The VM F5 Power Nose consists of a pair of 6x3 CAM folding prop blades in a special lengthened VM spinner ready mounted onto a LDARC XT1806 2500 RPM/V racing outrunner. To this a 30A speed control running BLHeli32 firmware has been expertly soldered. The battery plug on the ESC is an XT30 but this can be replaced if necessary
The special thing about the PowerNose is that the motor is fully enclosed inside the lengthened spinner, so the complete powerset mounts in front of a 28 mm diameter firewall. This makes modifying DLGs or other small gliders to electric extremely easy. Just cut off the nose, install a 28mm diameter firewall, make a 12mm x 5mm opening for the ESC, and bolt the PowerNose in place. Very low drag, no soldering, no worry about outrunner wires, no messing.
The total weight of this power set is 35.4 g (1.25 oz).
We suggest that a 2S LiPo battery with a capacity between 300 mAh and 600 mAh is used. Vladimir's Models recons they can be used on a 3S LiPo but this is pushing them very far and risks overheating the motor. We do not guarantee the powerset on this voltage.
The supplied M2 motor mounting bolts are too long and can protrude into the motor and damage the windings when using a thin firewall. Either shorten the bolts or use washers to avoid this.