View Full Version : Anyone know about this ME 109?

06-17-2006, 04:02 AM
Does anyone know if this would be a good electric? If so, what size motor and battery would it need?

Messerschmitt Me 109 (25 size)
Product Information
The Modeltech Me109!
Construction: Almost Ready to Fly (ARF)
Wingspan: 45 in.
Wing Area: 360 sq. in.
Length: 37 in.
Engine: .25-.36 2-stroke required
Radio: 4 Channel with 4-servos required
Flying Weight: 3.2 lbs.

Other Requirements: Radio, Engine, and Propeller
Parts List (http://globalservices.globalhobby.com/part/12361001.asp)

06-17-2006, 01:56 PM
I've looked at that one several times myself as a future project. Looks nice, and a good price on it. Can't tell you any real info on it though.

06-18-2006, 09:24 AM
Both that one and the larger 55" .40 size have been done numerous times, as those kits have been available for years, at least since '98, when I converted the 55" with a MEC Turbo 10+ geared 5:1 and 10 nicads turning something like a 10x9 Zinger glow prop (before APC E's existed). With the new BL motors and lipos, these will be even better conversions. Mine was heavy, fast, and flew great. Bend the main gear legs forward, to place the axles even with the LE, or you won't be able to rog or land on grass runways without nose-overs.

06-18-2006, 04:24 PM
Thanks BradT, Great looking plane! Well, I missed it. There was one of these new in the box combined with a P-51 from the same company on E-Bay the other night. They sold for $65 for the pair. I just about bid on them but since I wasn't sure about the kits, I didn't. It looked like a pretty good deal and I probably should have done it. Oh Well????

06-19-2006, 09:14 AM
Yep, 2 for that price would have been a steal! The Modeltech P51 has also been converted many times; search the archives at RCGroups and you'll find the threads. The '51 also came in .25 and .40 size, as well as a sloper version. If you see a deal like that again, don't hesitate to grab it.