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Old 07-04-2011, 06:13 PM
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I have an old print of the original RCM scooter by Dick Tichenor and want to build using electric. All I can tell you in the span is 42 inches and wing area is 240 sq inches. Don't know total weight. I have attached a picture of the plans. Hope somebody can give me some advice. Thanks

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Old 07-12-2011, 07:11 PM
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speed 400 or eq. brushless.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:13 PM
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@culver - thanks... modified the wing to include ailerons for better flying characteristics.  how long might flight time be.  plan to cruise at half throttle if I can.  should still give a good glide ratio.  what should I keep the maximum weight to.
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Because of the tail boom, you will probably need to limit the prop diameter to 6 or 7" (check the plans). You will need to do some homework to pick the right motor. Some of the park flyers motors are designed to swing a bigger prop, but you can run a higher pitch and smaller diameter prop also.
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Any more news on this project? It looks like it would be a nice flying machine with room for a camera as well. Keep us posted!
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:30 AM
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Project was abandoned due to weight of aircraft being excessive. Even a 480 motor swinging a 7 inch prop could not get it off the ground. Don't know what can be done to eliminate a lot of weight. Here is a pic of the completed plane.



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Sorry to hear it didn't work out. Regardless how it turned out, it's always a learning opportunity. Thanks for the update and the pics!
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My SCOOTER project>> http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...07&postcount=1
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