Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring
Reload this Page >

Bird of Time electric conversion suggestions

Notices
RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring Discuss rc gliders,rc sailplanes and slope soaring in this forum. Thermaling techniques, airfoils, tips, etc

Bird of Time electric conversion suggestions

Old 06-27-2013, 01:07 PM
  #1  
green river rc
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (2)
 
green river rc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Raywick, KY
Posts: 1,036
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Bird of Time electric conversion suggestions

I'm building a Bird of Time and plan to build it with a brushless electric motor in the nose. I have no idea where to start picking a motor folding prop, esc and battery for it, there is just so much to choose from. I'm a bit of an old school flyer as most of my planes have nitro engines and the only electric stuff I have experience with is a few of the RTF stuff and I have a couple Rimfire motors on some park flyers. I'm just guessing about a .15 size nitro motor would fly this plane to thermal heights. Any suggestion on where to start picking my equipment for my BOT sailplane?
Old 06-27-2013, 01:33 PM
  #2  
thermaler
Member
My Feedback: (46)
 
thermaler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Buchanan, MI
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bird of Time electric conversion suggestions

DON'T DO IT!!!!

Well, wait a minute it is yours after all.

I would suggest going to the Skybench web site, there are good ideas for Skybird conversions which is pretty much the same plan form.
You might also want to search the R/C Groups for more ideas.

Oh, how that hurt to say that . . . . .


Joe
Old 06-27-2013, 01:51 PM
  #3  
green river rc
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (2)
 
green river rc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Raywick, KY
Posts: 1,036
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bird of Time electric conversion suggestions

Dont do it?? Why not?
Old 06-28-2013, 12:34 PM
  #4  
jcvt
Senior Member
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: santiagoRep. Dom, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Posts: 192
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bird of Time electric conversion suggestions

I flew mine with a .15 on top of wings for years. It is more than enough to put this airplane out of sight.
While flying I lost sight of mine, fortunately others guys in the field saw it and I was able to recover it.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Pn37564.jpg
Views:	430
Size:	87.9 KB
ID:	1895880  
Old 06-29-2013, 02:39 PM
  #5  
spirit pilot
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 105
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bird of Time electric conversion suggestions

Im working on the same conversion, with an E-Flite 15 in the nose. For esc cooling in going to use naca vents from Park Flyer Plastics. They have a web page, or email me for info. Good Flying
Old 06-29-2013, 06:39 PM
  #6  
green river rc
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (2)
 
green river rc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Raywick, KY
Posts: 1,036
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bird of Time electric conversion suggestions

Hey spirit pilot post up some pics! I just about have the wing framed up, I'll post some pict tomorrow.
Old 07-25-2016, 02:25 PM
  #7  
Semi Retired Aviator
Senior Member
 
Semi Retired Aviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Melbourne Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 532
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I appreciate this is an old thread, but I've just bought a Bird of Time and intend going straight to E Power, so I'm trawling the threads for tips/ideas.

Thanks for the tip on cooling vents spirit pilot. I'd have just cut 'shark gills' in the side but having scoops makes it so much more efficient.

You guys in the US have it so good when it comes to suppliers of RC gear, a product of having a population of 320 million, and no doubt several million in the RC hobby. It would be impossible to find a manufacturer of such a range of plastic bits here.

As an example, I just bought the BoT from a US supplier, and including shipping via the Global Shipping Program, it's A$280 landed here. Bought locally, it was going to be A$370 + a courier charge of $30.00.

Last edited by Semi Retired Aviator; 07-25-2016 at 08:30 PM.
Old 04-15-2017, 08:30 AM
  #8  
Pork Chop
My Feedback: (5)
 
Pork Chop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 275
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I'm sure by now most BoT guys out there have heard of a guy named Ben who owns R/C Air Mods, He specializes in mods just for the BoT ARF. Great guy who went the extra mile answering my questions and helping me find a solution. He sells all kinds of mod kits at reasonable prices.

www.rcairmods.com
Old 05-31-2017, 01:09 PM
  #9  
Johng
My Feedback: (4)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Deland, FL
Posts: 1,924
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Just for the record: My rebuild of an all wood BoT into an e-bird.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...)-Bird-of-Time
Old 01-06-2018, 01:53 PM
  #10  
Msflyer
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default BOT new ep version

I just got the bird of time ep version from Tower Hobbies. Is there any threads on it yet? I got a few questions.
Old 01-06-2018, 10:14 PM
  #11  
Pork Chop
My Feedback: (5)
 
Pork Chop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 275
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I haven't seen one yet you should start a thread
Old 01-14-2018, 06:41 PM
  #12  
Msflyer
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Pork Chop View Post
I haven't seen one yet you should start a thread
I did

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.