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Old Oct 06, 2008, 10:58 PM
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I have not done it yet - what I will do is loosen the left edge of the motor mount and slip a shim between the motor mount and the firewall, then re-tighten the screws. That will point the motor a little to the right. I will post again after I make the mod and give it a test flight. I need to grab some video and post it as well. Mine is NOT pretty and I'm not a great pilot - so no promises!

PS - the landing gear problem was solved with wire cutters - SNIP! - no more landing gear!
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I had to change the thrust angles after that my problems where solved
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Old Oct 08, 2008, 06:31 AM
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Need Help with Spinner

I purchased the Epyaya combo package with a Neodym motor:
http://epyaya.com/product_info.php?c...oducts_id=2522

http://epyaya.com/product_info.php?products_id=2566

Can someone explain, in detail, how you attach the GWS or Dubro 3" spinner to this motor? To me, the shaft seems too short to work in either configuration.

I'm probably missing something simple.

Thanks in advance.

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Old Oct 08, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Do you mean that the prop adapter is to short? If so this is what I used:

http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?products_id=1664
Regarding spinners, I used a 3" GP aluminum backed spinner

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I purchased the Epyaya combo package with a Neodym motor:
http://epyaya.com/product_info.php?c...oducts_id=2522

http://epyaya.com/product_info.php?products_id=2566

Can someone explain, in detail, how you attach the GWS or Dubro 3" spinner to this motor? To me, the shaft seems too short to work in either configuration.

I'm probably missing something simple.

Thanks in advance.

JohnAsa
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Old Oct 08, 2008, 09:29 PM
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I purchased the Epyaya combo package with a Neodym motor:
http://epyaya.com/product_info.php?c...oducts_id=2522

http://epyaya.com/product_info.php?products_id=2566

Can someone explain, in detail, how you attach the GWS or Dubro 3" spinner to this motor? To me, the shaft seems too short to work in either configuration.

I'm probably missing something simple.

Thanks in advance.

JohnAsa

http://www.caliberhobby.com/motors.html
http://www.gws.com.tw/chinese/produc...ve%20shaft.htm
Drop it by! Just for ur reference....
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 06:23 AM
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Brati4,

Yes, I meant that the shaft was too short.
I ordered that part yesterday. I'll have to re-configure my motor installation, as my current mount is attached to the motor casing, not the shaft.

Any reason why using Aluminum backed spinner versus plastic backed?

thanks,

JohnAsa
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 08:09 AM
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Brati4,

Yes, I meant that the shaft was too short.
I ordered that part yesterday. I'll have to re-configure my motor installation, as my current mount is attached to the motor casing, not the shaft.

Any reason why using Aluminum backed spinner versus plastic backed?

thanks,

JohnAsa

It runs truer and is lighter than a full plastic one. This is the part number I used.
GPMQ4776 3" (76 mm) Red, 1 pc.
http://www.greatplanes.com/accys/gpmq4500.html
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 08:31 AM
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Thanks for the recommendation on the aluminum-backed spinner. I incorrectly ordered the DuBro all-plastic model before, and found that it was not only poorly balanced, but out-of-round. The tip visibly orbited the center point by about 1/8".

Since I had to make the propellor holes bigger, and take it out of the package, Tower Hobbies will not accept a return, which makes it a very expensive piece of useless plastic.

To to be clear for other P-40 fliers, avoid the DuBro 3" all-plastic 3-blade spinner.
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Has anyone installed retracts on the GWS-40? Can you point me to instructions?
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Old Nov 02, 2008, 01:10 AM
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Has anyone installed retracts on the GWS-40? Can you point me to instructions?
Scale retracts would require 90 degree rotating gear. There are none in this size.
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Old Nov 02, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Scale retracts would require 90 degree rotating gear. There are none in this size.
Not sure about the size, but poster Zbrubaker, on these forums, was offering a kit for making 90 deg. retracts. I'm pretty sure they would fit.
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Old Nov 05, 2008, 06:38 PM
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Scale retracts would require 90 degree rotating gear. There are none in this size.

Now there are 90 degree Roating retracts for this size plane!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948598

Info at the end of the video!

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Old Nov 06, 2008, 05:20 PM
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Added flaps...

So after having numerous hard landings due to my inability to properly hit the small runway I have at the increased speed this plan tends to need to land correctly... I decided to add the flaps to this bird.

It was acutally very easy to do and only took about an hour from start to finish. I havent tried flying with them yet as my weather is a bit windy right now, but perhaps this weekend.....





Any tips on when/how to best make use of them? I have it set for auto deploy (if enabled by switch first) from 30% power or less and have about 3/8 to 1/2 in movment...
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 05:40 PM
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jismail,

Let us know how it goes. I may do mine with flaps soon.


MERLIN,

I will be ordering a set of those retracts soon for this bird. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Pat
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 06:25 PM
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I put flaps on my mustang, and deployed 1/2 flaps during landing.
Try it at altitude first, you will find that your plane will really balloon, so you will likely need to put in some down elevator to offset. I set it up via switch on my transmitter.
It really does help reduce the stall tendencies on landing.
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 06:26 PM
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by the way, how did you actuate your flaps? got a picture of the wing without the fuse?
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