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Old 06-01-2013, 09:22 PM
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That looks like a fun project. Good luck with it.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:33 PM
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Is your Eclipes still for sale?
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:43 AM
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Hey guys,

Just found this thread. I built a Eclipse in 1991. Had the same experience of it being way underpowered and heavy. So, I hung mine up in the workshop where its been for 20 years. Time to get her going again! I'd like to try to use the motor and prop that came with it. But, use a lipo and ESC instead. Suggestions on something I can buy other than Hobby King?
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It had the 7 HEAVY Nicads...they rotted long ago. LOL
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You might find what you need here, http://www.headsuphobby.com/ , They have the lipos but I think the largest brushed esc they have is 15 amp, don't know if that's big enough though. I think I would just use an on off switch with the lipos. By the way that is a nice looking eclipse.
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Old 06-08-2015, 04:53 AM
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Thanks VicRider, I appreciate the compliment. It did turn out nice, which is why its a shame its been hanging on my work shop ceiling for way too long. I just hadn't thought about the fact that it was a pooch due to the poor electric power systems of the day. Fast forward to 2015, and it can shine I think!

Here's a SUPER inexpensive ESC that I ordered yesterday. I'm going to try it again with the stock motor/prop and see if I can't get better performance. If I can, then I will fly it a while that way.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXNGF3#tech

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Hi,
Looks like the ESC is ok yet does not mention a Brake and assumed it has a BEC, but for the cost..
I would think you have some 2S lipos and a watt meter of some sort to bench check load. 3S may be Ok if the amps are low enough.
Also, it almost looks like the motor could be geared

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I ended up with a Hobbico Upstar ESC and an 11.1v, 1500 mah battery works great and is much lighter. Flys great!
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I ended up with a Hobbico Upstar ESC and an 11.1v, 1500 mah battery works great and is much lighter. Flys great!
That is a very nice looking plane. I have a Great Planes "Electrify Spectra" glider that my Brother had bought back in 2004. My brother never got to see it fly, he passed because of cancer. So I put it up on a shelf till this year when I replace the motor, esc and battery. Now I am having a ball with it. It is 2 meter.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:50 AM
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Very sorry to hear about your brother. Hopefully he is able to see you fly it.
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