Glow to Electric Conversions Discuss glow/gas conversion to electric here.

Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Reply
Old 10-24-2011, 04:02 PM
  #51
saramos
 
saramos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northridge, CA
Posts: 3,037
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Nice!
saramos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 09:00 AM
  #52
orthodoc
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 22
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Hey guys,
Hoping you can advise me on choosing next warbird project. Looking to add to my Top Flite 60 size P-47 and P-51 ARFs. Both were relatively easy to convert to electric with "hidden hatch" ready to be cut out from the fuse. I used Power 90 running on 8S on both and love em.

I would like to find very scale 60 size warbird ARF that either comes with hatch for batteries or easy to modify. Not too particular about model ( other than not thunderbolt or mustang). Considered new TF corsair but called them and told that no hidden hatch built into fuse anymore. The hangar 9 corsair doesn't come with flaps and doesn't seem as scale. Please advise - would love to tackle spitfire, warhawk, etc I could find the right ARF. Help!
orthodoc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2011, 10:06 PM
  #53
tigermeet
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Libby, MT
Posts: 81
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

ESM A-1 Skyraider. Eflite power 160 and Castle Creations 85HV ESC with 2X 5s 5000mah batteries, turning a 15.5X12 MAS 4-blade prop. Retracts are Sierra Giant Scale
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Hf98452.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	129.4 KB
ID:	1685894   Click image for larger version

Name:	Yt61812.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	130.6 KB
ID:	1685895   Click image for larger version

Name:	Gl20532.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	110.6 KB
ID:	1685896   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ke90317.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	122.8 KB
ID:	1685897  
tigermeet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 03:35 PM
  #54
orthodoc
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 22
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Very nice. Love the skyraider!! Thanks for the suggestion.

Where is the hatch? cant make it out from the pics. How difficult was that mod???
What is your all up flying weight??

orthodoc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 08:14 AM
  #55
tigermeet
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Libby, MT
Posts: 81
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Thanks, the hatch is on the bottom right behind the air scoop. The batteries are in there standing vertical right behind the firewall and I opened up the air scoop so it get all the cooling air it need in there as that is where I placed the ESC also. The mod was really easy and straight forward. Flying weight comes in at 16 lbs, and due to the placement of the batteries I got away without having to add any ballast for proper CG. Takeoffs at just over 1/2 throttle.
tigermeet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 09:34 AM
  #56
jeffk464
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lehi, UT
Posts: 1,692
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

I'm getting really tired of messing with glow and glow messing with my planes. I have been flying my 60 sized TF mustang with an OS 91FS, so what would be a good match to maintain about the same power level? Would the e-flite power 60 with a 6S 5000 lipo give me about the same flight experience? I'm either going to go bigger 70" Wingspan and go for 30cc gas or staying 60 sized and going electric, just sick of glow hassle.
jeffk464 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 05:01 PM
  #57
orthodoc
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 22
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

I think the power 60 is perfect. Ihave the same plane with power 90 on 8s and quite frankly, its way overpowered.

You'll won't regret the switch to electric. Ican hang with glow guys all day with no mess , engine fiddling , etc.
orthodoc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 08:25 AM
  #58
deadpedal
 
deadpedal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 30
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Some wonderful planes in here! Just thought I'd pop in and say hello since I love big warbirds and my club's flying field has recently gone electric only. I will be converting my Kyosho Spitfire 90 in the near future from 4 stroke.
deadpedal is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 06:04 PM
  #59
thrawn150
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Lawn, IL
Posts: 142
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Hangar 9 p-51D 1.50 converted. Had its maiden yesterday.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bz78546.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	167.7 KB
ID:	1781595  
thrawn150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 01:51 PM
  #60
Scratchie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mendota heights, MN
Posts: 551
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Jack Stafford B-24 will be added someday, just started working on it
Scratchie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 03:21 AM
  #61
iFLYrc_Vic
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 682
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Here is my Nitro Planes B-25 powered by two Scorpion 4025 motors on two 4S batteries in parallel.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ig11229.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	36.6 KB
ID:	1790865   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lg17013.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	46.8 KB
ID:	1790866   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pu51054.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	74.7 KB
ID:	1790867   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pj19507.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	179.9 KB
ID:	1790868   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wi59700.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	68.0 KB
ID:	1790869  

iFLYrc_Vic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 01:13 PM
  #62
RickAvery
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Moorpark, CA
Posts: 650
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Dean RCU, Beautiful P-39!!! One of my favorites. Here's mine so far.

H-9 spitfire & P-40. And an ASM F7F tigercat. All are powered with E-Flite power 60 motors, 80 amp CC ESCs and run on 6s 5000mah batts. The tigercat X 2 of course.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ec88660.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	400.0 KB
ID:	1796142   Click image for larger version

Name:	Id97416.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	277.7 KB
ID:	1796143   Click image for larger version

Name:	Fl18758.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	89.1 KB
ID:	1796144   Click image for larger version

Name:	Au57037.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	53.9 KB
ID:	1796145   Click image for larger version

Name:	Vg53458.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	92.2 KB
ID:	1796146  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Kb43849.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	19.6 KB
ID:	1796147  
RickAvery is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 08:03 AM
  #63
tenacious101010
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,653
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Heres a 1/4 scale SE-5 conversion. Bought it last year at Perry, had a FUJI 38 or something in it. I removed the nasy gas motor, fuel tank, etc. Installed a Takon 160, 20 inch prop, CC 80 Amp HV ESC and running off of two 5,000 mA % cellt batteries in series for 10 cells total. This plane ready to fly with Batteries installed weighs 25 npounds. Its a very stable flyer and has plenty of power. Its seen in this video flying with another gas to electric conversion, a 1/4 scale DR-1. I will never go back to glow or gas!
Denny


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApgY9...4&feature=plcp
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Zx71273.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	123.1 KB
ID:	1814943  
tenacious101010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 08:12 AM
  #64
tenacious101010
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,653
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

This one is a 1/4 scale Sopwith Triplane built and last flown in 1968. It sat as a static display for 45 years until I purchased it and installed a power 160. It made its first flight recently, here are a couple pictures and a video of it taking to the air for the first time in 45 years. I admit, I was cringing the whole flight but it did great!
Denny
I will post the video when I find it
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Pn37189.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	50.9 KB
ID:	1814945   Click image for larger version

Name:	Up47527.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	170.0 KB
ID:	1814946  
tenacious101010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 08:17 AM
  #65
tenacious101010
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,653
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

And my favorite gas to Glow conversion. My P-6E Hawk had a Zenoah G-38 in it, I converted it using a power 160 and 10 cells turning a Meinz 3 blade prop and the performance is awesome!
Denny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skRUR...5&feature=plcp
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Fd91316.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	60.5 KB
ID:	1814948  
tenacious101010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 12:09 PM
  #66
70sflyer
 
70sflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atkins, IA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Any one convert the ESM F7F Tigercat.Its a Big plane but I think it can be done.
70sflyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 12:42 PM
  #67
Waltbird
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seaford, VA
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

What siize props do you use on the P-40?
Waltbird is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 10:37 AM
  #68
Gtarling
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Uxbridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 228
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Large electric warbirds 60 size plus,,,lets see em

Sopwith Pup 1/3 scale from a kit by JW Modellbau. Hacker A80-8, 14S3P A123 battery pack and 26 x 10 prop. Onboard sound of engine and machine gun with muzzle flash by Benedini sound. Flies superbly!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vt58798.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	90.8 KB
ID:	1835095  
Gtarling is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:57 AM.