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Old 09-07-2007, 04:15 PM
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I've never done a conversion before due to the fact that I'm not rich (only thirteen years old).
But I'm really interested in doing one.

What would be the cheapest conversion possible.

I know I'll still probably have to save up for 2 years but I think it will be worth the wait.
Old 09-07-2007, 04:49 PM
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That depends on what you want to convert. There are so many choices out there, that you need to choose your project and then you can be given some helpful advise.

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Old 09-10-2007, 01:48 PM
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I'm kind of looking into a small warbird like Greg Covey's A-T6 Texan. Now can anybody help me.
Old 09-10-2007, 09:32 PM
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Do you mean the H9 one that was done by him? If you are on a budget then go shop at places like United Hobbies for ESC/motor and maybe batts. Do not save on batts unless your set up is not power hungry. The cheap batts never last. Example ... if the cheap China batt is rated for like 25C then you are best keeping them in the 17C range. I used many cheap ones that are so called trusted brands in forums, they all bloat when pushed to the limits.

I am running some 'cheap' China motors/ESC to test, they are working fine. I got that in my 80" CAP 232. Since I am not looking for high performance I can get away with it. For batts I am using the branded stuff of course.
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CJ,

It you wait just a month or two, you can buy the new E-flite [link=http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFL4500]AT-6 Texan 25e ARF[/link]. I hope to review this plane when it is available as I expect it to be another great design from E-flite. I am happy to see E-flite making larger planes like this .25-size Texan and their fantastic J-3 Cub.

A big advantage of an E-flite model is that replacement parts are very inexpensive and everything can be obtained through Horizon Hobbies or your local hobby shop.

Good luck in your venture!
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:08 AM
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ORIGINAL: Greg Covey

CJ,

It you wait just a month or two, you can buy the new E-flite [link=http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFL4500]AT-6 Texan 25e ARF[/link]. I hope to review this plane when it is available as I expect it to be another great design from E-flite. I am happy to see E-flite making larger planes like this .25-size Texan and their fantastic J-3 Cub.

A big advantage of an E-flite model is that replacement parts are very inexpensive and everything can be obtained through Horizon Hobbies or your local hobby shop.

Good luck in your venture!
That plane is just too nice. There will be less and less need to convert nitro planes when they are bringing out planes like this.
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Great advice guys Keep 'em coming[sm=cool.gif]
Old 09-15-2007, 09:42 AM
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Greg,

I checked out that plane and with the stock setup it's still a little too pricy. Does anybody know of anything a little cheaper.

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