I am new to electrics but see so many advantages for specific aircraft, I wanted to try some larger scale aircraft. I revcently purchased an older built Roy Vaillancourt 1/5 scale Bird Dog. The plane has about a 87 inch wingspan. The plane is very detailed and was powered by a Zenoah G-23 according to the builder. He said it was a bit underpowered. I didnt get the motor with it, but did get some rescue pods and some other droppable packets for rescue work. I decided this would be a great candidate for electric power. Its a bit heavy, but I think it will be fine. I first installed a 4130 outrunner with a 5 cell lipo for power but it didnt have near enough power. I didnt have the specs for the clone motor but I assume it is close to an AXI. I now have a Monster Power 160 to go in it along with two 5 cell 5000mAh batteries for it. I hope to have the CC 80 Amp HV ESC here soon. This should be more than enough power for scale flight of this type of airplane. The scale sound from a Bird Dog was not like a Merlin in a P-51 either, so the sound is not an issue. For powerful warbirds, I still like my gas engines. I will post images the project as I go. Previously with the first electric motor and battery combo, the plane was right at 22 pounds. It will be a bit heavier, but not a lot.