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Old 09-19-2012, 07:15 AM
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Hi All

I need some experienced advise with a conversion on my 82 inch ME-163 Komet. I had powered the 12 pound, 82 inch wingspan Komet with a SuperTigre .90 turning an APC 11x11, 12x10 prop. While I did not have lots of thrust on the ground, in the air, the Komet was very fast.
If possible I would like to spin a similar size prop, I'm guessing at 11k or 12k rpm. I am eyeing an AXI 4120/20, however, I have no experience at all with conversions. I do enjoy flying my Park zone electric models but they all come complete, ready to bind and fly.
Please keep in mind that the Komet has amazing glide performance and will be flown with a combination of power on and power off.

Thanks in advance, Sal
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:35 AM
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Default RE: ME-163 glow to electric conversion

Can you post a link to this bird sounds like fun.

Im currently useing a T600880KV Helimotor
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11143

With a Power.60 replacement shaft and prop adapter, with a HK 90/100amp ESC, 1 5000mah 6s 40c Lipo

Im getting around 14,000rpm with a 12X12 APCe prop

This thing screems like a nitro motor, and is makeing my very dragy Balsa USANorthstar over 110mph

If you are to use a nitro prop you need to keep the shaft short as possable and go down to 12X10 APC prop.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:00 PM
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Default RE: ME-163 glow to electric conversion

Mike

Thanks so much for being the only reply!!! I finally enlisted the help of some well known "Electric" modelers and here's where I am at. The model has been
completed and I am now painting on the markings. I installed a Hacker A50-10L "Turnado" motor with a Castle Creations HV-120 controller. I purchased a pair
of 4S, 5000mah Lipo packs, I believe 45C ratings. I will start off with an 8S configuration. I am going to purchase the CellPro 10XP charger and I need to make a good arming plug/switch assembly. I'll post some photos as soon as I get the markings on.

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Default RE: ME-163 glow to electric conversion

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Here are some photos of the Komet with the Hacker A50-10L Turnado motor installed. I am using a Castle Creations HV-120 controller, Futaba 2.4 system,
two 5000mah, 4S packs in series.
Almost ready to fly, just a couple small items left.

Cheers, Sal
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:04 AM
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Finally had the opportunity to test fly the Komet with electric power system. The performance was outstanding. Using a Hacker A50-10L Turnado swinging
an APC 12x12 Prop the Komet had almost limitless vertical performance. Here are some photos. Cheers, Sal

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Hi All

Someone posted a video of my ME-163 on youtube. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dag8D7-KOSQ[/youtube]

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Better video here: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gcZATN_eTI[/youtube]

Starts right at the 2:00 minute mark.
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