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Old May 14, 2011, 09:14 PM
How many planes is too many?
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Ditto!

Framing Nac's MXS in the foreground is a nice touch.



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That was nac's idea. I heard a funny noise whilst flying and wondered what he was doing and then realised he had kicked his MXS into position so he could fit it in the frame. I just swapped the video's thumbnail over to use the framegrab you posted .
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:10 PM
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More great footage guys! Thanks for posting.
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Old May 15, 2011, 07:56 AM
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I have some bad news on the Turnigy L3015.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14733

After only a dozen or so flights the motor has died. Bearing is noisy and the cross mount has cracked at a weak point where the screw holes are.

So I have now fitted an SK3542-1000, should be much better.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7125
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Old May 15, 2011, 06:11 PM
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The Hacker A30-12L V2 (1000 kv, 144 grams) looks like a nice candidate for those who are happy to spend a bit more.
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Old May 15, 2011, 07:34 PM
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Wow

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So I have now fitted an SK3542-1000, should be much better.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7125
WOW, Groovejet was right this motor is a really good match!

After mucking around with the smaller L3 motor and props, struggling to get the thrust and speed that this fantastic foamy needs, the SK motor with a 12x6e prop rocks! It really transforms it from a slow floaty foamy to an almost Balsa performing 3D plane.

I flew two 2200 25c packs, 6min hardish flying on both, the motor, 40A plush ESC and lipos came down only warm. Put back around 1500mA!

Don't be afraid to try a larger motor, as the airframe can easily handle it. This SK motor complete with prop adapter and cross mount weighs 170g, but I had no problems getting it to balance. I have the lipo so the back lines up with the brace.
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Old May 15, 2011, 08:55 PM
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Grovejet

Would this work thanks
http://www.scorpionsystem.com/catalo...I-3008-1090KV/
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Old May 15, 2011, 09:45 PM
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I don't think so. Look for something that will give you around 2kg thrust.

Perhaps the SII-3020-890 with a 13x6.5e prop on 3S. Or SII-3014-1040 with a 12x6e on 3S.
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Old May 16, 2011, 01:36 AM
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thanks, Nac

Sick of fooling around with a cheap motor ideas. As you can see many people are in the same limbo on what power setup will work.
thanks again
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Old May 16, 2011, 02:08 AM
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thanks, Nac

Sick of fooling around with a cheap motor ideas. As you can see many people are in the same limbo on what power setup will work.
thanks again
Yep I Agree.

If I didn't have a few of those SK motors lying around, I would buy a Scorpion for sure. I have them on my Balsa's, excellent motors!
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Old May 16, 2011, 12:17 PM
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got mine today, surprised at how BIG it is
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Old May 16, 2011, 04:09 PM
How many planes is too many?
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I don't think so. Look for something that will give you around 2kg thrust.

Perhaps the SII-3020-890 with a 13x6.5e prop on 3S. Or SII-3014-1040 with a 12x6e on 3S.
unvlace, as nac said, the 3008-1090 does not have enough power. It's a good choice for a Skywing 42" Sbach though.

A cheap and easy option is to get a Turnigy 3542SK 1000kV motor which screws right on.

If you choose to go for a Scorpion 3014 or 3020 motor you'll need to dremmel the hole on the wood motor mount to make it bigger so the large Scorpion motor shaft collar will fit through. A 3014-1040 on an APC 12x6 would get hot if you flew hard, whereas a 3020-890 on an APC 13x6.5 would not. I currently have a 3020-890 and APC 13x6.5e on my MXS and I like it. It's about 15g heavier than the Turngiy 3542SK 1000kV I used to have on it when both videos were filmed.
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Old May 17, 2011, 07:50 AM
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So now that I know which motor to bu, the question for me is, wait for the Skywing to be restocked or go for the E-flite Carbon-Z. Can't afford both right now. Decisions, decisions......
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Old May 20, 2011, 10:54 PM
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almost finished with mine. I'm afraid I'll have to add some spacers behind the motor to get it to stick far enuff thru the nose to get a prop on it, also added some depron wheelpants to dress it up
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Old May 21, 2011, 10:00 AM
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almost finished with mine. I'm afraid I'll have to add some spacers behind the motor to get it to stick far enuff thru the nose to get a prop on it, also added some depron wheelpants to dress it up
Nice wheelpants! Now you only need to add a spinner to make the plane complete.
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