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Old 04-27-2004, 10:25 AM
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Just bought a new P-51 Mustang 1.50, I hope to convert it to electric, I saw Greg's F4U project which was realy great, but does anyone think an electric motor will haul this thing about when it is supposed to be 13.60 lbs with motor and gas, or will I need a motor the size of a Volkswagen. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Joe Flaherty jmsgtf@aol.com, new to RC but I WILL learn. Thanks
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the AXI 4130 will fly it but not very aerobatically. 980 watts on a 13 lb plane.....
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the AXI 4130 will fly it but not very aerobatically. 980 watts on a 13 lb plane.....
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Thank you very much, thats a start. Joe
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Hi-torque models has an out runner that is in the 1700 watt rage. Its not on his web site, but email him. He used it on a Rascal 110. He said it was running about $325.

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Here's the email Craig sent me about the motor:

Hello John,

I used one of my 430-40 1,700 watt ( $325.00 not on my web site ) outrunner
motors spinning a 18x8 prop and NO Gearbox. I used 3 lithium packs 3s4p
wired in series to make 9s-4p. It was a little expensive but well worth the
money, I could fly all day on one charge.

I made several modifications to the plane, one being flaps, this was a
fairly straight forward modification and I could almost park it in the sky
or take off in 10 feet. I also added two air intakes on the front top of the
cowl at 10 and 2 O'clock by cutting two round plastic spoons in half. The
1,700 watt motor gave it really good performance. There was another Rascal
at the MWE that had a hacker and standard batteries, the owner was amazed
by how much more power mine had.

It was a really great flyer and I hope to replace it soon.

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