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Old May 18, 2012, 11:49 PM
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The Customrcparts mount for up to 35mm outrunners has an ingenious slot on one side of the mount for the wires of outrunners. You can just see a bit of it in this photo and the mount description details in the words below: http://www.customrcparts.com/index.p...products_id=67

I still run a 28mm outrunner in a standard mount in my original Stryker. Just required the wires to be fed out the rear of the mount and looped back around to connect up to the esc. This is how a 28mm outrunner is mounted in the small customrcparts mount too and that's why there is a cutout in the face of the motor mount to allow the wires to exit. http://www.customrcparts.com/index.p...products_id=58

The inside of the standard plastic mount did have to be sanded for a few minutes to get enough clearence for the rotating bell of the motor. It's worked fine all these years. I'll try to post a photo for you.

However still recommend you spend the money on a Customrcmount. You won't regret it and won't miss how the standard mount breaks the rear out of the model when you crash! (Seeing that photo again just reminded me of that charming habit!)
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Old May 19, 2012, 01:15 AM
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I'ma give it a try. I had to actually cut a slot in the stock motor mount. There was no way that motor was going in there otherwise. But I figured, what the heck, if it doesn't work I need a new motor mount and that's where I'm at already.

The EZ Flite 50A ESC I'm using has the shortest wires ever, on both ends. I'm going to have to put an extension on the motor wires or the battery wires to get within 4 inches of the battery compartment.

You ever have one of those planes that seems to fight you every step of the way?

My lightweight Stryker is just about my favorite plane but, lately, I've been feeling the need for speed!
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Old May 19, 2012, 09:01 AM
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My Stryker has been hanging from the ceiling for months and months as I've had lots of frustration with it. As I said in a previous post, I've probably flown the thing six times in a year. I'd like to get it back in the air without spending $10,000.

Has anyone ever successfully mounted a HeadsUp Power Up 450 Jet motor to their Stryker? Jeff recommended this motor and I bought one but I can't figure out how to mount it.



Those wires coming out of the front of the motor keep it from fitting the stock mount. The recommended Custom RC Parts mount costs $40 and, from the photos, looks like it'd give me the same problems.
you need to reverse the shaft .heres a video of what you need to do


Converting your Turnigy Motor to a Pusher Mount (2 min 29 sec)
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Old May 19, 2012, 11:18 AM
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The CustomRCparts mounts have holes for the outrunner wires. No need for you to reverse the shaft.
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Old May 19, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Just cleaned the dust off my ol'Sleipner.
On duty with a16/40/1.5SEC and 8x6 on 4S tomorrow. Almost a year since the last time. Can't wait!
My first glassed Stryker and still the best!
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Old May 19, 2012, 05:57 PM
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just cleaned the dust off my ol'sleipner.
On duty with a16/40/1.5sec and 8x6 on 4s tomorrow. Almost a year since the last time. Can't wait!
My first glassed stryker and still the best!
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Old May 19, 2012, 06:21 PM
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My plan is to run it like this for now and, when it breaks, look at a better motor mount. I had to cut a small section out of the stock mount to provide room for the wires. I've run a small zip tie around the motor mount and around the wires to hold them safely out of the way of the can. Balance seems pretty good with the ESC all the way back like this. I soldered up an EC3-EC3 extension and used that to bring the battery connector forward to the battery compartment.

Tomorrow or Monday, we'll see if she works.
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Old May 19, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Stryker Fun Part II (2 min 38 sec)


Still my favourite video of yours Arctery.
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Old May 19, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Thanks Peter! About time I make some new ones
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Old May 19, 2012, 06:54 PM
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....Tomorrow or Monday, we'll see if she works.
I reckon it should!

Can I suggest you install a couple more screws in the mount as those tabs are pretty fragile and it would help to spread the love around to all of them!


(PS: Don't overtighten the screws either as that just squeezes out the plastic and makes the tabs thinner and weaker.)

Enjoy!
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Old May 20, 2012, 04:41 AM
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Normally, I would but the motor has two sets of screw holes at two different spacings and HeadsUp sez:
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We suggest the use of the 19mm spacing only, in order to avoid inadvertent screw contact with the windings of the motor, which are built up fairly close to the mount casing of the motor.
Not sure what motor mount will solve my problems.
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Old May 20, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Not sure what motor mount will solve my problems.
Dude,
We have told you a thousand times ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
This mount has solved EVERY problem !!

http://www.customrcparts.com/index.p...products_id=58
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Old May 20, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Nothing special - just blowing dust off my old Sleipner
Stryker flyby (0 min 45 sec)
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Old May 20, 2012, 10:33 PM
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My plan is to run it like this for now and, when it breaks, look at a better motor mount.
Mean while, hopefully a small mishap with the stock mount will not become expensive and/or cause a big down time.

Gary's motor mount more than pays for itself during the first mishap.


Good luck and have fun,

Gryphon
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Old May 20, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Dude,
We have told you a thousand times ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
This mount has solved EVERY problem !!

http://www.customrcparts.com/index.p...products_id=58
Didn't mean to suggest I wasn't listening to ya! I was writing that and I thought, "I wonder if the two different hole distances will cause problems with the CustomRC mount or not? I'll have to check." I've had so much trouble with this darn plane that I wouldn't be surprised at this point. Rather than click the link, I just voiced my uncertainty.

Also, FWIW, I flew it today. Yay! That 3000kV motor makes an ungodly scream at full throttle.

Running an EMP 6x3E, everything stays nice and cool. According to HeadsUp, that prop produces more thrust at lower amps than the 6x4s or 6x5s, so I'm stickin' with it for now.
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