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Latest Electric-Glow Conversion: 1/2A Pylon

Old 07-11-2004, 06:57 PM
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Hi all,

Photos of my latest addition to the hangar.

It's a K&A Models "Evolution 400". Was designed for Speed 400 pylon, but I bought the kit with every intention that it would have a 1/2 A on the front.

At this point I have the VA Mk II r/c mounted on the front (via a Texas Timers radial mount), so that I can utilise the throttle during trimming, but once trimmed out, the mounting pattern has been set so that I can bolt the Cyclon 0.061 straight on. [X(]

YEEHAAAR!
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Old 07-11-2004, 07:27 PM
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HI SHACKAS! Looks like a winner! what are the tail feathers made out of? How much does it weigh [HMDIW]? What are you running for onboard equipment? It should be pretty awesome with the VA, and terrifying with the CYCLON![X(]
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Hiya Pigg,

Tail feathers are 3/32 balsa glassed with 0.75 oz cloth (additional layers of 0.75 cloth used for V-tail centre reinforcement and to make live hinges for moving surfaces.)

Servos (I think) are GWS Pico Pro BB mounted with rubber grommets.

Tank is a Sullivan 1 oz cylindrical.

Receiver is Hitec 555.

Weight - Not known at moment, but estimate 11 oz.

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Thanks for the info! Looks like it has just one aileron also, if so are you supposed to have differential throw? How is the wing made/ reenforced? Hope you give us a flight report!
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Geez Louise, that looks fast[8D]

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I always wondered how a fast speed 400 electric aircraft would work with a good 1/2A on the front of it... The flying weight would probably be higher with the electric set-up (batteries, speed control.) but how much I dont know. There are tons of these models available... Was also looking at the speed 400 warbird pylon racers from TDL, they look like they could use 1/2A power as well.
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TDL: http://www.tdlinfo.com/racers.htm
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holy smokes that thing is going to be a bullet.
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Looks like it will be fun. Do u know what the RPM will be with the Cyclon? What prop will u use?

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