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Old 09-28-2003, 05:51 PM
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I just bought a cabon Falcon, its a puher

My question is: doesn't any one make cheap reversed trust props for this kind of set up? The manual says plug the motor in backwards and mount he prop backwards. can the motor run backwards as well as it can forward.

I'm getting more confused the long I think about it. if i ran a motor the standard counter clock direction and put it on the back of the plane with a regular prop it would drag the plane backwards. a reverse pictch prop would push it forward. so do they make them


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With a direct drive need a pusher prop. It looks as if you have a GWS geared motor motor, so when the motor shaft is pointing to the rear of the plane, your shaft rotation should be counter clockwise when looking at the rear of the plane. So simply check your wiring to make sure it is going the correct way. Then add the prop so that in counter clock wise rotation, it is on the correct way. Let me know how it works out.

Pusher props are usually small diameter and low pitch like for a Zagi type flying wings. You are using a geared motor so you should be using one of GWS's standard props.

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If it is a GWS with JST(BEC) connectors, just reverse the motor rotation by connecting the plug from the ESC to the motor with red to black and black to red. Then put a standard prop on the shaft with the FRONT of the prop facing the motor (and obviously the front of the plane).
Note: If its a motor with polarized plugs (e.g. Deans Ultra) you'll have to resolder the wires (in reversed orientation) at the connecting plug, or on the back of the motor itself, to get the motor to run in the reverse direction. Then put on the prop as described above.

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