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Old 11-15-2011, 02:04 PM
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Default Just getting started with electric

Have been flying gas and fuel planes for some time and want to try some electric stuff however I don't know much about it. Have purchased a small balsa rubber band plane and am assembling it. Want to conver it to electric but don't know what motor, ESC, BEC, Battery, prop.. yada, yada yada. Basic data I have is as follows:

Wing Span = 24"
Wing Area = 97.5 sq. in. (Opp's)
Weight = 4.5 to 5 oz., not including motor, esc, RX, battery and what ever else is required.

Have looked at some basic flight packs, but am not sure. Any help?
Old 11-15-2011, 04:07 PM
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Default RE: Just getting started with electric

Suggest you check out the archives at ampeer; the premier (IMHO) electric site.
Old 11-18-2011, 08:08 PM
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Default RE: Just getting started with electric

Assuming this will be a slow flying aircraft you probably need a lightweight motor which can spin a decent size prop... I'd suggest something like this spinning a 5x3 - 7x3.5 GWS HD on a small (300mAh) 7.4v pack. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...nner_10g_.html. You'd need a basic 7A-10A ESC, maybe like this: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._w_1A_BEC.html

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