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Jun 29, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Unknown. I have over 300+ flights on my stock motor and the only thing I did was put rubber spacers in between the magnets (with CA, too) and that stopped all magnet problems. The rubber "spacers" that I used was a short bit of garage opener wire (we all have the extra length at home somewhere). Then, I strip the wire and use the insulation. The last spacer and magnet has to be almost forced into place. But, when patiently done, all magnet problems are solved. Below are a couple of pics of motors that I did before.
AJ
so the magnets are not glued at all? 300 plus flights is a lotfor a $9 motor...i will see if the ca glue i gave my magnets a bath with yesterday keeps them in place today..thanks
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Jun 29, 2012, 02:43 PM
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CA kept all but 1 magnet from moving..i just glued that magnet,so next time i will see if they all stay put...did a full speed dive and pulled out at less then 10 ft from hitting ground ..man can this plane handle some tork
Jun 29, 2012, 07:04 PM
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AJ

No. That particular AXN I bought without motor, ESC etc so I bought them separately. The planes still on that original ESC that I purchased.

After the initial couple of flights where I was quite disappointed with it's performance, I reckoned the problem was either the motor or the ESC.

So, when I finally had a bit of time available I ordered a new (even more powerful) motor and only put it on last week. It still didn't fly very fast (it was ok but only about the same as my other beat up-been in trees-stickers peeling off-old AXN.

So I reckon it's now time to try changing the ESC.

I will have a closer look at the prop today though just in case...!

Thanks for the suggestions.
Jun 29, 2012, 07:08 PM
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I haven't read back through the many hundreds of threads on the AXN but have many people cut the wing tips off theirs and found improved flight?

I've seen a video where the guy cut about 4 or so inches off and it really improved the roll ability.

So I've been thinking of doing the same for mine. However it would be good to know if there are any down sides before I go and do this. That guy (on the video) made it so his wing tips could just slot back on so obviously he was thinking that sometimes he might just want to float it around.

Any thoughts anyone?
Jun 29, 2012, 07:23 PM
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so the magnets are not glued at all? 300 plus flights is a lotfor a $9 motor...i will see if the ca glue i gave my magnets a bath with yesterday keeps them in place today..thanks
Correct. Glue was not and still is not necessary. Plus, the distance between the magnets is always held perfectly.
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Jun 29, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Hey fellow CF owners...https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5#post22034206
Jun 30, 2012, 01:17 AM
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Hey fellow CF owners..
That Post is inappropriate for this thread. Use the For Sale thread(s).
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Jun 30, 2012, 11:33 PM
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OK This is going to sound nuts (because I must be 'losin it') but I removed the prop from my AXN the other day and now I can't remember which way round it goes!

I'm using an APC prop.

Can anyone advise me which side of the prop faces the NOSE of the plane?

I think I'm having a blonde moment.
Jun 30, 2012, 11:55 PM
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OK This is going to sound nuts (because I must be 'losin it') but I removed the prop from my AXN the other day and now I can't remember which way round it goes!

I'm using an APC prop.

Can anyone advise me which side of the prop faces the NOSE of the plane?

I think I'm having a blonde moment.
That's gold... The numbers on the prop (eg 6 x 5) always face the direction of travel (forward).
Jul 01, 2012, 12:55 AM
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That's gold... The numbers on the prop (eg 6 x 5) always face the direction of travel (forward).
And if that don't make it obvious then the rounded side faces forward and the concave side faces the tail.
Jul 01, 2012, 12:57 AM
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That's gold... The numbers on the prop (eg 6 x 5) always face the direction of travel (forward).
Not true. There are many prop manufacturers (Like Multplex) that have the numbers on the back to be correctly oriented.

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Originally Posted by trefor
OK This is going to sound nuts (because I must be 'losin it') but I removed the prop from my AXN the other day and now I can't remember which way round it goes!

I'm using an APC prop.

Can anyone advise me which side of the prop faces the NOSE of the plane?

I think I'm having a blonde moment.
You have the company of LOTS of folks. It is confusing to even answer the question of "which way does the prop go" because the numbers/letters on the prop are meaningless. Going with "A picture is worth ........" I think the picture below is probably the easiest way to explain how it all works.
AJ
P.S. I have posted that picture probably 100+ times.
Jul 01, 2012, 03:36 AM
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Thanks guys. I was hanging my head in shame until I read AJ's post.

I'd never even given it a thought until someone here asked me if I might have my prop on backwards. Turns out it wasn't backwards so next job is to replace the ESC to see if that'll improve things.
Jul 01, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Not true. There are many prop manufacturers (Like Multplex) that have the numbers on the back to be correctly oriented.


You have the company of LOTS of folks. It is confusing to even answer the question of "which way does the prop go" because the numbers/letters on the prop are meaningless. Going with "A picture is worth ........" I think the picture below is probably the easiest way to explain how it all works.
AJ
P.S. I have posted that picture probably 100+ times.
Yes this picture shows..just by looking closely at any prop its pretty easy to tell how to put in on correctly...The leading edge is always a bit thicker then the trailing edge
Jul 01, 2012, 10:16 PM
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AJ

No. That particular AXN I bought without motor, ESC etc so I bought them separately. The planes still on that original ESC that I purchased.

After the initial couple of flights where I was quite disappointed with it's performance, I reckoned the problem was either the motor or the ESC.

So, when I finally had a bit of time available I ordered a new (even more powerful) motor and only put it on last week. It still didn't fly very fast (it was ok but only about the same as my other beat up-been in trees-stickers peeling off-old AXN.

So I reckon it's now time to try changing the ESC.

I will have a closer look at the prop today though just in case...!

Thanks for the suggestions.
i think if u install a stock motor and 30-40 amp turnigy esc using a 5x5 stock prop u will be very happy with the performance...i have this setup with a 60 amp esc(over kill but works great) my favorite stut move is hitting full throttle about 200 feet up then down elevator when plane is approx 50 from ground i hit uup elevator till plane is going straight up then go full rudder and airlons and the plane spins up to the clouds...good luck!
Jul 02, 2012, 01:50 AM
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