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Old 03-01-2005, 01:46 AM
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Hello,

I have a Lanier Stinger 60 ARF that I would like to build as an electric. I have been looking through the forums and have gathered some knowlegde about what I need for the conversion. But before I pluck down the $300-400 needed I want to make sure that I am getting what is needed.

My flying style is somewhat agressive, I don't want a plane to just fly around, I want to be able to put it throught it's paces. This is not a 3D plane so I do not expect that perfromance. I want to be able to fly the plane like I have a .90 4 stroke on it. The specs on the Stinger are below:


Wingspan: 60" (1524mm)
Wing Area: 810sq in
Weight: 6.5 - 8lb
Length: 53" (1346mm)


I was thinking of the AXI 4130-X(?) with the Jeti advanced 77-3P controller and a UBEC. I want to go to LIPO's with this and was thinging of 4 cells with a total of ~4200mAH.

Would this work? I have read enough to realize that the batterie volts and AMPS are important to the flight characteristics of the setup. I would rather spend additional money upfront and have a set up that works well (flight performance and time) than be frustrated by my first attempt at full powered electric flight conversion.

Thanks in advance.

Ron
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4130/16 on 6S2P 2200 and a 16*10 would be fine.
you should draw around 40A, or 800W, plenty of power. That's the combo I use on my 8lb planes (60cc size, 100 4 stroke).
If you want to be more aggressive you can use a 7S2P 2600 with a 15*8 for 1100w+
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:13 AM
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Default RE: Lanier 60 Arf Conversion questions

Thanks for the input. Would the 6s2p be a total of 4400 mAh? 2 sets of 6 cell 2200 ?
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yep 4400, the setup is up to you.
I only use 2P packs (1S). So I hook 6 packs in serie for the discharge (for this application).
the advantage of the method is flexibility and perfect balancing as I can charge all these packs in // , as 1S12P, to have permanently a perfect balancing between the cells.
I can also start the charge in serie to accelerate the charge and just end the matching in //
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:09 PM
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So if understand correctly the 1s12P charging would use a 1 cell charger at 2200mah, but since the total mah is 12x2200 = 26,400mah it would take a total of ~12 hours to charge the 1s12P pack, less if you used a higher charge rate. If you charge in parallel of say 2s6P you would have to use a 2 cell charger at 4400mah and this would take a total of 1 hour? You then move back to the 1s12p configuration and finish the Cage at 2200 mah to balance all of the cells to the same mah?

Other than the advantage of balancing the cells and flexibility of moving cells around the airframe would the use of 2 3s1p packs be a disadvantage over the 3 2s1p packs use to assemble a 6s2p pack of 4400mah?

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So if understand correctly the 1s12P charging would use a 1 cell charger at 2200mah, but since the total mah is 12x2200 = 26,400mah it would take a total of ~12 hours to charge the 1s12P pack, less if you used a higher charge rate.

yep
If you charge in parallel of say 2s6P you would have to use a 2 cell charger at 4400mah and this would take a total of 1 hour? You then move back to the 1s12p configuration and finish the Cage at 2200 mah to balance all of the cells to the same mah?
there you screwed up a bit, I guess you meant 6S2P; all the remaining is ok

Other than the advantage of balancing the cells and flexibility of moving cells around the airframe would the use of 2 3s1p packs be a disadvantage over the 3 2s1p packs use to assemble a 6s2p pack of 4400mah?

you need 6 packs 3S1P for 6S2P...no other advantages than exposed but that's a lot....

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