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Old 11-13-2006, 02:00 AM
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Hi folks, Is anyone still flying the GP Electrostreak? I have an old kit that I`m building and want to use a brushless motor and lip...

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Old 11-13-2006, 04:00 AM
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Hi folks, Is anyone still flying the GP Electrostreak? I have an old kit that I`m building and want to use a brushless motor and lip...

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I am guessing your talking about the built up one, we used to have one but wow that thing was fragile, any landings other then perfect and the fuse always broke, I think we still have the wing but thats about it.

Good luck with your built.
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:37 PM
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I have an old built up electrostreak, flew well considering the weight of the old brushed 600 + nicads, would be nice with brushless but would need a fair amount of weight in the nose to get it to balance right.

make the back end as light as possible.
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:23 PM
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I've got one of the new ones. I installed HL carbon landing gear on it and use a Aeronaut 9x6.5 folding prop. I'm running a Hextronik 3536-1320 on a 2200 4S1P battery. It's an awesome and fun plane. I highly recommend it.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:23 AM
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I built one from plans but lightened it a lot. It weighs 22.5oz and flies great on 3S 2100, Mega 16/15/6 and and 8X6 APCE. Really fast and precise.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:58 AM
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I have one built from the kit. It is now about 4 years old, I first flew it with Aveox 1406/4Y on 10 cells, I now use a Jeti 15/4 on 7 cell with 8x6 prop.

Originally I didn't use the undercarraige but I put the gear on about 2 years ago. It is a very good flyer and will do reasonable aerobatics, nice rolls, spins snaps, outsides are not so good, and knife edge is poor. I keep the thought that a change to tail surfaces might help there, but as it is so much fun as is why change.

Keep it light and I'm sure you will enjoy the experience.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:29 AM
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I am flying one of the new FG ones. I have and AstroFlight 05G with an 11 inch folding prop and a 3s2000 lipo. Flies great, will climb out at 70 degrees forever. Tried it before with nicads. Nowhere near as good.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:15 AM
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I was flying the older balsa, slab sided E'Streak upto a year ago. My flying buddy has a new one with an AXI motor and 3s LiPo in it and there is no comparison! I was going to convert mine but think the money would be better spent on the new FP Streak and go full hi-tech.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:28 AM
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Michael - I'd guess your old one is 5oz lighter than the new one. Maybe more. Fiberglass is heavy. I'd think about just remotoring it first or going to LiPo's
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:54 PM
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Default weight problem:

You're probably correct. It never occurred to me that the new E-streak might be heavier. I'll weigh my friend's plane and check out that premise! I just took delivery of several new 2100mAh 3s packs so if that's the case I'll scavenge a Li-Po esc from another plane and try them. Thanx!
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:56 AM
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Default Upgraded "Old" E-streak:

I am flying an old e-streak upgraded with an AXI 282012 brushless outrunner, Li-po 3s 2100mAh, ESC SS-45 and a 11x8 prop. It goes like scat straight up and glides for ever. A great hop-up.
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