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Advice needed: Gentle Lady .049 to Electric Conversion

Old 07-03-2022, 05:12 PM
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Default Advice needed: Gentle Lady .049 to Electric Conversion

Guys, I have a Gentle Lady that I built 35 years ago. I am considering just hanging it up for display with the original Black Widow on it or possibly converting it to folding-prop electric and flying it on occasion.

I am familiar with electrics, but nothing in this realm and need help choosing a possible motor/prop combo please.

For those unfamiliar with this antique, it has a 76 wing and weighs 1.3 lbs without a motor, but with the two servos installed.

Thanks all!



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One of these motors with a 7x4 Cam Folding prop, 20 amp ESC and an 850 mah 75C 3S battery would do the job nicely. You will need to move the servos and RX as far back under the wing as possible and switch to mini servos if you haven’t already. Everything needed is available from the same site as the motor.



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Thank you sir
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Glad to help.
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I don't have any suggestions on the conversions, but a) I love the pillow about wrong week to quit sniffing glue, and b) that's a cool old glider!

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