Hey Bob, I am a VERY amateur woodworker, but these ply motor mounts almost make themselves (I have help from wood elves!). Those nylon spacers come in a variety of lengths, so they really come in handy for weight and positioning of the motor. I find you can change weight around to compensate for center of gravity by swapping out lighter aluminum bolts and nylon nuts if you are too nose heavy. I haven't mastered "weight control" yet!
Originally Posted by Wisc-BK
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.
Jeff did it again! Even helped with setup issues on a Sunday afternoon after the maiden flight.
Headsuprc 2830-09, TP 3S 2100 prolite, Thunderbird 18 ESC, APC 10 x 7.
83 watts at WOT. Plenty of power on a plane this light. I'm starting to like Stevens kits alot! Pics attached.
It could be a PZ Ember I just don't remember. Its a cute little plane. He maidened a Richmodel 40 trainer this morning. and it flew great. 48 inch wingspan with a 3548-09 motor, 40 amp esc and 12 inch prop.
Here's my newest addition to the fleet
PowerUp 480/40A ESC Corona 6 Ch Rcvr and servos all from HURC
Because of Jeff, I'm getting more into electrics (but still have a large nitro fleet) I'll have to post pics of my Hurricane, Spectra glider, GP P-47, and PZ Spit all powered by HURC motors. Thanks Jeff
I recently built a 36" EPP Assassin combat wing from Crash Test Hobbies using a 2409-12T (have this motor in my 2 Wing Dragons/ Begin Air planes), APC 7x5E prop and TowerPro MG90 servos. Flies like stink. Once again, HURC comes through with great products, prices and shipping.
The Blazy Bee. An EPP/FFF version of the Clancy Lazy Bee
- Power Up Sport 250 Motor
- Power Up 10A ESC
- 6x3 GWS prop
- SG50 5g servos
- 350mAh 2S lipo from Common Sense RC
- Spektrum AR6110 receiver
- 2.5" Dubro wheels
- Fuse made from 3mm EPP
- 30" polyhedral wing from FFF
- AUW 5.3oz (my lightest build to date)
The maiden wasn't too promising. Far to much up thrust... it ballooned like crazy under power. I've toned it down some but still it needs more down thrust or less wing incidence. The short coupled fuse makes for very tight turns... within 5ft if you crank the throws up.
The Power Up Sport 250 has no problem hauling this plane around. I have no thrust measurements, but it's got to be nearly 5oz as I can almost prop hang her! I also tried a CC Thunderbird 6 ESC with this motor... works just fine.
She'll be a neat little gym flyer. I can't wait for warmer weather to try her outdoors!
Here is my completed Typhoon 2 Mod using a 2836-09 motor and a thin APC 12x6 prop. I am using the stock 30 Amp ESC and the stock 1800 mah lipo battery. I did a quick in the house check to make sure everything was functioning as it should and man o man this powerplant about ripped the plane out of my hands when I gave her a quick jolt of about 3/4 throttle. I think I have successfully created a monster!!!
I don't have the key to success..but I know how to pick the lock!