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Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 05-31-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By philbel
Thanks flying barely, This Caribou weighs 7kg...

Thanks flying barely,
This Caribou weighs 7kg without any equipment. I calculate it wil be around 11-12kg ready to fly. It will run on twin Rimfire 60 on 6S. I have determined that 2 x 46 will not...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 05-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By philbel
My Grandma always said nothing is impossible. I'm...

My Grandma always said nothing is impossible. I'm not very good at that but I'll try.
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 05-14-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By philbel
Thanks Fhhuber, I would have liked to get...

Thanks Fhhuber,

I would have liked to get these "fancy aluminum struts" because they are so pretty... I cannot imagine this Caribou with other equipment... Hobbyking has retracts for large models...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 05-14-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By philbel
96" DHC-4 Caribou - cannot find retracts

Hi all,

I just received this magnificent all-fiberglass Caribou.
Flying weight: about 20 lb. I will run 2 x Rimfire .60; should have plenty of power.
My problem is finding electric retracts...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,978
Posted By philbel
Help! Need 96mm EDF setup for Eagle Hero

Hi all,
I am searching for a 96mm EDF setup for Nitroplanes Eagle Hero. I found the Himax 96mm edf unit (assembled) for $150 each but it seems a bit weak for this airplane that will weigh around 17...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 10-27-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 107,345
Posted By philbel
Montreal Fall Floatfly

Fantastic Indian Summer day in Montreal today: 21 degrees under the sun!

Here are 3 of my seaplanes:

Lanier Mariner 120: Tacon Big Foot 110, Ice 100a and 5000 8S lipo (16x8 prop)

Great...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-20-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,293
Posted By philbel
I have to say the Mariner 120 is a very high...

I have to say the Mariner 120 is a very high quality ARF; the hole fuselage is reinforced with fiberglass, hardwaure is good, and the size... It's BIG!
Too bad there are not many manufacturers that...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-18-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,293
Posted By philbel
Thanks Dennis, As for the balancing of this...

Thanks Dennis,

As for the balancing of this plane, any suggestion? The revised flying weight of the Mariner is 12,5 lb. So it will not lack power with the Tacon Big Foot and a 8S setup.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-18-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,293
Posted By philbel
I managed to upload pictures on rcgroups. ...

I managed to upload pictures on rcgroups.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1693715#post22193945
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-18-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,293
Posted By philbel
Lanier Mariner 120 Electric Conversion

I found my dream seaplane at a local hobby shop near Montreal. This beautiful Mariner had been waiting in its box for... 5 years.

I tried to upload pictures but I received a notice saying "there...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 05-12-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,668
Posted By philbel
I own a dozen seaplanes and the best one for salt...

I own a dozen seaplanes and the best one for salt water is the Multiplex Mentor on floats. I fly it here in the Dominican Republic and its configuration makes it almost impossible for the esc,...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-03-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,763
Posted By philbel
I always add electrical tape to the canopy to...

I always add electrical tape to the canopy to avoid water getting in the fuselage. I also dip the ESCs in "Corrosion X", a fantastic product I use in all my seaplanes.
The Widgeon is still in the...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 08-25-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,763
Posted By philbel
New Widgeon ARF

Have a look at this new bird:

http://www.electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma1151.html

video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mep8Sdm1rPo

PAF also has a beautiful Widgeon ARF:
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 08-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,076
Posted By philbel
Hi all, I've been out of the country for a...

Hi all,

I've been out of the country for a couple of months so here are some pictures of the float fly in Quebec last June:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.188421977876267

There...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-07-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,076
Posted By philbel
Cooling fan for heating ESC in seaplane? Help!

Hi all,

I suspect some of you flying bigger electric seaplanes (10 lb. and more) have experienced heating problems with high voltage ESCs (temperature auto cut-off, burning, etc.).

I had...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-05-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By philbel
Cessna 421 Almost Ready to Fly!

Hi all,
After more t
han 3 months out of the country, I'm back to my workshop and the last thing I have to do with the Cessna 421 is to fit the electrical landing gear. Everyone I showed them to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-17-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By philbel
After looking more closely, I realize I will have...

After looking more closely, I realize I will have to make changes to the Cessna 421 frame to accept the electric retracts. The problem is the front tricycle gear is not centered and the two wing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-23-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By philbel
Just kidding... I received the E-Flite electric...

Just kidding...
I received the E-Flite electric retracts yesterday. They look pretty strong. The Main gear fits perfectly but the other 2 will need ajustment.
I'll keep you posted
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-22-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By philbel
Euh... I guess your diagram exceeds my knowledge...

Euh... I guess your diagram exceeds my knowledge in electrical engeneering...
I'm not sure I can do what you are suggesting.
I'll try to assimilate the info and eventually come back to you for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-21-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By philbel
Thanks for the info... but what do you mean by: ...

Thanks for the info... but what do you mean by:
"I would split the positive supply rails"
and... yes, please send me a diagram if you can.

Much appreciated!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-21-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By philbel
As I now do with all my electric twins, each...

As I now do with all my electric twins, each motor and ESC is feeded with one battery. I disconnect the BEC from one of the ESC and use a Y connector to connect the ESCs to the receiver. I find using...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-21-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By philbel
I'm anxious to see if these retracts will fit the...

I'm anxious to see if these retracts will fit the Cessna 421... The only info I got in my research was their use in 8lb airplanes.

Another question is te need for a UBEC in this project. I have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-21-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By philbel
e-flite 60-120 electric retracts for 12lb plane?

Hi all,

I just ordered the E-Flite tricycle 60-120 electric retracts to put on a Nitroplanes Cessna 421.

2 Monster Power 46
2 Turnigy Plush 60a
2 FlightMax 5s 4000
12 x 7 3-blade wood...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-09-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By philbel
Nice Pics! By the way, I did some research on...

Nice Pics!
By the way, I did some research on Easytiger Mdels and... This company does NOT have a good reputation... Seems they advertize having everything in stock but actually they do not and some...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By philbel
Thanks for your opinion Pat, I already ahe...

Thanks for your opinion Pat,

I already ahe the Airbus A-380 and it flies well, even if I had to replace 2 fans that broke on the second flight.

What I like about the C-17 is that it's running...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-08-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By philbel
OOPS! You're right. I should have known, I...

OOPS!
You're right.
I should have known, I have an old Multiplex Cargo that looks somewhat like a B-17.
What do you think of the Easytiger new quad EDF anyway?
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-08-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,959
Posted By philbel
The Hobicco Twinstar is a classic. I electrified...

The Hobicco Twinstar is a classic. I electrified it with 2 Axi motors and run it on a 4 cell lipo. It's fast and really fun to fly.

I am building the bigger Nitroplanes Cessna 421. 80" span and...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 09-08-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,725
Posted By philbel
Hi, I've got a Jamara Islander from...

Hi,

I've got a Jamara Islander from Miniplanes in France. It's cheap: 118 euros (99 euros because I'm Canadian and I don't pay the TVA tax).

As for shipping, mine got to Canada for approx. 35...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-08-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By philbel
Easytiger new C-17 Globemaster 4xEDF

Hi all,

This new model seems pretty exciting! Runs on 4 cell lipo... Should have more than enough power.

http://easytigermodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29&products_id=227
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-21-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By philbel
I am using Futaba 7c 2,4Ghz and it is the first...

I am using Futaba 7c 2,4Ghz and it is the first time I encountered that kind of problem with digital servos. BUT it's also the first time I was using digital servos with a big 90mm EDF... Anyway,...
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