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Old 08-14-2005, 04:06 PM
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Hello all, let me start off by saying I've read the basics and understand most of it.
I've been wanting a small glider I can take anywhere and fly, I've also been wanting an electric plane so why not combine them.
I purchased this glider because well I really like it however it is a small glider with limited space.
Heres what I'm looking for and have come up with.
I want about 5 minutes runtime (approx) just enough to get some altitude, and I want to use a reciever batt (no bec, because its a glider)

Heres what I'm not for sure about.
Which motor / battery combo
if I should go with a speed controller or just on off switch
and what will fit
now I really don't want to overpower this glider at all, in glow fuel an .049 would be more than sufficient (I use them on 2m)
so what do you all think / reccomend? the plans show full size equip I'll use mini servos and such.
thanks guys and hopefully it will work out well!
Heres some pics showing the glider/specs and size restraints


oh, as far as batteries and such I have no batteries or chargers so I'll have to get them as well, suggestions? (I don't know if I want to use lipo or not though)
Thanks guys!
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:14 AM
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Default RE: newbie - can this glider be electrified?

A motor at appr 50Watt would suit. I would have chosen a small brushless that suits the tiny nose of the glider and a folding prop is a must.
I would also have used LiPo and since you just need 2 servoes onboard use the BEC from the speedcontroller instead of a separate RX-battery. 2S or 3S LiPo of 700mAh is what I think of.

Of course it will fly using a brushed motor and for example KAN950 NiMh batteries. The problem using brushed motors is they often require gear... Both a heavy motor and a noisy and heavy gearbox reduse the performance.

Modified Eppler205 profile gives you a relaxing plane, classic look and really cute I think
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could you direct me to a link of a 50watt motor? is that a 400size?
I'd be worried using a bec because of runtime / safety while gliding.
I basically just want the motor to get to altitude.
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