View Full Version : Hobbico Avistar conversion?

09-30-2005, 12:33 PM
I would like to get an Avistar (.40 size advanced trainer). Was wondering if anyone has done the e-conversion and exactly what was used? Thanks!
Mike B

10-01-2005, 05:52 AM
I converted my World Models Mach1 trainer usning a axi 2826/10 , Great planes 45 amp esc and a 3 cell kokam 3200 lipo running a apce 12x8 prop.

Im using that setup on all my .40 size conversion now. I even stuck in a Sig Kadet senior .

Its a great sport setup

10-01-2005, 06:45 AM
I just had a successful maiden flight of my Avistar and it flew great. Very stable and responsive with this setup:
AXI 2826-10
prop: APC 12 x 7
mount: the aluminum "cage" 3 sided mount fit perfectly with no modification
ESC Jeti 45 Advance opto
ThunderPower LiPo 4200 mAh, 11.1 volt pack (stick it up behind the firewall, it balances perfectly with no added weight necessary.
Flying weight: 4.5 pounds including battery
I Watt metered this setup and got about 450 watts at 35 Amps full throttle

If you search this site you'll find another thread on my first motor for this plane. I tried the larger AXI 4130-20 which taught me that bigger is not better in electric motors. That motor would need two big packs weighing 3-4 pounds and would have to spin a big prop 18" perhaps which is far greater than the ground clearance of the plane's undercarriage. Go with the smaller setup above and you'll be happy.

10-02-2005, 04:05 AM
I used a Jeti Phasor 30-3. I bolted it to the standard glow mount using a clam shell mount from MPI. Originally used a 10 cell 3300 nimh pack and changed over to the Thunder Power 3s4p Gen 1 pack. I used an Apc 11x5.5 eprop. Flew great.


10-03-2005, 10:18 AM
Fly my world model march 1 yesterday with AXI 2826/10 and M.Airscrew 12x8
1st flight with GP 3300 12 cells - faster than a pro46 engine
2nd flight with pansan 3600 8 cells - just floating around.
Have order 3600 10 cells - l think this is good for trainer like.