Madoc
I'm sure theres something pitifully simple I'm missing here. So simple that I can't find the answer in the beginners videos, searching the forums, google or youtube.

Quite simply, how do I install the prop?
I have a little gray nipple like device google seems to think is called a spinner, I have the prop, which came with 2 little grey rings.
I cannot seem to find any combination of these devices that actually works

Elp!

I have the 'intermediate pack' from grayson because I intended to build a bunch of foamies. Well I built an x-31 out of foam that wont work (paper coated, to heavy) but it was good practice. I'm now modifying an airhogs titan glider to powered flight, till I can get some foam in.
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SCALLAN
post pictures of what you have please.

post pictures of what you have please.
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kaptondave
I am going to assume that you have a threaded motor shaft. You need to pick the ring that is the best fit for the shaft. It should fit snug with little or no play. The ring goes in the hub of the prop, and the prop slides onto the shaft with the lettering facing the direction of flight. There should be a washer that goes next, and then the spinner threads onto the shaft. If you did not get a washer find one that fits. The spinner should have a hole in the end. Put a small screw driver or something in the hole and use that to tighten the spinner.
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Madoc
Microjet V3 motor, APC 6x4 prop, the stuff like 50% of the videos use.

My blackberry bats dead so no pics for now but I think i got it.

I managed to get the bottom of the spinner unscrewed, so I was able to unscrew that all the way, put the prop between then when I tightened the spinner the whole thing tightened up together. I think I have it.
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squishy
I use two small pliers to hold both sides and tighten...
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Madoc
Good idea, done while its ON the shaft so it can tighten to the shaft right?
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Madoc
yep just tightened everything up, and did a bench test....it just about flew off the bench before I grabbed it, I seriously underestimated just how much power that little motor has, thats my first 'gee, I think this actually may fly' moment in this project.
Thanks guys!
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Keegles
a microjet motor has enough power to fly the weight of 5 x-31's with a cinder block for ballast weight. Seriously, I have the v2 model powering one of my gliders that weighs 33oz and it can do a vertical climb to over 1000ft. so you've probably got the prop on wrong or something. you need to make sure the prop shaft is mounted on the motor shaft while tightening it down. I use a metal control rod to tighten the spinner down, theres a small hole at the tip of the spinner, thats what thats for. Then just hold the prop with your other hand. dont need a pliers at all.
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Keegles
I have also converted the air hogs titan to rc. But I cut off the tail because the body and tail are too weak for high speeds, they will snap off under load. So you really have 2 options;
1. make it a slow flyer
2. make it a funjet
either way its going to need carbon fiber reinforcement.
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jcrankshaw
That's pretty awesome.... What's all that white dirt? Never seen dirt that white...j/k... When was that shot?
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