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Old 11-04-2006, 04:37 PM
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Greg Covey
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Default RE: COX Micro Warbird ARFs

The history of COX micro warbirds goes back many years and the first R/C conversion was done about 6 years ago by Mike Blott on a [link=http://www.gregcovey.com/viper.htm]Cox Sky Cruiser Viper P-51[/link] electric free-flight model. This was back when a micro flight design was considered anything less than 10oz.

My COX Viper conversion page documents the first use of an Astro Flight Firefly motor using a Zagi 5x4 "spoon" prop. These ideas were conveyed to Bob Boucher of Astro Flight and the prop now comes with a FireFly motor purchase and it also comes recommended by COX as an alternate choice for a power system.

Today, we have many new choices for small brushless motors which are much more efficient than the stock DC brushed Speed 130 motor. Further, the small NiCd and NiMh packs have been replaced with lighter Lithium Polymer packs.

With this history and today's choices in mind, I will use the stock motor and NiMH pack for my review but welcome your ideas and experiences to add for a section on modifications and hop-ups.

[link=http://www.gregcovey.com/viper.htm]COX Viper Conversion[/link]
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