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Hey, what's the deal? I went out to fly my planes, about 30 seconds in it starts acting weird. I went to look, and the shaft has moved out of the motor. I can move it in and out at will. Ever heard of this? Is it ruined? Think it's waranty?
 

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Give 'em a call. They seem to be pretty good about warranty claims (it has a 2 yr warranty..)
 

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Called Himaxx. Woman could barely communicate in english, I really hate that! I don't give a rip who or where they use for a call center, but I really want to get better communication.

Anyway, she said to send it back with the form and "the Tech guy will see if it's a waranty problem" I asked how long and she had no idea. Gotta love it.

I'll send it in Monday and probably buy annother at the LHS. Can't go wrong with 2 motors!

Is there annother EASY to get motor I should try out?
 

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I really hope they come through for you.

Maybe it's time to try an outrunner. Have Billy pick you one of the HL ones, and let us know what you think...
 

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I've thought of the outrunners. But Bill pointed out that we have gone though several shafts on our gear boxes. If we had a outrunner, themotor would be toast, right?
 

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Gordo,

Actually, the outrunner motors, and especially the AXI, is a LOT more tough than those wimpy little piddly-ass shafts on the GWS gearboxes. I can bend a shaft on the GWS gearbox with a good solid fart !! You may need a good prop saver to keep from breaking props with an outrunner, but you will have to be pretty destructive to ruin the motor.

I know you guys are talented, but it will take some serious punishment to render an outrunner useless.

Just my opinion here. I switched to the outrunners on my electric stuff, and love em.
 

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Yeah, some others said the same. I think I will try it. Same speed control?
 

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I just realized I never updated this thread, which isn't fair to Maxx Products. I finaly sent it in with the form they require and an explanation and the reciept. 2 weeks later I had my motor, brand new in the box with all the stuff, just like it comes when you buy it.

I haven't any idea why it broke but they treated me right.
 

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Gordo said:
I just realized I never updated this thread, which isn't fair to Maxx Products. I finaly sent it in with the form they require and an explanation and the reciept. 2 weeks later I had my motor, brand new in the box with all the stuff, just like it comes when you buy it.

I haven't any idea why it broke but they treated me right.
I had a motor go bad too and Maxx Products replaced it free of charge.
 

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if you go AXI remember the only ones that are worth their weight in cow shit IMO are the 2808-24 and the smaller 2208-34 the 2212-34 is ok too.
for the 2808-24 you can 3D a 24oz e taco size plane with 3 lipo cells, i'm using the tanic 2500mAh 3s1p and the 10x3.8 apc slow fly prop, do not try to spin larger props, its at 25 Amps static with that prop @8200RPM and Hobbylobby states 22Amps as max for that motor.
and thats 44oz thrust, on my test stand.
the 2208-34's are for smaller 8-12oz planes
Ive set up 3 planes so far with the 2808-24 and everybody is still happy with it, and yes they take a beating
 

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I have a 2212/34 I wouldn't trade for a whole bucket of cow shit!! It is a durable, reliable little motor. No match for a Razor 350 powerwise, and will only fly half as long on the same pack, but I can honestly say I have gotten as much enjoyment from that little dude as about anything I've bought.
 

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... the 10x3.8 apc slow fly [email protected]
Hey - I'm curious about this. APC's recommended max rpm for their SF props is 65000/prop diameter. That's 6500 for your prop. 8200 is a loooong way from that. You notice the prop flexing at all? I'm guessing its not producing thrust very efficiently at those high rpms. Sounds like your AXI needs a gearbox and a bigger prop. :lol:

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Hey - I'm curious about this. APC's recommended max rpm for their SF props is 65000/prop diameter. That's 6500 for your prop. 8200 is a loooong way from that. You notice the prop flexing at all? I'm guessing its not producing thrust very efficiently at those high rpms. Sounds like your AXI needs a gearbox and a bigger prop.
sorry i took so long to respond to this i missed it,
yes i know what they post for max rpms, no i dont get much flex at full throttle, from static is does flutter alittle but once it gets moving (half a second) it smooths out, it hovers at alittle less than half trottle and its super smooth at that power, ive been running the same prop for about 40 flights and no problem, i like the pitch better than the e-props, the low rpm bite better and the weight its like 1/2 the weight of a 10x5 E.
The thing with prop efficince that is weird is RE#'s changes with cord and speed well i got more speed which is better and more cord i think im making up for the loss... i do wish they had a 2808/26 or a 28 then i think i could swing a 11x4.7
i would put one on a gearbox but i would want a higher Kv like the 2808/20, but gearboxed suck anyway :D
 

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Someone needs to get in touch with the real ChuckAuger and let him know someone is using his name on here. We all know he would never endorse an outrunner!
Matt
 

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TailTwister said:
That's from all of those "spinner taps" you've been doing...

:wink:
I take offense to that comment Twister.....nobody's tapping this "Spinner" :wink:
 
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