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Old 07-20-2015, 05:08 PM
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I bought motors that all have standard threads on the prop adapters, which will let two of them unscrew if they ever slip at all. My first thought is to put a piece of my trusty sheetrock double sided sanding cloth on as a friction adder (been using it for years on airplanes with great results) and then put a second nut on to lock the prop nut down. Is there a more elegant solution that the multirotor crowd has come up with than that?
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Just get them tight. I've never lost a prop in all the time I've been flying these things and nearly all of them have standard threads.
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Well there is no texture at all to the drive area, so it will be easy for these props to slip. Maybe I'm worrying about nothing, but I think I will still go ahead and put some friction material on. On airplanes, a plastic backplate will let props slip while starting even when it's scary tight, while a piece of this stuff won't let it slip even if it's just snugged down. Thanks for the help.
Old 07-23-2015, 04:56 AM
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Is your experience mostly with glow or gas? Electric motors are smoother so it's not as much of an issue. You do have to get the props good and snug though.
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Both, and I have some electric planes and a Trex 450 helicopter as well.
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One thing I really don't recommend on a quadcopter are collet style prop adapters. Lots of people use them but I prefer bolt on adapters. For quads like the Deadcat I like Emaxx 2213-935 kv motors. The prop shaft is made into the motor.
Old 07-24-2015, 05:41 AM
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The motors I bought have bolt on prop adapters. They are Cobra 1100kv motors. I'm curious why you don't like the collet style adapters though? Do they have a habit of coming off?
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Collets aren't very sturdy and can wobble
Old 07-29-2015, 05:52 PM
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If you use the collet type then every time you hit a prop on anything you will bent your motor shaft. Not Good
It's much harder to bend the bolt on type.
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My Buddy uses Team Losi Racing locknuts part # LOSA6321 and has never lost a prop since
You local hobby shop should be able to get them in or I found them on Ebay here: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Losi-LST-Losi...item541f3d6140

The set comes with LH and RH threads.
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I have started using blue loctite on my prop threads. Never come off now.
Side affect is makes them hard to undo but abit of heat from a soldering iron fixes that problem.

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