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Thread: motor angle?


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    motor angle?

    I have a micro piper from HK. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ehouse%5F.html

    When I maidened it it flew so fast and rolled right (into the ground) It was very fast and I was too slow. I think I gave it too much throttle too which made the problem worse. Does it have too much thrust angle? It looks very angled and isn't from the crash.

    Thanks. I didn't measure it in degrees , but it is much more angle than any of my planes. Downward thrust looks ok to me.
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    and airplanes were in

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    RE: motor angle?

    That does look to be a LOT more than the typical 2-3 degrees down and right
    Dr Phil Millener, Chattanooga, TN

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    RE: motor angle?

    Yea, it looks terrible to me. I have flown it once since then and actually seemed to be ok. It climbs a lot when under full power , but I think this plane is very much overpowered as far as I'm concerned.
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    RE: motor angle?

    The trick with down and right thrust is to get the prop nut centered with the rest of the fuselage - not offset to one side.  So it doesn't look like the engine is offset.




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    RE: motor angle?

    "That does look to be a LOT more than the typical 2-3 degrees down and right"

    What function does this serve, to counter torque?

    Crashed my P-Z Wildcat today and thought my motor mount was pushed in on one side but upon inspection noticed the mount is acutually off kilter on purpose, so I am glad to find out my plane is not damaged.



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