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Jul 12, 2010, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Chubs
Not sure if this thread is dead or not but here we go

I recently nose dived into the ground and the motor mount disinigrated

will try to rebuild instead of replacing the entire fuse which is not needed

looked at the motor mount mentioned earlier but it seems to be a bit larger then needed also worried about added weight

can someone please send the all measurements of the motor mount from the firewall (top, bottom, left, right, and front)

seems like an easy rebuild but need the measurements to get everything right. Not sure if the right thrust angle and down angle are built into the firewall or the mount itself

Please help me out guys Please
Ill let you know how that motor mount works out.....just ordered one from TH.
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Jul 12, 2010, 12:20 PM
Oh boy, not again!!!
Has anyone used a different COG than whats marked on the wings? I set the plane up yesterday and had to add 1oz of weight to the engine mount to get it close to balancing, and it was still a little tail heavy with the batteries all the way forward. When I went to taxi for takeoff, it kept tipping over on it's nose, I moved the battery back towards the rear and hand launched and it flew beautifully.
Sep 26, 2010, 05:55 PM
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hey guys i just signed up and been reading up on this plane. I have only trained few times but want to get back into it and this plane seems to be a great deal. also i have a 30 dollar off rite now so i can purchase the rtf kit bought and shipped for 222 and will prob buy and xtra battery. Anyone think i should just jump on the deal?
Sep 27, 2010, 08:58 AM
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I cannot speak highly enough of this little plane. I have now used it to get NUMEROUS friends and family in the air... Not to sure of the RX/TX with the RTF.. I bought mine plug n play... And WORKS GREAT!

Great Bird!
Sep 27, 2010, 04:11 PM
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Thanks. I am prob gonna get it ordered in next few days. I even just got an email from tower for free shipping along with my 30 dollars off lol. I actually only live 2 hours from where tower hobbies is located lol.
Sep 29, 2010, 04:10 PM
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Ok guys,

I ordered my Nexstar mini ep today. Its the RTF version and with an extra battery and got it bought and shipped for 239.23. I should have it anywhere from this friday to monday. Ill get it put together and post a pic.
Sep 29, 2010, 04:35 PM
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SWEET! Congrats Lancer... post your pics, and video if you can
Oct 05, 2010, 11:33 AM
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I have a question. I got my plane and put together but I need to charge my 2 new batteries. Well when I plug them in to the charger both lights blink which says it means error. I don't understand why both new batteries are getting errors. Also when I plug batteries into plane everything works for a sec except prop but it quits and I hear a high pitched whining noise. Idk if it's just they so dead or what???
Oct 05, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Not sure... Is that all your charger will tell you?

If the Lipo's have a low cell then... No your charger will not charge them.

Check your connectors... Also that airplane... you have to "arm" the esc every time.

With TX on... Plug in the battery.... Motor will beep... Move the Throttle stick from all the way down to all the way up.

It will beep again. Then return the throttle stick to off.

The next time you move it the prop will turn... (BE CAREFUL)

Oct 05, 2010, 09:56 PM
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ok thanks about the arm thing cuz i didnt know lol. i got my volt meter and one battery is like 5.5 and other is 5.75. Is this a prob and to low to charge?i only have cheap charger they gave me so i dont know what to do.
Oct 06, 2010, 08:50 AM
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Are these 3S batteries? Which is what i run my EP on... the low voltage would be 3.1 volts per cell is as low as my charger will go. The low voltage cutoff with the factory ESC is 3.0... So at their lowest i would think that your voltage would be 9.3 volts.

Sounds like to me you have a bad pack. Or packs

I would recommend a better charger if possible. Everyone has their favorite charger... I have had good luck with the Venom Pro (if you need ac/dc)
My personal favorite is the (DC ONLY) Hyperion 720I... I have 2 of these.

Also Check this out... Usefull reading HERE
Oct 06, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Ya i called them and they are both low and they are sending me 2 new batteries. But yes i would like a better charger and one with settings cuz i read a post on someone who was able to get battery back up to voltage to charge. But just a better charger is nice anyway so ill check out the ones u told me about. Guess i just got the bad luck gettin 2 new but bad batteries lol.
Oct 06, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Yes... Some guys... Will bump them very carefully as a NM battery... for just enough voltage to get them to balance as a LIPO.

I dont recommend it. And never do it personally.

Packs are too cheap and the damage caused by a lipo fire is a big deal.

good luck
Oct 07, 2010, 08:59 AM
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I have a Mini Nexstar, its a nice airplane. Right now its my primary flyer. I have to use a 2200 battery to get my CG right. I'm not complaning the larger battery gives longer flightimes. As anyone else had a problem with theirs being tailheavy?
Oct 07, 2010, 10:29 AM
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MWShelton... Yes... I had the same issue..

I added some weight in the nose to accomplish this... plus the battery is all the way forward in the compartment.

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