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Old 05-10-2020, 08:31 AM
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What would be a good electric motor/ESC/battery setup for the previous-generation Sig Kadet Senior ARF? This version has a nose wheel and was not prepped from Sig for electric motor use, unlike the current Senior ARF which is a taildragger and has a removable hatch for battery access. I am looking to maximum flight time and doing basic training. No need for aerobatic performance.
Old 09-24-2020, 12:15 PM
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I can't believe nobody's answered this question.
So here goes: Figure on using a 5S pack, no need to go 6S. A 41mm motor such as a Cobra 4120/18-540KV motor or 4130/12- 540 KV, the difference is size and power available. A 540KV motor seems to be about right with a 5S pack and 13-14" prop. You will need an 80A ESC.
Your version sounds like the early production meant for glow. You're going to have to make a battery hatch and platform on the bottom of the fuse, behind the firewall. It's going to be a bit of a PITA but it's the only way to do it. This is what I had to do. I also installed a safety arming switch/plug for good measure. I am currently working on what appears to be the same plane. You may be able to mount the ESC inside the cowl for air movement.
The newer versions made allowances for electric conversions. There were three different versions of the Senior ARF by way of construction.
If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.
cheers and good luck
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What would be a good electric motor/ESC/battery setup for the previous-generation Sig Kadet Senior ARF? This version has a nose wheel and was not prepped from Sig for electric motor use, unlike the current Senior ARF which is a taildragger and has a removable hatch for battery access. I am looking to maximum flight time and doing basic training. No need for aerobatic performance.
Can you please provide some pictures of this specific version, especially the frontal business end so, I can tell you what Electric Power System can be possible without making too many modifications?

Thanks!
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