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Old 12-27-2015, 03:11 PM
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Default Kaos 60 convert glow to electric

I am building Kaos 60
61" wingspan
I want to make it an electric
What recomendation would anyone make for electric engine and what Amp ESC.
Plane will probably come out to at least 5 to 6lbs.

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Old 12-28-2015, 08:49 PM
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You will need to make a little taller gear for it. Electric swing a lot bigger props. Run a 16x8 APC E prop. Will give you plenty of power. You can always drop down the diameter and raise the blade count. Run a 14x6 (4) blade too.

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Old 12-30-2015, 07:14 AM
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Tower is selling that 60 Kaos as electric or glow.

They recommend their Rimfire .80

Having used that motor in a 60" wingspan model, as well as their Rimfire .60, I would suggest a few things.

Their electric power system is a good thing to study. To keep battery cost down on my models (the two rimfires were used in a couple of different planes), I started with a 5S/5000 and a 6S/5000mAh and swapped them around to compare power and flight time.

For the Tower Kaos, I'd go with a motor like the Rimfire .60. It was significantly powerful enough with the 5S and got very good flight times. I wound up moving the .80s to heavier (warbird) models. It was hard to prop on a light model with the 5S and the extra weight of the 6S messed up handling. According to my Watt meters, the two motors had about the same power with the props that worked on the models the motors suited.

The 60 was easy to prop. The first couple of props gave excellent vertical, good speed, and very good flight time. I quit comparing and went to flying. I doubt I'll bother with another 80 power motor any time soon. I am looking for my next model and it'll have a 60.

I'm using a CCTalon90 with those motors. I think I've got a Talon75 on the 80 right now.
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