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    Electrics in kit form?

    I'm just starting to get into electrics and can't seem to find many that come in a true sticks and glue kit. I get as much or more pleasure from building as I do flying. Can anybody recommend some and where to find them? I'm looking for something mildly aerobatic (not 3D), a little larger than the usual backyard flier (40" - 55" span) and something that can slow down for a grass landing in my backyard. (I have a 60 acre field behind my house to fly over, but a fairly narrow landing area). Possibly something in fun scale or even an old timer, and made of wood, not foam. Please help, I need a project for the winter as I live in Michigan. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

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    RE: Electrics in kit form?

    Any kit out there, and I mean ANY, can easily be built as an electric. This is not brain surgery, it is simple. Get the kit you want and build it. Norm

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    RE: Electrics in kit form?

    Take a look here; http://www.estarmodels.com/
    Great designs and kits.
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    RE: Electrics in kit form?

    dg,

    i agree with norm ANY kit can be built and built lighter for use with electric motors, but if you are looking for electric kits heres a bunch at tower hobbies site.

    link= http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=AAP


    hope this helps.



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    RE: Electrics in kit form?

    I'll throw a couple of other sites in here just for the fun of it

    http://www.mountainmodels.com/index....d8a11b9aa02eed
    http://www.srbatteries.com/kits.htm
    http://www.houseofbalsa.com/e/env/in...nk=/index.html

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    If it is not broke, you are not playing hard enough!

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    RE: Electrics in kit form?

    Hi watt-heads, I am flying 6 all electric medium to very large electric conversions. I had a Quadra 35 in a Dynaflight 1/4 scale Cub which I converted. I put in a 53 F3 series AXi swinging a 22 X 12prop powered by two packs of 8 M-1 (A123 cells. The sucker weighed 25 pounds. I never thought that it would ever get off the ground. Well I was wrong, it was off and flying in about 50 feet and flies better than with the Quad 35, so much for building light, this one is a lead sled. I am beginning to think that this light construction is okay and very neccessary for 3-D type flying which I don't do, I fly scale. All of my scale models are over their suggested weight limit by several pounds and all fly fine. I use A123 cells for both motor power and a separate small (2 cell pack of 1150 ma ) for receiver and servos. I buy these power packs for Black and Decker for 7 bucks at Walmart take them out of case, solder on a standard battery Futaba connection, plug it in and away we go. In reality A123 cells do not really need balancing and they hold their charge very well and they don't catch fire so I build them into the airplane with charge plugs on the exterior. I buy the larger M-1 cells in the form of DeWalt 36 power packs on eBay, they contain 10 cells. If anyone has any questions about my set up, send them along. Fellow Watt Head Norm


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