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  1. #1

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    GP Shoestring Power Recommendation

    Ordered a Shoestring by Great Planes (54 inch wingspan, 6.5 - 7 lb weight). The recommended electric power package is for a RimFire .46 and two (2) 11.1 V 3200 mah LiPos. Is their recommendation good ? Would a higher performance motor (and slightly bigger batteries) be a better option ? Bob
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    RE: GP Shoestring Power Recommendation

    Just check out the videos for the plane. Flights go for about 8 minutes from what they've told me, and there is TONS of power
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    RE: GP Shoestring Power Recommendation


    I really like the Shoestring it is such a good looking racer. There are too things that turned me off to this plane. One is the high weight, it's about two pounds too heavy for it's size .
    The other problem is the high cost ($ 199 at Tower).Similar planes from Great Planes are nearly $ 100 cheaper.
    The recommended power package should work well for this model. Good Luck.














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    RE: GP Shoestring Power Recommendation

    Skyblue, It might be a bit on the heavy side .... but that is because the fuse is all fiberglass and it has that vintage 'chubby' look. Looking at the pics when I ordered it, I thought the fuse was was covered in Monokote because you could see the rib structure but I was amazed when I opened the kit to find that that rib look is molded into the fiberglass ! As far as other 'similar' airplanes from Great Planes being $ 100 cheaper ..... absolutely no way ! There is no other $ 100 airplane (from GP or anybody) that comes close to this in quality. I will have it flying next weekend (Oct 31), I am going to use the recommended Rimfire .46. I will let you know how it goes ... (If you get one, I guarantee you will be impressed with the quality/workmanship). Bob
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    RE: GP Shoestring Power Recommendation

    Hi i ran mine with the suggested ramfire 46 motor 6s 20c 4000 mAh zippis and 80 amp hyperion esc APC 11 X 5.5 prop
    clocked it doing dives at 200 kmh but i have to say it is a little heavy for the size of the plane ,my great planes Revolver is still my favourite plane cheers


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