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Twmaster
09-01-2006, 09:59 PM
Well I have had this one in the process of assembly for a while. It is now ready to have it's maiden flight.

Basically what I've done is buy the version of the Rascal 'C' ARF intended for smallish nitro motors and made the mods for E-power. The things I like about this version of the Rascal is first (and foremost) cost. It is about $87 compared to $150 for the electric version. Of course this one does not come with a power system so there is a huge savings. After all why buy a plane just to toss the power set? Money wasted IMHO. The second thing I like is two different colors. Instead of the Green/White and Purple/White offered on the E version the Nitro comes in Red/White and Blue/White. I bought one of each.

Anyhoo, the conversion is simple. I cut away much of the wood motor mounting plate and installed an E-Flight stick mount intended for their inrunner geared motors. I originally had planned to power her with an E-Flite Park 370 inrunner in a Himax gearbox. After having problems with the motor I opted for the little Himax outrunner shown in the photos. It was a very easy thing to install.

This will fly with a 3S VampowerPro lipo and is equipped with a Hitec 05S RX, 2 x E-Flite S-75 servos. AUW is exactly 20 ounces.

http://www.twmaster.com/stuff/rascal1.jpg

http://www.twmaster.com/stuff/rascal2.jpg

http://www.twmaster.com/stuff/rascal3.jpg

StrayDog
07-23-2007, 04:43 AM
I am undertaking the conversion of a Nitro Rascal back to electric. I plan on using an E-Flite 400 outrunner, 20Amp controller and 3C 1230 TP lipo pack. My only question is how to "Prop" it.

What Prop combo worked for you? I was unable to access your photos.

Thanks

SD

Twmaster
07-25-2007, 04:21 AM
I have no idea why I can't edit the original post.

This was an easy conversion. The steps are as stated above. Plane balanced easily.