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ripster327
09-26-2006, 05:48 AM
I'm new to electrics and a novice RC pilot. I would like to train on an electified Piece O' Cake by Craft-Air, Inc., designed by Tom Williams. My ultimate goal (once I get good on land) is to fly electric sea planes off of Keuka Lake (one of the Finger Lakes in NY). Specs for the Piece O' Cake are:
Wing span: 6 ft
Wing Area: 573 sq. inches
Flying Weight: 24 oz. (using Cox .049)
Wing Loading: 6 oz/sq. ft.
Engine: .049 (1/2 A)
Controls: rudder, elevator (and throttle, if electric)

Any recommendations for motor, batt, etc? Thank you.

ragbag
09-26-2006, 01:17 PM
I'm new to electrics and a novice RC pilot. I would like to train on an electified Piece O' Cake by Craft-Air, Inc., designed by Tom Williams. My ultimate goal (once I get good on land) is to fly electric sea planes off of Keuka Lake (one of the Finger Lakes in NY). Specs for the Piece O' Cake are:
Wing span: 6 ft
Wing Area: 573 sq. inches
Flying Weight: 24 oz. (using Cox .049)
Wing Loading: 6 oz/sq. ft.
Engine: .049 (1/2 A)
Controls: rudder, elevator (and throttle, if electric)

Any recommendations for motor, batt, etc? Thank you.

I don't recognize the plane or the manufacturer. Yahoo search didn't turn anything up either.
What type of plane is it, high wing/low wing?

Probably some kind of speed 400 would serve, but that is a WAG.






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cassat
09-26-2006, 03:15 PM
The Piece of Cake is manufactured by Dynaflite now. I would try a geared
Speed 400 and 11 x 8 folding prop.

ragbag
09-26-2006, 10:33 PM
The Piece of Cake is manufactured by Dynaflite now. I would try a geared
Speed 400 and 11 x 8 folding prop.

SPECIFICATIONS
Stock Number: DYFA1009
Wingspan: 72 in (1830 mm)
Wing Area: 573 sq in (37 dm2)
Length: 35 in (890 mm)
Flying Weight: 24 oz (680 g)
Wing Loading: 6 oz/sq ft (18 g/dm2)
Requires:
Engine: .049 non-throttled engine

Looks like a speed 400 was a good guess. A small direct drive brushless would be a good way to go also.




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ForestCam
09-26-2006, 10:40 PM
Here's a review of the Piece O' Cake with electric conversion reccomendations.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247277

ripster327
09-27-2006, 12:55 AM
Thanks guys. Yes, ithe plane is a Dynaflite kit--originally intended to a a 2 m glider. Thanks for your help.:)