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Old 10-23-2005, 09:28 AM
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Has anyone converted the above gas to an electric? I'm new to the hobby and am looking for ideas.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:44 AM
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Default RE: Cox .049 Gooney Bird

Should be pretty easy and inexpensive, even with brushless motors and LiPolys.

This is a Douglass DC-3 "Gooney Bird," not something named "Gooney Bird" right?

Could you post the recommended weight, and the prop clearance from the crankshaft to the side of the fuselage?
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:35 AM
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Default RE: Cox .049 Gooney Bird

Actually it is something called a Gooney Bird and not a DC-3. This plane is all surface area, wing and tail, so it won't have enough speed to benefit from a brushless setup. I was thinking about a brushed 480 class motor on Li-Po's. This will be my video camera plane. I have posted a picture in my gallery.
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Also,
The stock prop with the .049 is a "Thimble Drome" 6x3.
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Here's the picture now that I figured out how to include it.
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Default RE: Cox .049 Gooney Bird

What the? That's a Lazy Bee! I even remember Cox selling the foam Lazy Bee--a good friend of mine had one for years. I had no idea they also sold it as a "Gooney Bird". I can even see in the pic "produced under license from Clancy Aviation". Well, does this plane have that weird plastic fuselage front like the regular foam lazy bee had? If so, that might be somewhat of an obstacle, but I think you can work around it. You will probably want between 60-100 watts to fly this, I'm guessing toward the higher end if you're adding a little weight with a wireless video cam rig. How much does the whole thing weigh ready to fly as a glow powered plane--I'm thinking somewhere around a pound?
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I'm thinking heavier than that. I'll get a weight on it soon. Yes, it has the plastic nose with built in fuel tank and those heavy hard plastic front wheels. I think the difference is the Gooney Bird was a complete set including fuel, batteries, flight box and electronics while the Lazy Bee was a plane only setup. I think the bodies are identical. This one has the .049 Killer Bee motor also from Cox. The Lazy Bee had the regular .049. I want it to ROG and fly slowly as it was designed but am limited in prop size by ground clearance. Here's the nose:
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Where did you find this? It must be old stock Cox reboxed or simply a clone
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I bought it NEW IN BOX about 16 years ago and have never flown it.
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Can you please let me know where I can get one of these?
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Hobby King has one called The Old Fogey Foam, Need t buy electronics separately though.
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