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Old 06-18-2013, 03:02 PM
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Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

I have a 'Mach 1' model, a 63" span and 720 sq inch of wing area - a 'pattern' ship back in the day. Originally this was powered by a .60 engine with a 12 x 6 prop and performed quite ok until it hit the deck last week and smashed up the fuselage! This was due in part to the engine stopping at an unwanted spot mid-flight - and also pilot error!

So I plan to rebuild the fuselage and perhaps install an electric set-up but am wondering what system I should be putting in. I'm not flying the model in competitions - just sport flying with some easy aerobatics, so competition grade equipment isn't required; just something reliable.

The model weighs around 5-6lbs however I imagine with a battery that may come up another 1.5lbs or so, I also understand that it isn't ideal to deplete the battery below around 20% to prolong its life - so what length of flying time would I expect to get out of a new El setup?

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Old 06-18-2013, 04:22 PM
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Well you can use a large selection of "E" power now. Lost of good budget minded setup out there.

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http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store..._60_Glow_.html

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http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...ontroller.html

Battery
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...Lipo_Pack.html


14X8 APC "E" prop, should give around 11 pounds of thrust. The cal program says 5 minutes of flight time. Said about the same for my 60 sized trainer I did. I had a flight of 35 minutes and the LVC did not come on. I was just at the limit right before it came on though. I was just doing touch and goes and easy flying. So I would say closer to 10 plus minutes of mixed flying.


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Hi Buzz,

Thanks for your reply and information - most helpful!

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