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Old 04-22-2014, 02:03 PM
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Default Yellow Aircraft P-38 to brushless

Hi guys,
Looking at converting a Yellow Aircraft P-38 to brushless. And I guess technically it's not a conversion. I'm going to do a fresh build and go brushless. Multiple reasons for my choice and just hoping to get some input. I can't find anyone that's done it before to this plane. Couple Black Widows on here I've seen that have been converted successfully. And since this plane is much lighter than the Widow I should be good I hope.

Here's the plane specs:
Specs:
Length:......................72"
Wing Span:................100"
Weight:.....................28-32 lbs.
It's recommended motors are in the G-38 range.

From everything I've read and been able to scrap together I think I'm looking at a Hacker A60 motor, a couple 80-100amp ESC's and a set of 8s-10s depending. I'd like to stick with smaller batteries for weight but also want some decent flight time. So that's a fine balance there.

Any input from you guys?
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:04 AM
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Based on the a60 specs I see, the operating amperage on 10s batteries is in the 45-50 amp range.... So overall specs look good, you might not need such a huge ESC but other than that I'd say your on the right path... good luck!


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This thread might help - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2171841 Looks to be a good setup.
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One of my favorite planes hope to build one some day.
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