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Old 06-01-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default 60 size Chipmunk kit conversion to electric

I am fairly new to electrics. I recently purchased a 60 size, 73 inch wingspan Dehavilland Chipmunk at a swap meet. The plane was assembled from a kit, was together except for the installation of the control surfaces and the acessories. It looks like it has never been flown. It has a composite fuselage and foam core wings. The wings and tail surfaces have been glassed. I have taken a few pictures of what I am starting with. I had a 60 size BT-13 that rtf weighed 13 pounds, even with flaps, it was no fun to land. It just needed too much speed to land. I pulled the motor from it and will be using it on this plane. So far, the only thing I will have to buy is some Robart hinges for the tail control surfaces and maybe some set collars for the gear. Looks like I have everythiong else. I do need a canopy for this, didnt get one with the plane. I will figure something out even if I have to make it an open cockpit version.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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I am getting some work done on the Chipmunk. I have the motor and fuselage servos mounted. I went ahead and painted the plane, I used to have a big Dynaflite Chipmunk and liked the red and white color scheme, so I painted this one the same colors. I put the gear legs on along with some old wheels I had in a box. Luckily I also had a tailwheel that fit. Good thing I pulled them out of my swapmeet box before the swap meet this weekend. I put the control horns on the elevators and will glue in the hinges next. I can then work on the rudder and get that hinged and connected to the servo. I ordered and recieved an "orange " reciever for this from Hobby King. This will be the first plane I have used one of these in, I hope it works out. maybe I should use the reciever on something smaller and less impacting if there is an issue.
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maybe I should use the reciever on something smaller and less impacting if there is an issue.
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