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twbuckler 12-04-2003 02:04 PM

Sig Cabinaire Conversion
 
I have a Sig Cabinaire free flight model and I was thinking of converting it to r/c. I have sub-micro Pcio+ servos from GWS and I'm going to get a micro receiver but what kind of motor should I get and battery pack? Does anyone have experience with converting a plane like this?

ajcoholic 12-04-2003 05:31 PM

RE: Sig Cabinaire Conversion
 
Cabinaire is an awesome flying rubber job, but man it is lightweight for powered rc.... I think even a GWS would be overkill...

All the Sig ff kits (I built them all) are excellent flyers as they are lightweight. But never flew any as powered (other than rubber).

Good luck!

AJC

twbuckler 12-04-2003 05:47 PM

RE: Sig Cabinaire Conversion
 
Are there any brands that sell lighter servos and receivers then GWS?

- Tom Buckler
bucks2003@hotmail.com

ajcoholic 12-04-2003 10:07 PM

RE: Sig Cabinaire Conversion
 
Yes, but I dont know the names (not my area of expertise). I think the Cabinaire can handle two pico servos, and the micro receiver/speed control, but I think a smaller motor than the gws could be used (a lighter one).

AJC

BMatthews 12-04-2003 10:57 PM

RE: Sig Cabinaire Conversion
 
I suspect the only gear that will work in a Cabinaire is some of the super light pager motors with gear drive and the super light radio outfits like the RFFS system and some SMALL Li-Poly cells. Even the Pico servos and GWS reciever will weight down something like the Cabinaire too much. I would not want to fly a Cabinaire that weighed more than about 2 oz total weight. The design does not have a lot of wing area.

Now if you used a photocopier to blow up the plans to about 30 to 32 inches the GWS motor and gear would be fine.

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This whole question about the Cabinaire and radio really belongs in the Electric part of RCU. You'd be better advised to either post the question there in the indoor or Parkflyer area or I can move this thread for you as is. Let me know if you want this moved.


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