The adapter mounts the motor and spaces out for the brushless motor. This plane came with a geared motor. I had to add a 3/16 wood plate to get the correct distance for the cowl. The washers = thrust angle.
Some pics of a Small Stick. Really nice & complete laser cut kit that assembled very easily. Vinyl graphics by Bad Brad Graphics made trimming the overall red Monokote a snap. Jeff advised what motor (2826-14) to use and of course it works beautifully. Lots of fun at WOT and cruises at 1/2 throttle for a long time. Thanks Jeff!
Hi Henry! The plans are for my (partially built) Aero Craft Apache, no longer made. A good eBay find. It looks kinda like a 'sport' P-51. Will have a Power 10 (sorry Jeff) and retracts. Gino PS. The hatch fits fine
Glad the hatch fits. Happy flying. I still have many kits stored that I hope to live long enough to build. Soon to post pictures of my senior telemaster with an 8 ft WS, Also got my E Flite PT 19 flying. Really like it. Did you see my crash? Look under Crash Forum.
I posted an earlier picture of my HURC outfitted P-40F, but this gives you a better idea of the the finished product and the nifty little motor mount I cobbled together for it out of 1/8" ply, aluminum screws, and plastic nuts. Like similar mounts (AlexinFlight comes to mind), this one can be easily adjusted.
Oh yes, I have a Fairchild PT-19 in the final stages that is all HURC equipped. I will post when I have it together.
Hey James (just checking in), thanks for the compliments. I have gotten some great advice here on WattFlyer, so I am always willing to contribute something when I can. Guys like you make this hobby worth being in- that is not butter I am spreading. Oh, I am going to get that P-47 back in the air soon- need to heat form a new cowl to replace the cracked one.
Originally Posted by smokejohnson
You build some really nice planes Bob, I like how your P-40 turned out.
Just replaced a factory stock PZ F4U-4 Corsairs' bent shaft 480 with one of the Heads Up 480+motors. Took only a few munutes to knock out an adaptor from a piece of sheet metal. What was nice is the plane still has the same CoG without having to move anything around.
Should get to fly it on Tuesday.
Have 2 BiPlanes with Heads Up motors, SPAD XIII, Albatross DIII & a Fokker TriPlane DrI, found them to be an excellent value.
Finished my PZ Spitfire Heads Up conversion a week ago. The reason for the
conversion is the original brick's ESC smoked itself, so it was a good time
to convert to the Spectrum system and a better power plant.
These are the components from Heads Up :
Motor : 2826-11 Outrunner
ESC : 32A Power Up
Prop : 9x6E
Lipo : 3s 2200mah 25C Flightmax
Wattage/Amperage data measured with a SuperWhatt-meter.
i love ordering stuff from headsup they have real quality stuff there i really appreciate the quick shipping and i ordered some parts today for a wing that i have and im ordering a motor and esc for my easy star look alike the wild hawk from rc powers would you think the 28/36/2200 would be to small not enough kv is what imean with a 6x4 prop and a 32 amp esc iwould like to know im looking at around 25 to 30 ozs with camera gear and all i want it for fpv and would 1800mah 20c 3s be sufficant with a 3s for the camera 100mah pack and reinforced wings and reinforced body.
That ply motor mount looks familiar. Nice job. These disc-type mounts with bolts and nuts makes motor adjustment a simple proposition. The best part is if you want/need to swap out the motor, it takes less than a minute. I am seriously considering this type of mount for my E-Flite P-47; the stick mount on that model is problematic to me. I already use this type of motor mount on my P-40 (see above) and my latest build- Fairchild PT-19 Cornell. Headsuprc.com is a great place to do business.
Originally Posted by Wisc-BK
Motor was put on a hand built mount from 2 pieces of 1/8 birch plywood, and 4 nylon spacers from ACE. Put 3 washers in the upper right corner of the mount for the offsets. See the pictures...
Yep, stole the idea. I looked around all over for some flexable motor mounts
but none to be found that seemed to hit the spot. Since I am an amateur
woodworker I have plenty of tools and materials to make one and ACE had
just the right size spacers.