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Old 08-18-2015, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Gforce G46 prop adapter

I purchased a Gforce G46 some time back and I have bent the prop adapter some, enough so it causes a vibration. The place I purchased it from no longer carries that brand of electric motor. Does anyone out there have any info that may help me procure another one or a substitute? Any info will be appreciated.
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Should be plenty of adapters if it is a collet type that fits the shaft. Just need the shaft diameter. Even if no matching diameter can be found a smaller shaft size collet can be drilled out (very carefully)

If its one that bolts to the motor case then we'll need more data. There are a LOT of variations in those.
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I purchased a Gforce G46 some time back and I have bent the prop adapter some, enough so it causes a vibration. The place I purchased it from no longer carries that brand of electric motor. Does anyone out there have any info that may help me procure another one or a substitute? Any info will be appreciated.
I have the same motor. It has a 6mm shaft. You can use a 6mm collet or the bolt on type adapter. Both types are here: http://www.headsuphobby.com/Prop-Adapters_c91.htm

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Assuming you mean the type that bolts onto the case. Hobbyking, RCTimer and others have these in their "accessories kit". Most motors come from the same few factories in China and are private labeled. Look for a motor of the same size, chances are it will use the same bolt on adapter.

A collet adapter is easier to replace and more widely available. With many motors you can reposition the shaft so it sticks out the front of the motor, allowing you to use a collet adapter.

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Default Prop Adapter

I have decided to move the shaft forward and use the collet type prop adapter. In fact I have already ordered one from Hobby King. I thank everone for their replies and help.

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Should be plenty of adapters if it is a collet type that fits the shaft. Just need the shaft diameter. Even if no matching diameter can be found a smaller shaft size collet can be drilled out (very carefully)

If its one that bolts to the motor case then we'll need more data. There are a LOT of variations in those.

As for drilling. No way. Just buy the right size. Interrupted cut would require an endmill or very tiny boring bar. No way to get it running true without a lathe.

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