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Old 10-28-2007, 11:04 AM
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Default Making Funtana 90 into electric?

Anybody know the setup to make one of the Funtana 90 into electric? I have a YS 110fz in it right now but am sick of nitro so turning to the cleaner more efficient way. lol. I can't seem to find any thing on this topic.

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Old 10-28-2007, 11:15 AM
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Default RE: Making Funtana 90 into electric?

try the gas to electric conversion section
Old 10-28-2007, 05:03 PM
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Thanks i didn't know it was there
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Default RE: Making Funtana 90 into electric?


ORIGINAL: paulaly

Anybody know the setup to make one of the Funtana 90 into electric? I have a YS 110fz in it right now but am sick of nitro so turning to the cleaner more efficient way. lol. I can't seem to find any thing on this topic.

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http://www.*********.org/hangar-9_funtana-90.htm

Is this the Funtana version you have?
Old 10-29-2007, 09:21 AM
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Default RE: Making Funtana 90 into electric?

Call Ben at 3D Hobby Shop, He'll set you up with the right combo. 830/990-6978 or www.3dhobbyshop.com or e-mail
[email protected] Have the Aircraft Specs available.

Good Luck,

Dave
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Default RE: Making Funtana 90 into electric?

yes that's the one. I will contact him and see what can be done.

Thanks guys
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Default RE: Making Funtana 90 into electric?

Hello, here are some links that maybe you can servis.

Greetings.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458195

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/g2e-h9funtana90.htm

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Default RE: Making Funtana 90 into electric?

With the estimated weight of the plane around 8lbs, you are looking for a motor that can provide continuous power around 1,400-1,500 watts. Most likely running 6cell 22.2volt LiPo. With the 6s LiPo, the motor will need to be capable of running a continuous current around 75amps +/- which then would need an ESC (for optimum cooling) rated around 90-100amps.
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wow! I didn't think it would cost me at-least a thousand bucks. I think I will just sell the Funtana as is and go for a smaller electric like the Extreme flight Yak54-E. Thanks for your help and info guys it made it clear for me.

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Default RE: Making Funtana 90 into electric?

I do not think the conversion will be that expensive save for the batteries. You definately need to run on an 8S system at the very least. You can purchase China made motors and ESCs from United Hobbies, ESC for high voltage use and rated for 90A is about USD110 ... motor to give good performance about another USD125 max. Now, batteries are the high cost factor. This is doable ... Oh yeah ... almost forgot ... you need to buy a good charger and balancer then have only limited flights unless you are willing to purchase many batteries.

My MidWest CAP 232 80" conversion did not cost me much at all ... I have no regrets, its fun!
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Default RE: Making Funtana 90 into electric?

Well, I'll admit I'm a big fan of 3D Hobby Shop. I think you'll be happy with any of their airplanes. I would recommend their new 55 inch Extra 300 SHP. Go to their site www.3dhobbyshop.com and check it out. There are also a number of glowing reports about it on this site. ( I think about 3-4 Lbs is the current practical cost limit for electrics.) I have a Sundancer 50 converted to Electric which was expensive, but my newest is a Diamante 25 E with a E-Flite Power 25 and 4 cell LiPo pack--it's much more reasonable price wise. My next one will be the 3D Hobby Shop 55" Extra 300 SHP.

Let us know how it works out for you.
Dave

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