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Building / Construction / Bent motor shaft is now straight!
« Last post by Frank v B on Today at 10:11:49 pm »
Had two E-Flite in-runner Series 6 motors with bent shafts.  Put in an order for some new shafts until I found out they were $37 apiece.  Yikes!!  :o :o Cancel that idea. ???

Here is how I straightened the shaft. I stuck the shaft portion into my trusty cordless electric drill so the end of the chuck was where I thought the bend started.  I then spun the drill which showed clearly which way it was bent.  The whole motor wobbled.  When I found and confirmed which way it was bent, I carefully held onto the drill and bent the motor housing in the opposite direction.  Then started the drill again and the wobble was noticeably reduced.  Did this about 5 times until the motor kept true at full drill speed.

The main tricks:
- work slowly since bending metal is never good.... but worth it at $37 a crack. :D
- do not over-bend the shaft because the metal will fatigue faster.

It was very surprising that a seemingly minor bent shaft was so accentuated when the drill was spinning the motor the first time.

Purists in the crowd may cringe and conjure up words like fatigue, stress, cracks, etc.

Realists in the crowd will try it. 8)

Frank
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone planning on flying tomorrow ?
« Last post by Andy Hoffer on Today at 08:12:22 am »
Andy,  The real excuse for not flying tomorrow is that you forgot to mention what time you get up.  I understand when you get out of bed at this time of year it's almost dusk.

Of course!  I'm working on my night VFR rating and I want to be fresh and alert!! 8)

Andy
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TEMAC Events / Re: January Meeting
« Last post by Frank v B on Yesterday at 10:25:32 pm »
Looking to convert goods into Club cash.  John Kusturin donated more stuff with proceeds going to TEMAC.
- two E-Flite 480 4800 KV with 60 amp Turing Plush ESC's
- a handful of micro servos
- an AR 6100 receiver
- a 25 size built Hot Canary biplane, ready for a motor and electronics.
- a set of bolt-on 23" long floats with LG brackets attached
- 12 volt power supply (32 amp)

For the swap meet I will be selling some of Bert Dunk's stuff
- UMX Habu micro Jet
- Radian pro glider with Motor, ESC and servos in original box.
- digital incidence meter
- a set of plastic skis (40 size).... Andy, for your E-Flite Beaver!!
- an E-Flite 450 in box
- Williams Bros vintage wheels (pair, brand new)

Plus other stuff from around my shop.


Frank
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone planning on flying tomorrow ?
« Last post by bweaver on Yesterday at 02:54:10 pm »
Andy,  The real excuse for not flying tomorrow is that you forgot to mention what time you get up.  I understand when you get out of bed at this time of year it's almost dusk. 
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone planning on flying tomorrow ?
« Last post by Andy Hoffer on Yesterday at 11:35:54 am »
Hi Simon (@sihinch) and bruce (@bweaver), 

Actually tomorrow looks like an absolutely fabulous day for giving my winter gear a good workout - sunny, brisk, and fresh snow on the field!  And I just finished tuning up the skis on my Mini Funtana, too.  But as luck would have it I have to take my van into the shop to get the driver's side power window fixed. 

But you'll be pleased to know that I did have a great full-scale workout at Oshawa on Monday before the snow, so I'm feeling just fine.  But thanks for your generous concern for my well being!! 8)

Andy

(and remember, "Hoff-Air is always better than full fare!!)

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General Discussion / Re: Anyone planning on flying tomorrow ?
« Last post by sihinch on Yesterday at 10:46:18 am »
Andy might be! Right @Andy Hoffer;D
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone planning on flying tomorrow ?
« Last post by bweaver on Yesterday at 08:18:42 am »
Anyone planning on flying tomorrow?

(Just kidding)  ;D
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General Discussion / Re: New from Spektrum
« Last post by Andy Hoffer on December 12, 2017, 07:34:30 pm »
I am really looking forward to Mike's dissertation on how this radio would have prevented the demise of his Stryker!!!

I am guessing that one of the innumerable extra channels plus the high definition video on the control panel would have allowed a one-touch return-to-base-in-one-piece command.

Andy (never-glitch 72 MHz) Hoffer
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TEMAC Newsletter / Re: 2017 Photo Review
« Last post by Ededge2002 on December 12, 2017, 10:07:50 am »
Autographed prints available!
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TEMAC Events / January Meeting
« Last post by battlestu on December 12, 2017, 09:59:43 am »
Now for something completely different ...

For the January meeting on Jan. 10th, we will be holding a swap/auction event.

For the auction.
A number of members have donated various RC items to the club and it only seems fair to auction them off. We will post pictures to the forum so you can see what is up for auction.
Also if you have anything you wish to donate to the club for auction feel free to contact me (ghazelton@gmail.com) and we'll add it to the list.

For the swap.
Need some extra cash for that winter project you are working on. Bring your un-used planes (and gear) to sell off. Put it on display, set the price and go home with the money you need.

Thanks
Greg

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