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Old 01-01-2010, 11:40 AM
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I am new to electric.I had glh back in the day.with a .09 teedee.and i just got a new GLH.I would like to be in the 160-170 mph range what setup should i use?motor/esc/batt/prop?any help would be great,thanks
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I also had a GLH.... real fun little plane. IMHO... there is no way you can approach 160-170 with a GLH and pull a reasonable G turn with the wing remaining in one piece. IMO I would select a hot brushless motor/battery setup that reasonably stays within the original design weight to keep the wing loading down... still be plenty fast.

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I flew the GLH II for a few year and loved the way it flew! - I had flown it with a Cox TD .051 and the dang motor couldn't keep up with its speed in vertical dive - I broke 3 pistons doing this. The cam/shaft would poke a hole through the top of the piston.

So I dropped the slimmy stuf and drew up my own slightly larger version with built up wings and Eflite 15 - This is one fun plane to fly. Its made to look like a semi scale Target Drone from the 60's Chin scoop keeps motor/batteries cool - Fantastic speed when needed and thermals like a angle due to light wing loading. 20-30min flights are the norm flying half highspeed and half thermal.
3S-2100 lipos. Its not a GLH but sorta close.

I had a buddy with a laser cutter in Northern Quebec Canada make some kits. Check it out.
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Hi There,

Here is my GLH electric. Ace foam wing, BP-2208 motor. a real fun plane to fly. More details if you wish.

John in Kalifornia.
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I don't think there is any motor/engine combination that will get an Ace GLH up to the speeds your looking for. The airfoil is too thick. And if by chance you did I don't think the GLH airframe could hold up to the stress. We're running an E-200 class with 1/2 A size models with much, much thinner airfoild than a stock GLH. Our racers have been clocked on radar at between 100 & 110 mph. An electric GLH in this class would not compete with what we are flying. Just my honest opinion. You probably can get a small model up to 160 to 170 mph but just not a GLH.
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I'm going to guess it's going to take around 8-900 watts to get a GLH in the 170mph range. That's like.... 1-1/4hp.

Not really easy to put that kind of power in a GLH, and I wouldn't trust the wing.
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Look at the F5D electric pylon racers. That is what it takes to get over 160 mph. I had a sunracer and it got to 160 easily. GLH, no way.

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