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Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-29-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 73,769
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: 386
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: 386
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: 386
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: 386
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: 821
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: 821
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: 821
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: 821
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: 821
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
OK, thanks.

OK, thanks.
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
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: 821
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: 821
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: 320
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: 320
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: 315
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: 1,337
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 07-29-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
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: 1,337
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: 7,337
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: 1,059
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: 3,022
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: 73,769
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...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-31-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 73,769
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
There are a few things I need to know before...

There are a few things I need to know before making any recommendations. First, you need to know how much the plane will weigh. Then you can choose the power system that includes the motor,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-11-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Futaba 9C Transmitter

I have a Futaba 9C transmitter that has a "Throttle-Needle" mix the allows you to setup the two motors on channel 3 (master) and channel 8 (slave). This mix function allows you to adjust the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
I have a couple of twin motor planes. I one...

I have a couple of twin motor planes. I one case, the RPM difference was very noticeable as I ran the throttle up. I found that I could adjust the RPMs of one motor to match the other using the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Thanks guys for the quick replies. That's why I...

Thanks guys for the quick replies. That's why I like this hobby.

PMULLEN, you addressed the main question I had about power matching. It is the thrust from the power system that is the most...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-09-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
Twin Motor Questons

Several folks at my club are building twin electric motr planes. We have found some issues that may have an affect on the way these planes fly. here are a few questions:
With the same prop...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-19-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
You said " it thinks its a jet, respect it as...

You said " it thinks its a jet, respect it as one". I take it you mean I need to keep the speed up. I plan to fly it relatively fast but not like a jet. From all reports, it lands a little fast...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By iFLYrc_Vic
I agree they don't need to be perfect but mine...

I agree they don't need to be perfect but mine were in the 1000 RPM range which was not close enough for me. they are now within 100 RPMs and I am a happy camper. Hope she flies as good as she...
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