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Motors

Post by Itsanthonguise » February 19th, 2013, 10:13 pm

Post about how you make your rotors or what you suggest for other people.
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Re: Motors

Post by jander14indoor » February 20th, 2013, 7:18 am

Select the width you want to trial, cut to trial length. Lube motor. Add two O-rings. Tie overhand knot and slide to near end by pulling opposite legs on loop side. Tie second overhand knot in reverse direction inside the first, slide it up the the first knot the same way as before. This minimizes the waste rubber in the tail of the knot and the double reverse overhand knot (there is probably a more formal name, but that is descriptive) will NOT slip, even when lubed.

Note, the O-rings are not small rubber plumbing O-rings. They are slices off soft plastic tubing like the empty ink resevoir from a Bic pen, or the suction tube from a spray bottle. They are stiff so you can slide the ring off the winder and anchor and onto the helicopter without losing any winds.

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Re: Motors

Post by talicoa » March 3rd, 2013, 2:37 pm

We tie an overhand knot and then place a small amount of super glue between the two ends near the knot. We haven't had one fail yet if the knot is pretty tight to begin with. It lets you cut the ears pretty close to the end too. Works good even with lube.

Does anyone soak their motors in Armour-All? We don't, seems like it could start to change the motor. I have heard other people do.

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Re: Motors

Post by jander14indoor » March 4th, 2013, 4:55 am

You need some sort of lubricant to get max winds/energy into your motors. Armorall has been a standard for almost 15 years now that I know of among the free flight rubber community. No degradation to the motors. Most any silicone based lubricant will work. Oil based lubricants WILL degrade your motors, fast.

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