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Old Nov 05, 2007, 10:05 PM
Wannabe B-26 pilot!
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Where did you get the 3 blade spinners to use with FSK 3 blade props?
Yes please,me too,all help gratefully received
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 03:11 AM
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I used the stock spinners with extra cutouts. Shelby suggested using Dubro spinners but my plane is already nose heavy and the stock spinners are very light. I left out the plywood pieces as well. In fact, I left out a lot of parts
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 03:31 AM
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I used the stock spinners with extra cutouts. Shelby suggested using Dubro spinners but my plane is already nose heavy and the stock spinners are very light. I left out the plywood pieces as well. In fact, I left out a lot of parts

I wonder how you can install the spinner without the plywood reinforcement. I tried it and it wobbles.

The P-38 is prone to nose heavy as all the heavy parts are at the front (2 motors) and not much room to move the battery backward. Real P-38 require counter weight at the tail for balance as well.
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 09:11 AM
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kasra-can you list the bits you left out please?
I'm wondering too how you got the spinners on without wobble..Another great in flight pic, awesome looker with 3 bladers!
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 09:17 AM
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I couldn't resist.
Mine should be here Sat.
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 09:20 AM
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You won't regret it!
This kit just pee's over the competition.
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 09:32 AM
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What servos are people using?
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 10:14 AM
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HS-55's!!
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 10:16 AM
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No way. Never again
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 11:17 AM
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How to eliminate the wobble on the spinners, at least how I did it.
The 2410-9Y motors have long shafts on them. What I did was cut them down and install prop adapters. The backplate on the Dubros was drilled just enough to clear the first step on the back of the prop adapter. So when it is installed it seats on the back of the prop adapter. Assembly goes something like this. Backplate, prop adapter body, prop, prop adapter nut, spinner nosecone, spinner screws.

This way the prop is on tight, and the backplate and spinner are centered and tight on the prop and adapter. Just watch when you tighten the mount screws on the nosecone. If you go too far on one of them they can tend to jamb and not allow the nose cone to seat correctly on the backplate. Hence a wobble.

Also check to be sure the adapter isn't riding on one of the prop blades. If it is the nose cone won't seat fully and you get the wobble.
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 11:36 AM
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What props come with the kit? 8x6, 9x6?
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 11:51 AM
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How to eliminate the wobble on the spinners, at least how I did it.
The 2410-9Y motors have long shafts on them. What I did was cut them down and install prop adapters. The backplate on the Dubros was drilled just enough to clear the first step on the back of the prop adapter. So when it is installed it seats on the back of the prop adapter. Assembly goes something like this. Backplate, prop adapter body, prop, prop adapter nut, spinner nosecone, spinner screws.

This way the prop is on tight, and the backplate and spinner are centered and tight on the prop and adapter. Just watch when you tighten the mount screws on the nosecone. If you go too far on one of them they can tend to jamb and not allow the nose cone to seat correctly on the backplate. Hence a wobble.

Also check to be sure the adapter isn't riding on one of the prop blades. If it is the nose cone won't seat fully and you get the wobble.
Thanks for the description.
What adapters did you use? (size, manuf.)
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 12:57 PM
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What props come with the kit? 8x6, 9x6?
8.5x8s...
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Lucky,
From MPI, Maxx Products inc.
http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-291....op.%20Adapters

ACC 364, 374, or 356 would work
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 03:26 PM
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Thanks for the replies.
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