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Old 01-31-2020, 10:45 AM
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Hello, just bought a used agenda that was set up for a plettenberg advance motor. What options do I have for motors without changing the mount in the nose? I have only used a Himax rear mount before so I am unsure of my options. Thanks!
Old 01-31-2020, 08:42 PM
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If you want to stay with a Himax motor they offer a front mount conversion kit. It requires replacing the main shaft. Conversion takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
https://www.f3aunlimited.com/powerpl...30pro/hc6330-5

Front mount kit: https://www.f3aunlimited.com/powerpl...utrunner-motor


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The Pletty looks like it has a 6 bolt mounting pattern, it may match up with the Neu F3A motor. I unfortunately have heard mixed reviews of that motor, the consensus is that it runs well but has a few mechanical bugs that need to be fixed such as prop attachment and rear support. You may have to resign yourself to installing a new mount. I have found the Dualsky F3A motors to be a great value. I have been running one now for several years and it has been rock solid. Pictured is my mount setup, the very front plate gets bonded into the nose ring of the fuselage and spacers are used to get the correct spinner gap. There is a 8x16mm bearing attached to the rear of the motor that the CF tube slips over, the ears mate up with a pair of corresponding ears bonded into the fuselage.





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I did go ahead and order a plettenberg. Should be here this week.

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