Looking for a "lightweight" 100cc IMAC plane
I recently finished up converting my old Laser 200 (33%) to electric. I used the Hacker Q80-6l motor, with an 8000 mAH 12S battery. This was an experiment to see if flying IMAC on electric was a viable option for me, I've concluded it definitely is. This motor is really a 100CC size replacement, which is big for this plane, originally designed for 50cc gas. The power is more than adequate, for probably any class short of unlimited. So far, I have been able to achieve 8 minutes of flight time, using only 65% of the available battery capacity, so getting through the Intermediate sequence (my goal) seems achievable.
With this under my belt, I'm now looking for a more suitable plane for this power plant. I have my eye on an Extra, and noticed there seem to be quite a difference in advertised weight between the 3D Hobby offering (22-25 lbs) and Extreme Flight (27-29 lbs), both around 103 inches. My #1 goal is weight. Although I have plenty of power, getting enough battery capacity is key, and these planes will weigh quite a bit more than my Laser 200.
I'm sure there are other choices out there as well, wondering if anyone has some advice on which ones are the lightest. I'm not stuck on an Extra, will consider anything to keep weight down.
Last edited by SanJoseDale; 09-09-2013 at 12:26 PM.