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Old Oct 28, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Can you guys get a video?

Does it still require the special bearing mount and longer shaft that I saw somebody do in some video a year or two ago? Or are there simplier ways to do a fast electric conversion?
The special bearing mount was only because he was running a 1210kv motor on 6s so the motor must have been turning about 25,000RPM. The sky high RPM caused the shaft the flex and the extra bearings were to fix that problem. It was nothing to do with the Outlaw model, that just happened to be the plane he had the motor fitted to.

Video was posted earlier in this thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=12
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 03:17 PM
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That makes sense.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Been a crazy couple of days. Here are a few more pics of my conversion.

I chose to use a scrap piece of 1/8 balsa across the top of the battery/electronics compartment. Epoxied it on the ends and then covered it in CA to give it a bit of extra hardness


Same thing, different perspective. NOTE: I had to carve out a small section in front of the Balsa strip to allow enough room for the ESC connectors to fit into the Hatch area


35mm Standoffs put the back of the Prop about 2mm off the front of the cheek cowling using a Torque 2814T/820. Other sized motors will require different sized standoffs.


Slight trimming of the Cheek Cowling was necessary to avoid the Motor from rubbing.


Two notches were cut from the Hatch cover to allow the ESC wires to reach inside the compartment. Also two Hatch Latches from an Extreme Flight Vanquish were added to keep the hatch locked down at speed.


Same thing different perspective


Underside of Hatch cover, Latches were secured with 30min Epoxy. They have a 1/8" gap between the top of the pin and the bottom of the lid. Its tricky to get them latched under the piece of Balsa but once secured the lid is on SOLID


Back side of Hatch Cover. Popsicle sticks epoxied to hold the rear of the cover in place.


Side view


Same thing


Hatch cover on. Note how the ESC wires are routed


Hope this helps someone get their conversion up and running!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Been a crazy couple of days. Here are a few more pics of my conversion.

I chose to use a scrap piece of 1/8 balsa across the top of the battery/electronics compartment. Epoxied it on the ends and then covered it in CA to give it a bit of extra hardness


Same thing, different perspective. NOTE: I had to carve out a small section in front of the Balsa strip to allow enough room for the ESC connectors to fit into the Hatch area


35mm Standoffs put the back of the Prop about 2mm off the front of the cheek cowling using a Torque 2814T/820. Other sized motors will require different sized standoffs.


Slight trimming of the Cheek Cowling was necessary to avoid the Motor from rubbing.


Two notches were cut from the Hatch cover to allow the ESC wires to reach inside the compartment. Also two Hatch Latches from an Extreme Flight Vanquish were added to keep the hatch locked down at speed.


Same thing different perspective


Underside of Hatch cover, Latches were secured with 30min Epoxy. They have a 1/8" gap between the top of the pin and the bottom of the lid. Its tricky to get them latched under the piece of Balsa but once secured the lid is on SOLID


Back side of Hatch Cover. Popsicle sticks epoxied to hold the rear of the cover in place.


Side view


Same thing


Hatch cover on. Note how the ESC wires are routed


Hope this helps someone get their conversion up and running!
Nice job! Are you going to add the cheek piece to fill in that little void?
If so, I'd be interested in how you make that up.
Thanks!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Nice job Z! I'll be looking forward to your maiden report.

What is the other gear in your setup?
Are you running 4s or 5s with the Hacker Motor? What mAh and C rating?
What Amp ESC do you have?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 10:20 PM
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very cool
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Im putting a Tunigy 3542-1250 motor on mine, gonna run it on 4s 5000ish batts. I ran this in a mpx blizzard with great success. May try 5s later..
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Nice job Z! I'll be looking forward to your maiden report.

What is the other gear in your setup?
Are you running 4s or 5s with the Hacker Motor? What mAh and C rating?
What Amp ESC do you have?
I am running a Torque 2814T/820 with an Airboss 60A ESC.
For the First few flights I am going to be using Haiyin 4s 2650mAh @20c because that is what I have on hand. I plan on upgrading to 5-6s Batteries in the near future once I get a feel for how this bird fly's.

I am using a Spektrum AR400 Rx with a DX6i Tx and Hitec HS5485HB servos

Unfortunately I will be out of town for the next 2-3 weeks building a Barn for my Dad so the Maiden will have to wait till I get back.

I plan on adding a Cheek Cowl to even things up but as a rule of thumb I dont add "extras" until after the Maiden and I know how the plane reacts. I will Take pics of building the cowl when I build it and I will post them here
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 06:41 AM
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I'm building one of these for bigmoe - have to say it's a nice change of pace from the the traditional builds I've been doing.

Bigmoe is using mini servos also so in order to make them fit and line up with the servo arm opening on top I had to cut out some spacers.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:15 PM
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The weather looks like it will be Great this weekend so I plan on taking the Outlaw to the field this weekend for her maiden I am going to iron out a few wrinkles in the covering and bench test everything tomorrow afternoon. If all goes well ill pack it up and we will see what happens.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:18 PM
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The weather looks like it will be Great this weekend so I plan on taking the Outlaw to the field this weekend for her maiden I am going to iron out a few wrinkles in the covering and bench test everything tomorrow afternoon. If all goes well ill pack it up and we will see what happens.
Let us know how it went!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Looking forward to flight report. MLT is almost finished working on mine.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Looking forward to flight report. MLT is almost finished working on mine.
I should be able to give you a flight report soon.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Put 6 flights on my Outlaw today used ZERO clicks of trim on the Maiden and she flew AWESOME! This thing is a joy to fly. Next time I go to the field I am going to take my Eagle Tree Data Logger out of my MXS and get some GPS readings. IT is Definitely faster than the 48" MXS and that will go 74.2mph (on 4s with an aeronaut 12x6 prop) according to the GPS. I'm about to buy a couple 6s packs since 4s is the biggest I have at the moment.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 05:35 PM
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I should be able to give you a flight report soon.
Well, ya gotta test fly it to make sure everything's OK right?
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