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Old 05-07-2011, 12:18 PM
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Hey! You know what I just realized?

THIS MOTOR ONLY HAS TWO WIRES!!!!


I of course haven't kept the promotional email they sent me which clearly labeled it as 'brushless.'
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Hey! You know what I just realized?

THIS MOTOR ONLY HAS TWO WIRES!!!!


I of course haven't kept the promotional email they sent me which clearly labeled it as 'brushless.'
DAMN! That sucks, MC. What are you going to do?

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Old 05-07-2011, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Hey! You know what I just realized?

THIS MOTOR ONLY HAS TWO WIRES!!!!


I of course haven't kept the promotional email they sent me which clearly labeled it as 'brushless.'
Hi Mark
That stinks
Per TTs ad of the Rarebear you should have got this motor with her
http://www.tiger.com.tw/product/2354.html
So what did they send you instead? and is the esc for a brushed or brushless motor?
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:37 PM
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The motor that I got is a brushed can motor. The plane came without ESC servos, or Rx.

I'll contact TH and see if we can make this right.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
The motor that I got is a brushed can motor. The plane came without ESC servos, or Rx.

I'll contact TH and see if we can make this right.
Hi Mark
On viewing the manual on towers site it appears they sent the right motor
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLHU5&P=7
The problem is they are selling the older brushed version of the kit and not the newest brushless one
I should have caught that when the ad said she uses a gearbox
The flyer they sent you was wrong
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:40 PM
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Indeed, I should have read it more carefully, but the email described it as a new version with brushless power. I'm quite annoyed, actually.

I guess worse comes to worst, I can just fly it with a brushed motor. It'll be like old times.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Indeed, I should have read it more carefully, but the email described it as a new version with brushless power. I'm quite annoyed, actually.

I guess worse comes to worst, I can just fly it with a brushed motor. It'll be like old times.
Hi Mark
Nothing wrong with that
In fact i still have many older aircraft with brushed motors running on Nimh and Nicad packs in my hanger
They fly so well i see no reason to change them to brushless at this point in time
Heres a few
Do enjoy
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:23 AM
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Well, no response from the vendor about this yet. I'm going forward with the build (but not going forward with some planned purchases from the same place.)

Got some colored packing tape and I decided to use it to 'paint' this model.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Well, no response from the vendor about this yet. I'm going forward with the build (but not going forward with some planned purchases from the same place.)

Got some colored packing tape and I decided to use it to 'paint' this model.
Hi Mark
Outstanding
I LIKE IT
Thats a wonderful job of snazzing her up very nice
Take care dear friend
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:16 AM
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I'm about done "painting it." I was suprised, looking at my oldest photos, at how much better it's looking. Let's hope all that tape doesn't weigh too much!

Waiting on my brushed ESC to show up so I can complete it. I think I'm gonna have to cut a battery hatch in there at some point.

I also notice that it has NO ventilation in there, so I may have to cut some more holes for that...
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:49 AM
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Maidened the plane today. After three short, more-or-less successful flights, I broke the tail putting the plane back in the trunk of my car!

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:30 AM
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Well, I crashed the out of it today. So guess who's getting a brushless upgrade?
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:36 AM
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thanks for the advice mclarkson i cant wait to get mine up in the air but i am leaving this site for good thanks to some trolling moderators

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Old 09-30-2011, 08:59 AM
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I'm running this one with a GWS 9050 propeller. It's no speed demon, at least on a 3 cell: it does prolly about 40MPH. If you went up to a 4S, or a faster motor, and an 8x6 prop you'd probably get about 60.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:51 PM
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I read a post from someone who mentioned the flimsiness of the rear rudder/stabilizer...

I recently purchased and assembled a Rare Bear, and there was a piece of carbon fiber tubing included in the package that was supposed to be glued in between the two sides of the rudder. If you did not receive it in the package, I'm sure you can use a wooden dowel or a piece of carbon tubing if you can find it. It definitely did not make it perfect, but certainly stabilized it enough where I wouldn't worry about anything happening mid-flight.

Out of curiosity, did anyone on here purchase the brushed-motor-version and replace it for a brushed motor? I found the brushed version for $41, so I figured why not? It was cheaper for me to get the motor then to replace all of the other electronics to work with the brushed motor, so I ended up having to fabricate a motor mount as the one included with the plane would never have worked. Was just wondering if anyone else has done this, and what approach they took as far as customizing the motor mount! Any suggestions/tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks...
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:12 PM
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I definitely did not get any CF with my kit. I glued a thin slice of balsa or ply between the two halves, which seemed to work fine.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:49 PM
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Guys,

I know this is an old thread but thought I'd ping you for advice anyway.

In a very weak moment, I ordered the Thunder Tiger September Fury Kit version from Hobby People. http://www.thundertiger.com/product/4331-K21.html

For $26.00+shipping, my expectations are very low. Calls for a 2928/09 920kv brushless. I think all the Thunder Tiger planes use this motor. The plane is only 17 oz. What would be an equivalent brushless powerplant for this bird? Will it handle a lower torque/higher rpm motor? I have GH 2212/06's or a 2825/1950 KV that propels the Jpowers Warbird series. I can prop down to 6x4's. It comes with a 4 blade prop assy. Not sure of the dia. or pitch. They don't say.

I was a bit amused to see there's also 370 brushed version they are selling. Must be an old model. Not even 100% sure what I'm getting in the kit. Kind of like what Nancy Pelosi said of Obamacare: "You have to pass the bill to find out what's inside it" - LOL

I've been flying the Jpowers Rare Bear( love that plane) and AT-6 Texan which I finally crashed beyond repair. Always nice to recycle some parts. I could not find a kit version of the JPowers Sea Fury and tripped over this one.

Appreciate any advice on this model. I think their line up of different warbirds afre pretty similar across the board.

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Old 10-20-2012, 11:42 PM
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I went with the HeadsUp 2410-12D which I felt ought to have made it haul a$$, but it wasn't really very fast. In retrospect, 1000kV on a 3S is only giving me a pitch speed of 40-50MPH.

I'd think that the GH 2212/06 ought to haul it around pretty well. (70-80MPH on a 6x4/ 90+ on a 5x5) Let me know what you wind up doing as my RB is gutted and gathering dust. When/if I rebuild it, I want some crazy speed.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:23 AM
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Thanks Mark,
I have an assortment of motors at my disposal. GH V2(2212/06), GH Mega V2 (2550 kv) and a 2825/1950kv motor from my AT-6 Texan. Not sure which mount will come with this plane. Might have to get creative. Should be interesting though. Looks like you have to take the wing off to get to the battery? PITA if that's the case.
Have some 1000mah 4S lipos available and a couple of 40 amp HURC esc's.

Plane looks a little fragile. Did you tape yours?

I'll keep you informed ! Again, for $26.00 how bad can it be?

Cheers,

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