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Old 06-01-2012, 11:31 AM
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Default Been away for a while. Bought two planes want take them Electric. Need Advice

Hi guys,

I have purchased a fourstar 60 and a Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 60. Both are RTF but have four strokes on them. Ok, problem number one. I have not flown in 4 years. Lipo was just on the scene, DSM 2.4 was just hitting the scene (in my area) and all I ever used was glow. Well, I live in town HOWEVER I have my own private strip here on the side of my yard and 6 acres of powerline free acres to fly over.

The only thing that I have to abide by would be the noise factor. I can fly 12 hours with Electric and no one would even know but I cant fire up these Saitos and buzz them over my development with a good conscious. I have absolutely NO idea where to start. Could someone point me in the general area to even try to get an idea of what size batteries, motors, hardware etc id need for these 2 planes?

I have read up on Lipos and I swear, Im still a bit overwhelmed. Also, the motor selection....what the heck is a Kv? ha!

Just get me started, ill catch on.

Thanks alot!
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:58 PM
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I am running this in my 60 sized trainer and a Formula 3D. It would be good for the 4star. I run a 18X6 APC prop. Now, I run a 20X6 prop, you get a lot more air from the prop. That would do well in the Ultra Stik. Puts out about 11 pounds of thrust.

I use this small charger. IT may not have tons of watts, but it still charges my 6s in about an hour and 15 minutes.

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http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dyc-1004.html


Motor
http://www.hobbypartz.com/96m606-big...030-400kv.html

ESC
http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e06-proton-60a.html

Battery
http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-5500-6s1p.html


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