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01-11-2009, 04:26 PM
has anyone ever put a different motor in electrifly's fokker dvII or the dr1. i honestly dont want to spend the money on great planes outrageously priced electronics. does anyone has some suggestions for a motor mount for a alternative motor. great planes has that 3 screw brushless mount but its funny everyone else has a 4 screw mount, seems to me thats where great planes puts you in a corner and it kind of ticks me off. dont they understand not everyone swears by electrifly.
01-11-2009, 04:41 PM
It's easy to make a triangle to fit, with holes for a regular motor. The axi 2212/26 is perfect.
01-11-2009, 04:49 PM
LOL.. Or just send the motor to Micro Dan @ gobrushless.com and let him sup it up for yous.... LOL.. That is what I do..
01-11-2009, 04:50 PM
PLus.. Getting a better battery also gives you way more power... Unless you already have good batteries..
01-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Jeff at HeadsUp could most likely help you also. He sure did for me and others here who told me about him when I was looking for recommendations. He answers e-mail's very quickly.
01-11-2009, 08:24 PM
I put a cheap 2410-8y in the GP SE5A. Made a piece of plywood to fit the motor mount and glued that in the plane.
01-12-2009, 12:34 PM
You can not use the spider mount that comes with the motor. A new mount comes with the kit. You can drill a 4 hole pattern in the mount that matches your motor, and use any motor. BUT, the motor you chose must be able to run in the reverse mount direction, a lot of motors can't.
There is not enough depth between the firewall and cowl to mount most motors, so be careful in your choice.
01-12-2009, 12:57 PM
Here is the motor, ESC, and prop I used on my GP SE5A. Cost under $20.
02-26-2009, 06:13 PM
Sir Percy, you are not allowed to give advise, you know this. You are afterall, mearly the comic releif :D
Here is what I did for thier Fokker DVII, I made a spider shaped motor mount out of 1/8th inch ply, bolted that to the back of my budget (read cheap here) chinese motor and installed four #6 blind nuts on the outer tips. I then used thier spacers and my #6 bolts to mount the engine. This worked exactly right for me. You might need a slightly shorter set of spacers (just cut thiers down) if you have a longer motor housing.
Steve, dont make me warn you again. (ROFL)
02-26-2009, 07:13 PM
Jeeezzz, I can't hide anywhere!!!!!!!
02-26-2009, 07:54 PM
I love the title of this thread-it reminds me of the old joke-that's some Fokker, that Messersmidt!
05-25-2009, 04:14 PM
I bit the bullet and put the little Ammo motor in mine. Flies great!!! Steve
05-26-2009, 09:18 PM
I just rebuilt my DV11 after a nasty crash and put one of the 28 series motors from Heads Up in it and it flies great. I got the ESC and motor from them for less than the cost of the rimfire motor alone. Jeff is super to deal with and he stands by his products. B
05-26-2009, 09:58 PM
I flew mine for the first time yesterday with my overpriced Rimfire and it flew great. I really like this little airplane!! Steve
05-27-2009, 01:37 PM
WWi Ace, youre right that Rimfire motor is great,I have it in my DR1, and my SPAD. Im building the SE 5a now and Im going with another 28 series motor from Heads Up, cash is tight so every little bit helps. B
05-27-2009, 01:47 PM
One more thing I forgot, contact Scott at Airland Hobbies,he sells the motor adaptor for the motor. B
05-27-2009, 02:40 PM
Im building the SE 5a now and Im going with another 28 series motor from Heads Up, cash is tight so every little bit helps. B
I have a 2410-8 motor in my SE5A that I got from HobbyCity for $6.95 plus shipping. It will fly on half throtle with 3s lipo and a 9x6 prop. On full throtle it climbs great. I got a 30 amp ESC from Dealextream for under $11.00, free shipping. The second one I received from them was defective, I emailed them, they sent a replacement and told me to keep the defective one too.
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