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Old 04-18-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Skyartec Cessna 182 prop size

Anyone know what size the prop is on this plane?
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Shane is this the brushles, or brushed motor with gear drive. There is a difference in the prop size. I think I still have a prop for the gear drive brushed motor. Have to take a look for it.

link to parts. http://skyartec-usa.com/index.php

my prop was a 8x6 DD SF prop. for the brushed motor
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Thank you....It is an 8x6e. I just bought one from a guy that ran it once around the parking lot and rolled it and broke the prop. The half still on it said what it was....I had to cut the shaft and install a different prop nut as the props I have were too big for the spinner setup. Worked like a charm and she is ready to go....
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Well, the little bird flies quite well, but when the wind picks up, it's a bit squirly. Had about 6 successful flights today and on the last one she nosed over pretty hard and bent the motor shaft. I am looking to replace the motor with something from headsuprc like:

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...or-with/Detail

or something similar. Anyone know if this will work?

This is for a skyartec cessna 182 brushless plane. Will also need a prop like:

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...r-3.0mm/Detail

But do those work with a threaded shaft?

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Hi shane I haven't used that one with a threaded prop always used a prop saver. Send Jeff a email ask him he will probably give you a answer tonight if the one you showed will work.
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Thank you. I sent an email with 2 options.
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...or-with/Detail
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http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ushless/Detail
I like the second one as the shaft isn't threaded, but we'll see what he says.
Come to find out I need a bit more practice flying before I try to take thet up in any wind again....
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I flew this plane for quite a while. I think this would be a better motor choice http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...tor/Categories

or this one for a little more power, but somewhat less efficiency http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...lectric/Detail

You may want to consider the combo which includes the esc as well.

The threaded shaft is no problem, but you may want to use a prop saver. Might help save some shafts.

Whatever Jeff suggests will work fine. He is great to deal with.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the reply Steve. I was looking at those prop savers. Will they also work with the threaded shaft?
I was also looking at this motor:
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ushless/Detail
I'll check out the combos as well. Any reason why I would replace the esc as well?
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Yeah, I think that motor would work as well. You could use the existing esc, but as I recall it is only 18A. That should work for the 2822 or 2409-18 motor, but the 2409-12 will require up to 25A, so you should go to the bigger esc.

Again, the 2822 or 2409-18 will give longer flights, and the 2409-12 will give more power.

I think I used GWS HD 9x5's and 9x6's. Great little plane, but a bit tricky to handle if you go with aggressive control surface settings; and that front wheel is a weak link in the setup.

Good luck, and happy flyin.

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Longer flights are for me. I am still really new to this. Running 3s 1300's in her with an 8x6 prop with the stock motor. Was going to use the same size, but maybe I'll try a couple different sizes. The nose wheel was horrible. I converted it to a tail dragger. Much nicer for the dirt landings. And takeoffs for that matter. I really appreciate all the advise...
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