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What power for a .20 size Citabria?

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Old 05-08-2004, 11:29 PM
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Default What power for a .20 size Citabria?

I've got this .20 size Citabria sitting around with no motor on it. It was built with a .30 Enya in mind but Now I would like to convert it to electric. Any tips? Cobalt? Brushless? Geared or direct? I will almost certainly be using Li Poly batteries. But how many cells should I use? 3S? 4S? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Default RE: What power for a .20 size Citabria?

For that size plane, you have many choices. From my experience, I would recommend an outrunner motor like an [link=http://www.hobby-lobby.com/brushless_axi.htm]AXI 2820/10[/link]. The simplicity of a maintenance-free design having no gearbox is a great choice for new electric enthusiasts. Even my high end geared motors always seem to develope some gearbox issues.

Use an APC 11x7 e-prop on the 3s2p [link=http://www.hobby-lobby.com/thunderpower.htm]ThunderPower 4200mAh[/link] pack and you'll be flying for 30 minutes.

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