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Old 03-01-2010, 04:48 PM
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I bought a Brio 10 from a guy and i would like to change it over to a glow plane . I was wondering can it be done and if so what engine would it take and how much beef pu would i need to do.
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whats the wing area and whats the E power weight?
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I'm new at this Radio controlled elect. or glow so i don't have any idea.I just know that i don't want this plane to be elecitic.I tryed this elect.stuff and i don't like all the batteries chargers watt meter you need to fly .I think glow is the better way to go.
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ok box in the front with 3/32 balsa. fuel proof it. For the engine use a LA 15 and a 8x4 prop. get a 3 ounce tank. use recomended servos, a 500mah NiMh 5 cell pack.
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do you really think the 15 will have the umph for that brio.. I had one with the e-flite 480 and it was ok then switched a power 10 and that motor has the power of a .32 2c glow motor

keep that brio very very light the gear is a bugger with all that weight up there

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yes the 15LA will be enough to fly it but will not hover it.

the next best engine would be a OS 30 at 10.5 ounces which would hover this plane if kept under 35 ounces on a 10x5 prop. if really want to max out in power for the same 10.5 ounce run a Saito 40 with a 12x4 APC I have the Saito 40 on a Fliton AJ at 56 ounces and it will hover at 2/3 stick. it spins the 12x4 APC at 11,000


The LA 15 i think would fly very light in the plane. The OS 30 would be enought to hover and the Saito 40 would be way over kill and would need to really beef up the airframe. Look at my thread in here on the AJ and I also have the LA 15 going in a GP lancair here also.
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I found a SO .25 that i could get would that be enough engine or to much.I'm not into hovering just fly around and maybe loops and rolls.
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is it a LA or SF, AX
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Default RE: electic to glow brio 10

I think a .25 or .30 would be kind of heavy?

How about a Magnum .15? They are a lot more powerful than an LA .15

Race...I don't know which .32 size glow engine you are talking about, but it must be a very anemic one to think that an E-flite "power 10" would be equal to it!? A hot .19 would smoke the power 10 outrunner on the top end...but the power 10 would have an advantage for torque and low speed stuff.
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Well I bought a LA 15 mag from hobby people I think i'll give it a try I can always go up in power I real don't want to over power this plane.this plane is vary light ,I guess i need to fine away to wieght it.
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you made a good choice. Open up the exhaust hole with a dremel. (must be taken apart) run a 8x4 APC prop or even a 8X3 APC any of these 2 strokes will have it going really fast. So make sure your using the throttle. I also forgot about the CVA from OS but its twice the cost. the LA 25 is 9.8 ounces and would swing a 10x3 very well. The thunder Tiger 28 is also around 9.5-9.8 ounces but for that close to that same weight the Saito 30 or 40 would be a bette choice for bigger props. you will still need to keep it slow no matter what.

The LA 15 would be my choice for that plane.
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that's what i though the engine is a LAX15 like I said I'm not into hovering just flying so this should work out great. Now about the firewall am I going to have to beef it up alot.I know I'm going to add some Moore strength.
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I was going to say the same thing about the power ten. eflight has them labled to the = gas size. now i know it has more power than a .10 engine but if you look at power the 32 glow is close to 970 watts in power and 14 ounce engine weight

Eflight power 10 .53 hp 400 watts 4.4 ounces
LA 15 is .40 hp or 300 watts 6.5 ounces
magnum/CVA .50 hp 375 watts 6.8 ounces
LA 25 .60 hp 445 watts 9.5 ounces
TT28 .70 hp 520 watts 9.8 ounces

the electric power sys weight is 12 ounces
the gas power weight is 13 ounces


take a pic of the front of plane so i can see it and make suggestions for ya
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Default RE: electic to glow brio 10

it was a gms .32

I pulled it off an extra and put on a power ten and all around it was better.. and it would have never left the ground with a .15

but tomatoes-potatoes yall sound like you got this under control

good luck on the build

I'll go back to what I know big planes
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:09 AM
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Default RE: electic to glow brio 10

I changed my mine I decided to not make the brio a glow plane had it out thursday with a new electric motor liked the way it flue so it will stay electric..
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sometimes they are best to stay the way they are. plus no oil mess to clean up

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