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Old 04-05-2009, 07:22 AM
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Has anybody converted there oly111 to electric. Just starting my fuselage assembly and thought this would be a good time to plan for a electric motor. I have both sides pretty much completed but haven't glued the sides together yet. The oly11 fuselage must be different than the 111 because skybench web site shows a eflite 15 outrunner installed in the oly11. I tried the same motor in the three no way that was going to fit. I would like to find a inrunner with a low kv so it could handle a big enough prop without the gear box. I don't know if I am making thing more complicated than they really are or is it just a case of hole sawing out the nose block and sticking a inrunner in. I was wondering what size hole saw you would use? There isn't much room there. the smallest inrunners I've seen have a dia of 28mm the nose block width is 30mm. I would appreciate the help. Thanks hannie

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If yo do a search here, you will find plenty of information. It has been done more to many other models as well. I have a friend that is flying his with a AXI 2820/10 brushless motor, Castle Creation 45 amp esc, 11X6 folding prop, 2100 to 4000 mah li-po. Battery dependent on what sort of flying time he is looking for. I ahve seen and flown this model for well over an hour in calm air. He gets 6 good strong climbs to altitude. Best we have done so far is hour and half. I fly a Riser 100 with pretty much the same set up. Mine is the Atlas brand brushless from Hobby Lobby.

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you can convert it to electric with the following equipment...AXI 2820/10 3s lipo battery, 11x8 prop & JETI JESAP30 "Advanced Plus" 40 Amp controller from www.hobby-lobby.com - you can sheet the top forward wing from the spar to the Leading Edge, and also the bottom from spar to LE. A must Mod is to get rid of that balanced rudder, while building both the fin and rudder, just extend the fin the same length from top to bottom as the plans, and same with the rudder extend it in one straight line from bottom to top. (less drag this way) Use .070 carbon fiber push rods with sheaths (saves a little weight) If you do the electric conversion install the servos for the push rods behind the wing throught a hatch. You can also install 2 small micro servos HS 55 OR HS 65B for the spoiler installation instead of the string....Theres a lot more you can do, I'm sure some one will chime in here.

Another thing to look for would be the Sig Riser 100 conversion, since they are both in the same size caegory. Many have been done.

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