Sep 20, 2011, 12:40 PM
Registered User
94'325is's Avatar
I'm basically planning on running it until the noise either gets worse or I notice it getting hotter after flights. I said that roughly 100 flights ago and it's still doing great and hauling the SHP around nicely. My 72g on the other hand has some weird issues but it also has 300+ flights on it. They're cheap enough motors that I'm worried about buying a new one eventually.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Sep 20, 2011, 12:55 PM
Registered User
ricoalonso's Avatar
Yeah I think I'll do the same. I'll start bringing my IR gun next time to regularly measure the motor temp.
Sep 20, 2011, 02:06 PM
Registered User
Aeroplayin's Avatar
No problem, glad I could help. I got nine guys at my field together to buy SHP's back in October 2010. My friend Warren was the first to mention the noise after he had flown it for about a month. We ran both planes side by side and they both sounded the same. It was a concern for a while, but I really don't even hear it anymore unless someone mentions it.... all three motors have been running fine and I have seriously abused the original. I have not heard anything from any of the original gang of nine about a motor failure. Some of the planes have not survived, of course....
Sep 20, 2011, 08:34 PM
Facts, Logic, 3D
Tom K.'s Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aeroplayin View Post
Some of the planes have not survived, of course....
Hehe...
Sep 21, 2011, 02:31 PM
Registered User
Mr Big Head's Avatar
A question about the old Extra 300 SHP.

I purchased a yellow Extra 300 SHP about 3 weeks ago off the ceiling at a Sacramento hobby shop. Once I got it home I noticed that the vertical stab was not pushed in all the way. I was able to remove it and now it will seat all the way down. I had to remove the hinges on the rudder too as the alignment was now not right. Since I have taken it apart this far I also removed the elevator. Its halves were connected by a wire with 90 degree bends on the end that plugged into each elevator half. I know the new design has a flat stick which connects them and is much more solid.
I am thinking I could cut a half circle behind the horizontal stabilizer and join the 2 halves together with a flat stick like the new design. Has anyone ever attempted this with success?
Sep 21, 2011, 04:40 PM
Addicted to 3DHS and EF
3Daddict's Avatar
I will have this plane back up in the air tomorrow. I sent in my hitec hs 65 to hitec and they fixed it for me free of charge. now it is time to get this bird back in the air.
Sep 22, 2011, 11:30 PM
Registered User
Hi MBH, My version 2 yellow has the same phenolic "stick" between the elevator halves as my red version 3. I don't know if the version 1 used wire or not, but it really seems likely to me the original builder did an "old school" modification on his own. A piano wire elevator joiner was pretty common back in the days of DIY kits. It should have been epoxied in though. If you have both elevator halves off, changing it back to the original design shouldn't be too hard. Just make sure you use the same material 3dhs uses (looks like printed circuit board to me). I don't think a piece of basswood or spruce would be strong or rigid enough.
Sep 23, 2011, 02:44 AM
GPT
GPT
Registered User
GPT's Avatar
Version 1's did have the wire joiner
Sep 23, 2011, 09:13 AM
Registered User
i think the elevator joiner is fiberglass
Sep 23, 2011, 10:49 AM
Registered User
dnahas's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by tominator06 View Post
Boy do I love my new charging setup. Friend of mine called and wanted me to go fly but I needed to charge 3 of my 4 packs. Didn't take long at all. 3 2200mah 3s packs took 3601 mah in 19 minutes. Quite a bit of that time was balancing too.
+1 for a good charging setup.

Did you try setting the icharger to balance as it charges, opposed to balancing at the end?

J/c to see if its any faster, my guess is no.
Sep 23, 2011, 11:30 AM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by keithy4129 View Post
i think the elevator joiner is fiberglass
It's phenolic I believe.
Sep 23, 2011, 12:02 PM
Registered User
94'325is's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brownie433 View Post
It's phenolic I believe.
Yep, phenolic. Strong too, tried to break an old one and it took a LOT of force to snap.
Sep 23, 2011, 09:17 PM
Registered User
is phenolic fiberglass? kind of looks it, not sure
Sep 23, 2011, 11:44 PM
↓↘→ + (punch)
theKM's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by keithy4129 View Post
is phenolic fiberglass? kind of looks it, not sure
pretty much. phenolic resin impregnated fiberglass cloth.
Latest blog entry: Updated Hatcam - Apr2016
Sep 24, 2011, 12:27 AM
How many planes is too many?
groovejet's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambientech View Post
It will disappear with no new posts. Will have to search for it.
It's common practice to link to old threads in the first post of a new thread. Perhaps ask the OP to do that.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale 3DHS 47" Extra 300 SHP rdbell Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 10 Jul 29, 2013 10:39 PM
Sold 3DHS 47" Extra 300 SHP Red Brand New jdrennen03 Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 2 Aug 03, 2011 12:11 PM
Wanted Looking for the 3DHS 47" Extra 300 SHP - Red GlockDoc Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 1 Jul 16, 2011 01:14 PM
Wanted 3DHS Red Extra SHP v3 47" Cowl gms Aircraft - General - Miscellaneous (FS/W) 0 Apr 19, 2011 09:59 PM