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.