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Old 04-07-2006, 10:31 AM
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Just wanted to know if this is a good idea or not. haven't tried it yet.

You cut a paper towel down to the size of a motor, soak it in water and put it inside one of those little ziplock containers that come with the motor to hold the screws. Seal it up. wrap that around the a spare motor with a rubber band. Stick it inside of the freezer until its all frozen. Take that ice pack off the spare motor and using the icepack as a heat sink. Don't know weight of this.

Was also thinking swapping motors after each battery. That way the motor will have time to cool down. Don't know if this is worth that time of replacing the motors.

Here's another idea: Helicopter tribe?
http://tribes.tribe.net/heli
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:48 PM
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Hey...where are you at in milwaukee?

I think thats an excellent idea...you should try to expand it a little...you might be able to make something with one of those food preserver vacuum/sealer thingys
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:54 PM
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here's an idea for your canopy....try at your own risk!

take some dish soap...put it in some water to make a sudsy solution.

take an old or beatup canopy (for testing)

"paint" the inside of the canopy with the dish soap solution..this will act as the release

after the inside dries
fill it with plaster of paris...let that dry
once its dried you can remove the plaster of paris and viola you have an exact mold!
No you can use that as a blank and vac form your own canopies!

It works I've done it before! If you know Deaninmilwaukee he has some polystyrene you could play with.....I gave him a bunch!
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Old 04-08-2006, 05:51 AM
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hey darkside,
I live in the Marquette area.

Thanks for the great idea about making a canopy mold. that would have been a lot easier than my attempt to mold my own canopy.

Basically I had some carbon fiber material lying around and wanted to put it to use. Didn't want to invest too much money into the project. Just wanted my own homemade carbon fiber canopy. Hopefully its lighter then the plastic canopies.

About the heat sink idea. I was just wondering if it would be useful for cooling down a hot motor or to keep the motor from getting hot. The ziplock bag i was referring to was just something to hold the wet paper towel after it has melted. Anything can be used for this,but the bag that comes with the spare motor is the right size. I will post pictures when i get home. Simply an icepack for motors.
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that is a cool idea....have you tried it yet?


btw I'm at UWM
there's a guy who flies at the kenwood methodist church every other sunday....they're all blade fliers
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Cool, I went to UWM too. I took a chess class at that church. Blade fliers huh, maybe I can get some tips from more experienced fliers.

Havent tried the motor icepack yet. My heli's been grounded. Need to balance rotor head and blades. Doing the collective pitch fix. I need to get new pliers. Cant get hex screw off the blade main shaft.
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