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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:15 AM
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Would have to mount motor inside of the fuselage.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Mo, the motor looks right how it is, the prop-save just fits onto motor-shaft instead of the spinner. Look at my pic's, last but one on #56 post. If you are thinking of enclosing the motor in fuse, make it an extension of existing and it will be fine. Think of cooling, on my build, I have a slot under the motor firewall for wires and also to allow some air into fuse over the ESC. Liking the underside You might find bolder squares will help orientation, but it really does look great anyway. Once you have flown it, your grin will not wipe off your face for days
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 10:40 AM
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The prop adapter screws on to that side of the motor. No shaft sticking out on that side. I am going to have my ten year old artsy daughter try her hand at air brushing. She has grand ideas but I want her to start with something basic. I think we are going to do the checker board purple with the white showing through where the tape squares are. Not sure what is going on the top.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Mo, not sure how you are getting to the prop-saver thing, if you remove the spinner currently fitted, you see the bare motor shaft. Now get a 'prop-saver' (looks like 3mm or 3.17mm), which slides onto motor-shaft and the screws tighten onto shaft and also double as to anchor-point for the 'O'ring. Get one (maybe two, a 3mm & 3.17mm) and you will see what I mean. With the prop in position, it is tight enough to pull the plane along, but will give enough when you land so it doesn't break anything. Paint-job sounds great, shame about the distance between us or I could have brought a couple of mine around for some star-treatment
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 04:08 PM
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The shaft the spinner is on is screwed to the bell of the motor
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 04:55 PM
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Here's a few pictures of the motor so you can see what I mean.
I wonder if the shaft can be moved to come out the other side. It does have another groove for the e clip
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Mo, unscrew the spinner nose, there's probably a hole in it so you can stick a screwdriver through for leverage. This should reveal a nut which you need to undo, it pinches down a collet which is holding the whole spinner assembly onto the shaft. Now you should be able to slide the spinner off, there's the shaft
PM me if you get stuck, this should be it as they are all pretty much the same.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 05:04 PM
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These pics may help
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqIOKkIE5Toki+Q,BOW8IFS7-Q~~60_35.JPG
http://images.villageorigin.com/0036...&c=de&z=de&f=0
Second shot shows the collet.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 05:06 PM
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This one isn't a collet type. It just screws to the motor.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Yep, I see it now, not seen that type before !
If you can get the 'e'clip off gently, there's also likely to be a grub-screw on bell front that you should undo then the motor-shaft will probably push through. As you mentioned, another 'e'clip groove, so you should be okay.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Went to my local hobby store and fished through their box of props. Came up with one of each
8x3.8 SF APC Slo-Flyer, and one GWS EP-7060, wich has the small hole, I think it's a 3mm.
I also picked up a prop saver E-flight EFLM1914 which is for a 3.17mm shaft. These motors have 3mm. So I'm still kind of hosed with these props, and prop saver.
The 8x3.8 will fit the prop adapter that is on the motor, but with my luck, I'll break the prop on the first landing.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:32 PM
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I have a few funbats and each motor mount was different. I used plywood and made a 40mm square with flaps along the side of the fuse. I used BSI 5 min epoxy to attach it to the fuse. I attached a few pics. Hope it helps.
Do you have pictures of the 370 motor installed?
Did you use a prop saver or just mount the prop on the included adapter?
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:44 AM
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Mo I think an 8" prop is going to be pushing it a bit !
Make sure you check static current draw otherwise you might only fly once.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 06:01 PM
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My package from leader hobby showed up today. Now I have 7x6 and 7x4 props.
What I didn't realize, that this motor I just got is the exact same as the one I got from e-bay Same prop mount, but does not have a grove to move the shaft.
I still don't have a 3mm prop saver. Have to get one from somewhere close.

I should have ordered the one you have. They have it in a kit with the motor, 2 props, esc, and I think a prop saver.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 09:14 PM
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I pulled the e clip off the shaft but it doesn't just slide out. Are the shafts pressed into the bearing?
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