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03-16-2009 06:34 PM  8 years agoPost 1
cstoneman

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I ordered a Rave 4S combo, last Friday, but haven't received a tracking number, so I'm not sure if they had stock left or not.

Looking at the manual, it appears that swapping the motor is very easy, but then looks can be deceiving.

Seems they have the normal 3S combo, so if swapping the motor is an easy job, I may just have them send a 3S and get a -10 motor and 350 blades later.

It doesn't seem that it would require any mechanical setup to go from one setup to the other, though I'm sure I would need to have seperate radio memories for each.

Since I'm a nitro guy, and don't know anything about ESC units other then what they do, I am wondering if there are any setup issues with the change, and for that matter if the gyro would need some adjustment.

If it's fairly easy, it might be interesting to have the ability to fly in both setups.

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03-16-2009 06:46 PM  8 years agoPost 2
KennyS

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Changing the motor out is very simple in this machine. The motor base just unbolts and the motor will come right out. When you change over to 4s it may require a different pinion. It really depends on your flying style.

On the ESC, I know the Curtis, Nick and Jamie are running the TP40, you can find this here http://www.powerhelis.com/prodinfo....mber=THPE40SGB4 This ESC will work with 3s or 4s. You will have to change your throttle curve to accommodate 4s setup.

The change over is very simple and worth the effort.

Kennys

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03-16-2009 07:29 PM  8 years agoPost 3
cstoneman

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Thanks for the info.

I will probably want to fly it both ways, just out of curiosity.

One way or the other, I want to get a Rave shipped, so I can start building.

This should be fun. I flew the X-Cell gasser yesterday, and was thinking how different the Rave is going to be.

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03-16-2009 07:32 PM  8 years agoPost 4
KennyS

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One way or the other, I want to get a Rave shipped, so I can start building.
Yes, the motor can be the last thing put in. I would suggest installing the motor base at least just for aligning the side frames during the build if your not sure what motor you will be using.

Only Fine Helis, Hobbywing

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03-16-2009 07:34 PM  8 years agoPost 5
MarshallB

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If it's fairly easy, it might be interesting to have the ability to fly in both setups.
One thing you could do to make the switch out easy if you decide to run both setups at times is this: Order another motor mount plate. That way you could leave the motor bolted up and would just require you removing 4 bolts and unplugging the wires. Having the 2 mount plates allows you to pop the motor in on a moments notice not having to adjust the mesh every time. It's already set.


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03-16-2009 08:19 PM  8 years agoPost 6
cstoneman

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Two mount plates is an excellent idea.

I was planning on the -10 motor with 350's then trying a -8.

Now that I think about it, I really need to put the money toward a mini-G before anything else. I have a feeling that the 401 isn't going to work too well, but I have one handy for now.

I will call them today, and hopefully they have the 4S on the way.

Otherwise, I will have them ship a barebones kit. I have a feeling that I will like the 350 blades and -10, and would never use the -6 and 325 blades. That is half the money I need for a mini-G.

I have no doubt I better get a mini-G before even thinking about trying a -8 motor.

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03-16-2009 08:31 PM  8 years agoPost 7
MarshallB

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I'm running the Scorp 10 motor with the CC45 esc and 350mm Radix. I really like this 4s setup! If you get the CC45 esc, I can send the config file. The settings are also in my gallery as screenshots. Otherwise, they really seem to like the TP40 esc. I'll probably try one myself.


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03-17-2009 12:02 AM  8 years agoPost 8
merlin3

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well looks like i'll be ordering some parts for mine as well, good idea on getting the mini g, i had my 401 blow out today and I lost it, not much damage at all though as I hit hold before it hit the ground.

Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
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03-17-2009 12:46 AM  8 years agoPost 9
inkspot1967

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im running the same setup and Marshall's setting it works awesome for me.....

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03-17-2009 01:14 AM  8 years agoPost 10
cstoneman

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Woot...I just checked FedEx, and my Rave 4S will be here on Friday.

Sorry to hear about your tail blowing out Merlin3. I am going to be real careful with the 401. I still need to order a charger, esc, and some 4S batteries to get her flying, so the 401 will have to do for a while. No more coin.

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