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.061 conversion- small prop

Old 12-30-2006, 12:08 PM
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Default .061 conversion- small prop

I have a Neofun .061 ARF that I would like to build for electric. I have a geared 400 out of my SlowStick that I had intended to use, but the prop is much too large. Any recommendations for a motor that will swing a 5-6" prop and tow an 18 oz trainer? Thanks for your help, Michael
Old 12-31-2006, 11:46 AM
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Default RE: .061 conversion- small prop

73;
A speed 400 without any gear-box will pull a 6X3--6X4 and should fly a 18 ounce plane OK. You can pick these up for around 10-15$ I think.
Do you really have a 73 Pinto. My youngest son had a Pinto and drove it untill it finally just rusted away, had 180K of hi-way miles if I remember right. Drive train was still great, change the timing belt every so often and they will run forever.
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Default RE: .061 conversion- small prop

Bob,

Thank you for the feedback. I will give that a shot.

Yes, I really have a '73 Pinto Squire Wagon (wood panels, roof rack) with 32K original miles. If anyone is looking for a plane hauler, my Slow Stick fits in the back with the seat up just great [sm=teeth_smile.gif]
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I take it that this would work for replaceing a .049 goldenbee. The plane is a stick built stager wing.
Old 02-11-2007, 01:03 PM
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Default RE: .061 conversion- small prop

What pack are you going to use? and is your 400 a 6v or 7.2v nominal motor? I ask because a 6v 400 on 3s with a 6x3 is going to draw 18A. A 7.2v 400 is a better bet on 3s but still high for a cheap can motor (12-13A). On 8-cells 14A and 10A will be about it.

But I still reckon any direct drive 400 is going to be hard-pressed to haul an 18oz plane - you aren't going to have more than 10-12oz thrust from a prop that small - and the high pitch speed will be wasted on a slow trainer.

Cheers, Phil (former '76 Gremlin owner!)

Now with '96 Quest van and a '71 Innocenti Mini-Cooper

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