1. Technical Information - VMAX Electric Power Systems - Product by Product

 

1.1. Batteries
Although there are a wide variety of different batteries, in our applications, batteries typically provide direct current (DC) power from the battery to a motor or other electrical component or circuit.
 
The output voltage and output current is important when selecting a battery. If the device you wish to power using a battery requires 12 Volts of Direct Current (VDC) as an input then you must choose a battery that provides 12 VDC output. The output current rating of the battery is also important. If your device requires 12 VDC at 10 Amps you must choose a 12 VDC battery that can safely supply 10 Amps or more.
 
A battery must be capable of providing the correct voltage for your device and it must be capable of providing at least the current that the device requires. A device that requires 12 VDC at 2 Amps will work fine with a battery rated for 12 VDC at 10 Amps but will not work with a 12 VDC battery that is rated capable of providing 1 Amp of current.
 
Never overload a battery or under power a device. You run the risk of damaging the battery and the device.
 
1.1.1. Battery Types - Chemistry & Characteristics
1.1.2. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate
VMAX Lithium Ion Batteries use A123 Nanophosphate Cells.
 
Please consult the READ ME FIRST document supplied with your battery before using.  
 
 
1.1.2.1. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - READ ME FIRST
 
BEFORE PROCEEDING
TO CHARGE OR 
USE THIS BATTERY
 
PLEASE
READ ME FIRST
          
PLEASE
READ ME FIRST
 
BEFORE PROCEEDING
TO CHARGE OR 
USE THIS BATTERY
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1.1.2.1.1. Think Safety
Power supplies, battery chargers, batteries, motors and related accessories, tools and equipment can be hazardous if improperly used. Be cautious and follow all safety recommendations when using this product. Keep hands, tools, clothing, liquids and all foreign objects and flammables well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Check and double check all electrical connections before operating.  
 
WARNING - FIRE RISK
 
If this product or any wire, cable, adapter or other device to which it is connected Overheats, Smokes, Smells or Swells then IMMEDIATELY UNPLUG all connections & MOVE ALL COMPONENTS to a Safe Outdoor Location.
 
Do NOT Overload, Short Circuit, Drop, Mechanically Damage or Immerse 

Do NOT connect or operate Near Flammable Materials.

Do NOT operate inside an Automobile or other Vehicle.

Do NOT operate when Hot.

Do NOT operate in a wet environment.
 
Ensure that devices to which this product is connected have compatible voltage and current requirements.   
 
UNPLUG WHEN UNATTENDED
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.1.2.1.2. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - Introduction
Before proceeding please read the Overview and check off the components provided against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their packaging for now. Do not remove a component from it's packaging until it is needed.  
 
1.1.2.1.3. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - Contents
This VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate battery consists of the following:
  • The battery itself consisting of 1 or more A123 Nanophosphate cells
  • Wiring and connectors supplied with and/or attached to the battery
  • Documentation.

 

1.1.2.1.4. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - Installation Instructions
Consult any labels carefully, particularly any WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
Review carefully the following specifications printed on the battery:
Voltage - This is usually a multiple of 3.3. for example 3.3 Volts, 6.6 Volts, 9.9 Volts, 13.2 Volts etc. Ensure that the battery voltage is suitable for use with whatever you connect the battery to.
 
Capacity - This is stated in mAh for example 1100 mAh, 2300 mAh etc. 
 
MAX CELL CURRENT - A123 Cells are capable of 30C continuous current and 60C current for up to 10 seconds. The actual 30C and 60C current values in Amps are stated on the battery. These values are large and they are correct for the cells themselves but the battery pack assembly should not be assumed to be able to provide current at these levels. Often the manufacturer of the connector or wiring or internal welding strips has lower maximum current values. Look for lower limits stated on the battery,  for example "Connector rated for 45A". Ensure you test to ensure that your application does not exceed either the 30C rate or the third party component rating (such as the connector) whichever is lower.
 
MAX CHARGE - A123 Cells can be charged at up to the 5C rate. The actual 5C current value in Amps is stated on the battery. Make sure you do not exceed the MAX CHARGE current when charging. A123 cells perform best when balanced. The balancing voltage should not exceed 4.2V/cell. This is best done at a low current value such as 50mA or less.  
 
Connectors:
If your battery was supplied with an output power connector such as an Anderson Power Pole or a Deans Connector we strongly suggest NOT changing the connector. If your intended application requires a different connector we suggest using an adapter to mate the battery to your device.
 
If your battery was supplied with output power wires only (no connector) you need to install your choice of connector:
  • We strongly encourage the use of Anderson Power Pole connectors using 45 Amp contacts professionally crimped into place or Deans connectors professionally soldered to the power wires of the battery.
  • Remove the insulation from only one wire at a time to avoid the wires every contacting each other. Contact will create a high current short circuit that can cause a fire and damage your battery.
  • Ensure that the red wire is joined to the positive (+) connector and the black wire is joined to the negative (-) connector. Incorrect polarity will damage the battery and devices to which the battery is connected and may cause a fire.  

UNPLUG WHEN UNATTENDED. DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT.
 
 
1.1.2.1.5. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - Operating

Powering Up - Turning On

A) Consult any labels carefully, particularly any WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the labels will help prevent accidents and damage to your equipment.

B) Consult the documentation that came with the device you are going to connect your battery to.
  • Ensure that the voltage of the battery is suitable for use with the device.
  • Ensure that the current rating of the battery is suitable for use with the device.
  • Ensure that the power output plug on the battery is compatible with the power input connector on the device. If not, we strongly suggest using an adapter rather than cutting connectors off and rewiring.
  • Ensure you know how to turn the device on and off and what to watch for in the way of indicator lights etc.
C) Turn the device off before connecting the battery.
 
D) If the device has external moving parts such as a propeller, wheels, tires, shafts, gears etc ensure that the moving components are standing clear of any obstacles, hair or clothing. Be particularly careful to protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of others. Ensure that the device cannot move if power is suddenly applied.
 
D) Connect the battery to the device.
 
E) Ensure that the device cannot move if power is suddenly applied. Turn on the device and operate the device through its full range of power settings.
STAY ALERT FOR OVERHEATING, SMELLS, SMOKE OR OTHER SIGNS OF TROUBLE. UNPLUG ALL CONNECTIONS IMMEDIATELY IF THE BATTERY OR ANY CORD OR DEVICE OVERHEATS, SMELLS, SMOKES, SPARKS OR MAKES ANY UNEXPECTED NOISE OR EMISSION AND REMOVE COMPONENTS TO A SAFE OUTDOOR LOCATION UNTIL COOL.
 
 
Powering Down - Turning Off.

UNPLUG WHEN UNATTENDED.
A) Turn off all devices powered by the battery.
 
B) Unplug all devices and wiring from the battery.   
 
 
 
 
 

1.1.2.1.6. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - Charging
Charging correctly safely provides the best performance from your battery and maximizes it's life span.  

VMAX Lithium Ion batteries use A123 Nanophosphate cells. These cells are considerably more tolerant of over discharge, over charge and current values than many other batteries. They are more robust and much safer than Lithium Polymer batteries. However, it is important to use common sense, follow instructions and understand what you are doing when charging.

A) From the battery label determine:

Voltage - Make sure you know the voltage of and the number of cells (Voltage/3.3) in the battery. Consult the battery label. Typical values for VMAX Lithium Ion batteries are as follows: 3.3V (1 cell), 6.6V (2 cells), 9.9V (3 cells), 13.2V (4 cells), 16.5V (5 cells) etc
 
Capacity - This is stated on the battery label in mAh for example 1100 mAh, 2300 mAh etc. 
  
MAX CHARGE - A123 Nanophosphate Cells can be charged at up to the 5C rate. The actual 5C current value in Amps is stated on the battery. Make sure you do not exceed the MAX CHARGE current when charging. 
 
Balance Voltage - A123 Nanophosphate cells perform best when balanced. The balancing voltage should not exceed 4.2V/cell. This is best done at a low current value such as 50mA or less. Although balancing is important it is less critical with A123 Nanophosphate cells than Lithium Polymer. Typically 95% of more of the battery capacity can be obtained without balancing. The final 5% of capacity requires balancing.
B) Select your charger. We recommend a charger that is capable of balancing the cells. Slow chargers will take up to a few hours to charge your battery and generally connect only via the white balance connector on your battery. Fast Chargers can charge your battery in a little as 15 minutes provided that the charger is capable of operating at the 5C charge rate. Fast chargers usually work with dual connections, one set of wires runs to the power connector on the battery while a second set runs to the balance connector. 
The VMAX Slow Charger #VME-LPBC10 works well 2 and 3 cell VMAX Lithium Ion batteries. No programming or switch settings are required.

The VMAX Fast Charger #VME-LPBC50 works well with VMAX Lithium Ion batteries having up to 5 cells (16.5 Volts). This charger uses a menu driven program to set voltage and current limits.
 
C) Follow the instructions that came with your charger. Set your charger to match the Voltage, Capacity, Max Charge and Balance Voltage of your battery. In many cases the capacity is not selectable and the charger will automatically bring the battery to near 95% capacity before beginning a slower trickle charge cycle to top up the final 5% of capacity.  
 
DO NOT CHARGE UNATTENDED
STAY ALERT FOR OVERHEATING, SMELLS, SMOKE OR OTHER SIGNS OF TROUBLE. UNPLUG ALL CONNECTIONS IMMEDIATELY IF THE BATTERY OR ANY CORD OR DEVICE OVERHEATS, SMELLS, SMOKES, SPARKS OR MAKES ANY UNEXPECTED NOISE OR EMISSION AND REMOVE COMPONENTS TO A SAFE OUTDOOR LOCATION UNTIL COOL.
 
D)  When charging is complete, unplug your battery from all connections and unplug your charger and/or the power supply connected to your charger.
 
UNPLUG WHEN UNATTENDED
 
 
 

1.1.2.1.7. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - No No's & Must Do's
Do NOT OPERATE NEAR FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.  Do not operate near flammable liquids or gases, on or near a carpet or any flammable surface.

Do NOT OPERATE inside an automobile or other vehicle. If using a cigarette lighter adapter or connecting to automobile power ensure that the cord is long enough to connect to the battery located outside and away from the vehicle.

Do NOT OPERATE WHEN BATTERY IS HOT. Vmax Lithium Ion batteries use A123 Nanophosphate cells. These cells heat up much less under high current loads that Lithium Polymer batteries. Vmax Lithium Ion batteries will feel warm when providing high current but should not become so hot that you cannot tough them. If the becomes too hot to comfortably touch, understand why it is hot. Check your connections. If the battery and anything it is connected to appears to be functioning properly the battery may be overloaded by devices to which it is connected. Reduce the load.
 
Do NOT MODIFY WIRING OR CONNECTORS. If your battery was supplied with factory installed connectors we strongly suggest using these connectors. If a battery connector is not compatible with the device to which you intend on connecting the battery, use an adapter rather than changing connectors on the device or the battery.

CONNECT TO DEVICES HAVING COMPATIBLE VOLTAGE & CURRENT REQUIREMENTS. Ensure that the output voltage and current of your battery is compatible with the device you intend connecting it to. Ensure that external devices do not overload the battery with more current than it can supply.

DO NOT OPERATE in a WET ENVIRONMENT. This battery is NOT intended for operation in a wet environment. It is NOT water or weather proof. Keep the battery dry and clean at all times.  
 
CHARGE CORRECTLY.  Review the voltage, charging current limit and balancing voltage stated on the battery label. Review the charging guidelines provided elsewhere in this document. Review the instructions that came with your charger and ensure that you know how to connect to and control the output from your charger.

ALWAYS UNPLUG WHEN UNATTENDED. Do not leave your battery connected to anything when unattended. Nothing!

 

1.1.2.1.8. Support

On Line, eMail, Fax, Phone, Mail

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1.1.2.1.8.1. Contact Us

For Sales and other Inquiries  

Support - Contact Us - Reach our Sales Department by eMail, Fax, Phone or Mail

Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

  • Helping you with non-technical pre-purchase questions,
  • Helping you place your order,
  • Pointing out any sales, combos or specials that you may wish to consider,
  • Inputting your order to our computer system so that it ships out as accurately and quickly as possible... usually the same day,  
  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

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1.1.2.1.9. Warranty

This product is warrantied to the original buyer to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of 6 months from date of purchase.

Problems caused by alteration, normal wear and tear, physical damage, abuse, improper use, failure to comply with the setup and operating instructions, customer disassembly, changes to the wiring or connectors or damage caused by incorrect charging or damage caused by the use of other accessories or products to which the battery was connected are not covered by this warranty.

All warranty returns MUST be accompanied by an RMA number and a dated sales receipt from an authorized VMAX re-seller and the original VMAX packaging along with all of the adapters and connectors supplied with this product.

All returns must be SHIPPED PREPAID to the VMAX Service Center in your market area.
 
See "Support" for information about Warranty Claims.
 
1.1.2.1.10. Keep Up to Date

Check Frequently for Updates

Support - Stay Current - Check Frequently for Updated &/or Additional Information
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1.1.2.2. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - Additional Information

In general "Additional" Information is:

  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below. 

1.1.2.3. VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate - Pictures, Graphics & Artwork
1.1.2.3.1. Pictures - VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate
1.1.2.3.1.1. Pictures (CMYK_TIF) VMAX Lithium Ion - A123 Nanophosphate
1.2. Battery Chargers
1.2.1. VME-LPBC10 & VME-LPBC10S VMAX Battery Charger for 2-3 Cell LiPO Battery Packs
Please note that #VME-LPBC10 is the VMAX Battery Charger itself with the power input cord (with alligator clips). In some markets the #VME-LPBC10 VMAX Battery Charger is sold only in this format.
 
#VME-LPBC10S is the VMAX Battery Charger "S"et and consists of the VMAX Battery Charger (#VME-LPBC10) plus output adapters to connect with 2 and 3 cell LIPO packs having 5 slot balance connectors (very common) and the READ ME FIRST Operations Manual in a bundle complete with display packaging.
 
Users of #VME-LPBC10 VMAX Battery Charger may benefit from some of the additional information found in the READ ME FIRST Operations Manual bundled with #VME-LPBC10S VMAX Battery Charger Set.
 
1.2.1.1. VME-LPBC10S VMAX Battery Charger for 2-3 Cell LiPO Battery Packs - READ ME FIRST Operations Manual

Please see the attached PDF documents related to this product. File names indicate the nature of the document.

1.2.1.2. VME-LPBC10 & VME-LPBC10S VMAX Battery Charger for 2-3 Cell LiPO Battery Packs - Pictures, Graphics & Artwork
1.2.1.2.1. Pictures VME-LPBC10 VMAX for 2-3 Cell LiPO Battery Packs
1.2.1.2.1.1. Pictures (CMYK_TIF) VME-LPBC10 VMAX for 2-3 Cell LiPO Battery Packs
1.3. Motors - Brushless - Electric
1.3.1. VMM-111B18VM VMAX 11.1 Volt Motor - Brushless - 15A 130W Max
1.3.1.1. Mounting Screws - What to use on VMM-111B18VM VMAX Brushless Motor

Question: I have a VMAX #VMM-111B18VM VMAX Brushless Motor. What do I need in the way of mounting screws?

Answer: There are a several options for this depending on what you have in mind:
a) VMAX VMAX #VMM-111B18VM VMAX Brushless Motors that are supplied with VMAX Power Modules and VMAX Power Packs come pre-mounted with the appropriate screws for the motor.
 
b) The threads are 3mm and generally four 3mm x 6-12 mm machine hex head screws with washers will work.
 
c) We sell a Mounting Screw Set (#VMM-111B18MS) consisting of four 3mm x 10mm hex head screws. Hex head screws should be used with flat washers under the heads.
 
d) We also sell a Mounting Screw Set (#VMM-111B18MT) consisting of 16 mounting screws. Four screws in each of four different sizes/styles.
  • 3 x 10 mm Hex head machine screws (4) (like VMM-111B18MS)
  • 3 x 16 mm Hex head machine screws (4) (longer version of above)
  • 3 x   6 mm Phillips countersink head screws (4) (for flush fitting)
  • 3 x 10 mm Phillips countersink head screws (4) (for flush fitting) 
The four different sizes/styles allow for thicker firewalls, multi-layer firewalls where the screw heads must be countersunk between the layers, etc.
 
This set provides for a very wide range of different mounting methods.
 
Hex head screws should be used with flat washers under the heads.
 
CAUTION: When mounting motors using any method, ensure all fasteners are tightened securely. Check for vibration free operation of the motor. If not vibration free, reseat and retighten all fasteners and ancilliary components such as props and gears. Tighten fasteners firmly but don't strip the threads. Use medium strength thread locker on all metal to metal fasteners.

 

1.3.1.2. Propeller Adapter - What to use on VMM-111B18VM VMAX Brushless Motor

Question: I have a VMAX #VMM-111B18VM VMAX Brushless Motor. What prop adapter works on this motor?

Answer: There are a several options for this depending on the prop that you are using.

Please note that the motor comes with a long threaded shaft that is 118 in. (3 mm) in diameter. We sell a prop nuts and washer set (#VMM-111B18PN) that contains an assortment of nuts, safety nuts and washers suitable for mounting most suitable props on this shaft. Please note that if you bought a VMAR Power Module or Power Pack for your model the appropriate nuts, safety nuts and washers and prop are already included. Method A, B and C described below utilize the prop nuts and washer set #VMM-111B18PN.
 
Method A: This is applicable to the older version of Master Airscrew #MAS-0850NE prop that has a recessed hex shaped hole in the back of the prop. No collets come with this older version of the 0850NE prop to adapt the prop to fit different shaft sizes.
 
For installation of this older style of  #MAS-0850NE prop, we recommend the following order of components working from the motor out towards the tip of  the shaft : Motor > Nut > Washer > Nut > Nut > Prop > Washer > Safety Nut. The idea here is that the pair of two hex nuts (Nut > Nut) insert themselves into the recess in the back of the prop.
 
Method B: This is similar to Method A but uses a Safety Nut instead of the pair of two hex nuts. Working from the motor out towards the tip of the shaft install the following components: Motor > Nut > Washer > Safety Nut (hex end towards prop) > Prop > Washer > Safety Nut. The idea here is that the hex end of the first Safety Nut inserts itself into the recess in the back of the prop.
 
Method C: This is applicable to the newer version of Master Airscrew #MAS-0850NE prop that has a recessed hole in the back of the prop that works with a collet suitable for the motor shaft size. A selection of collets with different internal hole diameters is provided with the prop. Working from the motor out towards the tip of the shaft install the following components:
Motor > Nut > Washer > Collett and Prop > Washer > Safety Nut. The idea here is that the Collett and Prop are cinched between the two washers.  
 
Method D: Use a conventional squish type 3 or 4 segment prop adapter suitable for the motor shaft size referenced above.
 To use such an adapter measure the motor shaft length that you require for your application (i.e. it must fit in your model and clear the front of the model and/or cowl) and then cut off the excess shaft length. In general you use the fasteners that come with the segmented prop adapter.

 
CAUTION: When mounting props using any method, ensure all hardware and fasteners are tightened securely. Check for wobble free rotation of the prop and motor. If not wobble free, loosen the prop, reseat it and tighten securely. Tighten the nuts firmly but don't strip the threads.

 

1.4. Power Modules (Electric) - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall
VMAR Power Packs for VMAR Electric ARF models contain the motor and speed control components related to the electric power (propulsion) system pre-assembled with a customized Power Module firewall engineered to fit the particular model.
1.4.1. Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAR Power Modules are intended for modelers who already have their own Li Po Battery, Servos, Props and wiring systems but who wish to purchase an easy to install power system including the firewall(s), motor(s) and speed control(s) that have been factory designed for and tested with their VMAR model.
 
1.4.2. Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Typical Contents
VMAR Power Modules are factory designed for each VMAR Electric Model and contain the firewalls, electric motors and electronic speed controls (ESC) for the applicable model. (Note:  Power Modules for multi-motor models contain multiple sets of firewalls, motors and speed controls as required to power the model). For each ESC in the Power Module we also include 1 Red and 1 Blue female crimp on bullet connector for use with user supplied power leads. For each motor in the Power Module we also include propellor mounting hardware.
 
VMAR Power Modules do NOT include:
  • Wiring or connectors other than the leads attached to the electronic speed control and the red and black female bullet connectors noted above.
    • Note: Modelers who are not experienced with multi-motor electric flight systems are strongly encouraged to use the VMAR Wiring Harness Set applicable to their VMAR multi-motor model. Scratch building and installing a reliable wiring harness set for a multi-motor electric model requires approximately 8 hours of work & considerable knowledge and experience.
  • Propeller
  • Li Po Battery Pack 
  • Servos
These components are NOT included in the Power Module and will be needed to complete your model. If you do not already have these items, they are available separately and are also included with the more complete Power PACK for your model.
 
1.4.3. Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Propeller Mounting
VMAR Power Modules come with propeller mounting hardware that works with the propeller we recommend AND can be adapted to work with most other propellers.
 
a) We include the following: Three (3) 3 mm plain nuts, One (1) 3 mm security nut with fiber insert, Two (2) flat washers.
 
b) For propellers without a collet set and having a round hole in the back of the propeller hub that is bigger than the motor shaft or having a 3mm hexagonal recess in the back of the propeller hub: First thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer followed by two of the 3 mm plain nuts (tighten snugly), then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3 mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the two plain nuts are inserted into the recess in the back of the propeller hub and the back of the hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3 mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3 mm nut >  flat washer > two (2) 3 mm nuts > propeller >  flat washer > security nut.
  
c) For propellers with a collet set and having a larger recessed round hole in the back or front of the propeller hub that will accomodate a collet: Select a collet that has a center hole 3 mm (approx 1/8 in.) in diameter. Insert the collet into the hole in the propeller hub. From this point on treat the propeller and collet as one unit i.e. the "propeller". Next thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3 mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the back of the propeller hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3 mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3 mm nut > flat washer > propeller > flat washer > security nut.
 
d) For propellers having a 3 mm (approx 1/8 in.) round hole that runs completely through the propeller hub with no other hole or recess in the back or front of the hub: Thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer, then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the back of the hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3mm nut > flat washer > propeller > flat washer > security nut.
 
e) For other propellers: We suggest obtaining a "squish" or "cinch" type propeller adapter suitable for 3mm shafts. You may wish to cut the motor shaft to a shorter length. Measure and test carefully before shortening the motor shaft with due consideration for any cowl and/or propeller clearance.
 
1.4.4. Power Module - For Aero Subaru - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall

The Power Module for the Aero Subaru consists of a Brushless Motor, Electronic Speed Control (ESC) and pre-drilled firewall.
The pre-drilled firewall is specifically for the Aero Subaru.

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1.4.5. Power Module - For Bird Dog - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall

The Power Module for the Bird Dog consists of a Brushless Motor, Electronic Speed Control (ESC) and pre-drilled firewall. The pre-drilled firewall is specifically for the Bird Dog. 

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1.4.6. Power Module - For Cub & L4 - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall

The Power Module for the Cub & L4 consists of a Brushless Motor, Electronic Speed Control (ESC) and pre-drilled firewall. The pre-drilled firewall is specifically for the Cub & L4. 

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1.4.7. Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall
1.4.7.1. Power Module - #VMM-D210XPM1 For VMA-D210X DO27 - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.4.7.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.4.7.1.2. Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27 - General Information
COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.4.7.1.3. Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAR Power Modules are intended for modelers who already have their own Li Po Battery, Servos, Props and wiring systems but who wish to purchase an easy to install power system including the firewall(s), motor(s) and speed control(s) that have been factory designed for and tested with their VMAR model.
 
1.4.7.1.4. Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-D210PM1) contains the following
  • One factory assembly consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood power module firewall (#VMA-D210XPMV)
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM)
    • Propellor mounting hardware
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC)
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • All components have been factory installed, connected & tested.
  • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (1 Red, 1 Black)
  • Documentation
 
1.4.7.1.5. Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
1.4.7.1.5.1. Power Module for VMA-D210X DO27 - Installation Procedure
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) In the Operations Manual please turn to Page 7, Stage 11.
 
c) Skip Steps 11A through 11E inclusive.
 
d) Proceed beginning with Step 11F while considering the following supplementary information.
 
1.4.7.1.6. Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Module as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.4.7.1.6.1. Propellers - Power Module Operations - VMA-D210X DO27
 
a) See the Warning label on the firewall. Do NOT exceed the maximum propeller size noted.
 
b) With power disconnected, double check the propeller to make sure it is not damaged or nicked in any way and that it is securely and safely mounted. Check before and after each flight.
 
c) Ensure the propeller turns true (no wobble) and that it is balanced and that all propeller fasteners are tight. 
 
USING THE WRONG PROPELLER &/or OPERATING WITH EXCESSIVE VIBRATION WILL DESTROY THE MOTOR.
 
d) Ensure that your propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind (looking forward as if you were in the cockpit) and that the prop is blowing air from the front of the model to the back.
 
f) If the propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind but air is flowing from the back to the front of the model, the propeller is mounted on the motor backwards. Check and reinstall the propeller correctly. In general the brand logo and other writing on propellers should face forwards.
 
g) If the propeller is rotating backwards, reverse the black and white wire connections between the motor and the electronic speed control.
 
1.4.7.1.6.2. On the Ground - Power Module Operations - For VMA-D210X DO27
Operating the brushless motor on the ground or in a static mode whereby the aircraft cannot move, puts peak loads on the motor while not providing adequate cooling normally generated in flight. Peak loads coupled with inadequate air flow leads to very rapid heat buildup within the brushless motor that can damage or destroy the motor very quickly.
 
ENSURE ADEQUATE COOLING. DO NOT OPERATE AT HIGH THROTTLE ON THE GROUND FOR LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS.
1.4.7.1.6.3. Powering Up - Power Module Operations - VMA-D210X DO27
 
a) Move your throttle stick all the way down to 0 (no power).
 
b) Turn on your transmitter
 
c) Turn on your receiver.
 
d) Ensure the model is held securely in order to test the motor system. Tie it down or hold the fuselage at the back.
 
STAY WELL CLEAR OF THE PROPELLER AND PLUG IN YOUR BATTERY.
 
e) Advance the throttle on your transmitter
 
f) The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) will apply power to the motor and the prop will begin to rotate. Very briefly advance the power to full throttle to ensure the motor spools up to full power. Do this for no more than 2-3 seconds at a time.
 
g) If the ESC beeps rather than makes the motor turn it is because the ESC is being powered up with the throttle stick at a non-zero position. This is a safety feature to prevent rotation of the prop unless you begin from a zero throttle position after each power up.
 
1.4.7.1.6.4. Motor Power Auto-Cutoff - Power Module Operations - VMA-D210X DO27
The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) has an embedded "auto-cutoff" controller that will reduce battery power supplied to the motor as the battery reserve begins to run out. This auto-cutoff controller ensures that the battery retains sufficient energy to power the receiver and servos. As the energy reserve in the battery approaches "empty", the auto-cutoff begin to reduce power available for the motor while allocating the remaining energy to provide power for the receiver and servos so that you can maintain flight control using the remaining energy.
 
Land immediately when you detect that the motor power is beginning to fade. Once the power begins to fade, you have a very short time remaining before the ESC will auto-cutoff power to the motor.
 
1.4.7.1.7. Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27 - No No's & Must Do's
Motors - No No's - That can Destroy Your Motor

Question: Are there any No No's that I should be careful to stay clear of when running my Brushless Motor?

Answer: We have sold many many brushless motors.  From the questions and service requests we get we can pretty well sum up the No No's and Must Do's as follows:

a) Read Everything First! Every instruction! Every Warning Label! Browse our Knowledge Base while you are at it. About 90% of problems can be avoided by Reading First.

b) Do NOT screw up the electrical connections! Polarity is important. If you are not sure, figure it out first... trial and error testing can get expensive!

c) Do NOT exceed the maximum electrical specifications!  Pay attention to the maximum allowable Voltage, Current and Wattage (Volts x Amps).

d) Do NOT use a propeller that is bigger in diameter and/or bigger in pitch than the specifications provided! Use the recommended propeller.
 
e) Do NOT overheat. Ensure adequate cooling by exposing the motor and entire ESC to moving air.

f) Do NOT operate the motor if the prop appears to wobble when you turn it by hand! Look at the back of the hub as you rotate the propeller over by hand. The back of the hub should remain in one plane throughout the rotation, not wobble.

g) Do NOT operate if the motor appears to vibrate! Look at the prop shaft when it first gets going. If it looks blurry to the eyes or sounds strange it is vibrating. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor and possibly hurt your servos as well. Stop and check all bolts for tightness and make sure the prop is turning true (no wobble) and that the prop is balanced.

h) Do NOT operate with loose fasteners! Check bolts, nuts, screws etc for snug tightness. Do not over tighten but keep them snug. Check periodically, particularly after the first few times you use the motor. Use blue thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help keep fasteners from loosening up. If you find that fasteners are continously loosening up even after the motor has been used many times, you have a vibration issue. Check for sources of vibration. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor.

i) Do NOT operate at High Throttle on the ground or test bench for longer than 10 seconds! High Throttle static operation such as this where the airplane is not moving, induces maximum load on the motor while not providing proper air flow to help cool it. Heat will build up quickly, particularly if the motor is cowled. Heat is bad news. Heat can melt the windings down and quickly destroy the motor.

j) Do NOT operate without a safety fuse system!

k) Do NOT assume an electric motor is the same as a glow or gas engine! An electric motor is very different. Electric motors will attempt to overcome any load they encounter, even to the point of destroying themselves.

l) Do NOT use your plumbing tools or hammer! A brushless motor is not a farm tractor. Small hand tools only. Snugly tight does not mean you tighten things to the point they strip.

m) Do NOT get dirt, water or metal objects into the motor! If you drop a small screw or nut when working on your model, find it first before turning on your motor. Electric motors have strong magnets. Chances are that if you drop something small and metal into your model and can't find it... that it will be inside the motor. Turn the motor over by hand and pay attention to any unusual resistance, grinding or other odd sounds or feel. Find the missing metal item before operating your motor!
 
 
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On Line, eMail, Fax, Phone, Mail

We offer the Best in Support Services.
We back up our products and our customers with the best support services available. From our industry leading Knowledge Base to information about your Shipment, we've got you covered!
 
To access our Support Services please:
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1.4.7.1.8.1. Contact Us

For Sales and other Inquiries  

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Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

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  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

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1.4.7.2. Power Module - #VMM-D210XPM1 For VMA-D210X DO27 - Additional Information

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  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

COPYRIGHT
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Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Propeller Mounting
VMAR Power Modules come with propeller mounting hardware that works with the propeller we recommend AND can be adapted to work with most other propellers.
 
a) We include the following: Three (3) 3 mm plain nuts, One (1) 3 mm security nut with fiber insert, Two (2) flat washers.
 
b) For propellers without a collet set and having a round hole in the back of the propeller hub that is bigger than the motor shaft or having a 3mm hexagonal recess in the back of the propeller hub: First thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer followed by two of the 3 mm plain nuts (tighten snugly), then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3 mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the two plain nuts are inserted into the recess in the back of the propeller hub and the back of the hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3 mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3 mm nut >  flat washer > two (2) 3 mm nuts > propeller >  flat washer > security nut.
  
c) For propellers with a collet set and having a larger recessed round hole in the back or front of the propeller hub that will accomodate a collet: Select a collet that has a center hole 3 mm (approx 1/8 in.) in diameter. Insert the collet into the hole in the propeller hub. From this point on treat the propeller and collet as one unit i.e. the "propeller". Next thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3 mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the back of the propeller hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3 mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3 mm nut > flat washer > propeller > flat washer > security nut.
 
d) For propellers having a 3 mm (approx 1/8 in.) round hole that runs completely through the propeller hub with no other hole or recess in the back or front of the hub: Thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer, then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the back of the hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3mm nut > flat washer > propeller > flat washer > security nut.
 
e) For other propellers: We suggest obtaining a "squish" or "cinch" type propeller adapter suitable for 3mm shafts. You may wish to cut the motor shaft to a shorter length. Measure and test carefully before shortening the motor shaft with due consideration for any cowl and/or propeller clearance.
 
1.4.8. Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall
1.4.8.1. Power Module - #VMM-J210XPM1 For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.4.8.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.4.8.1.2. Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - General Information
COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.4.8.1.3. Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAR Power Modules are intended for modelers who already have their own Li Po Battery, Servos, Props and wiring systems but who wish to purchase an easy to install power system including the firewall(s), motor(s) and speed control(s) that have been factory designed for and tested with their VMAR model.
 
1.4.8.1.4. Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-J210PM1) contains the following
  • One (1) power pylon for the fuselage, consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood fuselage power module firewall assembly (a component of #VMA-J210XPMV),
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM),
    • Pre-installed motor mounting fasteners,
    • Propellor mounting hardware,
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC),
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC,
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
  • Two (2) power assemblies for the wings, each consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood motor mounting plate (a component of #VMA-J210XPMV),
    • Brushless motor (#VMM-111B18VM),
    • Semi-installed motor mounting fasteners,  
    • Propellor mounting hardware,
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC) with mounting block secured by a zip strap,
    • Wire extension set (3 wires) for each motor to provide electrical power between each wing motor and it's respective ESC,
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (3 Red, 3 Black),
  • All components have been factory connected & tested.
  • Documentation
 
 
 
 
1.4.8.1.5. Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.4.8.1.5.1. Stage 1 - Install Power Pylons - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Not Applicable
 
c)  Complete Stage 1 from the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
d) Complete Stage 2 from the Assembly & Operations Manual. Note that in some markets the power pylons have been pre-attached to the wing by the factory.
 
e) Once you completed Stage 2 from the Assembly & Operations Manual you will have an assembled wing with power pylons attached to the wing.
 
f) Complete Stages 3 to 8 from the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
g) Review Stage 9 of the Assembly & Operations Manual. Skip step 9.1 and replace steps 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4 with the following procedure.  
 
h) Look carefully at the wing power assemblies provided with this Power Module set. Consult figures 9C, 9E and 9F in the Assembly and Operations Manual provided with your model.
 
For each wing motor in turn,
 
i) Remove the four loosely fitted nut, bolt and washer sets from the wood motor mounting plate.
 
j) Remove the long black tapered head screws from the back of the wood motor mounting plate.
 
k) Fit the motor mounting plate (with motor) to the power pylon using the two long black taper head screws as shown in Figure 9E of the Assembly and Operations Manual. Leave slightly loose for now. Orient the mounting plate so that the motor wires will pass through the slot in the power pylon as shown in figure 9B, 9F and 9G of the Assembly and Operations Manual.
 
l) Insert the four nut, bolt and washer sets through the wood motor mounting plate and through the power pylon as depicted in Figure 9F of the Assembly and Operations Manual. We suggest having the nuts at the back of the pylon (opposite to that shown in Figure 9F).
 
m) Tighten the two long black taper head screws and the four nut and bolt sets and ensure the motor mounting plate is securely attached to the power pylon.
 
n) Apply medium strength (blue) thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to the nuts to prevent them from vibrating loose.
 
o) Repeat steps i) through n) for the second wing motor.
 
p) Install three (3) motor extension wires for each wing motor per Figures 9G and 9H of the Assembly and Operations Manual. Note that although the wires may appear to be the same color, there are labels near the female (motor) ends of each wire that direct which wire is to be attached to the red, black and white ESC wires respectively. WORK WITH ONE WIRE AT A TIME. Feed each wire separately from the motor pylon access holes in the upper surface of the wing. Feed the male end of each wire down through the access hole and into the wire guide tube until it exits the tube and enters the large access cavity at the center of the wing. Connect each motor extension wire to the appropriate speed control wire for each wing motor per Figure 9I of the Assembly and Operations Manual and per the label attached to the motor end of each extension wire. It is important to work with one wire at a time and to follow the intent of the labels. 
 
In summary:
  • The red ESC wire connects to the red motor wire.
  • The black ESC wire connects to the white motor wire.
  • The white ESC wire connects to the black motor wire.
 
r) Review Stage 9, Figures 9K, 9L and 9M and then secure the pre-assembled fuselage engine pylon to the fuselage.  
1.4.8.1.5.2. Stage 2 - Install Electronic Speed Controls (ESC) - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Not Applicable
 
c)  Complete Stage 1 from the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
d) Complete Stage 2 from the Assembly & Operations Manual. Note that in some markets the power pylons have been pre-attached to the wing by the factory.
 
e) Once you completed Stage 2 from the Assembly & Operations Manual you will have an assembled wing with power pylons attached to the wing.
 
f) Complete Stages 3 to 8 from the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
g) Review Stage 9 of the Assembly & Operations Manual. In particular consult figure 9I of Assembly and Operations Manual. We suggest that in lieu of Figure 9I that you instead arrange the two wing ESC's as follows:
 
h) See Figure 2A. Note the orientation and position of the two speed controls. In particular note that the ends of the ESC with the motor power wires are partially positioned into the wing bay cavity adjacent to the large open cavity at the center of the wing.
 
 
i) You will find a wooden block with a slot, zip strapped to each wing ESC. AFTER installing all wiring and before flying your model, use ZAP-A-GAP or ZEPOXY to attach the blocks to the floor of the large cavity at the center of the wing, oriented and positioned as shown in Figure 2A. If you need to remove the ESC's at a later date you can cut the zip strap to remove the ESC and then re-install the ESC using a new zip strap.
 
1.4.8.1.5.3. Stage 3 - Power Module Wiring - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Continue with the assembly procedures provided therein.
 
b) When you are ready to complete Stage 9 of the Assembly and Operations Manual pause and review Figure 9N and these notes carefully.
 
c) Stage 9 of the Assembly and Operations Manual covers the installation of the electric motors and speed controls. In effect by purchasing a VMAX Power Module you have avoided much of this work and in earlier stages of these instructions pertaining to this VMAX Power Module you have installed the factory assembled power pylons to the wing and the fuselage and extended the wiring from the wing motors to their respective speed controls in the center section of the wing.
 
d) You will need to complete the wiring.
  • If you have purchased the VMAR Wiring Harness Set for this model (VMA-J210XWHS) please see the detailed wiring instructions provided therein.
  • If you do NOT have the VMAR Wiring Harness Set for this model you will need to use your own wiring setup. Make sure whatever you do is compatible with your radio system, your servos, your battery and the speed controls.
    • Note: Modelers who are not experienced with multi-motor electric flight systems are strongly encouraged to use the VMAR Wiring Harness Set applicable to their VMAR multi-motor model. Scratch building and installing a reliable wiring harness set for a multi-motor electric model requires approximately 8 hours of work & considerable knowledge and experience.    
  • Figure 9N of the Assembly and Operations Manual shows a generic wiring schematic that may be helpful. Be particularly careful with the thin red wires coming from the Electronic Speed Controls (ESC).  Figure 9M shows only the Negative (-) and Signal  wires from each speed control connecting to the throttle channel of the receiver. This may or MAY not be suitable for your receiver. You will need to nail this down before connecting anything. The most common setup today is to NOT hook the thin red wires from the ESC to themselves or anything else. Just work with the Negative (-) and Signal wires from the ESC's all the way to the throttle channel on your receiver.
  • To add some complexity to the ESC wiring, there is no standard color schema used by all radio manufacturers. Caution is a must. To help you design and connect your wiring please see the generic wiring information provided in the Read Me First information that came with your model and reprinted below for your convenience. This should be considered a guideline only.
    • Note: There are some risks here and if you are not electronically inclined you should get help and consider purchasing the VMAR Wiring Harness Set for this model.  
 
 
VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor 64in ARF ECS - Electric Power - Wiring
Question: My VMAR VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor 64in ARF ECS uses three electric motors. How should I wire these up so that I can control them from the single throttle channel on my receiver?
 
Answer: The simplest solution is to use our VMAX Power Pack which comes with brushless motors, electronic speed controls (ESC), battery pack, propellors etc and includes a custom made Wiring Harness Set for the power and control system. The Power Pack for the VMAR JU52 Trimotor is #VMM-J210XPP1.
 
If you have your own motors, servos, speed controls etc that you intend on using in the VMAR JU52 Trimotor, the manufacturer of these electric components is your best bet for advice on operating in a Triple Power configuration. The Wiring Harness Set for the VMAR JU52 Trimotor (#VMA-J210XWHS) is available as an aftermarket accessory and in most installations will make it much easier to work with the VMAX Power Module, third party motors, speed controls and servos.
 
If you have purchased the VMAX Power Pack for the JU52 Trimotor (#VMM-J210XPP1) please follow the installation instructions that come with the Power Pack. The VMAX Power Pack will save you hours and hours of time and greatly reduce the chances of making an expensive mistake.
 
If you are using third party power components, follow their instructions. In the absence of specific information from the manufacturer here are some general tips that may assist you. Remember, without specific information from the supplier of your Motors and ESC, you run the risk of doing something wrong and such booboos are usually expensive. Use our tips with this in mind. We can't verify that these tips will work with third party equipment and strongly encourage you to obtain information from the manufacturer of your Motors and ESC.
 
a) Use three idential Brushless Motors and three identical Electronic Speed Controls (ESC). Each motor should have its own speed control. (see footnote below)
 
b) Connect each ESC to a Brushless Motor using the color coded wire as a guide. Test and ensure that the motor turns in the direction expected and that thrust is aft of the motor.
 
c) Make a power Y3-connector to feed power from your LiPo battery to the power input leads on both of your ESC's. 
 
d) Use the power Y3-connector to connect the power input to the ESC's to a common (1) LiPO battery source.
 
e) Make a throttle Y3-connector (you can serially gang up two Y connectors). This is necessary for Triple ESC operation which assumes that you are using three motors and three ESC's.
 
For TRIPLE ESC operation use ONLY the NEGATIVE (-) Power (usually black or brown) & SIGNAL lines
(see table below) between the receiver throttle channel and the ESC's.
 
Do NOT use the POSITIVE (+) Power (usually Red) wires.  
The following table serves as a guide to common radio systems and their wiring schema and color usage. Use this table with caution. If in doubt, please defer to information provided by your radio supplier.  
 
RADIO BRAND NEGATIVE (-) SIGNAL
VRS & Futaba Black White
Airtronics Z Black Blue
JR Brown Orange
HiTec Black Yellow
f) Plug the ESC throttle control wires into the ends of the throttle Y3-connector
 
g) Plug the remaining single end of the throttle Y3 connector into your receiver throttle channel.  
 
h) Use the airborne battery pack from your radio system to power your receiver. Do NOT attempt to use power from either BEC to power your receiver. You may wish to consider using a stand alone BEC such as that from Western Robotics to power your radio system but do NOT use the BEC's that are a part of many ESC's. They will not work in a triple power configuration.
 
i) Select suitable propellers for your motors and your speed controllers. The three props should be identical. Prop selection is vital with brushless motors. Overloading the motors and ESC by using the wrong prop can get very very expensive in a big hurry.
 
j) Verify that you can control the RPM of the motors via the receiver and that they produce similar RPM and thrust throughout the throttle range.  
 
Footnote: There may be some triple ESC's that enable you to control three Brushless motors from one ESC. These eliminates the need for a second and third ESC and may make the installation of third party components simpler. If you are using a triple ESC, ensure that you follow the manufacturers instructions regarding wiring and operations.
 
 
 
1.4.8.1.6. Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Module as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.4.8.1.6.1. Propellers - Power Module Operations - VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) See the Warning label on the firewall and/or attached to the motor shaft at time of shipping. Do NOT exceed the maximum propeller size noted.
 
b) With power disconnected, double check the propeller to make sure it is not damaged or nicked in any way and that it is securely and safely mounted. Check before and after each flight.
 
c) Ensure the propeller turns true (no wobble) and that it is balanced and that all propeller fasteners are tight.

USING THE WRONG PROPELLER &/or OPERATING WITH EXCESSIVE VIBRATION WILL DESTROY THE MOTOR.

d) Ensure that your propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind (looking forward as if you were in the cockpit) and that the prop is blowing air from the front of the model to the back.
 
f) If the propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind but air is flowing from the back to the front of the model, the propeller is mounted on the motor backwards. Check and reinstall the propeller correctly. In general the brand logo and other writing on propellers should face forwards.
 
g) If the propeller is rotating backwards, reverse the black and white wire connections between the motor and the electronic speed control.
 
1.4.8.1.6.2. On the Ground - Power Module Operations - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
Operating the brushless motor on the ground or in a static mode whereby the aircraft cannot move, puts peak loads on the motor while not providing adequate cooling normally generated in flight. Peak loads coupled with inadequate air flow leads to very rapid heat buildup within the brushless motor that can damage or destroy the motor very quickly.
 
ENSURE ADEQUATE COOLING. DO NOT OPERATE AT HIGH THROTTLE ON THE GROUND FOR LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS.
 
 
1.4.8.1.6.3. Powering Up - Power Module Operations - VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Move your throttle stick all the way down to 0 (no power).
 
b) Turn on your transmitter
 
c) Turn on your receiver.
 
d) Ensure the model is held securely in order to test the motor system. Tie it down or hold the fuselage at the back.
 
STAY WELL CLEAR OF THE PROPELLER AND PLUG IN YOUR BATTERY.
 
e) Advance the throttle on your transmitter
 
f) The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) will apply power to the motor and the prop will begin to rotate. Very briefly advance the power to full throttle to ensure the motor spools up to full power. Do this for no more than 2-3 seconds at a time.
 
g) If the ESC beeps rather than makes the motor turn it is because the ESC is being powered up with the throttle stick at a non-zero position. This is a safety feature to prevent rotation of the prop unless you begin from a zero throttle position after each power up.
 
1.4.8.1.6.4. Motor Power Auto-Cutoff - Power Module Operations - VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) has an embedded "auto-cutoff" controller that will reduce battery power supplied to the motor as the battery reserve begins to run out. This auto-cutoff controller ensures that the battery retains sufficient energy to power the receiver and servos. As the energy reserve in the battery approaches "empty", the auto-cutoff begins to reduce power available for the motor while allocating the remaining energy to provide power for the receiver and servos so that you can maintain flight control using the remaining energy.
 
Land immediately when you detect that the motor power is beginning to fade. Once the power begins to fade, you have a very short time remaining before the ESC will auto-cutoff power to the motor.
 
1.4.8.1.7. Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - No No's & Must Do's
Motors - No No's - That can Destroy Your Motor

Question: Are there any No No's that I should be careful to stay clear of when running my Brushless Motor?

Answer: We have sold many many brushless motors.  From the questions and service requests we get we can pretty well sum up the No No's and Must Do's as follows:

a) Read Everything First! Every instruction! Every Warning Label! Browse our Knowledge Base while you are at it. About 90% of problems can be avoided by Reading First.

b) Do NOT screw up the electrical connections! Polarity is important. If you are not sure, figure it out first... trial and error testing can get expensive!

c) Do NOT exceed the maximum electrical specifications!  Pay attention to the maximum allowable Voltage, Current and Wattage (Volts x Amps).

d) Do NOT use a propeller that is bigger in diameter and/or bigger in pitch than the specifications provided! Use the recommended propeller.
 
e) Do NOT overheat. Ensure adequate cooling by exposing the motor and entire ESC to moving air.

f) Do NOT operate the motor if the prop appears to wobble when you turn it by hand! Look at the back of the hub as you rotate the propeller over by hand. The back of the hub should remain in one plane throughout the rotation, not wobble.

g) Do NOT operate if the motor appears to vibrate! Look at the prop shaft when it first gets going. If it looks blurry to the eyes or sounds strange it is vibrating. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor and possibly hurt your servos as well. Stop and check all bolts for tightness and make sure the prop is turning true (no wobble) and that the prop is balanced.

h) Do NOT operate with loose fasteners! Check bolts, nuts, screws etc for snug tightness. Do not over tighten but keep them snug. Check periodically, particularly after the first few times you use the motor. Use blue thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help keep fasteners from loosening up. If you find that fasteners are continously loosening up even after the motor has been used many times, you have a vibration issue. Check for sources of vibration. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor.

i) Do NOT operate at High Throttle on the ground or test bench for longer than 10 seconds! High Throttle static operation such as this where the airplane is not moving, induces maximum load on the motor while not providing proper air flow to help cool it. Heat will build up quickly, particularly if the motor is cowled. Heat is bad news. Heat can melt the windings down and quickly destroy the motor.

j) Do NOT operate without a safety fuse system!

k) Do NOT assume an electric motor is the same as a glow or gas engine! An electric motor is very different. Electric motors will attempt to overcome any load they encounter, even to the point of destroying themselves.

l) Do NOT use your plumbing tools or hammer! A brushless motor is not a farm tractor. Small hand tools only. Snugly tight does not mean you tighten things to the point they strip.

m) Do NOT get dirt, water or metal objects into the motor! If you drop a small screw or nut when working on your model, find it first before turning on your motor. Electric motors have strong magnets. Chances are that if you drop something small and metal into your model and can't find it... that it will be inside the motor. Turn the motor over by hand and pay attention to any unusual resistance, grinding or other odd sounds or feel. Find the missing metal item before operating your motor!
 
 
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1.4.9. Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall
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You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.4.9.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.4.9.1.2. Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - General Information
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Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.4.9.1.3. Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAR Power Modules are intended for modelers who already have their own Li Po Battery, Servos, Props and wiring systems but who wish to purchase an easy to install power system including the firewall(s), motor(s) and speed control(s) that have been factory designed for and tested with their VMAR model.
 
1.4.9.1.4. Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-N210PM1) contains the following
  • One factory assembly consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood power module firewall (#VMA-N210XPMV)
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM)
    • Propellor mounting hardware
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC)
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • All components have been factory installed, connected & tested.
  • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (1 Red, 1 Black)
  • Documentation
 
1.4.9.1.5. Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
1.4.9.1.5.1. Power Module for VMA-N210X Nouvo - Installation Procedure
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) In the Operations Manual please turn to Page 7, Stage 11.
 
c) Skip Steps 11A through 11E inclusive.
 
d) Proceed beginning with Step 11F while considering the following supplementary information.
 
VMA-N210X Nouvo 1300 EP 51 in. Electric ARF - Firewall (Power Module) Spacing - Page 7, Figure 11K

This supplementary information applies to manuals with a copyright date of 20070418 (see back cover). Manuals having later copyright dates may already reflect this supplementary information.

Please see Page 7, Figure 11K.

Figure 11K illustrates the spacing between the fixed firewall in the front of the fuselage and the power module firewall to which is attached the motor and speed control.

The picture is correct. However the red type annotated distance shown in Figure 11K of the 20070418 version of the manual is incorrect. The distance should be .39 in. (10 mm).

The actual distance is not particularly critital. What is important is that: 

  • The spacing is equal at all four bolt locations.
  • The cowl can be pushed over the motor and power module firewall and back onto the fuselage with an overlap of 1/8 in. (3 mm)
  • The cowl does not touch the motor itself.

 

1.4.9.1.6. Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Module as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.4.9.1.6.1. Propellers - Power Module Operations - VMA-N210X Nouvo
 
a) See the Warning label on the firewall. Do NOT exceed the maximum propeller size noted.
 
b) With power disconnected, double check the propeller to make sure it is not damaged or nicked in any way and that it is securely and safely mounted. Check before and after each flight.
 
c) Ensure the propeller turns true (no wobble) and that it is balanced and that all propeller fasteners are tight. 
 
USING THE WRONG PROPELLER &/or OPERATING WITH EXCESSIVE VIBRATION WILL DESTROY THE MOTOR.
 
d) Ensure that your propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind (looking forward as if you were in the cockpit) and that the prop is blowing air from the front of the model to the back.
 
f) If the propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind but air is flowing from the back to the front of the model, the propeller is mounted on the motor backwards. Check and reinstall the propeller correctly. In general the brand logo and other writing on propellers should face forwards.
 
g) If the propeller is rotating backwards, reverse the black and white wire connections between the motor and the electronic speed control.
 
1.4.9.1.6.2. On the Ground - Power Module Operations - For VMA-N210X Nouvo
Operating the brushless motor on the ground or in a static mode whereby the aircraft cannot move, puts peak loads on the motor while not providing adequate cooling normally generated in flight. Peak loads coupled with inadequate air flow leads to very rapid heat buildup within the brushless motor that can damage or destroy the motor very quickly.
 
ENSURE ADEQUATE COOLING. DO NOT OPERATE AT HIGH THROTTLE ON THE GROUND FOR LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS.
1.4.9.1.6.3. Powering Up - Power Module Operations - VMA-N210X Nouvo
 
a) Move your throttle stick all the way down to 0 (no power).
 
b) Turn on your transmitter
 
c) Turn on your receiver.
 
d) Ensure the model is held securely in order to test the motor system. Tie it down or hold the fuselage at the back.
 
STAY WELL CLEAR OF THE PROPELLER AND PLUG IN YOUR BATTERY.
 
e) Advance the throttle on your transmitter
 
f) The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) will apply power to the motor and the prop will begin to rotate. Very briefly advance the power to full throttle to ensure the motor spools up to full power. Do this for no more than 2-3 seconds at a time.
 
g) If the ESC beeps rather than makes the motor turn it is because the ESC is being powered up with the throttle stick at a non-zero position. This is a safety feature to prevent rotation of the prop unless you begin from a zero throttle position after each power up.
 
1.4.9.1.6.4. Motor Power Auto-Cutoff - Power Module Operations - VMA-N210X Nouvo
The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) has an embedded "auto-cutoff" controller that will reduce battery power supplied to the motor as the battery reserve begins to run out. This auto-cutoff controller ensures that the battery retains sufficient energy to power the receiver and servos. As the energy reserve in the battery approaches "empty", the auto-cutoff begin to reduce power available for the motor while allocating the remaining energy to provide power for the receiver and servos so that you can maintain flight control using the remaining energy.
 
Land immediately when you detect that the motor power is beginning to fade. Once the power begins to fade, you have a very short time remaining before the ESC will auto-cutoff power to the motor.
 
1.4.9.1.7. Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - No No's & Must Do's
Motors - No No's - That can Destroy Your Motor

Question: Are there any No No's that I should be careful to stay clear of when running my Brushless Motor?

Answer: We have sold many many brushless motors.  From the questions and service requests we get we can pretty well sum up the No No's and Must Do's as follows:

a) Read Everything First! Every instruction! Every Warning Label! Browse our Knowledge Base while you are at it. About 90% of problems can be avoided by Reading First.

b) Do NOT screw up the electrical connections! Polarity is important. If you are not sure, figure it out first... trial and error testing can get expensive!

c) Do NOT exceed the maximum electrical specifications!  Pay attention to the maximum allowable Voltage, Current and Wattage (Volts x Amps).

d) Do NOT use a propeller that is bigger in diameter and/or bigger in pitch than the specifications provided! Use the recommended propeller.
 
e) Do NOT overheat. Ensure adequate cooling by exposing the motor and entire ESC to moving air.

f) Do NOT operate the motor if the prop appears to wobble when you turn it by hand! Look at the back of the hub as you rotate the propeller over by hand. The back of the hub should remain in one plane throughout the rotation, not wobble.

g) Do NOT operate if the motor appears to vibrate! Look at the prop shaft when it first gets going. If it looks blurry to the eyes or sounds strange it is vibrating. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor and possibly hurt your servos as well. Stop and check all bolts for tightness and make sure the prop is turning true (no wobble) and that the prop is balanced.

h) Do NOT operate with loose fasteners! Check bolts, nuts, screws etc for snug tightness. Do not over tighten but keep them snug. Check periodically, particularly after the first few times you use the motor. Use blue thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help keep fasteners from loosening up. If you find that fasteners are continously loosening up even after the motor has been used many times, you have a vibration issue. Check for sources of vibration. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor.

i) Do NOT operate at High Throttle on the ground or test bench for longer than 10 seconds! High Throttle static operation such as this where the airplane is not moving, induces maximum load on the motor while not providing proper air flow to help cool it. Heat will build up quickly, particularly if the motor is cowled. Heat is bad news. Heat can melt the windings down and quickly destroy the motor.

j) Do NOT operate without a safety fuse system!

k) Do NOT assume an electric motor is the same as a glow or gas engine! An electric motor is very different. Electric motors will attempt to overcome any load they encounter, even to the point of destroying themselves.

l) Do NOT use your plumbing tools or hammer! A brushless motor is not a farm tractor. Small hand tools only. Snugly tight does not mean you tighten things to the point they strip.

m) Do NOT get dirt, water or metal objects into the motor! If you drop a small screw or nut when working on your model, find it first before turning on your motor. Electric motors have strong magnets. Chances are that if you drop something small and metal into your model and can't find it... that it will be inside the motor. Turn the motor over by hand and pay attention to any unusual resistance, grinding or other odd sounds or feel. Find the missing metal item before operating your motor!
 
 
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1.4.9.2. Power Module - #VMM-N210XPM1 For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Additional Information

In general "Additional" Information is:

  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

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Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Propeller Mounting
VMAR Power Modules come with propeller mounting hardware that works with the propeller we recommend AND can be adapted to work with most other propellers.
 
a) We include the following: Three (3) 3 mm plain nuts, One (1) 3 mm security nut with fiber insert, Two (2) flat washers.
 
b) For propellers without a collet set and having a round hole in the back of the propeller hub that is bigger than the motor shaft or having a 3mm hexagonal recess in the back of the propeller hub: First thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer followed by two of the 3 mm plain nuts (tighten snugly), then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3 mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the two plain nuts are inserted into the recess in the back of the propeller hub and the back of the hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3 mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3 mm nut >  flat washer > two (2) 3 mm nuts > propeller >  flat washer > security nut.
  
c) For propellers with a collet set and having a larger recessed round hole in the back or front of the propeller hub that will accomodate a collet: Select a collet that has a center hole 3 mm (approx 1/8 in.) in diameter. Insert the collet into the hole in the propeller hub. From this point on treat the propeller and collet as one unit i.e. the "propeller". Next thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3 mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the back of the propeller hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3 mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3 mm nut > flat washer > propeller > flat washer > security nut.
 
d) For propellers having a 3 mm (approx 1/8 in.) round hole that runs completely through the propeller hub with no other hole or recess in the back or front of the hub: Thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer, then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the back of the hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3mm nut > flat washer > propeller > flat washer > security nut.
 
e) For other propellers: We suggest obtaining a "squish" or "cinch" type propeller adapter suitable for 3mm shafts. You may wish to cut the motor shaft to a shorter length. Measure and test carefully before shortening the motor shaft with due consideration for any cowl and/or propeller clearance.
 
1.4.10. Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall
1.4.10.1. Power Module - #VMM-P210XPM1 For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - READ ME FIRST
 
BEFORE PROCEEDING
TO ASSEMBLE OR
OPERATE THIS PRODUCT
 
PLEASE
READ ME FIRST
          
PLEASE
READ ME FIRST
 
BEFORE PROCEEDING
TO ASSEMBLE OR
OPERATE THIS PRODUCT
 
 
 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.4.10.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.4.10.1.2. Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - General Information
 
COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.4.10.1.3. Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAR Power Modules are intended for modelers who already have their own Li Po Battery, Servos, Props and wiring systems but who wish to purchase an easy to install power system including the firewall(s), motor(s) and speed control(s) that have been factory designed for and tested with their VMAR model.
 
1.4.10.1.4. Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-P210PM1) contains the following
  • One factory assembly consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood power module firewall (#VMA-P210XPMV)
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM)
    • Propellor mounting hardware
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC)
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • All components have been factory installed, connected & tested.
  • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (1 Red, 1 Black)
  • Documentation
 
1.4.10.1.5. Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Installation Instructions
  
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
1.4.10.1.5.1. Power Module for VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Installation Procedure
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) In the Operations Manual please turn to Page 7, Stage 11.
 
c) Skip Steps 11A through 11E inclusive.
 
d) Proceed beginning with Step 11F while considering the following supplementary information.
 
VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II 06-12 ARF - Firewall (Power Module) Spacing - Page 7, Figure 11K

This supplementary information applies to manuals with a copyright date of 20070418 (see back cover). Manuals having later copyright dates may already reflect this supplementary information.

Please see Page 7, Figure 11K.

Figure 11K illustrates the spacing between the fixed firewall in the front of the fuselage and the power module firewall to which is attached the motor and speed control.

The picture is correct. However the black type annotated distance shown in Figure 11K of the 20060314 version of the manual is incorrect. The distance should be .5 in. (12.5 mm).

The actual distance is not particularly critital. What is important is that: 

  • The spacing is equal at all four bolt locations.
  • The cowl can be pushed over the motor and power module firewall and back onto the fuselage with an overlap of 1/8 in. (3 mm)
  • The cowl does not touch the motor itself.

 

1.4.10.1.6. Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Operating
  
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Module as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.4.10.1.6.1. Propellers - Power Module Operations - VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
 
a) See the Warning label on the firewall. Do NOT exceed the maximum propeller size noted.
 
b) With power disconnected, double check the propeller to make sure it is not damaged or nicked in any way and that it is securely and safely mounted. Check before and after each flight.
 
c) Ensure the propeller turns true (no wobble) and that it is balanced and that all propeller fasteners are tight.

USING THE WRONG PROPELLER &/or OPERATING WITH EXCESSIVE VIBRATION WILL DESTROY THE MOTOR.
 
d) Ensure that your propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind (looking forward as if you were in the cockpit) and that the prop is blowing air from the front of the model to the back.
 
f) If the propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind but air is flowing from the back to the front of the model, the propeller is mounted on the motor backwards. Check and reinstall the propeller correctly. In general the brand logo and other writing on propellers should face forwards.
 
g) If the propeller is rotating backwards, reverse the black and white wire connections between the motor and the electronic speed control.
 
1.4.10.1.6.2. On the Ground - Power Module Operations - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
Operating the brushless motor on the ground or in a static mode whereby the aircraft cannot move, puts peak loads on the motor while not providing adequate cooling normally generated in flight. Peak loads coupled with inadequate air flow leads to very rapid heat buildup within the brushless motor that can damage or destroy the motor very quickly.
 
ENSURE ADEQUATE COOLING. DO NOT OPERATE AT HIGH THROTTLE ON THE GROUND FOR LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS.
1.4.10.1.6.3. Powering Up - Power Module Operations - VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
 
a) Move your throttle stick all the way down to 0 (no power).
 
b) Turn on your transmitter
 
c) Turn on your receiver.
 
d) Ensure the model is held securely in order to test the motor system. Tie it down or hold the fuselage at the back.
 
STAY WELL CLEAR OF THE PROPELLER AND PLUG IN YOUR BATTERY.
 
e) Advance the throttle on your transmitter
 
f) The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) will apply power to the motor and the prop will begin to rotate. Very briefly advance the power to full throttle to ensure the motor spools up to full power. Do this for no more than 2-3 seconds at a time.
 
g) If the ESC beeps rather than makes the motor turn it is because the ESC is being powered up with the throttle stick at a non-zero position. This is a safety feature to prevent rotation of the prop unless you begin from a zero throttle position after each power up.
 
1.4.10.1.6.4. Motor Power Auto-Cutoff - Power Module Operations - VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) has an embedded "auto-cutoff" controller that will reduce battery power supplied to the motor as the battery reserve begins to run out. This auto-cutoff controller ensures that the battery retains sufficient energy to power the receiver and servos. As the energy reserve in the battery approaches "empty", the auto-cutoff begin to reduce power available for the motor while allocating the remaining energy to provide power for the receiver and servos so that you can maintain flight control using the remaining energy.
 
Land immediately when you detect that the motor power is beginning to fade. Once the power begins to fade, you have a very short time remaining before the ESC will auto-cutoff power to the motor.
 
1.4.10.1.7. Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - No No's & Must Do's
Motors - No No's - That can Destroy Your Motor

Question: Are there any No No's that I should be careful to stay clear of when running my Brushless Motor?

Answer: We have sold many many brushless motors.  From the questions and service requests we get we can pretty well sum up the No No's and Must Do's as follows:

a) Read Everything First! Every instruction! Every Warning Label! Browse our Knowledge Base while you are at it. About 90% of problems can be avoided by Reading First.

b) Do NOT screw up the electrical connections! Polarity is important. If you are not sure, figure it out first... trial and error testing can get expensive!

c) Do NOT exceed the maximum electrical specifications!  Pay attention to the maximum allowable Voltage, Current and Wattage (Volts x Amps).

d) Do NOT use a propeller that is bigger in diameter and/or bigger in pitch than the specifications provided! Use the recommended propeller.
 
e) Do NOT overheat. Ensure adequate cooling by exposing the motor and entire ESC to moving air.

f) Do NOT operate the motor if the prop appears to wobble when you turn it by hand! Look at the back of the hub as you rotate the propeller over by hand. The back of the hub should remain in one plane throughout the rotation, not wobble.

g) Do NOT operate if the motor appears to vibrate! Look at the prop shaft when it first gets going. If it looks blurry to the eyes or sounds strange it is vibrating. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor and possibly hurt your servos as well. Stop and check all bolts for tightness and make sure the prop is turning true (no wobble) and that the prop is balanced.

h) Do NOT operate with loose fasteners! Check bolts, nuts, screws etc for snug tightness. Do not over tighten but keep them snug. Check periodically, particularly after the first few times you use the motor. Use blue thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help keep fasteners from loosening up. If you find that fasteners are continously loosening up even after the motor has been used many times, you have a vibration issue. Check for sources of vibration. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor.

i) Do NOT operate at High Throttle on the ground or test bench for longer than 10 seconds! High Throttle static operation such as this where the airplane is not moving, induces maximum load on the motor while not providing proper air flow to help cool it. Heat will build up quickly, particularly if the motor is cowled. Heat is bad news. Heat can melt the windings down and quickly destroy the motor.

j) Do NOT operate without a safety fuse system!

k) Do NOT assume an electric motor is the same as a glow or gas engine! An electric motor is very different. Electric motors will attempt to overcome any load they encounter, even to the point of destroying themselves.

l) Do NOT use your plumbing tools or hammer! A brushless motor is not a farm tractor. Small hand tools only. Snugly tight does not mean you tighten things to the point they strip.

m) Do NOT get dirt, water or metal objects into the motor! If you drop a small screw or nut when working on your model, find it first before turning on your motor. Electric motors have strong magnets. Chances are that if you drop something small and metal into your model and can't find it... that it will be inside the motor. Turn the motor over by hand and pay attention to any unusual resistance, grinding or other odd sounds or feel. Find the missing metal item before operating your motor!
 
 
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1.4.10.2. Power Module - #VMM-P210XPM1 For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Additional Information

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  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

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Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Propeller Mounting
VMAR Power Modules come with propeller mounting hardware that works with the propeller we recommend AND can be adapted to work with most other propellers.
 
a) We include the following: Three (3) 3 mm plain nuts, One (1) 3 mm security nut with fiber insert, Two (2) flat washers.
 
b) For propellers without a collet set and having a round hole in the back of the propeller hub that is bigger than the motor shaft or having a 3mm hexagonal recess in the back of the propeller hub: First thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer followed by two of the 3 mm plain nuts (tighten snugly), then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3 mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the two plain nuts are inserted into the recess in the back of the propeller hub and the back of the hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3 mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3 mm nut >  flat washer > two (2) 3 mm nuts > propeller >  flat washer > security nut.
  
c) For propellers with a collet set and having a larger recessed round hole in the back or front of the propeller hub that will accomodate a collet: Select a collet that has a center hole 3 mm (approx 1/8 in.) in diameter. Insert the collet into the hole in the propeller hub. From this point on treat the propeller and collet as one unit i.e. the "propeller". Next thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3 mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the back of the propeller hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3 mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3 mm nut > flat washer > propeller > flat washer > security nut.
 
d) For propellers having a 3 mm (approx 1/8 in.) round hole that runs completely through the propeller hub with no other hole or recess in the back or front of the hub: Thread one of the 3 mm plain nuts onto the shaft and position it about 3/4 in. (19 mm) from the open end of the shaft. Then install one flat washer, then the prop, then a second flat washer and finally one of the 3mm security nuts. Push the propeller towards the motor so that the back of the hub is against the adjacent flat washer. Tighten the 3mm security nut so that the second flat washer is firmly in contact with the front of the propeller hub. In summary, the components are arranged as follows: Motor > 3mm nut > flat washer > propeller > flat washer > security nut.
 
e) For other propellers: We suggest obtaining a "squish" or "cinch" type propeller adapter suitable for 3mm shafts. You may wish to cut the motor shaft to a shorter length. Measure and test carefully before shortening the motor shaft with due consideration for any cowl and/or propeller clearance.
 
1.4.11. Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Brushless Motor, ESC & Firewall
1.4.11.1. Power Module - #VMM-T210XPM1 For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.4.11.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.4.11.1.2. Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - General Information
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Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.4.11.1.3. Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Modules - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAR Power Modules are intended for modelers who already have their own Li Po Battery, Servos, Props and wiring systems but who wish to purchase an easy to install power system including the firewall(s), motor(s) and speed control(s) that have been factory designed for and tested with their VMAR model.
 
1.4.11.1.4. Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-T210PM1) contains the following
  • Two power pylons, each consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood power module firewall assembly (#VMA-T210XPMV)
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM)
    • Propellor mounting hardware
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC)
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • All components have been factory installed, connected & tested.
  • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (2 Red, 2 Black)
  • Documentation
 
 
 
 
1.4.11.1.5. Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.4.11.1.5.1. Stage 1 - Install Power Pylons - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Complete Stage 0 from the Read Me First document.
 
c) Complete Stage 1 from the Assembly & Operations Manual, substituting the two assembled power pylons that came with your Power Module in lieu of the "Engine Mount"s illustrated in 1A, 1D & 1G of the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
d) Once completed you will have assembled the wing and attached the power pylons.  
 
1.4.11.1.5.2. Stage 2 - Power Module Wiring - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Continue with the assembly procedures provided therein.
 
b) When you are ready to begin Stage 9 of the Assembly and Operations Manual pause and review Stage 9 and these notes carefully.
 
c) Stage 9 of the Assembly and Operations Manual covers the installation of the electric motors and speed controls. In effect by purchasing a VMAX Power Module you have avoided much of this work. Consult the illustrations 9A through 9F for reference purposes but you can skip the work itself.
 
d) You will need to do the wiring.
  • If you have purchased the VMAR Wiring Harness Set for this model (VMA-T210XWHS) please see the detailed wiring instructions provided therein.
  • If you do NOT have the VMAR Wiring Harness Set for this model you will need to use your own wiring setup. Make sure whatever you do is compatible with your radio system, your servos, your battery and the speed controls.
    • Note: Modelers who are not experienced with multi-motor electric flight systems are strongly encouraged to use the VMAR Wiring Harness Set applicable to their VMAR multi-motor model. Scratch building and installing a reliable wiring harness set for a multi-motor electric model requires approximately 8 hours of work & considerable knowledge and experience.    
  • Figure 9M of the Assembly and Operations Manual shows a generic wiring schematic that may be helpful. Be particularly careful with the thin red wires coming from the Electronic Speed Controls (ESC).  Figure 9M shows these joined together between the ESC's while only the Negative (-) and Signal  wires run to the throttle channel of the receiver. This may or MAY not be suitable for your receiver. You will need to nail this down before connecting anything. The most common setup today is to NOT hook the red wires from the ESC to themselves or anything else. Just work with the Negative (-) and Signal wires from the ESC's all the way to the throttle channel on your receiver.
  • To add some complexity to the ESC wiring, there is no standard color schema used by all radio manufacturers. Caution is a must. To help you design and connect your wiring please see the generic wiring information provided in the Read Me First information that came with your model and reprinted below for your convenience. This should be considered a guideline only.
    • Note: There are some risks here and if you are not electronically inclined you should get help and consider purchasing the VMAR Wiring Harness Set for this model.  
 
 
VMA-T210X Twin Otter 09-15 ARF - Electric Power - Wiring
Question: My VMAR VMA-T210X Twin Otter 09-15 ARF uses two motors. How should I wire these up so that I can control them from the single throttle channel on my receiver?
 
Answer: The simplest solution is to use our VMAX Power Pack which comes with brushless motors, electronic speed controls (ESC), battery pack, propellors etc and includes a custom made Wiring Harness Set for the Twin Otter power and control system. The Power Pack for the Twin Otter is #VMM-T210XPP1.
 
If you have your own motors, servos, speed controls etc that you intend on using in the VMAR Twin Otter the manufacturer of these electric components is your best bet for advice on operating in a Twin Power configuration. The Wiring Harness Set for the Twin Otter (#VMA-T210XWHS) is available as an aftermarket accessory and in most installations will make it much easier to work with the VMAX Power Module, third party motors, speed controls and servos.
 
If you have purchased the VMAX Power Pack for the Twin Otter (#VMM-T210XPP1) please follow the installation instructions that come with the Power Pack. The VMAX Power Pack will save you hours and hours of time and greatly reduce the chances of making an expensive mistake.
 
If you are using third party power components, follow their instructions. In the absence of specific information from the manufacturer here are some general tips that may assist you. Remember, without specific information from the supplier of your Motors and ESC, you run the risk of doing something wrong and such booboos are usually expensive. Use our tips with this in mind. We can't verify that these tips will work with third party equipment and strongly encourage you to obtain information from the manufacturer of your Motors and ESC.
 
a) Use two idential Brushless Motors and two identical Electronic Speed Controls (ESC). Each motor should have its own speed control. (see footnote below)
 
b) Connect each ESC to a Brushless Motor using the color coded wire as a guide. Test and ensure that the motor turns in the direction expected and that thrust is aft of the motor.
 
c) Make a power Y-connector to feed power from your LiPo battery to the power input leads on both of your ESC's. 
 
d) Use the power Y-connector to connect the power input to the ESC's to a common (1) LiPO battery source.
 
e) Make a throttle Y-connector. This is necessary for DUAL ESC operation which assumes that you are using two motors and two ESC's.
 
For DUAL ESC operation use ONLY the NEGATIVE (-) Power (usually black or brown) & SIGNAL lines
(see table below) between the receiver throttle channel and the ESC's.
 
Do NOT use the POSITIVE (+) Power (usually Red) wires.  
The following table serves as a guide to common radio systems and their wiring schema and color usage. Use this table with caution. If in doubt, please defer to information provided by your radio supplier.  
 
RADIO BRAND NEGATIVE (-) SIGNAL
VRS & Futaba Black White
Airtronics Z Black Blue
JR Brown Orange
HiTec Black Yellow
f) Plug the ESC throttle control wires into the ends of the throttle Y-connector
 
g) Plug the remaining single end of the throttle Y connector into your receiver throttle channel.  
 
h) Use the airborne battery pack from your radio system to power your receiver. Do NOT attempt to use power from either BEC to power your receiver. You may wish to consider using a stand alone BEC such as that from Western Robotics to power your radio system but do NOT use the BEC's that are a part of many ESC's. They will not work in a twin power configuration.
 
i) Select suitable propellers for your motors and your speed controllers. The two props should be identical. Prop selection is vital with brushless motors. Overloading the motors and ESC by using the wrong prop can get very very expensive in a big hurry.
 
j) Verify that you can control the RPM of the motors via the receiver and that they produce similar RPM and thrust throughout the throttle range.  
 
Footnote: There are some dual ESC's that enable you to control two Brushless motors from one ESC. These eliminates the need for a second ESC and may make the installation of third party components simpler. If you are using a dual ESC, ensure that you follow the manufacturers instructions regarding wiring and operations.
 
 
 
1.4.11.1.6. Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Module as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.4.11.1.6.1. Propellers - Power Module Operations - VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) See the Warning label on the firewall. Do NOT exceed the maximum propeller size noted.
 
b) With power disconnected, double check the propeller to make sure it is not damaged or nicked in any way and that it is securely and safely mounted. Check before and after each flight.
 
c) Ensure the propeller turns true (no wobble) and that it is balanced and that all propeller fasteners are tight.

USING THE WRONG PROPELLER &/or OPERATING WITH EXCESSIVE VIBRATION WILL DESTROY THE MOTOR.

d) Ensure that your propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind (looking forward as if you were in the cockpit) and that the prop is blowing air from the front of the model to the back.
 
f) If the propeller is rotating clockwise when viewed from behind but air is flowing from the back to the front of the model, the propeller is mounted on the motor backwards. Check and reinstall the propeller correctly. In general the brand logo and other writing on propellers should face forwards.
 
g) If the propeller is rotating backwards, reverse the black and white wire connections between the motor and the electronic speed control.
 
1.4.11.1.6.2. On the Ground - Power Module Operations - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
Operating the brushless motor on the ground or in a static mode whereby the aircraft cannot move, puts peak loads on the motor while not providing adequate cooling normally generated in flight. Peak loads coupled with inadequate air flow leads to very rapid heat buildup within the brushless motor that can damage or destroy the motor very quickly.
 
ENSURE ADEQUATE COOLING. DO NOT OPERATE AT HIGH THROTTLE ON THE GROUND FOR LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS.
 
 
1.4.11.1.6.3. Powering Up - Power Module Operations - VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Move your throttle stick all the way down to 0 (no power).
 
b) Turn on your transmitter
 
c) Turn on your receiver.
 
d) Ensure the model is held securely in order to test the motor system. Tie it down or hold the fuselage at the back.
 
STAY WELL CLEAR OF THE PROPELLER AND PLUG IN YOUR BATTERY.
 
e) Advance the throttle on your transmitter
 
f) The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) will apply power to the motor and the prop will begin to rotate. Very briefly advance the power to full throttle to ensure the motor spools up to full power. Do this for no more than 2-3 seconds at a time.
 
g) If the ESC beeps rather than makes the motor turn it is because the ESC is being powered up with the throttle stick at a non-zero position. This is a safety feature to prevent rotation of the prop unless you begin from a zero throttle position after each power up.
 
1.4.11.1.6.4. Motor Power Auto-Cutoff - Power Module Operations - VMA-T210X Twin Otter
The Electronic Speed Control (ESC) has an embedded "auto-cutoff" controller that will reduce battery power supplied to the motor as the battery reserve begins to run out. This auto-cutoff controller ensures that the battery retains sufficient energy to power the receiver and servos. As the energy reserve in the battery approaches "empty", the auto-cutoff begin to reduce power available for the motor while allocating the remaining energy to provide power for the receiver and servos so that you can maintain flight control using the remaining energy.
 
Land immediately when you detect that the motor power is beginning to fade. Once the power begins to fade, you have a very short time remaining before the ESC will auto-cutoff power to the motor.
 
1.4.11.1.7. Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - No No's & Must Do's
Motors - No No's - That can Destroy Your Motor

Question: Are there any No No's that I should be careful to stay clear of when running my Brushless Motor?

Answer: We have sold many many brushless motors.  From the questions and service requests we get we can pretty well sum up the No No's and Must Do's as follows:

a) Read Everything First! Every instruction! Every Warning Label! Browse our Knowledge Base while you are at it. About 90% of problems can be avoided by Reading First.

b) Do NOT screw up the electrical connections! Polarity is important. If you are not sure, figure it out first... trial and error testing can get expensive!

c) Do NOT exceed the maximum electrical specifications!  Pay attention to the maximum allowable Voltage, Current and Wattage (Volts x Amps).

d) Do NOT use a propeller that is bigger in diameter and/or bigger in pitch than the specifications provided! Use the recommended propeller.
 
e) Do NOT overheat. Ensure adequate cooling by exposing the motor and entire ESC to moving air.

f) Do NOT operate the motor if the prop appears to wobble when you turn it by hand! Look at the back of the hub as you rotate the propeller over by hand. The back of the hub should remain in one plane throughout the rotation, not wobble.

g) Do NOT operate if the motor appears to vibrate! Look at the prop shaft when it first gets going. If it looks blurry to the eyes or sounds strange it is vibrating. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor and possibly hurt your servos as well. Stop and check all bolts for tightness and make sure the prop is turning true (no wobble) and that the prop is balanced.

h) Do NOT operate with loose fasteners! Check bolts, nuts, screws etc for snug tightness. Do not over tighten but keep them snug. Check periodically, particularly after the first few times you use the motor. Use blue thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help keep fasteners from loosening up. If you find that fasteners are continously loosening up even after the motor has been used many times, you have a vibration issue. Check for sources of vibration. Excessive vibration will destroy your motor.

i) Do NOT operate at High Throttle on the ground or test bench for longer than 10 seconds! High Throttle static operation such as this where the airplane is not moving, induces maximum load on the motor while not providing proper air flow to help cool it. Heat will build up quickly, particularly if the motor is cowled. Heat is bad news. Heat can melt the windings down and quickly destroy the motor.

j) Do NOT operate without a safety fuse system!

k) Do NOT assume an electric motor is the same as a glow or gas engine! An electric motor is very different. Electric motors will attempt to overcome any load they encounter, even to the point of destroying themselves.

l) Do NOT use your plumbing tools or hammer! A brushless motor is not a farm tractor. Small hand tools only. Snugly tight does not mean you tighten things to the point they strip.

m) Do NOT get dirt, water or metal objects into the motor! If you drop a small screw or nut when working on your model, find it first before turning on your motor. Electric motors have strong magnets. Chances are that if you drop something small and metal into your model and can't find it... that it will be inside the motor. Turn the motor over by hand and pay attention to any unusual resistance, grinding or other odd sounds or feel. Find the missing metal item before operating your motor!
 
 
1.4.11.1.8. Support

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We offer the Best in Support Services.
We back up our products and our customers with the best support services available. From our industry leading Knowledge Base to information about your Shipment, we've got you covered!
 
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1.4.11.1.8.1. Contact Us

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Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

  • Helping you with non-technical pre-purchase questions,
  • Helping you place your order,
  • Pointing out any sales, combos or specials that you may wish to consider,
  • Inputting your order to our computer system so that it ships out as accurately and quickly as possible... usually the same day,  
  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

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1.4.11.2. Power Module - #VMM-T210XPM1 For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Additional Information

In general "Additional" Information is:

  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

COPYRIGHT
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1.4.12. More Information about Power Modules

Links to More Information:

1.4.13. Tools for Power Modules & Power Packs
A screw driver and a pair of pliers is about all you need to install most VMAX Power Modules & VMAX Power Packs.

For those looking to make things go a bit faster and a bit easier here are some tools that help with the installation:
  • Medium Phillips (cross head) screw driver. Regular Length. A short stubby length may also come in handy
  • A 7/32 in. "deep" socket for the 3mm nuts on the 4 mounting bolts. The 3mm nuts are used for most of our smaller electric ARF's.
  • If you need to ream out (drill) any mounting bolt holes in the power module firewalls, a 9/64" drill bit works well. This allows slightly easier installation of the power module firewall onto the fuselage 3mm stud bolts and/or the slightly easier installation of the motor mount bolts (usually factory installed so not likely necessary in the field).
 
 
1.5. Power Packs (Electric) - Brushless Motor, ESC, Firewall, LiPo Battery, Prop & Connectors
VMAR Power Packs for VMAR Electric ARF models contain all of the items related to the electric power (propulsion) system  including wiring harnesses and servo extension wires.
 
 
1.5.1. Power Packs - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAX Power Packs are intended for modelers who want to purchase a factory designed power system specifically engineered for their VMAR Electric ARF. VMAX Power Packs come complete with Power Module Firewalls, Brushless Motors, Electronic Speed Controls, Li Po Batteries, Propellers and Wiring Harness Sets necessary to get your model in the air with the least amount of mucking around and the maximum amount of performance value. 
 
VMAX Power Packs are perfect for the entire gamut of the modeler spectrum ranging from novices who would rather fly than integrate third party electronics to prosumer RC experts who are short on time and long on experience. For your next VMAR Electric ARF, ask for a VMAX Power Pack to help get you in the air and keep you there!
 
1.5.2. Power Packs - For VMAR Electric Models - Typical Contents
VMAX Power Packs are factory designed for each VMAR Electric Model and contain the Power Module (with firewalls, electric motors and electronic speed controls (ESC)), wiring with connectors or wiring harness set,  battery pack and propellor(s). (Note:  Power Packs for multi-motor models include the Power Module for that model including multiple firewalls, motors and speed controls as required to power the model)
 
VMAX Power Packs do NOT include:
  • Radio equipment other than servo extension wires or other radio components specifically stated. 
  • Battery Charger
These components are NOT included in the Power Pack and will be needed to complete and operate your model. If you do not already have these items, they are available separately.  
 
1.5.3. Power Pack - For VMA-S210X Aero Subaru

The Power Pack for the Aero Subaru consists of a Brushless Motor, Electronic Speed Control (ESC), pre-drilled Firewall, LiPo Battery Pack, Prop & Connectors.

More Information about Power Packs

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1.5.4. Power Pack - For VMA-B210X Bird Dog

The Power Pack for the Bird Dog consists of a Brushless Motor, Electronic Speed Control (ESC), pre-drilled Firewall, LiPo Battery Pack, Prop & Connectors.

More Information about Power Packs

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1.5.5. Power Pack - For VMA-C210X J3 Cub & L4 Grasshopper

The Power Pack for the J3 Cub and L4 Grasshopper consists of a Brushless Motor, Electronic Speed Control (ESC), pre-drilled Firewall, LiPo Battery Pack, Prop & Connectors.

More Information about Power Packs

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1.5.6. Power Pack - For VMA-D210X DO27
1.5.6.1. Power Pack - #VMM-D210XPP1 For VMA-D210X DO27 - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.5.6.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.5.6.1.2. Power Pack - For VMA-D210X DO27 - General Information
COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.5.6.1.3. Power Pack - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Packs - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAX Power Packs are intended for modelers who want to purchase a factory designed power system specifically engineered for their VMAR Electric ARF. VMAX Power Packs come complete with Power Module Firewalls, Brushless Motors, Electronic Speed Controls, Li Po Batteries, Propellers and Wiring Harness Sets necessary to get your model in the air with the least amount of mucking around and the maximum amount of performance value. 
 
VMAX Power Packs are perfect for the entire gamut of the modeler spectrum ranging from novices who would rather fly than integrate third party electronics to prosumer RC experts who are short on time and long on experience. For your next VMAR Electric ARF, ask for a VMAX Power Pack to help get you in the air and keep you there!
 
1.5.6.1.4. Power Pack - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Contents
This VMAX Power Pack (#VMM-D210XPP1) contains the following:
  • Power Module for VMA-D210X DO27 (#VMM-D210XPM1)
    • Contents listed below.
  • Battery Pack POLYPRO LiPo11.1V 1800mAh 20C W/APP &  VPORT 217g (#PPR-3X180PYF)
  • Adapter #VMW-302PY1VF. Mates Powerpole connectors on Battery Pack to Male Bullet Connectors on ESC
  • One (1) Master Airscrew Propellor - 8 x 5 Electric - 2 Blade (#MAS-0850NE)
  • Documentation
Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-D210PM1) contains the following
  • One factory assembly consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood power module firewall (#VMA-D210XPMV)
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM)
    • Propellor mounting hardware
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC)
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • All components have been factory installed, connected & tested.
  • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (1 Red, 1 Black)
  • Documentation
 
1.5.6.1.5. Power Pack - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.5.6.1.5.1. Stage 1 - Install Power Module - For VMA-D210X DO27
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.  
 
b) Install the Power Module following the Read Me First instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
1.5.6.1.5.2. Stage 2 - Install Wiring - For VMA-D210X DO27
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Consult the following illustration.
 
1.5.6.1.5.3. Stage 3 - Install Propeller & Battery - For VMA-D210X DO27
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Propeller and Battery Pack following the instructions provided in the Read Me First documention and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
1.5.6.1.6. Power Pack - For VMA-D210X DO27 - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Pack as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.5.6.1.6.1. Motors - Power Pack Operations - VMA-D210X DO27
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First "Operating" Instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
 
1.5.6.1.6.2. Battery - Power Pack Operations - For VMA-D210X DO27
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First Instructions provided with the Battery.  
 
 
1.5.6.1.7. Power Pack - For VMA-D210X DO27 - No No's & Must Do's
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model. Take careful note of all cautions and warnings related to the safe and reliable operation of your model.
 
b) Review the Read Me First "No No's & Must Do's" provided with the Power Module.
 
c) Review the Read Me First information provided with the Battery. Pay particular attention to safety considerations related to transporting and charging your battery. We must again emphasize the importance of disconnecting your battery whenever you are transporting it, storing it, not using it or if you suspect any problems with your battery, motor or radio.   
 
1.5.6.1.8. Support

On Line, eMail, Fax, Phone, Mail

We offer the Best in Support Services.
We back up our products and our customers with the best support services available. From our industry leading Knowledge Base to information about your Shipment, we've got you covered!
 
To access our Support Services please:
Your Choice of Support Services that Work for You: 
1.5.6.1.8.1. Contact Us

For Sales and other Inquiries  

Support - Contact Us - Reach our Sales Department by eMail, Fax, Phone or Mail

Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

  • Helping you with non-technical pre-purchase questions,
  • Helping you place your order,
  • Pointing out any sales, combos or specials that you may wish to consider,
  • Inputting your order to our computer system so that it ships out as accurately and quickly as possible... usually the same day,  
  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

Buy our Products: 
  • From a Retailer
    • Please support your local retailer.    
  • On Line 24x7x365... if your favorite Retailer does not have what you are looking for, please visit one of our On-Line Stores. 
      • For Radio Control,
      • For ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacyrlates, superglue & epoxies
    • www.supplystore.com
      • Supplying ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacyrlates, superglue, epoxies, related accessories and more to End Users & Consumers in the Building Construction, Repair & Maintenance Trades. Also Fine Woodworkers, Stagecraft Artisans, Professional Detailers, Sportsmen & Scale Model Builders.
    • www.zapglue.ca
      • Supplying ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacrylates, superglue, epoxies and related accessories to End Users & Consumers in the Industrial, Manufacturing, Assembly and Laboratory sectors.
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  • Order By Phone M-F 11am-4pm Pacific Time
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For All Other Inquiries... please consult the following resources:

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    • Mail
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        • We are not able to accomodate personal site visits or drop-offs/pick-ups at this location.
        • Please note that all inbound Shipments require pre-Authorization in advance.
        • Unauthorized inbound shipments will be refused.        

 
1.5.6.1.9. Keep Up to Date

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1.5.6.2. Power Pack - #VMM-D210XPP1 For VMA-D210X DO27 - Additional Information

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  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

COPYRIGHT
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1.5.7. Power Pack - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
1.5.7.1. Power Pack - #VMM-J210XPP1 For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.5.7.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.5.7.1.2. Power Pack - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - General Information
COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.5.7.1.3. Power Pack - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Packs - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAX Power Packs are intended for modelers who want to purchase a factory designed power system specifically engineered for their VMAR Electric ARF. VMAX Power Packs come complete with Power Module Firewalls, Brushless Motors, Electronic Speed Controls, Li Po Batteries, Propellers and Wiring Harness Sets necessary to get your model in the air with the least amount of mucking around and the maximum amount of performance value. 
 
VMAX Power Packs are perfect for the entire gamut of the modeler spectrum ranging from novices who would rather fly than integrate third party electronics to prosumer RC experts who are short on time and long on experience. For your next VMAR Electric ARF, ask for a VMAX Power Pack to help get you in the air and keep you there!
 
1.5.7.1.4. Power Pack - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Contents

This VMAX Power Pack (#VMM-J210XPP1) contains the following:

  • Wiring Harness Set for VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor (#VMA-J210XWHS)
    • Contents listed below.
  • Power Module (set) for VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor (#VMM-J210XPM1)
    • Contents listed below.
  • Battery Pack POLYPRO LiPo11.1V 2500mAh 20C W/APP &  VPORT 217g (#PPR-3X250PYF)
  • Three (3) VMAX Propellor - 8 x 6 Electric - 3 Blade (#VMM-0860ET)
  • Documentation

 

Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Contents
This VMAR Wiring Harness Set (WHS) contains the following
  • Aileron Wiring Harness (WHA) to connect the two aileron servos in the wings to the aileron channel of the receiver in the fuselage.  Total Length = approx 32 in. (813 mm). Length from aileron channel connector to Y = approx 7 in. (178 mm)
    • (Note: The aileron wiring harness does NOT provide for flaperon operation using a computer radio and two discrete receiver channels. VMAR models utilizing two aileron servos will usually support computer radio flaperon functionality in conjunction with the aileron wiring harness if additional aileron extensions are purchased in addition to the aileron wiring harness included with the wiring harness set).
  • Throttle Wiring Harness (WHT) to connect three Electronic Speed Controls (ESC) to the throttle channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 12.5 in. (318 mm). Length from throttle channel connector to Y = approx 6 in. (152 mm)
  • Power Wiring Harness (WHP) to provide Positive (+) and Negative (-) power to three motors from a single battery (fused in line). Total Length = approx 14 in. (355 mm). Length from battery connector to quick disconnect joint = approx 5.0 in. (127 mm)
This VMAR Wiring Harness Set also contains:
  • Flap Wiring Harness (FHE) to connect the flap servos located in the wing (inboard locations) to the flap channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 22.5 in. (571 mm). Length from flap channel connector to junction = approx 7 in. (178 mm)
  • End User Wiring Labels

 

Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-J210PM1) contains the following
  • One (1) power pylon for the fuselage, consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood fuselage power module firewall assembly (a component of #VMA-J210XPMV),
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM),
    • Pre-installed motor mounting fasteners,
    • Propellor mounting hardware,
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC),
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC,
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
  • Two (2) power assemblies for the wings, each consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood motor mounting plate (a component of #VMA-J210XPMV),
    • Brushless motor (#VMM-111B18VM),
    • Semi-installed motor mounting fasteners,  
    • Propellor mounting hardware,
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC) with mounting block secured by a zip strap,
    • Wire extension set (3 wires) for each motor to provide electrical power between each wing motor and it's respective ESC,
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (3 Red, 3 Black),
  • All components have been factory connected & tested.
  • Documentation
 
 
 
 
1.5.7.1.5. Power Pack - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.5.7.1.5.1. Stage 1 - Install Power Module - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Power Module (both pylons) following the Read Me First instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
1.5.7.1.5.2. Stage 2 - Install Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Wiring Harness Set following the Read Me First instructions provided with the Wiring Harness Set.
 
1.5.7.1.5.3. Stage 3 - Install Props, Battery etc - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Propellers and Battery Pack following the instructions provided in the Read Me First documention and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
1.5.7.1.6. Power Pack - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Pack as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.5.7.1.6.1. Motors - Power Pack Operations - VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First "Operating" Instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
 
1.5.7.1.6.2. Battery - Power Pack Operations - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First Instructions provided with the Battery.  
 
 
1.5.7.1.7. Power Pack - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - No No's & Must Do's
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model. Take careful note of all cautions and warnings related to the safe and reliable operation of your model.
b) Review the Read Me First "No No's & Must Do's" provided with the Power Module.
 
c) Review the Read Me First information provided with the Battery. Pay particular attention to safety considerations related to transporting and charging your battery. We must again emphasize the importance of disconnecting your battery whenever you are transporting it, storing it, not using it or if you suspect any problems with your battery, motor or radio.   
1.5.7.1.8. Support

On Line, eMail, Fax, Phone, Mail

We offer the Best in Support Services.
We back up our products and our customers with the best support services available. From our industry leading Knowledge Base to information about your Shipment, we've got you covered!
 
To access our Support Services please:
Your Choice of Support Services that Work for You: 
1.5.7.1.8.1. Contact Us

For Sales and other Inquiries  

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Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

  • Helping you with non-technical pre-purchase questions,
  • Helping you place your order,
  • Pointing out any sales, combos or specials that you may wish to consider,
  • Inputting your order to our computer system so that it ships out as accurately and quickly as possible... usually the same day,  
  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

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        • Please note that all inbound Shipments require pre-Authorization in advance.
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1.5.7.2. Power Pack - #VMM-J210XPP1 For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Additional Information

In general "Additional" Information is:

  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
1.5.8. Power Pack - For VMA-N210X Nouvo
1.5.8.1. Power Pack - #VMM-N210XPP1 For VMA-N210X Nouvo - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.5.8.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.5.8.1.2. Power Pack - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - General Information
COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.5.8.1.3. Power Pack - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Packs - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAX Power Packs are intended for modelers who want to purchase a factory designed power system specifically engineered for their VMAR Electric ARF. VMAX Power Packs come complete with Power Module Firewalls, Brushless Motors, Electronic Speed Controls, Li Po Batteries, Propellers and Wiring Harness Sets necessary to get your model in the air with the least amount of mucking around and the maximum amount of performance value. 
 
VMAX Power Packs are perfect for the entire gamut of the modeler spectrum ranging from novices who would rather fly than integrate third party electronics to prosumer RC experts who are short on time and long on experience. For your next VMAR Electric ARF, ask for a VMAX Power Pack to help get you in the air and keep you there!
 
1.5.8.1.4. Power Pack - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Contents
This VMAX Power Pack (#VMM-N210XPP1) contains the following:
  • Power Module for VMA-N210X Nouvo (#VMM-N210XPM1)
    • Contents listed below.
  • Battery Pack POLYPRO LiPo11.1V 1800mAh 20C W/APP &  VPORT 217g (#PPR-3X180PYF)
  • Adapter #VMW-302PY1VF. Mates Powerpole connectors on Battery Pack to Male Bullet Connectors on ESC
  • One (1) Master Airscrew Propellor - 8 x 5 Electric - 2 Blade (#MAS-0850NE)
  • Documentation
Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-N210PM1) contains the following
  • One factory assembly consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood power module firewall (#VMA-N210XPMV)
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM)
    • Propellor mounting hardware
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC)
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • All components have been factory installed, connected & tested.
  • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (1 Red, 1 Black)
  • Documentation
 
1.5.8.1.5. Power Pack - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.5.8.1.5.1. Stage 1 - Install Power Module - For VMA-N210X Nouvo
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.  
 
b) Install the Power Module following the Read Me First instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
1.5.8.1.5.2. Stage 2 - Install Wiring - For VMA-N210X Nouvo
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Consult the following illustration.
 
1.5.8.1.5.3. Stage 3 - Install Propeller & Battery - For VMA-N210X Nouvo
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Propeller and Battery Pack following the instructions provided in the Read Me First documention and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
1.5.8.1.6. Power Pack - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Pack as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.5.8.1.6.1. Motors - Power Pack Operations - VMA-N210X Nouvo
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First "Operating" Instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
 
1.5.8.1.6.2. Battery - Power Pack Operations - For VMA-N210X Nouvo
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First Instructions provided with the Battery.  
 
 
1.5.8.1.7. Power Pack - For VMA-N210X Nouvo - No No's & Must Do's
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model. Take careful note of all cautions and warnings related to the safe and reliable operation of your model.
 
b) Review the Read Me First "No No's & Must Do's" provided with the Power Module.
 
c) Review the Read Me First information provided with the Battery. Pay particular attention to safety considerations related to transporting and charging your battery. We must again emphasize the importance of disconnecting your battery whenever you are transporting it, storing it, not using it or if you suspect any problems with your battery, motor or radio.   
 
1.5.8.1.8. Support

On Line, eMail, Fax, Phone, Mail

We offer the Best in Support Services.
We back up our products and our customers with the best support services available. From our industry leading Knowledge Base to information about your Shipment, we've got you covered!
 
To access our Support Services please:
Your Choice of Support Services that Work for You: 
1.5.8.1.8.1. Contact Us

For Sales and other Inquiries  

Support - Contact Us - Reach our Sales Department by eMail, Fax, Phone or Mail

Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

  • Helping you with non-technical pre-purchase questions,
  • Helping you place your order,
  • Pointing out any sales, combos or specials that you may wish to consider,
  • Inputting your order to our computer system so that it ships out as accurately and quickly as possible... usually the same day,  
  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

Buy our Products: 
  • From a Retailer
    • Please support your local retailer.    
  • On Line 24x7x365... if your favorite Retailer does not have what you are looking for, please visit one of our On-Line Stores. 
      • For Radio Control,
      • For ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacyrlates, superglue & epoxies
    • www.supplystore.com
      • Supplying ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacyrlates, superglue, epoxies, related accessories and more to End Users & Consumers in the Building Construction, Repair & Maintenance Trades. Also Fine Woodworkers, Stagecraft Artisans, Professional Detailers, Sportsmen & Scale Model Builders.
    • www.zapglue.ca
      • Supplying ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacrylates, superglue, epoxies and related accessories to End Users & Consumers in the Industrial, Manufacturing, Assembly and Laboratory sectors.
  • Order By Fax 24x7x365
    • 604-940-1063
  • Order By Phone M-F 11am-4pm Pacific Time
    • Order Desk 604-940-1066    

 

For All Other Inquiries... please consult the following resources:

  • After reviewing our On Line resources, if you require additional assistance please contact us by eMail, fax, phone or mail as follows:

    • Ask a Question
    • eMail 
    • Fax
      • 604-940-1063
    • Phone
      • 604-940-1066
    • Mail
      • Richmond RC Supply Ltd, #114 - 7350 72nd Street, Delta, BC, V4G-1H9
        • Mail & printed correspondence only.                
        • We are not able to accomodate personal site visits or drop-offs/pick-ups at this location.
        • Please note that all inbound Shipments require pre-Authorization in advance.
        • Unauthorized inbound shipments will be refused.        

 
1.5.8.1.9. Keep Up to Date

Check Frequently for Updates

Support - Stay Current - Check Frequently for Updated &/or Additional Information
This information is subject to change without notice. When viewing this information in a printed form the printing date will be visible in the lower right corner. Check frequently for updates &/or Additional Information.at www.richmondrc.com, > Enter the Site, > Support Services, follow the links to our Knowledge Base. Review the Table of Contents and search for the name and/or part number of this product.
 
For automated notification of changes to information contained in our Knowledge Base please register as a Priority Response member and subscribe to our Priority Response Notification Service.
1.5.8.2. Power Pack - #VMM-N210XPP1 For VMA-N210X Nouvo - Additional Information

In general "Additional" Information is:

  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
1.5.9. Power Pack - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
1.5.9.1. Power Pack - #VMM-P210XPP1 For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
 
 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.5.9.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.5.9.1.2. Power Pack - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - General Information
COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.5.9.1.3. Power Pack - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Packs - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAX Power Packs are intended for modelers who want to purchase a factory designed power system specifically engineered for their VMAR Electric ARF. VMAX Power Packs come complete with Power Module Firewalls, Brushless Motors, Electronic Speed Controls, Li Po Batteries, Propellers and Wiring Harness Sets necessary to get your model in the air with the least amount of mucking around and the maximum amount of performance value. 
 
VMAX Power Packs are perfect for the entire gamut of the modeler spectrum ranging from novices who would rather fly than integrate third party electronics to prosumer RC experts who are short on time and long on experience. For your next VMAR Electric ARF, ask for a VMAX Power Pack to help get you in the air and keep you there!
 
1.5.9.1.4. Power Pack - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Contents
This VMAX Power Pack (#VMM-P210XPP1) contains the following:
  • Power Module For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II (#VMM-P210XPM1)
    • Contents listed below.
  • Battery Pack POLYPRO LiPo11.1V 1800mAh 20C W/APP &  VPORT 217g (#PPR-3X180PYF)
  • Adapter #VMW-302PY1VF. Mates Powerpole connectors on Battery Pack to Male Bullet Connectors on ESC
  • One (1) Master Airscrew Propellor - 8 x 5 Electric - 2 Blade (#MAS-0850NE)
  • Documentation
Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-P210PM1) contains the following
  • One factory assembly consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood power module firewall (#VMA-P210XPMV)
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM)
    • Propellor mounting hardware
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC)
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • All components have been factory installed, connected & tested.
  • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (1 Red, 1 Black)
  • Documentation
 
1.5.9.1.5. Power Pack - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.5.9.1.5.1. Stage 1 - Install Power Module - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.  
 
b) Install the Power Module following the Read Me First instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
1.5.9.1.5.2. Stage 2 - Install Wiring - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Consult the following illustration.
 
1.5.9.1.5.3. Stage 3 - Install Propeller & Battery - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Propeller and Battery Pack following the instructions provided in the Read Me First documention and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
1.5.9.1.6. Power Pack - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Pack as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.5.9.1.6.1. Motors - Power Pack Operations - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First "Operating" Instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
 
1.5.9.1.6.2. Battery - Power Pack Operations - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First Instructions provided with the Battery.  
 
 
1.5.9.1.7. Power Pack - For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - No No's & Must Do's
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model. Take careful note of all cautions and warnings related to the safe and reliable operation of your model.
 
b) Review the Read Me First "No No's & Must Do's" provided with the Power Module.
 
c) Review the Read Me First information provided with the Battery. Pay particular attention to safety considerations related to transporting and charging your battery. We must again emphasize the importance of disconnecting your battery whenever you are transporting it, storing it, not using it or if you suspect any problems with your battery, motor or radio.   
 
1.5.9.1.8. Support

On Line, eMail, Fax, Phone, Mail

We offer the Best in Support Services.
We back up our products and our customers with the best support services available. From our industry leading Knowledge Base to information about your Shipment, we've got you covered!
 
To access our Support Services please:
Your Choice of Support Services that Work for You: 
1.5.9.1.8.1. Contact Us

For Sales and other Inquiries  

Support - Contact Us - Reach our Sales Department by eMail, Fax, Phone or Mail

Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

  • Helping you with non-technical pre-purchase questions,
  • Helping you place your order,
  • Pointing out any sales, combos or specials that you may wish to consider,
  • Inputting your order to our computer system so that it ships out as accurately and quickly as possible... usually the same day,  
  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

Buy our Products: 
  • From a Retailer
    • Please support your local retailer.    
  • On Line 24x7x365... if your favorite Retailer does not have what you are looking for, please visit one of our On-Line Stores. 
      • For Radio Control,
      • For ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacyrlates, superglue & epoxies
    • www.supplystore.com
      • Supplying ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacyrlates, superglue, epoxies, related accessories and more to End Users & Consumers in the Building Construction, Repair & Maintenance Trades. Also Fine Woodworkers, Stagecraft Artisans, Professional Detailers, Sportsmen & Scale Model Builders.
    • www.zapglue.ca
      • Supplying ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacrylates, superglue, epoxies and related accessories to End Users & Consumers in the Industrial, Manufacturing, Assembly and Laboratory sectors.
  • Order By Fax 24x7x365
    • 604-940-1063
  • Order By Phone M-F 11am-4pm Pacific Time
    • Order Desk 604-940-1066    

 

For All Other Inquiries... please consult the following resources:

  • After reviewing our On Line resources, if you require additional assistance please contact us by eMail, fax, phone or mail as follows:

    • Ask a Question
    • eMail 
    • Fax
      • 604-940-1063
    • Phone
      • 604-940-1066
    • Mail
      • Richmond RC Supply Ltd, #114 - 7350 72nd Street, Delta, BC, V4G-1H9
        • Mail & printed correspondence only.                
        • We are not able to accomodate personal site visits or drop-offs/pick-ups at this location.
        • Please note that all inbound Shipments require pre-Authorization in advance.
        • Unauthorized inbound shipments will be refused.        

 
1.5.9.1.9. Keep Up to Date

Check Frequently for Updates

Support - Stay Current - Check Frequently for Updated &/or Additional Information
This information is subject to change without notice. When viewing this information in a printed form the printing date will be visible in the lower right corner. Check frequently for updates &/or Additional Information.at www.richmondrc.com, > Enter the Site, > Support Services, follow the links to our Knowledge Base. Review the Table of Contents and search for the name and/or part number of this product.
 
For automated notification of changes to information contained in our Knowledge Base please register as a Priority Response member and subscribe to our Priority Response Notification Service.
1.5.9.2. Power Pack - #VMM-P210XPP1 For VMA-P210X PC9 & Texan II - Additional Information

In general "Additional" Information is:

  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
1.5.10. Power Pack - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
1.5.10.1. Power Pack - #VMM-T210XPP1 For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.5.10.1.1. Think Safety
When working with Batteries, Electric Models, Motors & Propellers, Chargers & Electrical Devices
 

ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY 

or other electrical power source from any motor, device or charger when transporting, storing, not using or when you are not in attendance.
 
Keep hands, tools, clothing and all foreign objects well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Take particular care to safeguard and protect your eyes and fingers and the eyes and fingers of other persons who may be nearby.
 
STAY CLEAR OF PROPELLER. PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
 
Use only a good quality propeller that has no cracks or flaws. Ensure propellers are securely attached. Stay clear of the propeller and stay clear of the plane of rotation defined by the propeller prior to connecting your battery to any motor or power system.
 
 
1.5.10.1.2. Power Pack - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - General Information
COPYRIGHT
Copyright Richmond RC Supply Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.5.10.1.3. Power Pack - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Power Packs - For VMAR Electric Models - Overview
VMAX Power Packs are intended for modelers who want to purchase a factory designed power system specifically engineered for their VMAR Electric ARF. VMAX Power Packs come complete with Power Module Firewalls, Brushless Motors, Electronic Speed Controls, Li Po Batteries, Propellers and Wiring Harness Sets necessary to get your model in the air with the least amount of mucking around and the maximum amount of performance value. 
 
VMAX Power Packs are perfect for the entire gamut of the modeler spectrum ranging from novices who would rather fly than integrate third party electronics to prosumer RC experts who are short on time and long on experience. For your next VMAR Electric ARF, ask for a VMAX Power Pack to help get you in the air and keep you there!
 
1.5.10.1.4. Power Pack - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Contents
This VMAX Power Pack (#VMM-T210XPP1) contains the following:
  • Wiring Harness Set for VMA-T210X Twin Otter (#VMA-T210XWHS)
    • Contents listed below.
  • Power Module (set) for VMA-T210X Twin Otter (#VMM-T210XPM1)
    • Contents listed below.
  • Battery Pack POLYPRO LiPo11.1V 2500mAh 20C W/APP &  VPORT 217g (#PPR-3X250PYF)
  • Two (2) VMAX Propellor - 8 x 6 Electric - 3 Blade (#VMM-0860ET)
  • Documentation

 

Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Contents
This VMAR Wiring Harness Set (WHS) contains the following
  • Aileron Wiring Harness (WHA) to connect the two aileron servos in the wings to the aileron channel of the receiver in the fuselage.  Total Length = approx 32 in. (813 mm). Length from aileron channel connector to Y = approx 7 in. (178 mm)
    • (Note: The aileron wiring harness does NOT provide for flaperon operation using a computer radio and two discrete receiver channels. VMAR models utilizing two aileron servos will usually support computer radio flaperon functionality in conjunction with the aileron wiring harness if additional aileron extensions are purchased in addition to the aileron wiring harness included with the wiring harness set).
  • Throttle Wiring Harness (WHT) to connect three Electronic Speed Controls (ESC) to the throttle channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 12.5 in. (318 mm). Length from throttle channel connector to Y = approx 6 in. (152 mm)
  • Power Wiring Harness (WHP) to provide Positive (+) and Negative (-) power to three motors from a single battery (fused in line). Total Length = approx 14 in. (355 mm). Length from battery connector to quick disconnect joint = approx 5.0 in. (127 mm)
This VMAR Wiring Harness Set also contains:
  • Flap Wiring Harness (FHE) to connect the flap servos located in the wing (inboard locations) to the flap channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 22.5 in. (571 mm). Length from flap channel connector to junction = approx 7 in. (178 mm)
  • End User Wiring Labels

 

Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Contents
This VMAX Power Module (#VMM-T210PM1) contains the following
  • Two power pylons, each consisting of:
    • Laser cut wood power module firewall assembly (#VMA-T210XPMV)
    • Brushless Motor (#VMM-111B18VM)
    • Propellor mounting hardware
    • Electronic Speed Control (ESC) (#VMC-120B15VC)
    • Wiring between the Motor and the ESC
    • Wiring leads from the ESC to provide Positive (+) power, Negative (-) power and throttle control
    • All components have been factory installed, connected & tested.
  • Crimp on bullet connectors (female) for the ESC power feeds  (2 Red, 2 Black)
  • Documentation
 
 
 
 
1.5.10.1.5. Power Pack - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.5.10.1.5.1. Stage 1 - Install Power Module - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Power Module (both pylons) following the Read Me First instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
1.5.10.1.5.2. Stage 2 - Install Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Wiring Harness Set following the Read Me First instructions provided with the Wiring Harness Set.
 
1.5.10.1.5.3. Stage 3 - Install Props, Battery & Nose Gear Servo - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Install the Propellers, Battery Pack and Nose Gear Servo following the instructions provided in the Read Me First documention and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
1.5.10.1.6. Power Pack - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Operating
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the operating limits will help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
We developed this Power Pack as a "system" suitable for your model. We strongly advise against changing any component within this system. If a component requires replacement, ensure you replace it with a new but identical component to that which is being swapped out.
 
 
1.5.10.1.6.1. Motors - Power Pack Operations - VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First "Operating" Instructions provided with the Power Module.
 
 
1.5.10.1.6.2. Battery - Power Pack Operations - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model.
 
b) Follow the Read Me First Instructions provided with the Battery.  
 
 
1.5.10.1.7. Power Pack - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - No No's & Must Do's
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly & Operations Manual that came with your model. Take careful note of all cautions and warnings related to the safe and reliable operation of your model.
b) Review the Read Me First "No No's & Must Do's" provided with the Power Module.
 
c) Review the Read Me First information provided with the Battery. Pay particular attention to safety considerations related to transporting and charging your battery. We must again emphasize the importance of disconnecting your battery whenever you are transporting it, storing it, not using it or if you suspect any problems with your battery, motor or radio.   
1.5.10.1.8. Support

On Line, eMail, Fax, Phone, Mail

We offer the Best in Support Services.
We back up our products and our customers with the best support services available. From our industry leading Knowledge Base to information about your Shipment, we've got you covered!
 
To access our Support Services please:
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1.5.10.1.8.1. Contact Us

For Sales and other Inquiries  

Support - Contact Us - Reach our Sales Department by eMail, Fax, Phone or Mail

Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

  • Helping you with non-technical pre-purchase questions,
  • Helping you place your order,
  • Pointing out any sales, combos or specials that you may wish to consider,
  • Inputting your order to our computer system so that it ships out as accurately and quickly as possible... usually the same day,  
  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

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        • Mail & printed correspondence only.                
        • We are not able to accomodate personal site visits or drop-offs/pick-ups at this location.
        • Please note that all inbound Shipments require pre-Authorization in advance.
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1.5.10.2. Power Pack - #VMM-T210XPP1 For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Additional Information

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  • In addition to that found in other documentation related to this product,
  • Often reflects feedback &/or questions from users of the product.

Subject to the Conditions of Use, please review the attachments and related articles listed below.

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1.5.11. More Information about Power Packs

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1.6. Power Supplies
Although there are a wide variety of different power supplies, in our applications, power supplies typically convert alternating current (AC) power (from the "wall") to direct current (DC) power that is in turn then used by a device such as a battery charger.
 
The output voltage and output current is important when selecting a power supply. If your battery charger (or other device) requires 12 Volts of Direct Current (VDC) as an input then you must choose a power supply that provides 12 VDC output. The output current rating of the power supply is also important. If your battery charger (or other device) requires 12 VDC at 2 Amps you must choose a 12 VDC power supply that is rated at (can supply) 2 Amps or more.
 
A power supply must be capable of providing the correct voltage for your device and it must be capable of providing at least the current that the device requires. A battery charger that requires 12 VDC at 2 Amps will work fine with a power supply rated for 12 VDC at 5 Amps but will not work with a 12 VDC power supply that is rated capable of providing 1 Amp of current.
 
Never overload a power supply or under power a device. You run the risk of damaging the power supply and the device.
 
1.6.1. Power Supply - VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR - Output 12 VDC 6 Amps
The VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR power supply accepts 110-240VAC input and provides 12 VDC output and is rated at up to 6 Amps.
 
This output rating of 12 VDC at 6 Amps is ideal for many Li PO battery chargers such as the VME-LPBC10 and the VME-MFBC808B.
 
Please consult the READ ME FIRST document and Operations Manual of your battery charger or device to ensure that it is compatible with the #VME-TH12V6AR power supply.  
 
 
 
1.6.1.1. Power Supply - #VME-TH12V6AR - Output 12 VDC 6 Amps - READ ME FIRST
 
BEFORE PROCEEDING
TO ASSEMBLE OR
OPERATE THIS PRODUCT
 
PLEASE
READ ME FIRST
          
PLEASE
READ ME FIRST
 
BEFORE PROCEEDING
TO ASSEMBLE OR
OPERATE THIS PRODUCT
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
1.6.1.1.1. Think Safety
Power supplies, battery chargers, batteries, motors and related accessories, tools and equipment can be hazardous if improperly used. Be cautious and follow all safety recommendations when using this product. Keep hands, tools, clothing, liquids and all foreign objects and flammables well clear of equipment prior to and during operations. Check and double check all electrical connections before operating.  
 
WARNING - FIRE RISK
 
If this product or any wire, cable, adapter or other device to which it is connected Overheats, Smokes, Smells or Swells then IMMEDIATELY UNPLUG all connections & MOVE ALL COMPONENTS to a Safe Outdoor Location.
 
Do NOT Overload, Short Circuit, Drop, Mechanically Damage or Immerse 

Do NOT connect or operate Near Flammable Materials.

Do NOT operate inside an Automobile or other Vehicle.

Do NOT operate when Hot.

Do NOT operate outdoors or in a wet environment.
 
Ensure that devices to which this product is connected have compatible voltage and current requirements.   
 
UNPLUG WHEN UNATTENDED
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.6.1.1.2. Power Supply - VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR - Introduction
Before proceeding please read the Overview and check off the components provided against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their packaging for now. Do not remove a component from it's packaging until it is needed.  
 
Power Supplies
Although there are a wide variety of different power supplies, in our applications, power supplies typically convert alternating current (AC) power (from the "wall") to direct current (DC) power that is in turn then used by a device such as a battery charger.
 
The output voltage and output current is important when selecting a power supply. If your battery charger (or other device) requires 12 Volts of Direct Current (VDC) as an input then you must choose a power supply that provides 12 VDC output. The output current rating of the power supply is also important. If your battery charger (or other device) requires 12 VDC at 2 Amps you must choose a 12 VDC power supply that is rated at (can supply) 2 Amps or more.
 
A power supply must be capable of providing the correct voltage for your device and it must be capable of providing at least the current that the device requires. A battery charger that requires 12 VDC at 2 Amps will work fine with a power supply rated for 12 VDC at 5 Amps but will not work with a 12 VDC power supply that is rated capable of providing 1 Amp of current.
 
Never overload a power supply or under power a device. You run the risk of damaging the power supply and the device.
 
Power Supply - VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR - Output 12 VDC 6 Amps
The VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR power supply accepts 110-240VAC input and provides 12 VDC output and is rated at up to 6 Amps.
 
This output rating of 12 VDC at 6 Amps is ideal for many Li PO battery chargers such as the VME-LPBC10 and the VME-MFBC808B.
 
Please consult the READ ME FIRST document and Operations Manual of your battery charger or device to ensure that it is compatible with the #VME-TH12V6AR power supply.  
 
 
 
1.6.1.1.3. Power Supply - VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR - Contents
This VMAX Power Supply  (#VME-TH12V6AR) consists of the following:
  • The power supply itself.
  • Detachable AC input cord. This is supplied with a wall plug for North American style 110 VAC service.
    • For areas outside North America, please see your local supplier for a compatible AC input cord and plug.
  • Permanently attached output cord with DC output barrel connector.  
    • The barrel connector is compatible with VMAX battery chargers including #VME-LPBC10 and #VME-MFBC808B.
  • Documentation.

 

1.6.1.1.4. Power Supply - VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR - Installation Instructions
Consult any labels carefully, particularly any WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
Plug the AC input cord into the power supply.
 
 
1.6.1.1.5. Power Supply - VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR - Operating

Powering Up - Turning On

A) Consult any labels carefully, particularly any WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Paying attention to the labels will help prevent accidents and damage to your equipment.

B) Consult the documentation that came with your battery charger or device. Ensure you know how to turn it on and off and what to watch for in the way of indicator lights etc.

C) Plug the AC input cord into your AC supply (wall) outlet. 

  • A small green light on the front face of the power supply will light up in a few seconds.

D) Connect the DC output cord to your battery charger or device.

E) Turn on the device.

STAY ALERT FOR OVERHEATING, SMELLS, SMOKE OR OTHER SIGNS OF TROUBLE. UNPLUG ALL CONNECTIONS IMMEDIATELY IF THE POWER SUPPLY OR ANY CORD OR DEVICE OVERHEATS, SMELLS, SMOKES, SPARKS OR MAKES ANY UNEXPECTED NOISE OR EMISSION.
 
 
Powering Down - Turning Off.

UNPLUG WHEN UNATTENDED.
A) Unplug any downstream devices such as a battery charger first.

B) Unplug the AC input cord last.

C) The small green light on the front face of the power supply may stay lighted for up to 1 minute.

 
 
 
 
 
 

1.6.1.1.6. Power Supply - VMAX #VME-TH12V6AR - No No's & Must Do's
Do NOT OPERATE NEAR FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.  Do not operate near flammable liquids or gases, on or near a carpet or any flammable surface.

Do NOT OPERATE inside an automobile or other vehicle. If using a cigarette lighter adapter or connecting to automobile power ensure that the cord is long enough to connect to the power supply located outside and away from the vehicle.

Do NOT OPERATE WHEN POWER SUPPLY IS HOT. If the power supply is hot to the touch, understand why it’s hot. Check your connections. If the power supply and anything it is connected to appears to be functioning properly the power supply may be overloaded by devices to which it is connected. Reduce the load.

CONNECT TO DEVICES HAVING COMPATIBLE VOLTAGE & CURRENT REQUIREMENTS. Ensure that the input and output voltage of your power supply is compatible with the line supply and connected devices. Ensure that external devices do not overload the power supply with more current than it can supply.

DO NOT OPERATE OUTDOORS or in a WET ENVIRONMENT. This power supply is intended for indoor operation only. It is not water or weather proof.

ALWAYS UNPLUG WHEN UNATTENDED. Do not leave your power supply connected to anything when unattended. Nothing!

 

1.6.1.1.7. Support

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We offer the Best in Support Services.
We back up our products and our customers with the best support services available. From our industry leading Knowledge Base to information about your Shipment, we've got you covered!
 
To access our Support Services please:
Your Choice of Support Services that Work for You: 
1.6.1.1.7.1. Contact Us

For Sales and other Inquiries  

Support - Contact Us - Reach our Sales Department by eMail, Fax, Phone or Mail

Technical Inquiries:

Please review the information provided in our Knowledge Base. After checking our Knowledge Base, if you need further assistance please use our Submit A Question service to get a response within 2 Business Days.

 

Sales Inquiries: 

Please note that our Sales Department personnel are trained and dedicated to:

  • Helping you with non-technical pre-purchase questions,
  • Helping you place your order,
  • Pointing out any sales, combos or specials that you may wish to consider,
  • Inputting your order to our computer system so that it ships out as accurately and quickly as possible... usually the same day,  
  • Resolving any invoicing problems, and
  • Helping to sort out any missing shipment or shipment damage issues.
Their depth of technical knowledge is about on par with what is shown in our printed sales literature. In most cases, they are working from the same printed advertisements or content from our web site that you are. Asking sales personnel to confirm the size, color and availability of a product is well within their capabilities. However, asking detailed questions about technical issues is not.

 

Buy our Products: 
  • From a Retailer
    • Please support your local retailer.    
  • On Line 24x7x365... if your favorite Retailer does not have what you are looking for, please visit one of our On-Line Stores. 
      • For Radio Control,
      • For ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacyrlates, superglue & epoxies
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      • Supplying ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacyrlates, superglue, epoxies, related accessories and more to End Users & Consumers in the Building Construction, Repair & Maintenance Trades. Also Fine Woodworkers, Stagecraft Artisans, Professional Detailers, Sportsmen & Scale Model Builders.
    • www.zapglue.ca
      • Supplying ZAP Brand CA, cyanoacrylates, superglue, epoxies and related accessories to End Users & Consumers in the Industrial, Manufacturing, Assembly and Laboratory sectors.
  • Order By Fax 24x7x365
    • 604-940-1063
  • Order By Phone M-F 11am-4pm Pacific Time
    • Order Desk 604-940-1066    

 

For All Other Inquiries... please consult the following resources:

  • After reviewing our On Line resources, if you require additional assistance please contact us by eMail, fax, phone or mail as follows:

    • Ask a Question
    • eMail 
    • Fax
      • 604-940-1063
    • Phone
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    • Mail
      • Richmond RC Supply Ltd, #114 - 7350 72nd Street, Delta, BC, V4G-1H9
        • Mail & printed correspondence only.                
        • We are not able to accomodate personal site visits or drop-offs/pick-ups at this location.
        • Please note that all inbound Shipments require pre-Authorization in advance.
        • Unauthorized inbound shipments will be refused.        

 
1.6.1.1.8. Warranty

This product is warrantied to the original buyer to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of 6 months from date of purchase.

Problems caused by alteration, normal wear and tear, physical damage, abuse, improper use, failure to comply with the setup and operating instructions, customer disassembly or damage caused by defective batteries or damage caused by the use of other accessories are not covered by this warranty.

All warranty returns MUST be accompanied by an RMA number and a dated sales receipt from an authorized VMAX re-seller and the original VMAX packaging along with all of the adapters and connectors supplied with this product.

All returns must be SHIPPED PREPAID to the VMAX Service Center in your market area.
 
See "Support" for information about Warranty Claims.
 
1.6.1.1.9. Keep Up to Date

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1.6.1.2. Power Supply - #VME-TH12V6AR - Pictures, Graphics & Artwork
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1.7. Wiring Harness Sets - For VMAX Power Packs
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets for VMAX Power Packs contain all of the wiring and connectors to install and operate the components of multi-motor VMAX Power Packs and any servos included with the power pack. (Note: Single motor power systems include discrete wiring components and do not use a wiring harness "set" per se.)
 
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets are factory designed to fit into the applicable VMAR model with its applicable VMAX power system and any included servos. All of the connectors have been factory installed. 
 
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets are:
  • Included with VMAX Power Packs for the applicable model.
  • Available as a stand alone accessory for use with VMAX Power Modules for the applicable model.
  • Provide for fast and reliable installation of VMAX Power Packs and Power Modules into VMAR multi-motor electric models. 
    • Note: Modelers who are not experienced with multi-motor electric flight systems are strongly encouraged to use the VMAR Wiring Harness Set applicable to their VMAR multi-motor model. Scratch building and installing a reliable wiring harness set for a multi-motor electric model requires approximately 8 hours of work & considerable knowledge and experience.
  • May be suitable for use with some third party power systems and servos supplied by end users.
 
A typical VMAR Wiring Harness Set (WHS) for a multi-motor model contains the following:
  • Aileron Wiring Harness (WHA) to connect two aileron servos in the wings to the aileron channel of the receiver in the fuselage. 
    • (Note: The aileron wiring harness does NOT provide for flaperon operation using a computer radio and two discrete receiver channels. VMAR models utilizing two aileron servos will usually support flaperon functionality in conjunction with the aileron wiring harness if additional aileron extensions are purchased in addition to the aileron wiring harness included with the wiring harness set).
  • Throttle Wiring Harness (WHT) to connect multiple Electronic Speed Controls (ESC) to the throttle channel of the receiver in the fuselage.
  • Power Wiring Harness (WHP) to provide Positive (+) and Negative (-) power to multiple motors from a single battery (fused in line).
Depending on the model itself the VMAR Wiring Harness Set may also contain:
  • Elevator Wiring Harness (WHE) to connect one or more elevator servos located near the tail to the elevator channel of the receiver in the fuselage.
    • (Note: In some models the elevator servo is located in a servo tray near the receiver itself and a long control rod connects the servo to the elevator... this arrangement does not require an elevator wiring harness.)
  • Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness (WHR) to connect one or more rudder servos located near the tail and a ground steering servo to the rudder channel of the receiver in the fuselage.
    • (Note: In some models the rudder servo is located in a servo tray near the receiver itself and a long control rod connects the servo to the rudder... this arrangement does not require an rudder wiring harness. Other models may not offer ground steering via a servo dedicated to controlling a nose or tail wheel and the wiring harness will not provide for such)
  • Other wiring harnesses applicable to the particular VMAR model.
 
1.7.1. Wiring Harness Sets - For VMAR Power Packs - Overview
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets for VMAR Power Packs contain all of the wiring and connectors to install and operate the components of multi-motor VMAR Power Packs and any servos included with the power pack. (Note: Single motor power systems include discrete wiring components and do not use a wiring harness "set" per se.)
 
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets are factory designed to fit into the applicable VMAR model with its applicable VMAR power system and any included servos. All of the connectors have been factory installed. 
 
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets are:
  • Included with VMAR Power Packs for the applicable model.
  • Available as a stand alone accessory for use with VMAR Power Modules for the applicable model.
  • Provide for fast and reliable installation of VMAR Power Packs and Power Modules into VMAR multi-motor electric models. 
    • Note: Modelers who are not experienced with multi-motor electric flight systems are strongly encouraged to use the VMAR Wiring Harness Set applicable to their VMAR multi-motor model. Scratch building and installing a reliable wiring harness set for a multi-motor electric model requires approximately 8 hours of work & considerable knowledge and experience.
  • May be suitable for use with some third party power systems and servos supplied by end users.
 
1.7.2. Wiring Harness Sets - For VMAR Power Packs - Typical Contents
A typical VMAR Wiring Harness Set (WHS) for a multi-motor model contains the following:
  • Aileron Wiring Harness (WHA) to connect two aileron servos in the wings to the aileron channel of the receiver in the fuselage. 
    • (Note: The aileron wiring harness does NOT provide for flaperon operation using a computer radio and two discrete receiver channels. VMAR models utilizing two aileron servos will usually support computer radio flaperon functionality in conjunction with the aileron wiring harness if additional aileron extensions are purchased in addition to the aileron wiring harness included with the wiring harness set).
  • Throttle Wiring Harness (WHT) to connect multiple Electronic Speed Controls (ESC) to the throttle channel of the receiver in the fuselage.
  • Power Wiring Harness (WHP) to provide Positive (+) and Negative (-) power to multiple motors from a single battery (fused in line).
Depending on the model itself the VMAR Wiring Harness Set may also contain:
  • Elevator Wiring Harness (WHE) to connect one or more elevator servos located near the tail to the elevator channel of the receiver in the fuselage.
    • (Note: In some models the elevator servo is located in a servo tray near the receiver itself and a long control rod connects the servo to the elevator... this arrangement does not require an elevator wiring harness.)
  • Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness (WHR) to connect one or more rudder servos located near the tail and a ground steering servo to the rudder channel of the receiver in the fuselage.
    • (Note: In some models the rudder servo is located in a servo tray near the receiver itself and a long control rod connects the servo to the rudder... this arrangement does not require an rudder wiring harness. Other models may not offer ground steering via a servo dedicated to controlling a nose or tail wheel and the wiring harness will not provide for such)
  • Other wiring harnesses applicable to the particular VMAR model.
 
1.7.3. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
1.7.3.1. Wiring Harness Set - #VMA-J210XWHS For VMA-J210X Trimotor - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
 
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CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.7.3.1.1. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - General Information
 
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Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.7.3.1.2. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Wiring Harness Sets - For VMAR Power Packs - Overview
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets for VMAR Power Packs contain all of the wiring and connectors to install and operate the components of multi-motor VMAR Power Packs and any servos included with the power pack. (Note: Single motor power systems include discrete wiring components and do not use a wiring harness "set" per se.)
 
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets are factory designed to fit into the applicable VMAR model with its applicable VMAR power system and any included servos. All of the connectors have been factory installed. 
 
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets are:
  • Included with VMAR Power Packs for the applicable model.
  • Available as a stand alone accessory for use with VMAR Power Modules for the applicable model.
  • Provide for fast and reliable installation of VMAR Power Packs and Power Modules into VMAR multi-motor electric models. 
    • Note: Modelers who are not experienced with multi-motor electric flight systems are strongly encouraged to use the VMAR Wiring Harness Set applicable to their VMAR multi-motor model. Scratch building and installing a reliable wiring harness set for a multi-motor electric model requires approximately 8 hours of work & considerable knowledge and experience.
  • May be suitable for use with some third party power systems and servos supplied by end users.
 
1.7.3.1.3. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Contents
This VMAR Wiring Harness Set (WHS) contains the following
  • Aileron Wiring Harness (WHA) to connect the two aileron servos in the wings to the aileron channel of the receiver in the fuselage.  Total Length = approx 32 in. (813 mm). Length from aileron channel connector to Y = approx 7 in. (178 mm)
    • (Note: The aileron wiring harness does NOT provide for flaperon operation using a computer radio and two discrete receiver channels. VMAR models utilizing two aileron servos will usually support computer radio flaperon functionality in conjunction with the aileron wiring harness if additional aileron extensions are purchased in addition to the aileron wiring harness included with the wiring harness set).
  • Throttle Wiring Harness (WHT) to connect three Electronic Speed Controls (ESC) to the throttle channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 12.5 in. (318 mm). Length from throttle channel connector to Y = approx 6 in. (152 mm)
  • Power Wiring Harness (WHP) to provide Positive (+) and Negative (-) power to three motors from a single battery (fused in line). Total Length = approx 14 in. (355 mm). Length from battery connector to quick disconnect joint = approx 5.0 in. (127 mm)
This VMAR Wiring Harness Set also contains:
  • Flap Wiring Harness (FHE) to connect the flap servos located in the wing (inboard locations) to the flap channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 22.5 in. (571 mm). Length from flap channel connector to junction = approx 7 in. (178 mm)
  • End User Wiring Labels

 

1.7.3.1.4. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.7.3.1.4.1. Stage 1 - Install Aileron Wiring Harness (WHA) - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 from the Assembly and Operations Manual. Once completed you will have assembled the wing.
 
b) Review Stage 3 from the Assembly and Operations Manual. Locate the Aileron Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness. 
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Aileron Wiring Harness. Pay particular attention to the larger warning label and note the color conventions used for different manufacturers. This will be important when you plug in your servos and when you plug into your receiver. See Figure 1A and the green "path" as a reference to guide you as you proceed with the installation.
 

1A - Aileron Wiring Harness Installed - Viewed from Top Side of Wing

 
d) Turn the wing upright so that you can see the large access cavity near the center of the wing. Support the wing with a sheet of foam rubber or folded up fluffy towel.
 
e) Position the wing so that the trailing edge (thin) is closer to you and the leading edge (thick) is further away. When oriented in this manner, the wing panel on your left will be the left wing panel in flight and the wing panel on your right will be the right wing panel in flight. This consistent definition of left and right makes it much easier to install the aileron servos and aileron wiring harness properly.
 
f) Thread the end of the wire marked "Aileron Left" through the left side of the large access cavity near the center of the wing and through the internal wiring access tube to the left aileron servo cavity located about 17 in. (432 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Pull the loose end of the wire out of the tube so that it exits the bottom of the wing through the left aileron servo cavity. Connect the left aileron servo to this wire. Use the supplied "Aileron Left" sticker to wrap the connection securely. Gently pull the wire back from the source and install the left aileron servo into position as shown in Stage 3 of the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
g) Repeat this process for the wire marked "Aileron Right", working with the right side of the large access cavity near the center of the wing and the internal wiring access tube that runs to the right aileron servo cavity. Connect the right aileron servo to this wire. Use the supplied "Aileron Right" sticker to wrap the connection securely. Gently pull the wire back from the source and install the right aileron servo into position as shown in Stage 3 of the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
h) Once completed, both aileron servos will be installed into the wing and the end of the Aileron Wiring Harness that is labeled "Aileron Channel ==> ==>" will be hanging loose near the center of the wing ready to be plugged into the aileron channel of your receiver.
 
1.7.3.1.4.2. Stage 2 - Install Throttle Wiring Harness (WHT) - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 9 from the Assembly and Operations Manual using either a  VMAX Power Module set, a VMAX Power Pack or third party motors and speed controllers. 
 
b) After installation of your motors and speed controllers you may install the Throttle Warning Harness.  Locate the Throttle Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness.
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Throttle Wiring Harness. Pay particular attention to the larger warning label and note the color conventions used for different manufacturers. This will be important when you plug in your ESC and when you plug into your receiver.See Figure 2A and the green "path" as a reference to guide you as you proceed with the installation.
 

2A - Throttle Wiring Harness Installed - Viewed from Top Side of Wing

 
 
d) Turn the wing upright on its back so that you can see your ESC's located in the large access cavity near the center of the wing. Support the wing with a sheet of foam rubber or folded up fluffy towel.
 
e) Position the wing so that the trailing edge (thin) is closer to you and the leading edge (thick) is further away. When oriented in this manner, the wing panel on your left will be the left wing panel in flight and the wing panel on your right will be the right wing panel in flight. This consistent definition of left and right makes it much easier to install the Throttle Wiring Harness properly.
 
f) Thread the red, white and black wire lead from the left speed control into the power access cavity located on the top surface of the left wing about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Continue feeding the red, white and black wire from the cavity into and though the internal wiring access tube that runs to the large access cavity in the center of the wing. Gently pull the wire so that it protrudes into the large access cavity. Connect this protruding wire to the end of the Throttle Wire Harness marked "Throttle Control Left". Use the supplied "Throttle Left" sticker to wrap the connection securely.
 
g) Repeat this process for the right wing. Thread the red, white and black wire lead from the right speed control into the power access cavity located on the top surface of the right wing about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Continue feeding the red, white and black wire from the cavity into and through the internal wiring access tube that runs to the large access cavity in the center of the wing. Gently pull the wire so that it protrudes into the large access cavity. Connect this protruding wire to the end of the Throttle Wire Harness marked "Throttle Control Right". Use the supplied "Throttle Right" sticker to wrap the connection securely.
 
h) Once completed, both electronic speed controls for the wing motors will be connected to the Throttle Wiring Harness and the end of the Throttle Wiring Harness that is labeled "Throttle Channel ==> ==>" will be hanging loose near the center of the wing ready to be plugged into the throttle channel of your receiver.  
 
i) Connect the wire marked "Throttle Control Fuselage" to the ESC lead for the fuselage motor when mating the wing to the fuselage. You will unplug this connection when removing the wing from the fuselage.
 
 
1.7.3.1.4.3. Stage 3 - Install Power Wiring Harness (WHP) - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 9 from the Assembly and Operations Manual using either a  VMAX Power Module set, a VMAX Power Pack or third party motors and speed controllers. 
 
b) After installation of your motors and speed controllers you may install the Power Wiring Harness.  Locate the Power Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness.
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Power Wiring Harness. See Figure 3A and the green "path" as a reference to guide you as you proceed with the installation.
 

3A - Power Wiring Harness Installed - Viewed from Top Side of Wing

 
d) Turn the wing upright so that you can see the large access cavity in the center of the wing where you have installed your ESC's. Support the wing with a sheet of foam rubber or folded up fluffy towel.
 
e) Position the wing so that the trailing edge (thin) is closer to you and the leading edge (thick) is further away. When oriented in this manner, the wing panel on your left will be the left wing panel in flight and the wing panel on your right will be the right wing panel in flight. This consistent definition of left and right makes it much easier to install the Power Wiring Harness properly.
 
f) Connect the end of the red Power Wiring Harness marked "+ Power + Positive Left" to the left wing speed control Red (+) power lead. 
 
g) Connect the end of the black Power Wiring Harness marked "- Power - Negative Left" to the left wing speed control Black (-) power lead. 
 
h) This completes the wiring of power to the left wing speed control. Now follow a similar process for the right wing speed control. 
 
f) Connect the end of the red Power Wiring Harness marked "+ Power + Positive Right" to the right wing speed control Red (+) power lead. 
 
g) Connect the end of the black Power Wiring Harness marked "- Power - Negative Right" to the right wing speed control Black (-) power lead. 
 
h) This completes the wiring of power to the right wing and left wing speed controls. Now connect the wiring for the fuselage speed control.
 
i) Connect the end of the red Power Wiring Harness marked "+ Power + Positive Fuselage" to the fuselage speed control Red (+) lead. 
 
j) Connect the end of the black Power Wiring Harness marked "- Power - Negative Fuselage" to the fuselage speed control Black (-) power lead. 
  
k) Once completed, the left and right speed control and motor assemblies and the fuselage speed control and motor will be connected to the Power Wiring Harness. Separate the quick connect joint (located between the two white zip straps) so that the wing wiring and harness can be removed from the fuselage with the wing.
 
l) Do NOT plug in your battery pack until you are ready to fly or test your equipment. The battery pack should NOT be plugged in when the model is unattended and should NOT be plugged in when transporting your model in a vehicle.
1.7.3.1.4.4. Stage 4 - Install Flap Wiring Harness (WHF) - For VMA-J210X JU52 Trimotor
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 from the Assembly and Operations Manual. Once completed you will have assembled the wing.
 
b) Review Stage 13 from the Assembly and Operations Manual. Pay particular attention to the larger warning label and note the color conventions used for different manufacturers. This will be important when you plug in your servos and when you plug into your receiver. Locate the Flap Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness. 
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Flap Wiring Harness. See Figure 4A and the green "path" as a reference to guide you as you proceed with the installation.
 

4A - Flap Wiring Harness Installed - Viewed from Top Side of Wing

 
d) Turn the wing upright so that you can see the large access cavity near the center of the wing. Support the wing with a sheet of foam rubber or folded up fluffy towel.
 
e) Position the wing so that the trailing edge (thin) is closer to you and the leading edge (thick) is further away. When oriented in this manner, the wing panel on your left will be the left wing panel in flight and the wing panel on your right will be the right wing panel in flight. This consistent definition of left and right makes it much easier to install the flap servos and flap wiring harness properly.
 
f) Thread the end of the wire marked "Flap Servo Left" through the left side of the large access cavity near the center of the wing and through the internal wiring access tube to the left flap servo cavity located about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Pull the loose end of the wire out of the tube so that it exits the downward facing bottom surface of the wing through the left flap servo cavity. Connect the left flap servo to this wire. Use the supplied "Flap Left" sticker to wrap the connection securely. Gently pull the wire back from the source and install the left flap servo into position as shown in Stage 13 of the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
g) Repeat this process for the wire marked "Flap Servo Right", working from the right side of the large access cavity near the center of the wing and the internal wiring access tube that runs to the right servo cavity. Connect the right flap servo to this wire. Use the supplied "Flap Right" sticker to wrap the connection securely. Gently pull the wire back from the source and install the right flap servo into position as shown in Stage 13 of the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
h) Once completed, both flap servos will be installed into the bottom of the wing and the end of the Flap Wiring Harness that is labeled "Flap Channel ==> ==>" will be hanging loose near the center of the wing ready to be plugged into the flap channel of your receiver.
 
 
 
 
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1.7.4. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
1.7.4.1. Wiring Harness Set - #VMA-T210XWHS For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - READ ME FIRST

PLEASE READ ME FIRST

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ASSEMBLE OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT

 
 
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The authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product expressly disclaim any warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the information and/or product provided here. In no event will the authors and/or suppliers and/or disseminaters of this information and/or product have any obligation arising from contract or tort, for loss of revenue or profit, or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any sort arising from this information and/or product. In using this information and/or product, the user accepts all responsibility for and all liability associated with such use.

PROCEEDING WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCT INDICATES AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
 
Please Note the following Caution

CAUTION

A Remote Control (RC) model aircraft is not a toy. It is a flying model that functions much like a full size airplane. If you do not assemble and operate model aircraft properly you can cause injury to yourself and others and damage property. DO NOT FLY a model aircraft unless you are qualified.

You are ultimately responsible for the mechanical, aeronautical and electrical integrity of any model you fly and all of the components that make up the model including but not limited to the airframe itself, control surfaces, hinges, linkages, covering, engine, motor, radio, servos, switches, wiring, battery and parts. Check all components before and after each flight. It is essential that you act with the clear understanding that you are solely responsible for all aspects of the model at all times. DO NOT FLY until it is right.  

 

1.7.4.1.1. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - General Information
 
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Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

We have supplied thousands and thousands and thousands of model aircraft in the past 20 plus years. We're not bragging! We tell you this to give some credibility to our suggested list of tips that follow. In talking to modelers around the world, here is what we have found is the key to... 

AVOIDING 90% of PROBLEMS that can arise:  

  1. READ THE CAUTION ABOVE & READ THE LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.You are responsible for all aspects of any model you fly. You're It!
  2. READ ALL DOCUMENTATION before doing anything else! 
  3. INSPECT CAREFULLY immediately upon arrival!.
  4. RETAIN ALL PACKAGING until the checkout is complete! If you need to return anything you must have all of the original packaging.
  5. READ & LOOK! At everything! Do it once & then do it again.
  6. REMEMBER WHAT "ARF" STANDS FOR. ARF means ALMOST Ready to Fly with an emphasis on ALMOST! Some assembly and modeling skills are required.
  7. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME to enjoy the assembly process! Rushing into a 6 hour job with 3 hours to spare simply will not work. This is a Hobby... take your time.
  8. DRY FIT & TEST ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING before you glue anything!
  9. USE 30 MINUTE EPOXY when joining wings & installing stabilizers and other structural components but only after you have dry fitted and test assembled the components without glue! Once parts are glued together they cannot be unglued and they cannot be returned or replaced without charge.
  10. PLAN AHEAD! BE CAREFUL! If you get into trouble, DON'T PANIC. Review everything again, talk it over with an experienced modeler and if still in difficulty consult our Support Services.
  11. TEST TEST!!! TUG TUG TUG!!! EVERYTHING... BEFORE & AFTER EACH FLIGHT! Your model may have been largely pre-constructed and may have pre-installed control rods, hinges, control surfaces and many other essential components. Hinges may have been pinned after they have been installed. However, you must double check every control surface and component before and after each flight. You and only you are responsible for the integrity of all components and the integrity of the model itself. Check everything before and after each flight. Tug on control surfaces, control rods, mounting bolts, T-nuts, mounting plates... tug on everything!
  12. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN WING BOLTS or other fasteners. You want bolts and nuts snugly tight and if metal you can use a medium grade thread locker such as Pacer Z42 to help them stay tight. Fasteners must be snug and secure. However a model airplane is not a farm tractor or a garbage compactor. You do not need a pipe wrench or an electric drill to tighten up wing bolts or any other fastener. Leave your plumbing and power tools at home.. hand tools only and go easy on the torque... snug and secure... not stripped or torqued until they squeak or break.  Wing bolts can take tremendous torque before breaking... but when you over tighten them or use an electric screw driver on a set of wing bolts, long before the bolts break you can fracture the fuselage, crack the mounting blocks or pull the heads of the bolts through the wing... these problems have a nasty habit of revealing themselves when you least expect the wing to fall off!
  13. DO NOT OVERPOWER ANY MODEL! Stay within the recommended power range for the model. If you overpower the model you run a high risk of structural failure that will lead to loss of control and a subsequent crash that will destroy the model and may cause injury and/or property damage.
  14. ASSUME NOTHING! Remember the old yarn about what happens when you ASS-U-ME something. Check everything repeatedly and frequently and DO NOT FLY any model unless you are satisfied that everything is in good working order.

 

1.7.4.1.2. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Introduction
 
 
Before beginning the Installation Instructions please read the Overview and check off the components provided. Each component is in a labelled parts bag. Please check off the components against the Contents list below. Leave the components in their parts bags for now. Do not remove the components from their parts bags until each is needed during the installation process. 
 
Wiring Harness Sets - For VMAR Power Packs - Overview
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets for VMAR Power Packs contain all of the wiring and connectors to install and operate the components of multi-motor VMAR Power Packs and any servos included with the power pack. (Note: Single motor power systems include discrete wiring components and do not use a wiring harness "set" per se.)
 
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets are factory designed to fit into the applicable VMAR model with its applicable VMAR power system and any included servos. All of the connectors have been factory installed. 
 
VMAR Wiring Harness Sets are:
  • Included with VMAR Power Packs for the applicable model.
  • Available as a stand alone accessory for use with VMAR Power Modules for the applicable model.
  • Provide for fast and reliable installation of VMAR Power Packs and Power Modules into VMAR multi-motor electric models. 
    • Note: Modelers who are not experienced with multi-motor electric flight systems are strongly encouraged to use the VMAR Wiring Harness Set applicable to their VMAR multi-motor model. Scratch building and installing a reliable wiring harness set for a multi-motor electric model requires approximately 8 hours of work & considerable knowledge and experience.
  • May be suitable for use with some third party power systems and servos supplied by end users.
 
1.7.4.1.3. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Contents
This VMAR Wiring Harness Set (WHS) contains the following
  • Aileron Wiring Harness (WHA) to connect the two aileron servos in the wings to the aileron channel of the receiver in the fuselage.  Total Length = approx 15 in. (380mm). Length from aileron channel connector to Y = approx 4 in. (102 mm)
    • (Note: The aileron wiring harness does NOT provide for flaperon operation using a computer radio and two discrete receiver channels. VMAR models utilizing two aileron servos will usually support computer radio flaperon functionality in conjunction with the aileron wiring harness if additional aileron extensions are purchased in addition to the aileron wiring harness included with the wiring harness set).
  • Throttle Wiring Harness (WHT) to connect two Electronic Speed Controls (ESC) to the throttle channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 13 in. (330mm). Length from throttle channel connector to Y = approx 7 in. (178 mm)
  • Power Wiring Harness (WHP) to provide Positive (+) and Negative (-) power to two motors from a single battery (fused in line). Total Length = approx 22.5 in. (570mm). Length from battery connector to Y = approx 9.25 in. (235 mm)
This VMAR Wiring Harness Set also contains:
  • Elevator Wiring Harness (WHE) to connect the elevator servo located near the tail to the elevator channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 23.5 in. (597 mm). Length from elevator channel connector to junction = approx 7 in. (178 mm)
  • Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness (WHR) to connect the rudder servo located near the tail and the nose wheel steering servo to the rudder channel of the receiver in the fuselage. Total Length = approx 23.5 in. (597 mm). Length from rudder channel connector to Y = approx 7 in. (178 mm).
  • End User Wiring Labels

 

1.7.4.1.4. Wiring Harness Set - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter - Installation Instructions
 
 
Consult any labels carefully, particularly the larger WARNING labels. The labels are largely self explanatory. Reading the labels will save you a great deal of time and help prevent damage to your equipment.
 
 
1.7.4.1.4.1. Stage 1 - Install Aileron Wiring Harness (WHA) - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 0 from the Read Me First document and Stage 1 from the Assembly and Operations Manual. Once completed you will have assembled the wing.
 
b) After assembly of the wing you may install the Aileron Wiring Harness.  Locate the Aileron Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness.
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Aileron Wiring Harness. Use 1A and the green "path" as a reference to guide you as you proceed with the installation.
 

1A - Aileron Wiring Harness Installed - Viewed from Bottom Side of Wing

 
d) Turn the wing on its back so that you can see the two square access holes near the center of the wing. Support the center of the underside of the wing with a sheet of foam rubber or folded up fluffy towel.
 
e) Position the inverted wing so that the leading edge (thick) is closer to you and the trailing edge (thin) is further away. When oriented in this manner, the inverted wing panel on your left will be the left wing panel in flight and the inverted wing panel on your right will be the right wing panel in flight. This consistent definition of left and right makes it much easier to install the aileron servos and aileron wiring harness properly.
 
f) Thread the end of the wire marked "Aileron Servo Left" through the left square access hole near the center of the wing and through the internal wiring access tube to the left aileron servo cavity located about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Pull the loose end of the wire out of the tube so that it exits the upward facing bottom surface of the wing through the left servo cavity. Connect the left aileron servo to this wire. Use the supplied "Aileron Left" sticker to wrap the connection securely. Gently pull the wire back from the source and install the left aileron servo into position as shown in Stage 2 of the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
g) Repeat this process for the wire marked "Aileron Servo Right", working with the right square access hole near the center of the wing and the internal wiring access tube that runs to the right servo cavity. Connect the right aileron servo to this wire. Use the supplied "Aileron Right" sticker to wrap the connection securely. Gently pull the wire back from the source and install the right aileron servo into position as shown in Stage 2 of the Assembly & Operations Manual.
 
h) Once completed, both aileron servos will be installed into the bottom of the wing and the end of the Aileron Wiring Harness that is labeled "Aileron Channel ==> ==>" will be hanging loose near the center of the wing ready to be plugged into the aileron channel of your receiver.
 
1.7.4.1.4.2. Stage 2 - Install Throttle Wiring Harness (WHT) - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 9 from the Assembly and Operations Manual using either a  VMAX Power Module set, a VMAX Power Pack or third party motors and speed controllers. 
 
b) After installation of your motors and speed controllers you may install the Throttle Warning Harness.  Locate the Throttle Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness.
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Throttle Wiring Harness. Use 2A and the green "path" as a reference to guide you as you proceed with the installation.
 

2A - Throttle Wiring Harness Installed - Viewed from Top Side of Wing

 
 
d) Turn the wing on its back so that you can see the two square access holes near the center of the wing. Support the center of the underside of the wing with a sheet of foam rubber or folded up fluffy towel.
 
e) Position the inverted wing so that the leading edge (thick) is closer to you and the trailing edge (thin) is further away. When oriented in this manner, the inverted wing panel on your left will be the left wing panel in flight and the inverted wing panel on your right will be the right wing panel in flight. This consistent definition of left and right makes it much easier to install the Throttle Wiring Harness properly.
 
f) Thread the red, white and black wire lead from the left speed control into the power access cavity located on the downward facing surface of the left wing about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Continue feeding the red, white and black wire from the cavity into and though the internal wiring access tube that runs to the left square access hole in the center of the wing. Gently pull the wire so that it protrudes from the left square access hole. Connect this protruding wire to the end of the Throttle Wire Harness marked "Throttle Control Left". Use the supplied "Throttle Left" sticker to wrap the connection securely.
 
g) Repeat this process for the right wing. Thread the red, white and black wire lead from the right speed control into the power access cavity located on the downward facing surface of the right wing about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Continue feeding the red, white and black wire from the cavity into and though the internal wiring access tube that runs to the right square access hole in the center of the wing. Gently pull the wire so that it protrudes from the right square access hole. Connect this protruding wire to the end of the Throttle Wire Harness marked "Throttle Control Right". Use the supplied "Throttle Right" sticker to wrap the connection securely.
 
h) Once completed, both electronic speed controls will be connected to the Throttle Wiring Harness and the end of the Throttle Wiring Harness that is labeled "Throttle Channel ==> ==>" will be hanging loose near the center of the wing ready to be plugged into the throttle channel of your receiver.  
 
 
1.7.4.1.4.3. Stage 3 - Install Power Wiring Harness (WHP) - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter
 
a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 9 from the Assembly and Operations Manual using either a  VMAX Power Module set, a VMAX Power Pack or third party motors and speed controllers. 
 
b) After installation of your motors and speed controllers you may install the Power Wiring Harness.  Locate the Power Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness.
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Power Wiring Harness. Use 3A and the green "path" as a reference to guide you as you proceed with the installation.
 

3A - Power Wiring Harness Installed - Viewed from Top Side of Wing

 
d) Turn the wing on its back so that you can see the two square access holes near the center of the wing. Support the center of the underside of the wing with a sheet of foam rubber or folded up fluffy towel.
 
e) Position the inverted wing so that the leading edge (thick) is closer to you and the trailing edge (thin) is further away. When oriented in this manner, the inverted wing panel on your left will be the left wing panel in flight and the inverted wing panel on your right will be the right wing panel in flight. This consistent definition of left and right makes it much easier to install the Power Wiring Harness properly.
 
f) Thread the end of the wire marked "+ Power + Positive Left" through the left square access hole near the center of the wing and through the internal wiring access tube to the left power access cavity located about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Pull the loose end of the wire out of the tube so that it exits the downward facing surface of the wing through the left power access cavity. Connect the left speed control Red (+) lead to this wire. Gently pull the wire back from the source while routing the connected Red wire so that it lies neatly from the speed control and into the left power access cavity.
 
g) Repeat this process for the negative power connection to the left speed control.  Thread the end of the wire marked "- Power - Negative Left" through the left square access hole near the center of the wing and through the internal wiring access tube to the left power access cavity located about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Pull the loose end of the wire out of the tube so that it exits the downward facing surface of the wing through the left power access cavity. Connect the left speed control Black (-) lead to this wire. Gently pull the wire back from the source while routing the connected Black wire so that it lies neatly from the speed control and into the left power access cavity.
 
h) This completes the wiring of power to the left speed control.
 
i) Now follow a similar process for the right speed control. Thread the end of the wire marked "+ Power + Positive Right" through the right square access hole near the center of the wing and through the internal wiring access tube to the right power access cavity located about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Pull the loose end of the wire out of the tube so that it exits the downward facing surface of the wing through the right power access cavity. Connect the right speed control Red (+) lead to this wire. Gently pull the wire back from the source while routing the connected Red wire so that it lies neatly from the speed control and into the right power access cavity.
 
j) Repeat this process for the negative power connection to the right speed control.  Thread the end of the wire marked "- Power -Negative Right" through the right square access hole near the center of the wing and through the internal wiring access tube to the right power access cavity located about 8.5 in. (215 mm) outboard from the center of the wing. Pull the loose end of the wire out of the tube so that it exits the downward facing surface of the wing through the right power access cavity. Connect the right speed control Black (-) lead to this wire. Gently pull the wire back from the source while routing the connected Black wire so that it lies neatly from the speed control and into the right power access cavity.
 
k) Once completed, the left and right speed control and motor assemblies will be connected to the Power Wiring Harness and the end of Power Wiring Harness with the square-like Black and Red connector will be hanging loose near the center of the wing ready to be plugged into your LiPo battery pack.
 
 
1.7.4.1.4.4. Stage 4 - Install Elevator Wiring Harness (WHE) - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter

a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 12 from the Assembly and Operations Manual up to the point where your elevator servo is ready to install into the fuselage as illustrated in 12D.
 
b) Locate the Elevator Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness.
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Elevator Wiring Harness.

d) Remove the top hatch from the fuselage. Working from within the fuselage, pass the end of the wire labeled "Elevator Servo ==> ==>" back into the tail section of the fuselage and out through the elevator servo cavity on the right side of the fuselage near the tail.
 
e) Gently pull the wire so that it protrudes from the elevator servo cavity. Connect this protruding wire to the elevator servo. Use the supplied "Elevator" sticker to wrap the connection securely.
 
f) Working from within the fuselage gently pull the Elevator Wiring Harness forward  toward the front of the fuselage and install the elevator servo into position as illustrated in picture 12E of the Assembly and Operations Manual.  
 
g) Once completed, the elevator servo will be connected to the Elevator Wiring Harness and the end of the Elevator Wiring Harness that is labeled "Elevator Channel ==> ==>" will be hanging loose near the center of the fuselage ready to be plugged into the elevator channel of your receiver.  
 
1.7.4.1.4.5. Stage 5 - Install Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness (WHR) - For VMA-T210X Twin Otter

a) Review the Read Me First documentation and the Assembly and Operations Manual that came with your model. Complete Stage 12 from the Assembly and Operations Manual up to the point where your rudder servo is ready to install (but not yet installed) into the fuselage as illustrated in 12F.
 
b) Locate the Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness parts bag and remove the harness.
 
c) Read all labels attached to the Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness.

d) Remove the top hatch from the fuselage. Working from within the fuselage, pass the end of the wire labeled "Rudder Servo ==> ==>" back into the tail section of the fuselage and out through the rudder servo cavity on the left side of the fuselage near the tail.
 
e) Gently pull the wire so that it protrudes from the rudder servo cavity. Connect this protruding wire to the rudder servo. Use the supplied "Rudder" sticker to wrap the connection securely.
 
f) Working from within the fuselage gently pull the Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness forward  toward the front of the fuselage and install the rudder servo into position as illustrated in picture 12F of the Assembly and Operations Manual.  
 
g) Working from within the fuselage connect the wire "Nose Servo ==> ==>" to the nose gear steering servo as illustrated in pictures 20B, 20C and 21.2 of the Assembly and Operations Manual. Use the supplied "Steering" sticker to wrap the connection securely.
 
h) Once completed, the rudder servo and the nose gear servo will be connected to the Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness and the end of the Rudder & Steering Wiring Harness that is labeled "Rudder Channel ==> ==>" will be hanging loose near the center of the fuselage ready to be plugged into the rudder channel of your receiver. 
 
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