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I guess this is general, help on motor stick (Read 207 times)
Reply #2 - Apr 24th, 2019 at 11:18am

MKelly   Offline
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Helotes, TX

Posts: 927
No reason to add the weight of the stick to the flying weight of the model - as Tom said just use a blast tube while winding.

There's a few shots of blast tubes here as well:


After fixing severeal blown-out models I've become a convert to blast tube use...

Good luck with the Beaver, should build into a nice flyer.


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Reply #1 - Apr 24th, 2019 at 10:42am

Sky9pilot   Offline
Stick & Tissue
Kelso, WA 98626 USA

Posts: 11326
That's why many modelers use a winding tube, to wind the motor in the fuselage.  Winding tubes use on twin click here
This protects the fuselage during the winding process.  The tubes can be made of plastic, aluminum, rolled balsa etc.  As you'll see in the video a piece of wire is used to facilitate the removal of the tube after winding.

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
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Apr 24th, 2019 at 2:25am

PT   Offline

I Love YaBB 2.5 AE!
Seattle Wash.

Posts: 22
looking to build dumas 30" beaver
the tail boom is stick build, doesn't look as it could survive a rubber motor explosion. Would like to modify to stick motor and wind outside the fuse.
New guy needs help. Pics appreciated.
Thanks Pat
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