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Vintage rc PBY Catalina glow to electric

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Old 08-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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Default Vintage rc PBY Catalina glow to electric

I built a Vintage rc PBY Catalina. Was planning to use 2 OS 61ís on it. But due to balance issues and looks I want to switch to electric motors. Any suggestions on what motor and speed control to use?
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:39 AM
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Talon Bigfoot 60s; Electrics are confusing as all getout with their can sizes and stator sizes . Talon and E-flite motors use fuel equivalent numbers which make conversions simple. E-flites, being from Horizon, are just a lot more expensive. And use a separate UBEC for receiver and servo power - just make sure to cut the power leads from the receiver to the escs
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Thanks Iím old school havenít done much with electric motors and they are confusing.
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SACRILEGE! - a Catalina with electric motors, flying around sounding like two hair dryers instead of an airplane.
I am OLD! - but I have had great experiences like flying time in a USAAC (US Army Air Corp) PBY-5A. We used to say, and it was close to the truth: Take off at 90, cruise at 90, land at 90. So awkward and almost ugly looking, it was beautiful. And dependable as anything else we had in those days.
Cut holes, add lead, but go with glow! Luck, Eloy
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