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Old 12-09-2007, 09:45 AM
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Default Patriot electric?

I am sure it has been done, just haven't seen one yet.... anyone?
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:11 AM
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Default RE: Patriot electric?

I can't afford to equip one with all those expensive speed controllers, motors, and batteries. But the real reason is I like the internal compustion engines and the challenges thet they offer. The sound of glow is pleasing for me too. I don't even like to watch an electric fly because of the whining, its just not an engine for me. If you consider the weight of the battery etc. on such a small wing, would it fly? I am sure it has, could, and will be done, but it is not for me.,
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:09 AM
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Default RE: Patriot electric?

Check rc groups in the gas to electric threads. You'll get more 'informed' responses/info there regarding electric conversions on 40-60 size glo airframes and less opinions to your choice of power system.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:24 AM
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"Informed", hey Troy you don't think we are informed? Same to you there high and mighty electric buddy---

Electric Patriot eh? Hmm. I am pretty sure the universe would implode on itself if one attempts this...

I would rather get a pink bicycle and put a banana seat on it than Electrify a Patriot.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:53 AM
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I would rather get a pink bicycle and put a banana seat on it than Electrify a Patriot.
Oh hell yeah!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!! [sm=lol.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:45 PM
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When was the last time someone got assistance on a conversion like this in here? It's not all high and mighty, it's the truth.

Here you go Razor. Make motor noises when you take it for a spin (Google images is amazing)
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Old 12-15-2007, 02:57 PM
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OMG- Too funny. I especially like the "ape hanger" handle-bars.

Don't mess with Troy folks, he has mad-elctric-skills.

What do you put in the spokes on a bike to simulate electric? Oh that's right.... NOTHING, it comes like that already
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:25 PM
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I personally believe that the other pink bike would be way to fast for Razor!
This one look's much safer in the wind!
Plus he can carry all of his "open container's" in the official cargo hold!
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:54 PM
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I'll bet Vasek is thouroghly confused that his thread went from Patriot conversion to pink, banana seat low rider bikes.
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not really yes[&:]
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vasek: That was Razor when he was a kid. Here is Razor now that he is all grown up.
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I found this pic of Razor during his teenage rebellious year's!
Man he was tan and drove a slammed ride!
Cruised West Hollywood most of the time I heard!

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I could always sell him my riding mower, as long as he promises to paint it pink!
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:38 PM
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That goes in the book for 'Real men of genius'
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Default RE: Patriot electric?

I'm building an electric bobcat 50 right now. Prolly be similar requirements in a big patriot 60. If you are building a speed plane the sound between an electric motor and glow one are not very different as mufflers are quite effective and the vast majority of the sound comes from the prop tips going transonic. My 2kw electric pylon racer turning a 7x7 at 30,000rpm sounded almost identical in the air as a Nelson/Jett turning a similar prop at these ultra high rpms. It sounded so identical even the Q40/Quickie guys were shocked to see it was electric after they watched it fly and saw it was actually electric.

Anyway after years of dealing with glow motors the electric is just funner for me because it is new and the technology gets better by the day so its fun to see what you can do with it. Having none of the glow headaches is a nice plus too. However you can't change the fact that Alcohol has many many times the energy density of the best lithium chemisty. With electric you will usually have less run time and more weight in these very high performance setups.

I've never seen an electric patriot (I thought about building one but picked the bobcat instead). What kind of performance are you looking for? THe patriot fuse is quite big and can probably take a pretty healthy assortment of battery combos. Figure about $650 if you want something that will have about the same or exceed the performance of a Jet 90 and give you about 5-6 minutes of wide open throttle run time. Weight for the complete power system will come in at a heffty 60 ounces. Weight for a Jett 90 with 14 ounces of fuel (about the same run time) is 40 ounces so the plane will be over a pound heavier. I'm thinking 1915 series Neu, 100amp ESC, 12S 4300 pack. If you decide to do it make sure you post pics! What size prop are the fastest patriots turning? 10x10? 11x8?
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