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Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Watt Meter

I have an "E-Meter" that I will use for the static testing. However, I will take static readings with the e-Logger for comparison. Got to finish my TopNotch Aerocommander, then I will start work on...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Power Usage

I have purchased (used) a Eagle Tree Data Logger to record in-flight power usage. This is becoming an expensive project - but VERY INTERESTING.
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-20-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Question Twin in-line stuff

I have gotten a lot of information here and on other forums about these twin in-line power plants. It seems that there is a definite lost of efficiency in the rear motor due to turbulence. The...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-19-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
I think that is a bit extreme. The plane is...

I think that is a bit extreme. The plane is already at 30 oz/sq ft wing loading and does not need the extra weight of oversized motors. Most modelers are not have any issues with same size motors...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-18-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Thanks for the info. Which 53 inch model do you...

Thanks for the info. Which 53 inch model do you have?
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Twin inline motor configuration

I thought the same thing. However, all of the information I have seen showed the same motor and prop for front and rear.:confused:
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-17-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Cessna Skymaster 337

I am building a Cessna Skymaster 337 model made by Seagull. This plane has two in-line motors, one forward (tractor) and one rear (pusher). It has the following specs:

Wing Span: 76.8 in
...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-29-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 77,932
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Sportsman Aviation Waco 60

I purchased an old Sportsman Aviation (Global) Waco 60 ARF and converted it to electric. I am powering it with an OS 5025 Motor and 6S 5200 Lipo. The model is finishing out at 8.6 lbs and should...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
RivetNut

Here is how I solved the loose nut problem on the cabanes. They are called "Rivet Nuts". They install just like rivets but have threads on the inside of the rivet. Worked great!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-21-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Rivet Nuts

Anyone tried using rivet nuts or jack nuts for this type of application?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-20-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Here are some photos that show how the cabanes...

Here are some photos that show how the cabanes are attached.
Vic
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-20-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Cabane Attachment

I have a WACO 60 the has a 58 inch wing span that will not fit into my car assembled. The cabanes for the wings are attached with small screws and nuts. Assembly at the field will certainly result...
Forum: Power Systems 11-30-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
That is not a reason to avoid use of an ESC...

That is not a reason to avoid use of an ESC On/Off Switch. that IS a reason to use a "startup/shutdown checklist". We all get distractions during preparations for flight and shutdown after a...
Forum: Power Systems 11-16-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Well, the kill switch has generated some...

Well, the kill switch has generated some "creative juices" flowing and will need some more thought. As I stated, the Dualsky ESC that I have, was designed with the switch to internally kill power to...
Forum: Power Systems 11-16-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Nigel, I agree with you. The technician expressed...

Nigel, I agree with you. The technician expressed the company opinion on kill switches based on a "false premise". He said it would be like having a loaded gun with the safety off - cute but not...
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Thanks to all who have replied. I spoke with a...

Thanks to all who have replied. I spoke with a technician at Castle Creations and they DO NOT install kill switches on any of their ESCs. They found that they are a safety hazard (false since of...
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
OK, thanks.

OK, thanks.
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
By "radio line" you mean the white signal line,...

By "radio line" you mean the white signal line, right?
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
You are right. The switch kills the BEC power,...

You are right. The switch kills the BEC power, but that is what I want to do. I also use the Arming Switch you mentioned on other planes. But for this application, it will be awkward to install...
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
ESC Power ON-Off Switch

I have an ESC from Dualsky with a kill switch. Some folks don't like them but it works fine for me. I purchased another Castle Creations ESC (Talon 90) that does not have a kill switch. I want...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
power pod

Thanks for the reply. That is the baic idea I am looking at but n a larger scale.

I have started a build thread onn my web site forum:
see ELECTRIC POWERED PLANES - WACO 60

VIC
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-17-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Power System Module

I ran across a unique model a while back that had a slide out tray with the motor, esc and battery ALL-IN-ONE. It was an open cockpit plane that you pushed down on the pilots head to lock/unlock the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-30-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Prop vs RPM

My question is about the prop chart that came with my G-Force G46 motor (see attached file). This chart shows that the RPMs increase as prop sizes increase! That seems backwards to me. Can anyone...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 08-24-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 07-29-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Thanks, I added the location (near Baltimore...

Thanks, I added the location (near Baltimore Maryland).
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 07-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
E-Flite DHC-2 Beaver

Up for sale is my E-Flite DHC-2 Beaver. I have too many planes and need to make room for another project. The plane is in EXCELLENT condition with only 16 flights. Comes ready to fly - just add your...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 07-14-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,370
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Stinson Reliant - Kyosho

Does anyone know where I can purchase this out-of-production model?

Manufacturer: Kyosho
Size: 1420mm Wing
Power: Battery
Model: SQS Stinson Reliant 50EP No. 10078
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 07-05-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Stinson Reliant

I am looking for a non-foam mid-size Stinson SR-8/9/10 electric (or one that can be converted to electric). Anyone purchased or have reports on the stinson reliant ARF from Hobbyking?

Specs:...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 05-05-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,280
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Thanks, I find this interesting. I will look...

Thanks, I find this interesting. I will look into this more.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-27-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 77,932
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Lancair 60

I have switched to electric flying and have sold all of my glow planes. I decided to convert my Great Planes Lancair 60 to electric. Here are the specs:

Motor: OS Motor 5025 375kv 1550 Watts...
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