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Old 04-22-2007, 05:51 PM
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Hi,

Just had the first flight on this conversion. It was originally the Hobby-Lobby Miss2 and about the same size as the PT25 but build much lighter. I'm using the Himax HC2812-0850 for power but it's under-powered. It was slow getting off the ground but once in flight it did climb pretty good but still required full power. I have an AXI 2808/24 but I know that really is too much motor. If anybody has any suggestions for a motor with just a little more omph!! than the HiMax please let me know.
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Hi Phil, Nice conversion !!! Could you please tell me the overall model length, model weight, rotor diameter, blade length and width ?? I want to see how the fuselage size compares to the Ace R/C Whizard I've been using. Thanx and please keep us posted on your progress. Charlie Anderson
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:03 PM
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Hi,

Mickey, thanks for the motor info.

Charlie, the length is about 36" and the weight is about 34 ozs. The blades are 13" long and the total diameter is 28 1/2" and the blade width is 2". These are foam filled fibergalss blades but basicly the same as the Aerobalsa blades.

What are the specs. on the Whizard? and do you have a picture?

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Hi Phil, The Whizard airplane specs are as follows (taken from the box): 40.75" wingspan, 204 sq. in. wing area, 22 ounces weight (with recommended .049-.074 engine and 1-3 channel radio). My twin rotor conversion (Magnum .15 engine) of the Whizard weighs 31 ounces, with mini servos and standard sized receiver, 250 ma battery, 4 oz. tank. It is 31" long with the .15 up front. I made the landing gear wire 2 inches longer (improves ground stance, prop clearance, and rotor spinup), the axles 3/8" longer, and use oversize wheels to walk over the grass. Steerable tail wheel added. I had to beef up the 1/8" tail surfaces with large triangular balsa at their roots. Charlie PS Look in my gallery for pix of my single rotor and dual rotor conversions. The Whizard uses sheet balsa construction. Very easy to build.
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