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Old May 20, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I keep knocking the motor mount loose on mine. Part of thinks this isn't so bad since I'm not breaking the fuse. Maybe a little thicker mount wouldnt be so bad though. Aluminum mount might not be the greatest if you dont have that silky smooth landing grass.
Did you try using epoxy like I show on my build thread? I hit a rock right on the spinner on landing in the grass and broke a prop, but the mount held. I have some photo's of a motor mount done on the large motor as I have been shown. I could post them if you like. I just didn't understand why it's spaced back like that. I'll get a better understanding when I see it next week. It looks like the bearings stick out where there is none with the smaller setup.
Question: Couldn't I change out the prop and make this a kind of hotliner if I wanted? I thought that would be fun once in a while.
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Old May 20, 2012, 02:29 PM
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....If you don't want to bother making your own, the aluminum motor mounts usually used for the Enigma will fit the Orion also.

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Do you mean this motor mount? Shown with an 1110/1y/6.7 motor. I can't remember if the holes in the mount line up properly with the gear box. Fuse on my Typhoon was too small, so I went with a plywood mount.
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Old May 20, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Do you mean this motor mount? Shown with an 1110/1y/6.7 motor. I can't remember if the holes in the mount line up properly with the gear box. Fuse on my Typhoon was too small, so I went with a plywood mount.
Yes, that looks like the one. It's made to fit the current NEU 6.7 gearbox.
The older NEU gearboxes, had a slightly different bolt pattern.

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Old May 20, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Did you try using epoxy like I show on my build thread? I hit a rock right on the spinner on landing in the grass and broke a prop, but the mount held. I have some photo's of a motor mount done on the large motor as I have been shown. I could post them if you like. I just didn't understand why it's spaced back like that. I'll get a better understanding when I see it next week. It looks like the bearings stick out where there is none with the smaller setup.
Question: Couldn't I change out the prop and make this a kind of hotliner if I wanted? I thought that would be fun once in a while.
Off hand I don't rember who suggested some type of epoxy filler. I had not tried that material because it seemed like it was kind of expensive for how I needed. I suspect a little thicker mount as well as some type support for the back end of the motor would help. I guess it's better than breaking the fuse.
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Old May 21, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Large motor mount

Take a quick look at my build thread. The filler is called West System 406 Coloidal Silica adhesive filler. It's easy to work with and is very strong. Here are a couple shots of the lager motor setup with a plywood motor mount. The mount is installed using the same methods. The second shot is a cutaway showing a mount that survived a nose-in crash. The rest of the fuse was destroyed.
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Old May 21, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Question: Couldn't I change out the prop and make this a kind of hotliner if I wanted? I thought that would be fun once in a while.
I think with the motor/esc setup you have it will be a little more than warm, just keep in mind that you have ~ 2.5 meter of wingspan ....
I have sent mine in a nice dive, and it is FUN ... and mine is barely lukewarm :|
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Old May 21, 2012, 11:25 AM
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What do you think of a mounting plate on both the front side and back side of that lip and trap it between tne mounts. Not sure if that would be to much on the fuse. A little red paint and all good. Just a thought.

What's the green in front of your motor?
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Old May 21, 2012, 12:14 PM
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What's the green in front of your motor?
If you look on my thread you'll see it's what I call a "fudge gap". It's just tape wrapped around the gear box and then you smear just a little grease on the tape to prevent epoxy from bonding to the motor. It gives you a little space so you can remove the motor if needed, and some room to move the motor around if you need to center it a little better.
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Some guys playing with Orion in Europe


Orion - Airtech-rc (3 min 35 sec)
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:53 PM
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That was the kind of fun I was having until I nearly cut a wing in half on a power line.
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Old May 21, 2012, 09:21 PM
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nice flying , but I didn't like the very low passes aimed directly at the spectators...seemed stupid
my 2c worth
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Old May 21, 2012, 11:05 PM
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What do you think of a mounting plate on both the front side and back side of that lip and trap it between tne mounts. Not sure if that would be to much on the fuse. A little red paint and all good. Just a thought.
I don't
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Old May 31, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Thermals and the Orion

Maiden'd Orion 2 today far, far away from power lines, trees or fences. My flight was 67 min. and I used half the lipo power I had. I got into a nice thermal that pushed me to nearly 1000 ft., and I got a nice escort from a Buzzard and some Sparrow's. I have a couple questions on working thermals:
Am I better off circling using ailerons or rudder when I'm in a thermal? Or both?
Is it best to mix in camber using both ailerons and flaps?, or one or the other depending on the situation?
Fun question: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST FLIGHT WITH THE ORION? Thanks guys.
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Old Jun 01, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Sloping the Orion!

CG at 113. No power used in this video until the last clip. There are a couple of climbs that look like the motor is on but it is just pumps/energy from sloping. What a great all rounder. So good I have 2 of them! They are great for early in the day when the lift is spotty and risking a pure Glider is not cool!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post21771423


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Old Jun 03, 2012, 02:25 AM
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Hi all,
I thought I'd join the electro club, so I ordered a Orion from Bob last night.
Although I've been sending them emails to try and choose a colour and haven't heard a reply yet.

It will be good to have a sailplane that I can fly when theirs no wind for dsing, which there hasn't
been any. So buying this may bring it on.

I've gone with Bobs setup. Any tips on how to keep this puppy a light build?

Cheers Asto
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