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Old 04-17-2009, 05:19 AM
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I know there are lots and lots of planes out there. I want to start getting into larger rc planes, but not too terribly big and still using any 3s lipo. I have been looking at some of these http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4909&Product_Name=TR_35-48-C_800kv_Brushless_Outrunner_Eq:_AXi_2826 http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...Simple_70A_ESC http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3743&Product_Name=HXT_6. 9kg_/_39.2g_/_.16sec_Twin_bearing_servolipo http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...00mAh_3S1P_15C There are just too many planes to pick, and my budget is extremely tight for this. I think I may be maxed out almost with just these electronics. I was thinking maybe up to a 1/4 scale size like the hobby-lobby aerodome piper. I really preffer foam, but other than chellie's bipe, I think it is hard to find a foam plane this big. I don't have any electronics for this now, and my bigges plane is my t-28 with a power 10 and 36 amp esc. Also if there is anything a little smaller than posted, and still cheaper, I could go for it.thanks-ben
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:27 AM
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I am also a big sucker for a really good warbird. I am looking at the smaller BH models t-28 trojan also, but I can't dig up any dirt on it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:02 AM
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Hi Ben when getting into the larger planes, you will need to use a 4 or 5 cell lipo at least, because the larger motors have a lower KV, and you need to get them spinning faster with more cells, the 3507-7 towerpro motor will work good for you, its inexpensive and works great, thats what i have in my giant Bi Plane, you can get a series connector and connect 2 - 3 cells together for a 6 cell lipo, and use a 13x6.5 or 15X4 apc prop for lots of power, you have to use lipos that are the same kv and Mah, and the motor is only $27.00, the ESC you listed will work fine, you will need to get a Seperate UBEC, as the ESC does not have it built in, and using 4 cells or more, you need to use a UBEC, 4 amps or better, The servos you listed look to be ok, Look at Larrys Bufy, that would be a nice large plane to start with, Take care, Chellie

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Old 04-17-2009, 07:24 AM
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here is a plane you can build Ben, it looks like it would be a Easy Build make it with a 80" W/S

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Old 04-17-2009, 05:02 PM
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neato thanks. my charger only goes to a 4s, and I don't have that much money. I have 1 really good plane, one really bad plane, 2 lipos, and about 6 gutted planes hanging on walls.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:13 PM
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when I say larger, I mean larger than a t-28 trojan by PZ. Like the hangar 9 cub 40, maybe the ultra stick, or even the sundowner 50 arf. I do like the toledo and the fokker bipe from hangar 9. I know hangar 9 makes alot of really big electrics.
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You mentioned foam construction, have you looked at something like the Multiplex Mentor? It's a tail dragger version of the discontinued Magister. The Maggy is a great larger foam plane. I'd be willing to bet the Mentor would be too.

Easy to repair, use regular CA. Quick build, and 3S lipo set ups will easily power it.
Lot easier to repair then one of the Hangar 9's if you thump one of them.
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I have both the Magister and the Mentor and am building the Mentor now. It is basically the same airplane with some improvements. I have a Minimag also. What I do is use one 3S 11.1V 2100 mAh Lipo on the MM and parallel two of the batteries on the Magister, as I will do on the Mentor. The Mag flies well with the two batteries for about 10 to 15 min. flying time. I agree with Chellie above and have been thinking of puting the batteries in series. However, since I'm building the Mentor now I want to see how well it performs with the two batteries in parallel. The Mentor is a little bit lighter than the Magister, so it may fly a bit better, although the Mag flies well but not a sport 3D. I also use the Hobby King batteries, the Rhino 3S 2350 mAh LiPo. I have not flown yet with them, it's just getting so we can fly here in Wisconsin once the wind calms down.
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I like th E-Flite t-34 its a 54" WS and weighs in at 5 1/2 lbs. I don't belive though it comes in anything other than an RTF package. Uses a 3s 3200Mah battery.
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The Airfoilz are a nice flying series of planes. I have their Hybrid Extra 260 powered by a Tower Pro 3530-10, Tower Pro 32amp ESC and 4 Tower Pro 9g servos. Fairly in-expensive build, very durable airframe in a 40" 3D capable plane that can be as tame as a trainer if you want it to be. I actually learned to fly on this plane.

I managed to smack a tree limb at full throttle on the wing tip which sent it off in to the woods. I pulled it out of the bushed, set it back on the runway and took it off with no noticeable handling issues. It was only after I finished my flight and was removing the battery that I realized the wing skin was cracked from leading edge to spar at the wing root. A little CA and a strip of packing tape and she is still flying just as well as the first day I put here up.
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I would consider a Sky Raider Mach II - The airframe is about $80, it's an easy build, great performance and makes a good electric conversion. Overall a good next step into a larger plane.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/product_gu...fm?kit_id=2979

Power it with 2 3 cell Lipo in parallel and a Turnigy 42-50 1100W motor and you've got a recipe for fun.

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