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Hobbyking T34 Mentor - Glow conversion

Old 04-03-2012, 04:29 AM
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Default Hobbyking T34 Mentor - Glow conversion

Just converted an Hobbyking T34 Mentor do glow power.
Engine - Magnum .15 XLS
Servos - HS-55
Hitec Optima Lite 6

I had to cut the landing gears struts a lot to get the plane more scale looking.
With the original it looked like an ostridge.

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Old 04-03-2012, 04:31 AM
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:21 PM
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Sweet looking conversion Have flown her yet ?? Let us know how that goes.

I am especially interested in what your AUW ended up at and how that motor performs. Trying to get a comparison for my Gee Bee project.
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What is the span on that plane and the emotor you pulled out?  Giving consideration once more to convert my Eflite to glow.  I want to go 4 stroke though.
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Default RE: Hobbyking T34 Mentor - Glow conversion

Hi there.

How did she fly as was thinking of putting in a asp12a into the same. Did you manage to balance the CoG ok with the magnum out the front?

Cheers
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ORIGINAL: gazman68

Hi there.

How did she fly as was thinking of putting in a asp12a into the same. Did you manage to balance the CoG ok with the magnum out the front?

Cheers
Ihad to add about a half ounce to the tail, but it flies OK. Needs flaps for takeoff though, and Istill dont like it. Idid a snap roll and the canopy popped off, and it actually flew better. It lands hard too, might be too heavy with the glow setup, its about a half pound more in weight than the electric setup. The only difference now is that it stays up longer, the performance is about the same, and I was hoping it would have a little more OOMPH in the sky, but its the same.


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