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chris williams
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Electricityfied...!

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Motley's started the electrification of the 40% K8 Line. So far the budget has doubled and it's two years late... No, wait, that's the South West Line. :D :D :D This is Mott's 'spare' Phoenix K8, the big one: the motor has been shoehorned in with the help of some Smallpiece type engineering. There's a tow release buried in there too...
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FrankS
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Did he not trust you to chuck it off the hill :D

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Post by MarkDev »

Should we mere mortals concern ourselves with the finance rituals of an aero modelling project of such importance? :lol:



Can't quite see the motor details in the picture. Where did the prop yoke come from?


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Barry_Cole
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Where did the prop yoke come from?

Gliders...

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geoff_crew
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Oh i trust him Frank,but have you seen the rates he charges? :D Anyway it's only experimental : I.e. "a little experience and perhaps a tad mental" :lol:

Geoff :D
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Euan Galloway
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Post by Euan Galloway »

Geoff,
Good idea sticking it in the nose :D I have one of the G160 motors on 8s with a 20x8 wooden prop that gives 2000 watts at 69 amps and will fly your K8 , are you using 10s ?
cheers Euan.

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;) Hope he allows for motor cooling air! Ter

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Post by geoff_crew »

Euan, Just done a bench test using 10s with 18.5x10 folding prop (way too much power) & nearly dragged me off my feet, so still experimenting. :)
Terry, yes I've made provision for cooling, that's what those 2 holes are for each side of the motor shaft exit. There should also be some additional air flow via the tow release situated further down. However, WIP as they say. :)

Geoff
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Mick Forey
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Post by Mick Forey »

You can also use a spinner with a cooling hole as this direct feed to the motor: http://www.4-max.co.uk/folding-props-spinners.htm

Mick
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terry white wrote:;) Hope he allows for motor cooling air! Ter
It'll have plenty of time for cooling while he thermals around for a couple of hours between motor runs :D

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