Re: GWS Tiger Moth Flying problems

make sure the prop is on correctly, not backwards. The Lettering should face
out.
>
> | I'm using the prop and motor that came with the kit. Last weekend I
> | flew a friend's GWS TM with a bigger prop, and batter, and it had no
> | trouble at all. I'm not sure if its the motor, prop, speed
> | controller, or what. Any ideas?
>
> I assume that the plane glides ok? (it's not much of a glider, but it
> should be able to land ok.)
>
> What battery pack are you using? Are you sure it's fully and properly
> charged? Do you have any other 6-8 cell packs you can try? (on the
> ground, so no need to mount the pack, and it's ok if it's much too
> large to actually fly with.)
>
> Are you truly getting `full throttle' from your ESC? A simple way to
> check is to bypass the receiver and ESC entirely, and run the battery
> straight to the motor. Be sure to grasp the plane firmly before doing
> this -- it'll try to jump out of your hand, and even a little
> motor/prop like this can give you some nasty cuts.
>
> I ask becuase many ESCs self-calibrate at startup and it's easy to get > it wrong.
>
> --
> Doug McLaren, snipped-for-privacy@frenzy.com
> I'm not worried about the bullet with my name on it... just the
> thousands out there marked 'Occupant.' --Unknown
Reply to
David Poles
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check your battery voltage with a load on it and see what you get.....I'd look first at that
Brad L.
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Brad Lorance
A friend had one that acted that way and he found one of the capacitors to the motor positive lead was touching the motor can. When he pulled it away so it didn't touch the motor, it then developed full power.
Reply to
Hollis Fenn
Yeah, the prop is probably on backwards. Think of the prop as a spoon, the part of the spoon that would hold food should point to the back of the airplane.
Reply to
Anthony R
| Yeah, the prop is probably on backwards. Think of the prop as a spoon, the | part of the spoon that would hold food should point to the back of the | airplane.
I had a GWS Tiger Moth (and a Pico stick for that matter.) If I remember correctly, it's not going to be easy to put the prop on backwards -- there's a hex nut that goes inside the prop, and one that holds it on, and if you get it backwards the latter nut may not even fit on the shaft.
I'm not saying it's impossible, but I suspect it would be difficult.
It's not like a Zagi, where you're almost certain to get the prop on backwards unless somebody tells you not to do that.
Reply to
Doug McLaren
The GWS props have cuouts for the nut on both ends, so the can be used in pushers too. no problem at all to install backwards....
PCPhill
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PCPhill

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