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Old 04-06-2018, 10:04 AM
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So far I have built a Great Planes Taylorcraft-20, converted to electric, and a Sig Hog Bipe, converted. My next conversion build will be a Great Planes Extra 300s 60 to electric. I build these from new kits, not ARF's. I also have a Top Flight P-47 (60 inch wingspan) kit I will be converting. What can I say, I love electric power and the best kits seem to be gas or nitro...
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:03 AM
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I agree, I am totally in the electric camp myself. I too have converted a Sig Hog Bipe to electric along with a Sig SSE (both near completion). And I also have a TF P-47 under construction that will be converted to electric, so we seem to think quite a bit alike

Its true that most of the kits left on the market today originated from an time when electric was not really a available (or practical), but there are some out there today that have been designed with electric power in mind (like Skyshark and Stevens Aero).
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Yeah, the planes that are 90 glow size and down work so well electric.. and they are pretty cheap at that size to power up with electric.
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I have a GP Pete n Poke still in the box. Iím all electric now and almost sold this kit. I think Iím gonna try and convert it to electric.
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Hey Al, what happened with the Hog build? I keep watching for more...

AV8, converting is pretty easy, just usually put the battery where the fuel tank would go and make a hatch.
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