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04-20-2018 10:11 PM  4 months agoPost 1
HawkNoob

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Hi, I am setting up a Goblin 570 and using a Scorpion HK4025-1100. In the manual it says to cut the motor shaft down to 28mm for battery clearance. The shaft is obviously longer but seems to me there would be enough clearance for battery? Cut it or not? Have not cut the shaft before, don't know if I will screw it up. Thanks.

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04-20-2018 10:29 PM  4 months agoPost 2
DemetriusUSN

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You need to install it and see if the battery will fit under it with some clearance. I’ve had some helis with the shafts uncut and some with shafts cut, so test fit to see how much room you have between the shaft and pack. Hope this helps...

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04-20-2018 10:40 PM  4 months agoPost 3
wjvail

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I can't tell you what you should do. I don't own either that helicopter or motor. But if you are uneasy with modifying your motor, maybe keeping a spare uncut shaft handy would help. I understand your reluctance to make the shaft shorter but if you bunkered an unmodified shaft it'd be easier to bust out the Dremel and start whittling away.

Shafts aren't that expensive and easy to change.

I don't know if you have a 5mm or 6mm shaft.
http://grandrc.com/Electric-Motors-...6274989cfe73c4b

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04-20-2018 11:52 PM  4 months agoPost 4
HawkNoob

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Thanks for the replies. I checked the clearance between the shaft and batteries and it would have fit but... Pretty close and I don't need a motor shaft drilling a hole in a Lipo pack and starting a fire if the battery shifts in flight. Since I had to make a flat spot on the shaft anyways (factory flat spot was in the wrong place for my needs), I wrapped the motor in a zip-lock bag, got out the dremel with a heavy duty cutoff wheel and cut that extra shaft length right off. Piece of cake. Now I can rest easy and continue the build.

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08-01-2018 09:20 AM  17 days agoPost 5
artimus

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Not sure if the 570s have the cf plate that covers the battery top like the 700s do....but if you got one i would put it between the battery and the motor shaft for added safety in the unlikly event of a crash....

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08-01-2018 04:05 PM  17 days agoPost 6
GyroFreak

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I wrapped the motor in a zip-lock bag,
Good, I also pack some "gook" around where the shaft pokes through the bag for a really good seal, it peels off easily when done.

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08-01-2018 09:37 PM  17 days agoPost 7
JuanRodriguez

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GyroFreak
I also pack some "gook" around where the shaft
What is "gook" ??

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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08-01-2018 09:55 PM  17 days agoPost 8
GyroFreak

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Whoops, I meant to say goop, which is a type of glue that remains firm but pliable.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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