Blaze0021's blog View Details
Archive for March, 2017
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 22, 2017 @ 04:55 PM | 9,662 Views
This is the 3S Conversion Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX F4F Wildcat.

Eflite UMX F4F Wildcat 3S Conversion Maiden Flight (5 min 31 sec)

The Conversion process is very simple, but will require 2 (or 3) components to complete the 3S Conversion:

1) Eflite BL180 2300Kv Brushless Outrunner (EFLUM180BL): https://www.amazon.com/Flite-BL180-B.../dp/B00406LZR2

2) Hyperion 3S 240mAh Babbelbatt Lipo - Can be purchased at RCBabbel: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...31-BabbelBatts

3) (Optional Part) - Small Parts CNC Aluminum UMX Propeller Adapter: http://smallpartscnc.com/index.php?r...product_id=167


PROCESS:

The stock BL180 3000Kv Motor is easily removed by unscrewing the single set screw and disconnecting the power cable.

At this point, carefully remove the Foam Prop Spinner from the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop by scoring around the base of the Prop Spinner with a sharp Xacto knife. Then remove the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop from the Prop Adapter holding the Eflite BL180 3000Kv Motor by unscrewing the Prop Screw that is holding the Prop and stock Prop Adapter together.

Install the new Eflite BL180 2300Kv Motor in reverse order, along with the Prop Adapter (plastic or aluminum) installed.

Then re-attach the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop to the Prop Adapter and secure it with the Prop Screw.

Re-glue the stock Prop Spinner with a light drop of Foam Safe CA or Rubber Cement. Make sure the Prop Spinner is centered and rotates evenly.

Make...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 04, 2017 @ 12:48 PM | 10,348 Views
This is the 3S Conversion Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX Waco:

Eflite UMX Waco 3S Conversion Maiden Flight (5 min 31 sec)

Following the success of my Eflite UMX Beast 3D 3S Conversion, my UMX Waco is also powered by the same 3S Powerplant setup. The Conversion process is very simple, but will require 3 (or 4) components to complete the 3S Conversion:

1) Eflite BL180 2300Kv Brushless Outrunner (EFLUM180BL): https://www.amazon.com/Flite-BL180-B.../dp/B00406LZR2

2) GWS 5043 Propeller - Can be purchased at RCBabbel: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...31-BabbelBatts

3) Hyperion 3S 240mAh Babbelbatt Lipo - Can be purchased at RCBabbel: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...31-BabbelBatts

4) (Optional Part) - Small Parts CNC Aluminum Propeller Adapter (Long): http://smallpartscnc.com/index.php?r...product_id=173

The stock BL180 3000Kv Motor is easily removed by unscrewing the single set screw and disconnecting the power cable. Install the new Eflite BL180 2300Kv Motor in reverse order, along with the Prop Adapter (plastic or aluminum) installed.

Then attach the GWS 5043 Prop to the Prop Adapter and secure it with the Prop Screw. Make sure you dynamically balance the GWS 5043 Prop prior to flight. While these Props provide excellent performance, they have been known to be slightly off-balance from the factory.

The final component is the power source. Roger's Hyperion 3S 240mAh Babbelbatt power's this UMX Waco and is held securely (but...Continue Reading