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Old 03-17-2005, 06:18 PM
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Default Horizon Cessna 182 Electric conversion

Just test flew my Horizon Cessna 182, 95" wing span. It is a great flier.
I'm using a Hacker C50-13XL 6.7 to 1 geared, 77 AMP ESC, two 5S3P Thunder Power 6000 ma packs wired in series. APC 17 x 12 prop. Take off is aprox. 200 ft off of dirt. Flew it for 4 mins and only used 1.4 AMPS out of the packs. Will do more flying this weekend at the 1/8 Air Force Fly-In in North Phoenix. I'll get some pictures posted later. I'm now hook on the large electric planes. They are great fliers. I now have flying a 88" Cessna Skymaster and this 182. I love Cessna's planes.
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:53 AM
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Default RE: Horizon Cessna 182 Electric conversion

200ft is quite a lot....on the the other end, an avg consumption of only 21A (and around 700W) for such a big plane (17lbs) can explain it...
Old 03-18-2005, 08:53 AM
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Default RE: Horizon Cessna 182 Electric conversion

Bah, Cessnas look best when flown scale.
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Here are some pictures,
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:49 AM
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Default RE: Horizon Cessna 182 Electric conversion

Bob,

Thanks for the report and the photos.

I agree that a nice scale take-off with the Cessna is a beautiful site. A 200' take-off is only 1/3 of our flying field.

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