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Old Sep 15, 2005, 06:30 PM
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Overlord - which way should motor turn?

Hi,

I have an edge RC overlord with a standard Multiplex 400 motor on it (out of a Multiplex Cub). I reversed the prop on the motor as its a pusher configuration now. Looking from the back the prop is turning anti-clockwise and air seems to be being pushed towards the front of the plane. Does this sound like I have the motor wired the wrong way around?

If this is the case, what is the best way to fix it please. Can I simply re-reverse the prop (although it is superglued on mind)? Or, will the motor only work at full speed if I leave the prop as it is and reverse the motor connections?

Thanks alot,

Regards,

Steve
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 06:35 PM
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Steve,

Your only option is to reverse the motor. If you flip the prop over, it will still push the air the same direction. The prop must rotate clockwise when viewed from the behind the plane.

Justin
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 06:48 PM
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Justin,

Thanks for the very quick reply!

I'll resolder tomorrow and then its time for the maiden flight - looking forward to it.

Cheers,

Steve
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