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What is a good .40 size electric sport plane?

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Old 03-07-2016, 12:29 AM
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Default What is a good .40 size electric sport plane?

After several years off I am returning to the hobby. Previously I had decades of experience including 480 size electric planes and helis, also gas and glo. I am looking for an electric plane slightly larger than a Pulse 15 like the pulse 40 but the kit appears to be an old design. Maybe you fellows could suggest a sport plane/motor combo using 5s 4000 mAh batts. that would be easier for me to see than the 480 size planes and better suited to a grass field.
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Pretty much any 46 sized glow plane would fly well on a 5s battery.

Motor I run a 12x6 to 13x6 APC "E" prop
http://www.hobbypartz.com/96m605-big...020-670kv.html

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http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...-60a-opto.html

http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...tik40-arf.html

http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...rt-46-arf.html


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Thanks Buzz.

I was hoping to find a 40 size ARF intended for glow or electric like the Hanger 9 Pulse XT which appears to be out of production and have an inadequately sized battery compartment. I was an expert builder but now can manage little other than a full time job. Just got old.
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Well this one is sort of like a Pulse. Well if you squint, stand way off while you have sand in your eyes.

http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...w-version.html


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$82.00!!! Wow!
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HI guys,

Go to Tower Hobbies and look at the Phoenix Models offerings. The Tiger is an especially good value of a sport aircraft for either 4S or 5S.
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Thanks for your reply Mickeedee.
I'm still looking and will consider the Tiger.
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Check out the ARFs available from Sig like the Four Star 54, the T Clips, Seniorita Sport, and the new Rascal 80. Sig also distributes Seagull Models ARFs and they have several airplanes that would fit your request. Go to www.sigmfg.com.
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I have a GP Escapade MX. It has a mid wing and is a great plane to fly. Its listed on Tower Hobbies website and is sold in various hobby stores.
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GET YOURSELF THE PULSE 40 AIRCRAFT.
PURCHASE A FIREPOWER 60 SIZE MOTOR AND A 80A SKYPOWER ESC FROM HEADS UP RC.
YOUR 5S 4000mAh WILL WORK GREAT.
TRY A 16X8 E PROP ALSO FROM HEADSUP RC.

GO HAVE SOME FUN.
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If you can't find a pulse just get a 40 size stick and you will love it. I just built one with that motor set up and he loves it.
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