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boustany
08-31-2005, 06:46 AM
Hi everyone,
I'm thinking about converting my Extra 300S .46 from Phoenix Models since I'm getting hooked more and more to Electric Flying.
I have attached a picture of the model.
Any idea what Motor / ESC / Battery should I be using for this purpose?
I'm keeping my Futaba 7CH FM Receiver and 4 S3004 Futaba Servos for the Ailerons/Rudder and Elevator.
I would really appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks!

Matt Kirsch
08-31-2005, 05:11 PM
5S Kokam 3200 pack with an AXi 4120/18 spinning a 14x10 prop. Should be IM-PRESS-IVE. :)

A friend of mine is flying the .40-size Hangar 9 Funtana with the same motor/prop setup, but a 16-cell NiMH pack. Weighs over 7lbs, and flies pretty good at that. Going from 40oz to less than 20oz on the battery weight... That's nearly a pound and a half. Plus with the efficiency of the large prop spinning slow. I think you'll like it.

boustany
09-01-2005, 11:21 AM
Thanx Matt for ur suggestion! How long do u think we can fly with this setup? Should i be ok with the PHX 45A or should i go for the 60A?
Thanx again!

Nitro Blast
10-22-2005, 04:11 PM
Heres my Extra... AXI 28/26/13 with 14.8volts @8000mah. Very zippy indeed. I originally had the Castle 60 amp and after a flight the shrink wrap around the controller was cooked off. I put a wattmeter on it and it only said 55amps at WOT, but apparently that was just enough so I went with a Castle 80 amp and have not had any issues since. Going flying in about an hour, and its already in the car.


http://img436.imageshack.us/img436/7396/dsc037178wg.jpg

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/722/dsc037183kz.jpg

Matt Kirsch
10-22-2005, 05:42 PM
That looks like it's purpose built for electric. Looks nice. How big is it?

With the glow conversions, I tend to recommend overpowering them a bit, just so the pilot isn't disappointed by the performance, and any pro-glow nay-sayers seeing the plane perform have to eat their words... The 2826 would work on the .46 size Phoenix, but it might turn out a little light in the nose, and won't perform quite as well as the glow counterpart.

BTW, I know these ESCs and batteries claim "continuous," but that's under ideal conditions. They need better than good cooling airflow, especially if you're talking about long runs at near-full-capacity.

cool
12-10-2009, 05:39 AM
my setup:

Turnigy 5055B-600kv
Turnigy 80amp Plush ESC
JXF 13x8 prop
Zippy 3000mah 20C Lipo

Travel adjust set only to maximum 80%. Dual rates set to 30%. It's overpowered and flies like a rocket, unlimited vertical! I will try 13x6 prop to slower it down a bit to suit my flying style.

scatsob
12-10-2009, 01:49 PM
my setup:

Turnigy 5055B-600kv
Turnigy 80amp Plush ESC
JXF 13x8 prop
Zippy 3000mah 20C Lipo

Travel adjust set only to maximum 80%. Dual rates set to 30%. It's overpowered and flies like a rocket, unlimited vertical! I will try 13x6 prop to slower it down a bit to suit my flying style.

I second this setup, all of my Turnigy stuff has been top notch. How many cells are you running though?