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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Actually it was posted in a public "forum" which makes it anyone's business. The forum exists for public discussion. Had you typed it in a private message you might have some traction with this otherwise highly irrational line of reasoning.

The fact is kaptondave nailed it. I am far too busy, and too lazy honestly, to go back and find your words, so thanks KaptonDave. You clearly contradict yourself and thereby lose vast amounts of credibility fast!

I enjoy reading what others have to say about their experience with the SSS, including you; however, you are mucking up this otherwise great thread with your nonsense.

I would also note that forum etiquette dictates you remain on topic which you have not, I would kindly request that you take your off topic discussion and create another thread for it where you and the other members can enjoy discussing it there.

Best Regards,

BG

Link to etymology of the word "forum"
Do you include your off-topic participation, too? Some newbies seem to overlook that or feel that it doesn't apply to them. That is what PM's are for. I always take issue when I am quoted with something I never typed and/or personal attacks.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:56 AM
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HI guys, just a question whats the biggest prop can the SSS accommodate? irregardless as to whats the capability of the stock motor.
Mine came stock with the 8" diameter propeller that I think they all come with. It had a little more than 1/2" clearance between the prop tips and the fuselage. I found that a 9" diameter prop would also fit, and got in a few flights with one on the stock motor. It had maybe 1/8" clearance, the bare minimum I'd say.

Later I put in a larger, more powerful motor, intending to use a 9" diameter prop. This motor was also longer than the stock motor, and since the motor is angled up and back, moving the prop back also had the effect of raising it up, and I found I could use a 10" diameter prop with it! A pleasant surprise.

But with the stock motor, on mine at least, 9" diameter was the biggest I could fit.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Enjoy .....

Personal attacks are always wrong. Your post has been reported .
Try running your own thread. I did/do. Run the numbers on THIS thread which I started. At 1175 pages, it clearly shows that it is also the most popular thread on RCG.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Mine came stock with the 8" diameter propeller that I think they all come with. It had a little more than 1/2" clearance between the prop tips and the fuselage. I found that a 9" diameter prop would also fit, and got in a few flights with one on the stock motor. It had maybe 1/8" clearance, the bare minimum I'd say.

Later I put in a larger, more powerful motor, intending to use a 9" diameter prop. This motor was also longer than the stock motor, and since the motor is angled up and back, moving the prop back also had the effect of raising it up, and I found I could use a 10" diameter prop with it! A pleasant surprise.

But with the stock motor, on mine at least, 9" diameter was the biggest I could fit.
Perhaps it depends on where the factory mounts the motor. Take a look at the pictures below. That is a stock motor in the stock position with a TGS 9x6 prop. I can easily use a 9.5x?? prop. So, IDK why there is such a difference.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Hmmm im not sure I understand you question. What I meant was the range of I understand stock it uses 8" right? I was wondering if the space between the motor and the fuselage can accomodate 10" or even 11" I got kinda confused since by looking at the picture it seems that it cannot accommodate anything bigger than 9" but in this review it says he used 13"

http://z8rc.com/2012/11/blitzrcworks...flight-review/
13" is obviously a typo or dumb-error, since he listed it under "Manufacturer specs". Anyone who has an SSS knows it cannot possibly mount a 13" prop, and Banana Hobby has never enclosed any prop other than those (often mis-formed) 8" props.

I found it possible to fit a 9" prop on the stock motor on mine, and barely clear the fuselage, but that looked like the absolute max to me, for the stock motor. Don't know if this varies from plane to plane, but it probably won't vary much.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Perhaps it depends on where the factory mounts the motor. Take a look at the pictures below. That is a stock motor in the stock position with a TGS 9x6 prop. I can easily use a 9.5x?? prop. So, IDK why there is such a difference.
AJ
Yup. Banana Hobby quality control has always been rather loose in my experience, to put it kindly. I had 1/8" clearance on a 9" prop on mine, but it wouldn't surprise me if the next one off the assembly line had 1/2" clearance or more on a 9" prop, and the one after that couldn't mount a 9" prop at all.

They seem to build them so at least the stock 8" prop will work. Beyond that, all bets are off.

That's why I'm always careful to tell people what worked or didn't work on MY plane, but never try to tell them what will work on theirs. One plane can be very different from the next, even when they're off the same assembly line. True also for supposedly "identical" motors, propellers, electronics etc.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:17 AM
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13" is obviously a typo or dumb-error, since he listed it under "Manufacturer specs". Anyone who has an SSS knows it cannot possible mount a 13" prop, and Banana Hobby has never enclosed any prop other than those (often mis-formed) 8" props.

I found it possible to fit a 9" prop on the stock motor on mine, and barely clear the fuselage, but that looked like the absolute max to me, for the stock motor. Don't know if this varies from plane to plane, but it probably won't vary much.
Their specs are certainly laughable. BTW- I credit you with finding the off center on the props that are sent with the plane - Nice find. If anyone still has the stock prop, I suggest that you toss it (if it is off-center). Just for giggles, I tried to balance my stock prop. That was a waste of time. I could never get rid of the vibration. It was approximately 1/8" off center.
AJ
P.S. Does the link (from rukie) in your post #2466 work?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:37 AM
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P.S. Does the link (from rukie) in your post #2466 work?
It did for me.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Enjoy your fantasy world JA, you are clearly delusional. You have got to be one of the biggest hypocrites I've ever seen on the boards. Quite foolish really.

Indeed.

Edit: Unbelievable. We live in a world where people can't take criticism.

Now, back to SSS discussions....

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Indeed.
.....
Now, back to SSS discussions....

Eric
At last...thanks
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Yay! My 5000mah 4S lipo's came in... Just need my SSS to show up...
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:56 PM
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Another teaser from BH; the SS V5.

Sky Surfer V5 Teaser! You Ready?? In HD! (1 min 26 sec)


Flaps, removable plastic engine cowling, reinforced nose, hinges, clear cockpit cover.....
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Indeed.

He had to retract

Eric
Your apology is too little too late. That pretty much covers it.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:23 PM
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At last...thanks
I hope he keeps to his statement. We shall see.
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