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Old Mar 11, 2011, 06:26 PM
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I have had some good luck with these: http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...P--13-x/Detail


Not APC's but what I have.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 07:46 PM
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This is absurd...I've got other things I have to work on...I don't have hours to spend adding ounces to the prop trying to get it balanced....
Old Mar 11, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Regarding failing servos especially the elevator...I just went back and rebound/completely reset my DX7 for my Yak.

Is it possible that people are adjusting the travel prior to hitting the reversing switch for a particular surface? Here are the settings I had to program for travel adjust to get the correct throws (I kept them toward the lower end of the tolerances stated in manual)...

Ailerons------------Rudder--------------Elevator
----Left: 124%--------Left: 124%-------- Up: 116%
----Right: 90%--------Right: 130%-------Down: 140%

These travel adjust settings achieved the correct throws measured with calipers. So if you were using a DX7 and AR7000 (like myself) and you set the travel adjust and THEN reversed the elevator servo it would try and make the up elevator travel 24% more then recommended. The elevator also has the lowest range 48mm-50mm. 2mm tolerance when the other surfaces are 5 & 10mm.

Just wondering? Want to help keep myself or anyone else from loosing a plane due to servo failure if it can be helped.
Old Mar 12, 2011, 12:54 AM
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what hacker motor are you guys using to replace the stock motor and are you using the stock speed control and battery my motor is verry loud and seems like its slipping or has lost some power im have about 12-15 flights on it and have been using a apc 12-6
from the first flight

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Old Mar 12, 2011, 04:20 AM
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I have a Torque 2818T/900 motor and I am wondering if it would work with this kit. Any one have any idea.
Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:35 AM
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what hacker motor are you guys using to replace the stock motor and are you using the stock speed control and battery my motor is verry loud and seems like its slipping or has lost some power im have about 12-15 flights on it and have been using a apc 12-6
from the first flight

Thanks Tim
Have you checked you motor mount for signs of cracking? A cracked motor mount can cause similar problems that you described.
Old Mar 12, 2011, 12:03 PM
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Have you checked you motor mount for signs of cracking? A cracked motor mount can cause similar problems that you described.

yes the motor mount looks good I did get the cnc motor mount just in case mine breaks but now that I have the cnc one as a back up mine motor mount will never break lol

Tim
Old Mar 12, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I would run the cnc and use the stocker as a backup. My guess is if you bend the cnc bracket you will need more than a new mount to fix the plane. Lol
Old Mar 13, 2011, 02:48 PM
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The stock props are very hit and miss and they are likely what's causing the excessive vibration. Out of 5, I have one that is sort of kind of ok.

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Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:08 PM
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would a hacker 30-12L have the same perfamance as the stock motor or better using a 12x6 prop
Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:18 PM
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would a hacker 30-12L have the same perfamance as the stock motor or better using a 12x6 prop
The APC 12x6 prop rocks. You will need a washer to make up the space on the prop nut. Runs smooth and NO NOISE......
Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:35 PM
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The APC 12x6 prop rocks. You will need a washer to make up the space on the prop nut. Runs smooth and NO NOISE......
yes I was using a 16x6 on the stock motor but I want to get a hacker and run the the stock esc and 4s battery and 12x6 prop
Old Mar 14, 2011, 01:13 AM
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 09:52 AM
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nice video. Love that hover! I would like to fly like that. You are obviously more advanced and much more talented than I am. Keep the videos coming!
Old Mar 14, 2011, 12:43 PM
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nice video. Love that hover! I would like to fly like that. You are obviously more advanced and much more talented than I am. Keep the videos coming!
Hate to tell you bud but you'll have to fly something other than your warbirds to do that kind of fancy flyin'


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