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Old 07-29-2010, 03:15 AM
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Guys...

I am thinking seriously for converting to glow this neat airframe!

It is made from Top Gun

and it's called Druine D31 Turbulent



What do you think ?
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:40 AM
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noooone ? [][:-]
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:44 AM
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Do it!
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:49 AM
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will it fly ?

what engine ?
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:36 PM
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Do you have any data for the plane?
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:55 AM
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Here ::


Specifications
Wing Span: 36in (915mm)
Wing Area: 218sq in (14.1dm sq)

Weight: 1.1-1.3lb (0.5-0.6kg)

Length: 29in (737mm)

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Sounds perfect for a Norvel .061 or AP wasp to me. A PAW 1cc RC would do well too and give a nice scale flying.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:28 AM
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Hmmm and where do we find such small engines ? []

Actually

i don't know if a fuel tank fits behind the firewall...i cannot find the manual of assembly
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Norvel engines can be bought on ebay and AP wasp ones are sold all over the world.

There is usually a compartment for the battery behind the firewall which can be used for the fuel tank. The RX battery will be much smaller and can be place further back to help balance the heavier engine (as compared to the electric one).


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Old 08-02-2010, 01:30 AM
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Thank you Sir!

I'll take a look on ebay to locate an engine first!

Yourself,

have you done such a small conversion ?
Converting a small electric to glow , i mean !
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The smallest I've done so far is a Cub with a Cox .020 (PeeWee) engine in the front.

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Old 08-02-2010, 03:08 AM
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....built from kit ?

so nice!
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:23 AM
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Yes, it is built from a local laser-cut kit and covered with litespan.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:40 AM
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....could you give me more info on the kit ?
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:05 AM
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...oh

what about this little thing ?

Eflite Fokker DVII 250

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroonline/e2eflite/e2_efl1975_fokker_dvii/e2_fokker_dvii.html

BUT will it be a problem with the foam vs glow fuel ???

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I would avoid foam planes for glow fuel. But I cannot say for certain what would happen.
I also would be unsure how to anchor the glow engine into the foam well enough to withstand the power/vibration.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:16 AM
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Default RE: What about this conversion ? Swiss trim..

...well i guess foam has many versions and some do resist of glow penetration and destortion.

Check it here :

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8342976/tm.htm
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Default RE: What about this conversion ? Swiss trim..

I was thinking "Sure-Flite" and when I read that thread I saw it had already been mentioned.

Yep, foam airplanes have been around a long time and long before the lekky guys got hold of them. Sure-Flite had several designs, many of them warbirds, all foam and all made back in the day when glow was the only power source really popular.

Hobby shack also had some foam airplanes designed for glow, a Cessna 150 and a Beechcraft Staggerwing.

That said, I believe the foam has to be protected. It needs to be painted with hot fuel proof paint. At least, I remember having to purchase spray paint designed expressly for foam airplanes (foam safe formula) in order to paint them and make them fuel proof. In fact, I still have an ancient can of "Foam Luster" spray paint from Hobby Shack!
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Foam will stand glow fuel just fine, the paint on some RTF might not. A single coat of polyurethane varnish(water based)will make the plane easier to clean!
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That's good to know.
On another note, it seems that there has been more small glow planes released lately. Even Horizon is releasing some planes that are EP/GP now.
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Do you have a link, Sir?
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Do you have a link, Sir?
To whom do you speak?

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HAN4520
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