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12-11-2004 01:37 AM  13 years agoPost 1
J.C.

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I have a mini dragonfly and I keep burning out the rear tail motor .Can I switch over to a direct drive. Or is there a better solution. If the direct drive is the way where can I get one. And is it a lot of work?

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12-11-2004 01:52 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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What type of battery are you using when your tail motor burns out? The DD motor is a better replacement then the stock motor. You will have a more responsive and powerful tail. You can get one from your LHS. If they don't have any in stock you can always order it on-line. They cost about $20.00 and come with two props. You should order a bunch of props because they break easily and sometimes melt in the middle. Try using a bit of red 262 Loctite when putting on the prop. It saves it from burning out the prop hole.

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12-11-2004 02:49 AM  13 years agoPost 3
J.C.

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Am using the 8.4v/600mah that came with it. The hobby shop near me doesn’t have a DD motor. Do you know a web site?
THANKS

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12-11-2004 03:09 AM  13 years agoPost 4
YSRRider

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i think i might have a solution for the melting props, find a tiny circlip and snap it in the shaft close to the motor, it may work as a heat sink.

ALLOW ME TO DEMONSTRATE!!!!!!


if you had a solid metal rod and you heated one end up with a blow torch it would glow red and the other end would be a few hundred degrees. if you were to hold that same rod with a pair of pliars in the middle, one end would be red hot, the other would still be cold.

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12-11-2004 11:22 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Saint728

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You can get the DD motor from helihobby. Here is a link to buy one. http://www.helihobby.com/html/motors.html It's called the High Authority Piccolo Tail Motor. You will also have to order some props, either 3030 or 3020. Here is a link to buy some. http://www.helihobby.com/html/hummingbird_upgrades.html After you get to this page, scroll down to the bottom to see them.

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12-14-2004 02:09 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Steamy

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get the dual tail motor or get a Nitro Gass 1

:alll tail motors blow up they can last 10mins 5mins or 10 hours
BUT you can get a dual tail motor kit its a goood up grade go loook here http://www.like90.com
the better thing to do tho is to scrap it and get a gas 1 they are ez er to fly and dont cost much more
looooool

theres a pick here for ya all to see [and try this link to get the Dual Tail Motor kit
http://www.electrichelicopters.co.u...entID~5511.aspxhttp://homepage.ntlworld.com/jason.manlow/dule tail.jpg

ooh my god ,, i spent all the shopping money on helis DOH!!

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12-14-2004 02:27 AM  13 years agoPost 7
YSRRider

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I dont see any "DUAL TAIL" anything!


a direct link would be nice!

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12-14-2004 02:42 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Saint728

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Here is a link to buy and look at a Twin Tail Motor Mount and Tail Guard Kit http://www.helihobby.com/html/dragon_fly_upgrades.html


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12-14-2004 03:44 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Super Phreek

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Not sure if helihobby still has it, but you can use a coreless tailmotor. I had one on my little hummingbird and it managed to last me a good year and was still going strong when I finally retired the thing a couple of months ago.

I liked the little coreless guy becuase it was very powerful, long lasting and lightweight.

Derek

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12-14-2004 03:53 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Saint728

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Hellihobby still has the cordless tail motor, but it cost $34.00. Here is the link to look at it. http://www.helihobby.com/html/motors.html It's close to the top of the page. For that price you might as well buy a brushless tail motor for $39.95. It's way more powerful then the cordless motor and will out last it by far.

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12-14-2004 04:38 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Super Phreek

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But, with the coreless, you won't need a brushless controller....

Derek

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12-14-2004 05:00 PM  13 years agoPost 12
J.C.

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cordless tail motor

It said for best performance use with the Wes Tech high frequency tail controller ( HH376 ).
Do I need the controller.

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12-14-2004 05:08 PM  13 years agoPost 13
copperclad

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http://www.aeromicro.com/Catalog/gw...10b_1006012.htm
hi
on my piccolo i used to fly , we found out if you used this motor instead of the stock motor it lasted way better , it has graphite brushes and the stock only had wipers i could be all wet but i think its the same size as the dragon fly uses

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12-14-2004 10:49 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Super Phreek

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JC,

Any high freq speed controller should be fine, as long it is a good quality controller (you want to minimize any sparking since the motor uses wipers instead of brushes) I had the controller mentioned and it worked great (I don't remember spending 70 bucks for it though). With that combo, i know for sure the motor will last for a very long time.

The only thing you need to watch out is having the motor shaft bending if you crash tail in; the shaft seems to be a little soft, I managed to true it up once or twice.

Derek

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