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« on: February 16, 2019, 10:18:52 AM »

Hi all yo experts! Just wondering where you guys position the rubber knot on your motors? I have always put mine at the rear. Just always seemed the obvious place to me and I've not had any trouble with that over the years. Saw a guy on Youtube reccomending to put it in the middle of the motor - that's what got me thinking...
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 10:58:57 AM »

I have always put my knots to the rear.  Out of sight -out of mind.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 11:02:41 AM »

On models with a skinny fuselage near the rear peg i put the knot half way along the motor. It helps to avoid tangles at the peg.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 12:10:33 PM »

I solved a lot of trouble placing the knot in the middle...a habit I picked up hanging with the MIAMA bunch...BTW who can remind me of the prelubed rubber knot?
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 01:54:32 PM »

Here is one method of tying a slippery, lubed motor that has broken a strand and you want to squeeze a few more flights out of it. Credit goes to Don DeLoach for this:    http://www.flyingacesclub.com/PFFT/RubberMotorTyingLubed.pdf
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 12:45:11 AM »

I put all my knots towards the middle. If they are anywhere near a Crockett at the front they can jam the hook and make it not lie straight with the remainder of the loops. Not being able to see the knots as I wind (I know they all disappear into the fuselage as you wind) just gives me the creeps. BUT, I have never broken a motor at a knot either.

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 02:34:14 PM »

So, I think the general feeling is that in most cases it's not really significant where the knot is placed but just don't put it near the front hook... Just down to what seems right to the individual.
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