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Old 06-17-2017, 01:10 PM
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Just noticed this plane in the Tower ad in the new issue of Model Aviation. Looks pretty good. Not on the Tower website yet though. Looks like a really cool project. 92" wingspan, I believe and ready for either piston engines or electric motors. Anyone know where to get one?
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:47 PM
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Really. Really, really; right there on page 72. Surely I am not the only one who saw this new model. OBTW, 90.5 inch wingspan.
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Steve, I was just on the Tower Hobbies site and on the "coming soon" list is the A-26 !! Price is $429.99 and is coming in "late July". Looks great, I want one too !
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Yep. I think I will have to add one to my overcrowded hangar. Sure wish it was done in aluminum color instead of the gray. Guess I could strip it and make it another color if I really want to.
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Yep , I just noticed yesterday and if you google it , you can see a flight video !
I just finished the Phonie Stinson and have the Lizzy in my hanger, for me the quality of Phoniex is outstanding especially when compared with the cost !
I cant wait to get this one , I am going electric powered !
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Looks great electric is the way to go
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Pre-ordered mine yesterday!
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Two small gassers would be nice
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Tail skid Started on two of these F7F one electric other two 19 R3Y Hope to have the gear doors issues worked out went fro pneumatic to servo ...
You know just how HOT its been the last few weeks, UG !
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I'd LOVE to see that bad boy fly!
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The two 32 size epower motors that the Tower Techs suggested are rated at 7 lbs ( best case ) =14 lbs in total.
The plane is listed at 15lbs to 17lbs ?
Anyone have an epower suggestion ?
I would love to use either two 4 cell 4500 packs or jump to two 6 cell 60 size motors
I am not understanding the HV suggestion on the esc considering each motor will have its own set up ?
Also why do you need an 8 channel minimum TX ?
You have alerons =1, Flaps 1, rudder 1, retracts 1, electric motors 1 elevator 1, I am up to 6 channels in total considering all flaps are linked, the alerons are linked , the esc are linked , so what am I doing wrong ?
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Uncle Joe, any updates?
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Also why do you need an 8 channel minimum TX ?
You have ailerons =1, Flaps 1, rudder 1, retracts 1, electric motors 1 elevator 1, I am up to 6 channels in total considering all flaps are linked, the ailerons are linked , the esc are linked , so what am I doing wrong ?
Not sure I would want the ESCs Y'd together on one channel for throttle. Also, it would be advantageous, but not absolutely necessary, to have the nose steering on a separate channel from the rudder allowing ground steering adjustments without messing up the rudder trim.

I will be using a 14 channel receiver and will not be using any wye connectors on mine. Being able to individually adjust everything is really nice.
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The two 32 size epower motors that the Tower Techs suggested are rated at 7 lbs ( best case ) =14 lbs in total.
The plane is listed at 15lbs to 17lbs ?
Anyone have an epower suggestion ?
I had a Hangar 9 B-25 and used Eflite Power .46s. Lots of power to spare. I am considering the same setup for the A26. The Power .46s will be quite happy on the 4 cell 4500s. I flew my B-25 for awhile on 4 cell packs. Later I switched over to 5 cell 5000ma packs which also worked quite well with these motors. If I go with these motors in the A-26, I will definitely use the 5 cell packs again.
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Thanks Steve but I only have a 7 channel TX so does that mean I should pass up on this bird ? I have run two esc/ motors off of one y connector with zero issues.
In checking in on the eflight 46 again somewhat confusing info on max weight would come in around 14lbs.
When I do a 55 glow conversion I come in around a 700 or so KV so the 46 makes sense but the factory specs still limit the all up weight when you combine two.
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