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Old 08-03-2004, 05:55 PM
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I have a plane that is sat up for glow.It weighs 24ozs.wing 47inchs it calls for a.061 to.12 glow engine.What size electic motor,esc would it take any other advise would help.THANKS
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A couple of variables here. What kind of battery are you going to use to power your plane, Lipo, or Nimh? That will add the extra weight of your already 24 ounce plane. Which ever way you choose, you will need a motor setup that will handle your AUW and will fly your style of flying ( scale, or speed demon )?

Here is the link to Hobby Lobby's motor page. In the description, it tells you what the motor will handle as far as how much weight it can pull around.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/brushless-motors.htm

Go with a brushless motor from the start, you will save in the long run............and the performance is better as well.

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Actually, the important thing here is to decide on the battery first and foremost.

Strip 'er down and see what the airframe and radio weigh together. That'll tell us what you have to work with.

I'm guessing that after electric conversion, you're probably going to be around 28-30 ounces, even with LiPolys and a brushless motor.

In this case, I would go with no less than a 3S LiPoly pack, or 10 ~1000-1100mAh NiMH cells. We need at least 150 Watts, preferably closer to 200. On 10 cells (or 3S LiPoly), the Astro 020 with gearbox and a 10x7 APC prop make a nice combination.
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"Actually, the important thing here is to decide on the battery first and foremost."


Matt..........Great minds think alike I see..........

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