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Old 11-11-2004, 01:38 PM
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I have a Great Plane GeeBee I'd like to convert to electric. Can anyone help me with a power system set up? I'd prefer using an AXI just because of cost, but I'll go to Hacker if I have to.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:30 PM
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No reason you can't use a 4130/16 AXI and 20 cells (or 6S LiPoly). That'll spin a 16x10 prop, give you nearly 900 Watts input, and should clear the cowl so it doesn't look ridiculous
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:55 PM
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I wanted an electric GeeBee. I looked at the GP but concluded that at it's 11 lb weight, I'd need 1,100W to power it.
It would be so expensive that I looked around and found the Adrian Page 1/5 GeeBee kit. At 6.5lb I can power it
for a lot less $. Yes it's a kit but it is also half the weight.
Here's a link to my re-maiden:
http://rcgroups.com/gallery/showgall...0&ppuser=19395
I have since gone to a slightly larger motor 22/30/2 and 17X12 prop.
Here is a link to the build thread:
http://rcgroups.com/forums/showthrea...30#post2977430
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:51 PM
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is it 11lb? then I would choose more power... say 1.5-2kW but that´s just me...
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