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GP Curtis Hawk P-6e to glow?

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Old 09-06-2014, 03:21 AM
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Default GP Curtis Hawk P-6e to glow?

I am looking for information on converting this beautiful plane from electric to glow or gas. I have very little experience with electric, and getting back into flying after years of being on the sideline.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:16 AM
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I would think a Saito 56-62 would be a good choice. Depends on your flying skill also.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:18 PM
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It would be a good conversion. Tempting.........But I have too much on the plate already. I hope someone around here does it.
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As soon as I saw that beauty the wheels started turning! I think a 40 sized Saito four stroke would be better than the larger 56 size engines and I hate to say it (I really hate to say it) but a 30 something sized two stroke might be better yet. I converted a CMP Tiger Moth with a somewhat similar wing span and the OS fs40 that I have in the plane flies it well, you just have to manage your momentum when you go barn storming. My Moth has bracing wires and pull/pull wires on all the tail surfaces so it's extra draggy compared to the Hawk. Unfortunately Hawk has significantly less wing area than my Moth which has me concerned. Anyone who starts this conversion should probably try a little harder than usual to save weight where possible so that you don't end up having to land it like a rocket sled, the upside being that if the weight stays down somewhat the performance should be noticeably better than on my plane.
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