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rlukowski 12-12-2012 02:36 PM

Electric Help Needed
I want to switch from gas to electric in a GTM Hanriot biplane it weighs 16 pounds now with a 30 cc gas engine. Having had little experience with electrics, I need help with motor size, ESC, batteries, etc. I do have 2 Stevens Aero models that I have been flying.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

blvdbuzzard 12-12-2012 07:03 PM

RE: Electric Help Needed
Well going only by the weight and easy to get setups. A Tacon 160 running 10s ((2) 5s 5300 ipos') spinning an APC 20x8 E prop should do the job nicely. gives a rough guess of 8 minutes of flight time. I have always gotten longer flight times then it predicts.


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Edited for prop size.

rlukowski 12-15-2012 06:44 PM

RE: Electric Help Needed
Thanks for the reply.
The Hanriot cowl is a 10"diameter. I'd like to use at least an 18" prop.

blvdbuzzard 12-16-2012 08:24 AM

RE: Electric Help Needed
Sorry about that. I need to go back and edit that post. It is a 20X8 prop!!!! So you should have plenty of power if I can type the correct prop size. :)


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