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Apr 10, 2011, 08:41 PM
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The AR600 is same price as the 500 and it has 6 channels. So far mine is holding up well.
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Apr 11, 2011, 08:39 AM
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welp we sent his stuff in today. So we will see what horizon does. Hope they take care of the problem.
Apr 11, 2011, 08:59 AM
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made a little video of the apprentice. enjoy

Untitled (4 min 44 sec)
Apr 12, 2011, 08:57 PM
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nice video. Im getting good at taking some myself
Apr 14, 2011, 08:15 AM
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should be a good day to fly later today

Hey anyone have a write up on how they added flaps to the apprentice
Apr 14, 2011, 04:35 PM
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Apprentice Aluminum Motor Mount for 3548 series motors


Hi,

I recently released a new machined aluminum motor mount for the Apprentice 15e that will allow you to simply bolt on any of the 3548 series motors with the bolt on propeller shaft.

I am also including a propeller bushing which will allow the use of the stock propeller on the bolt on propeller shaft.

The mount can accommodate motor bolt patterns with 19x19mm and 19x25mm.

If anyone is interested please send me a PM.

Thanks,

Terry
Apr 14, 2011, 07:15 PM
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nice job how much are these running. And will they fit any of the turnigy motors that fit the apprentice
Apr 14, 2011, 07:37 PM
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welp i did it. I sold some of my car r/c stuff and raised the funds to buy the T-34 mentor cant wait to get it and play with it hehe
Apr 14, 2011, 07:44 PM
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sotog - why the poor photoshop of a 3 blade? Don't get that one!
Apr 14, 2011, 10:22 PM
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nice job how much are these running. And will they fit any of the turnigy motors that fit the apprentice
Thanks! I'm selling them for $15.95 ea. plus a fixed shipping of $2.00 in the US and $4.00 international.

For the proper propeller to cowl spacing you need to run the 48mm length motors. But any of the KV ones will work.

Yes, the Turnigy 3548 motors will work great as well as any of the other popular ones such as from Heads up RC, or Exceed in the 3548 series.

Terry
Apr 14, 2011, 10:29 PM
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sotog - why the poor photoshop of a 3 blade? Don't get that one!
Photoshop? No, thats the actual picture (if that's what you meant). Just showing some of the different propeller options that could work. But now that you mention it, it does kinda look like the two right side blades were added in. Beyond my photoshop skills!

Terry
Apr 15, 2011, 02:59 AM
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Thanks! I'm selling them for $15.95 ea. plus a fixed shipping of $2.00 in the US and $4.00 international.

For the proper propeller to cowl spacing you need to run the 48mm length motors. But any of the KV ones will work.

Yes, the Turnigy 3548 motors will work great as well as any of the other popular ones such as from Heads up RC, or Exceed in the 3548 series.

Terry


Are you selling on ebay? I'm interested. What's the weight of the adaptor? How much does it and the 3548 affect the CG?
Apr 15, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Are you selling on ebay? I'm interested. What's the weight of the adaptor? How much does it and the 3548 affect the CG?
Hi mattysa,

I am selling them directly on my website. I'll send you a PM with the info.

The weight of the mount is 7g and the Turnigy 3548 900KV motor is 163g.

To be honest I didn't weigh the stock motor. If someone has this weight that would be great. If anything it may be a bit lighter up front since these after market motors tend to be a bit lighter than the stock ones.

So adding a bit of weight may be necessary, or if possible moving some of the electronics forward such as the battery (much better option) would bring the COG back to stock.

Thanks,

Terry
Apr 15, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Sotog - just FYI, the CoG in the Apprentice is VERY forgiving; I've had several different motors on my Apprentice after the stock motor: the Eflite Power 15, the Hacker A30-12L, and the Hacker A30-10XL, some with additional mounting spacers, others without. Never had a CoG problem with my Apprentice with batteries ranging from 2250mAh 3s 30C to 3900mAh 4s 20C. Your machined Turnigy adapter should be fine. Looks good, too!


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welp i did it. I sold some of my car r/c stuff and raised the funds to buy the T-34 mentor cant wait to get it and play with it hehe
Good choice, Chaos. Which one did you get, the ARF or the ePTS RTF? I think you mentioned you were looking at the Eflite ePTS RTF because you were talking about the Spektrum Dx6i radio that comes with it. If you did get the ePTS RTF, just do a servo check to make sure each one is working smoothly and without jitter or extra noise; mine were all sketchy when I got my ePTS RTF. Also, if/when you decide to remove the NACA wing droops, a little isopropyl alcohol will remove the tape residue quick and easy. Oh, and a 4s LiPo will give you LOTS of power, 3s gives you more or less "scale" performance. Have fun!
Apr 15, 2011, 08:12 PM
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Sotog - just FYI, the CoG in the Apprentice is VERY forgiving; I've had several different motors on my Apprentice after the stock motor: the Eflite Power 15, the Hacker A30-12L, and the Hacker A30-10XL, some with additional mounting spacers, others without. Never had a CoG problem with my Apprentice with batteries ranging from 2250mAh 3s 30C to 3900mAh 4s 20C. Your machined Turnigy adapter should be fine. Looks good, too!
Thanks! Ya, I figured it was not very critical on a plane this size. I know people use them for FPV and stick cameras on them.

I have really never had any issues with COG on any planes that use my mounts. The mount and after market motors are usually close enough so no weight needs to be added.

Terry


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