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big 6 electric motored bomber

Old 03-02-2004, 08:24 PM
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Default big 6 electric motored bomber

help. need advice. building a 6 electric motored bomber. 81" x 16.5 chord. whats the pitfalls. am figureing ~ approx airframe weight 14#. dick
Old 03-03-2004, 08:50 AM
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Default RE: big 6 electric motored bomber

Lemme guess: B-36 Peacemaker

Now, is that 14lb weight just the airframe, or ready-to-fly? What glow engines was this designed for?

What's the centerline spacing from nacelle to nacelle? This will determine the largest prop you can spin.

Shooting from the hip, I would guess the plane will weigh ~20lb or so fully laden and ready to fly. Bombers don't need a full 100 Watts per pound, but I'd still look at half a dozen 350W power systems, like Jeti Phasor 30/3 on 10 cells and propped for 35 Amps.

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