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Old Oct 03, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Props and Castle Ice throttle response settings

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Flown Slick yesterday with Mortrofly 4315-714, Ice Lite 75 and XOAR 15x7 for the first time. Did 40 flights with APC 15x7 before this moment. Wow! There is huge difference between this props! I will never fly APC again. With XOAR it has much more speed and power and it's more predictable in hover, torqu roll and harrier. I was able to bring everything much closer to the ground. Ice Lite 75 withstood 1250W good. I measured peak 84A in static and 81A in flight. ESC was barely warm after flight.
Oh, forgot to mention, I've changed throttle response to high (8)
Thanks for reminding me to use the Xoar 15x7 with the 59. Have you used the Xoar 15x6 with the 59?

I'll check my setting on the throttle response. Why do you like the high (8) setting?
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Anyone have a link for the xoar prop? I can't seem to find it in stock anywhere.

Lou
The Dude has them. Fast shipping and great service too.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Ordered one ;-) thanks!

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Old Oct 03, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Here it is http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAPMN&P=7
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Yes, I tryed 15x6 but it's too lazy with this prop. High throttle response makes it easer to control some moves, where you need fast throttle response: hover, torque roll, rolling harrier, low and slow harrier
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 04:55 PM
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You guys are killing me, I have a 43" Extra 260, a 47" Velox, a 51 SabreX, anda 68" Velox electrics along with a few others and it's all I can do to not push the button the 59" AJ Slick to fill the gap With the sale price, I think I may just have to buy it and shelf it for a rainy day.

Is the Hacker A40-10s that 3dhs a poor choice or is it that the Motrofly is just a better/more powerful motor? If I buy the Hacker with the airframe it's only $79 vs. $129 for the Motrofly. I wish 3dhs would become a Motrofly distributer so we could get a break on them. DG
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 05:20 PM
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What kind of rpms is the motrolfly 4315-714 on 4s pulling with a 15x7 apc prop?
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Flying mine yesterday and heard a crack when I landed it, not a very hard landing, either. When I looked inside, I saw that most of the glue joints in the motor box had just come apart, leaving only part of the structure to absorb the landing, which broke the wood in several places. When I looked closer, I found a whole lot more dry joints all thru the fuse. Kinda disappointing, I've not seen this in a 3DHS plane before.
I really hated it, I've been flying it for over a year without a scratch and love the plane.


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Old Oct 03, 2012, 06:15 PM
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The 4315 lightened motrolfly is worth the extra money over the A40
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 06:24 PM
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I never flew the A40 but the Motrofly is insane!

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Old Oct 03, 2012, 06:35 PM
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But isn't the first step in the manual to go over all joints with thin CA?

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Flying mine yesterday and heard a crack when I landed it, not a very hard landing, either. When I looked inside, I saw that most of the glue joints in the motor box had just come apart, leaving only part of the structure to absorb the landing, which broke the wood in several places. When I looked closer, I found a whole lot more dry joints all thru the fuse. Kinda disappointing, I've not seen this in a 3DHS plane before.
I really hated it, I've been flying it for over a year without a scratch and love the plane.


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Old Oct 03, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Buy and fly more Motrolfly motors

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You guys are killing me, I have a 43" Extra 260, a 47" Velox, a 51 SabreX, anda 68" Velox electrics along with a few others and it's all I can do to not push the button the 59" AJ Slick to fill the gap With the sale price, I think I may just have to buy it and shelf it for a rainy day.

Is the Hacker A40-10s that 3dhs a poor choice or is it that the Motrofly is just a better/more powerful motor? If I buy the Hacker with the airframe it's only $79 vs. $129 for the Motrofly. I wish 3dhs would become a Motrofly distributer so we could get a break on them. DG
The Motrolfly motors run cooler and produce more thrust than the Hacker motors for 40" through 78" WS planes. I like to fly back-to-back flights in ninety degree+ temperatures knowing that my motor will stay cool. The Motrolfly motors allow me to do so. My Hacker motors are warm to hot after one flight in ambient temperatures above ninety degrees.

The bottom line is I will buy and fly more Motrolfly motors and except for the Hacker Q80 motor I will not buy or fly additional Hacker motors.
Performance and quality and not brand loyalty is what I use to determine which motors I use. The Motrolfly motors outperform the Hacker motors.

Finally, Ken at Subsonic planes gives great customer service. He does custom winds, maintenance, and repair at reasonable prices.

Hope this helps you to make informed choices. Of course you will determine what works best for you!
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 07:13 PM
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But isn't the first step in the manual to go over all joints with thin CA?
As a matter of fact, no, it isn't.
The price of the product is supposed to cover the gluing of the parts together.


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Old Oct 03, 2012, 08:31 PM
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My mistake. It is step 2 of the build video at 3dhobbyshop.com

Whether it is a $300 ARF or a $2000 ARF, always go over all the joints. Who knows what elements these things are exposed to on their journey from manufacturing to door step.

CYA and CA those joints

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As a matter of fact, no, it isn't.
The price of the product is supposed to cover the gluing of the parts together.


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Old Oct 03, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Out of curiosity, has anyone here tried the Hacker A50-6XS in this plane? Weighs same as the Motorfly DM4315 lightened but is supposedly more powerful than the A40 range.

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