, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Blind nuts better than lock nuts

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OK, I have never used the lock nuts to secure the motor to the motor box. What makes the blind nuts better than the lock nuts for attachment of the motor to the motor box?
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 10:18 AM
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OK, I have never used the lock nuts to secure the motor to the motor box. What makes the blind nuts better than the lock nuts for attachment of the motor to the motor box?
Not to over complicate things here but I simply used lock nuts and it's working just fine. I used a washer with little teeth on it to grab onto the back of the firewall. Works great and is super easy to install.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 10:39 AM
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A little 57" Extra action from this morning. Got my rudder fixed yesterday. I didn't pull the old hinges out though so who knows how long it will last... when it comes out again I'll do it the right way.

3DHS 57" Extra (5 min 47 sec)
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 12:00 PM
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A little 57" Extra action from this morning. Got my rudder fixed yesterday. I didn't pull the old hinges out though so who knows how long it will last... when it comes out again I'll do it the right way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixzVK...ature=youtu.be
How does the 57" Extra 330SC fly compared to the EF 60" Edge EXP?

My 57" Extra 330SC is a fantastic do everything well plane, but I have not flown the
EF 60" Edge yet.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 12:23 PM
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I have never used lock nuts, They are a real pain if you have to remove the motor and then reinstall, holding the loose lock nut,getting the bolt through motor and the motor box and then holding the lock nut+ the washer alignment while trying to turn the bolt is just too much for my beefy hands.

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Old Sep 02, 2012, 02:05 PM
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OK, I have never used the lock nuts to secure the motor to the motor box. What makes the blind nuts better than the lock nuts for attachment of the motor to the motor box?
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I have never used lock nuts, They are a real pain if you have to remove the motor and then reinstall, holding the loose lock nut,getting the bolt through motor and the motor box and then holding the lock nut+ the washer alignment while trying to turn the bolt is just too much for my beefy hands.

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As Dennis said....lock nuts are just a pain in the posterior....If done correctly, the blind nuts stay where they belong once installed, and you don't have to fight with them like you do nuts and washers.....

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Old Sep 02, 2012, 02:16 PM
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How does the 57" Extra 330SC fly compared to the EF 60" Edge EXP?

My 57" Extra 330SC is a fantastic do everything well plane, but I have not flown the
EF 60" Edge yet.
I'd say that the 57" Extra is a little more nimble than the EF 60" Edge - as it tumbles WAY harder and is in general much faster (although I'm sure with an equivalent setup on the 60" Edge it would be just as fast so this has a lot to do with how I have them set up).

The EF Edge excels in harrier and hovers. It just feels extremely locked in. The Extra is similar to the Edge in harriers but hovers are quite different. My Extra makes me work a little for a good hover whereas I honestly feel like I could hover the Edge hands off once I've got it locked in.

Rollers are about the same on both. But the Extra is better in KE and all the high energy spins (KE spins, blenders, etc).

I love both planes but right now the Extra is getting more flying time.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 02:31 PM
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I'd say that the 57" Extra is a little more nimble than the EF 60" Edge - as it tumbles WAY harder and is in general much faster (although I'm sure with an equivalent setup on the 60" Edge it would be just as fast so this has a lot to do with how I have them set up).

The EF Edge excels in harrier and hovers. It just feels extremely locked in. The Extra is similar to the Edge in harriers but hovers are quite different. My Extra makes me work a little for a good hover whereas I honestly feel like I could hover the Edge hands off once I've got it locked in.

Rollers are about the same on both. But the Extra is better in KE and all the high energy spins (KE spins, blenders, etc).

I love both planes but right now the Extra is getting more flying time.
Thanks for the insights.

Looks like both planes are extremely good at what they are designed to do.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 11:58 PM
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guys, what would be propeller adapter screw diameter and tread size? i got aeroworks 2.5" carbon spinner and now im scratching my head where to get a 50mm screw and what diameter/thread do i need...
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 12:18 AM
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guys, what would be propeller adapter screw diameter and tread size? i got aeroworks 2.5" carbon spinner and now im scratching my head where to get a 50mm screw and what diameter/thread do i need...
For what motor?

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Old Sep 04, 2012, 12:19 AM
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tpu, i knew writing at 5am wasnt good... emmm... sorry, hacker, a40.... (i guess wich a40 doesnt matter)
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 12:31 AM
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Without having one to measure, I'm going to hazard a guess that it is an M6X1.00. As to the size of bolt/screw you need for your spinner, I am unable to access their site right now, but I would bet it is an M3 unless it is an SAE size, then probably a 10X32. All of this is just supposition on my part though....

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Old Sep 04, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Without having one to measure, I'm going to hazard a guess that it is an M6X1.00. As to the size of bolt/screw you need for your spinner, I am unable to access their site right now, but I would bet it is an M3 unless it is an SAE size, then probably a 10X32. All of this is just supposition on my part though....

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their site? wich site? it should be 50mm length, im just not sure was it m3 or m4 i took a guess and ordered some m3x50 screws....
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 01:01 AM
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Can't get to Aero-works.net
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