Not sure which forum I should really be posting on here....
So I decided although that this question was about
I thought "it's really a powered glider of sorts" so here goes....
First off all I can find on this bird is here:
I have a few more questions!
I looked at this for ages before buying it.
I picked this up at around 50% retail as judging by the link above it's obviously old stock!
It came RTF with a very cheap and nasty 27mhz radio setup so orange receiver will be installed for Spektrum DX7.
Cheap servos were pre-installed but I plan to run with them and change them if they appear suspect.
, Lazy gliding around on Sunday afternoons but with a good rate of climb and enough capacity for several climbs per battery.
I plan to convert it to brushless, I already have 1300mah 2S batteries.
I have a few 18A ESCs kicking around that I could also use.
1. Opinions please - if I remove the 380 brushed motor that's installed and install a small (say 24 or 28mm) outrunner around 2000KV IN FRONT instead of inside the fuse will it upset the C of G too much? (will the CG be in a conventional area like 1/3rd backfrom LE?)
2. I'd like to run a folding prop, any suggestions on size/pitch given that it comes with appx 6 x 4 prop on the 380?
3. I can't believe that the 27meg system had elevon mixing maybe I'll find a V tail mixer inside when I gut it! Should I use Elevon mixing or V tail mixing? There are no tail controls whatsoever - just 2 ailerons on the main wing.
4. I have no spec on the build except it's quite nicely finished skinned foam on the wing/tail and balsa/ ply/ covering on the fuse. Just wondered if anyone can tell me any more? For instance I'm assuming theres a spar inside the foam wing, is it worth fitting a second CF spar for strength?
I know NOTHING about powered gliders (and precious little about everything else according to the wife!)
Thanks in advance!