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Old Mar 02, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Because snowdog said he still needed nose weight with his. And I will be using 2x3s 2200mah batteries so they are pretty light.
Gotcha. Since both motors make the same amount of power, I'd get the lightened one and add nose weight if needed. My thinking is that you may want to put the motor in a different airframe some day and the extra weight may be unnecessary.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Gotcha. Since both motors make the same amount of power, I'd get the lightened one and add nose weight if needed. My thinking is that you may want to put the motor in a different airframe some day and the extra weight may be unnecessary.
Yeah, that makes sense. Now I don't know what I should do.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Yeah, that makes sense. Now I don't know what I should do.
Just get the lightened one and be done with it. You can make it work, no problem. It's capable of making way more power than the 58" needs, so no worries there either.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Just get the lightened one and be done with it. You can make it work, no problem. It's capable of making way more power than the 58" needs, so no worries there either.
What weights would you use with that? I've never had to add weight. Do you use ones with a sticky back? Could someone provide a link? Thanks.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 07:51 PM
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What weights would you use with that? I've never had to add weight. Do you use ones with a sticky back? Could someone provide a link? Thanks.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXK204&P=ML

6L6Amp has a good point - if you get the lightened motor, you have more flexibility down the road.
Adding weight is no big deal, especially since this motor does have more than enough power...but you have smaller (therefore lighter) batteries, so you may have to add a bit more nose weight, or get heavier batteries.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 08:17 PM
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXK204&P=ML

6L6Amp has a good point - if you get the lightened motor, you have more flexibility down the road.
Adding weight is no big deal, especially since this motor does have more than enough power...but you have smaller (therefore lighter) batteries, so you may have to add a bit more nose weight, or get heavier batteries.
Thanks. I'll probably get the lightened motor mount. For the weights, would i put them at the front of the motor box?
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Thanks. I'll probably get the lightened motor mount. For the weights, would i put them at the front of the motor box?
yes; I'm going to the workshop now to do that very thing; I'll take some pics.
As far forward as possible, so you only have to add a small amount.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 08:22 PM
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K, thanks.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Battery tray

I had some free time last night and played around with making a removable battery tray. I'm new to this stuff so please tell me what you think, good or bad. I don't have a scale to weigh it, but it is pretty light. Do you guys think this would add too much weight?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 12:32 PM
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I had some free time last night and played around with making a removable battery tray. I'm new to this stuff so please tell me what you think, good or bad. I don't have a scale to weigh it, but it is pretty light. Do you guys think this would add too much weight?
Not bad!! Looks like you have to screw the battery tray in every time or no?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Yeah, I put a piece of plywood on the fire wall that holds it down up front. I'm going to make some long aluminum thumbscrews to hold the back down.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 01:04 PM
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I had some free time last night and played around with making a removable battery tray. I'm new to this stuff so please tell me what you think, good or bad. I don't have a scale to weigh it, but it is pretty light. Do you guys think this would add too much weight?
Good job... That is "SOP" (standard operating procedure) for many planes. The Great Planes "Revolver" has a similar design from the factory...

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Old Mar 03, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Good job... That is "SOP" (standard operating procedure) for many planes. The Great Planes "Revolver" has a similar design from the factory...

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Yeah, I got the idea from an 89" Slick that had one.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 06:07 PM
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What size wires should I be using on this with 6s? Will 14 gauge work?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 06:17 PM
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alright guys, here are some numbers, gens ace 6s 2500 25c batteries, motrolfly 4315 500kv, 15x7 prop, hacker x-70 esc 1495 watts (fully charged and on the ground) at around 64-65amps, do you think this will be enough power? also whats the recommended CG? thanks!
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