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Old 03-01-2004, 07:56 AM
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I love flying my Big Stik .40 ARF http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1220.html with a .46FX but I have really only been interested in electric for the past few years. So could this big boy be converted, or is it too heavy? Currently it weighs 5 lbs 11oz empty. The engine and muffler weighs about 1 lb and the throttle servo and RX pack weigh about 6oz. If I used an AXI 2820/10 with a 10X6 prop and 10 cells, do you think it would be OK? Any other power setup that looks better? OR is a big plywood plane a lost cause for a conversion?

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Old 03-01-2004, 08:27 AM
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Hello Mike,

Here is how I converted mine:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_12...tm.htm#1264820

I have since made a few changes. I bent the main gear down a bit, installed a longer nose gear, and changed to a 14x10 e-prop. The Stik now has more power than any I have flown over the years. I practice the IMAC basic pattern with it and it does them with ease. I fly it regularly and enjoy it even more now than when it was powered by glow.

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The 2820/10 and 10 cells is a good swap for a .25 powered plane, or a light .40 that'll be doing nothing but floating around. .40 planes that you want to fly like .40 planes really need a 16-cell power system. Check out the Jeti 45/3, or the AXi 4120/14.
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it would work but performance would be limited. i put the AXI 2820/10 in a Modeltech magic and it was ok. it just floats around but no vertical or anything. AUW was 4.75 lb.
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WOW! A AXI 4121/14 with controller = $250
A Thunder Power TP8000-5S4P pack = $375

A $625 power setup is a little pricey right now.
I may just sell it and buy a similar type plane made for electric that is much light and then can use a cheaper power system. Maybe something like this: http://www.nesail.com/detail.php?productID=1376

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