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Well, I was using T-motor MT2216 v2 1100kv and its so well built that little heat reaches the base of the motor so no softening of plastic there... The motor once over-heated just stopped powering up no more as I throttled up - it just kept spinning at constant slow speed.

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I just tested it on bench again and works just fine on its "within spec" prop... Lesson learned here is with 3d printed planes do not say "Umm... Should be alright... or... we'll find out..." Thats typically my mentality with the foamies that are much forgiving. Worst part is after each of the 3 flights the motor was too hot to touch and I just kept on flying it... Lesson learned the hard way nonetheless...

All I can say you need about 1200g+ thrust on this plane to have fun flying this plane.

Just for sh**ts and giggles check the grub screw , I did have one where it sheared off the tip of the screw and it allowed the can to spin on the shaft. Inflight it would only idle and as soon as you powered up nothing but a little chattering noise. When I got the plane down it seemed to work fine again. Other then that I would almost suspect the esc, never had a motor power down when it got hot that is unless it left a trail of smoke and of course never to spin again.
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notamedclosed
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I think I will be done with 3d printed planes for now...


That's always what I think....and then another just appears on my printer for some reason.
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JTiger
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Haha I knew you would be interested in this. For now, I am editing the plans (for CNC with needle-cutter) to make it with DTF since its a complicated build. Lot of pieces inside pieces inside pieces. So clearance and things like that will be difficult to judge for editing plans directly for MPF. Thats why once I build it with DTF, it'll give me an idea of as to how to go about editing them for MPF. I anyways like to build the first one fast and dirty, learn, make improvements and then build another one or two - just like you do

I will keep you posted on it...

Btw, openrc tractor also seems to be fun with all the accessories that you can also print for it. Looks fun.


I'm in the middle of an FT Edge build rn with MPF B. There are a ton of pieces to cut out though.
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KK
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I'm in the middle of an FT Edge build rn with MPF B. There are a ton of pieces to cut out though.

Thats great to hear! May be start a new thread and keep us all posted on how your build goes? Looking forward to you sharing your experience...
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KK
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That's always what I think....and then another just appears on my printer for some reason.


Hehe . Thats what my wife tells me all the time!
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Matt476
OHH that is awesome!!!!
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