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Old 12-12-2006, 12:19 AM
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Whut's the biggest electric airplane that's available to fly? I've seen some gas powered ones with 60'' wingspans... Whut about electric?

Pics would be cool too. Thx
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Hello Onlyemokid, the biggest kit I know of is the Sr. Telemaster from Hobby-Lobby.com. 95" wingspan, 1330 square inch wing area, 63" long, .40-.60 glow engine or electric. I've seen this one fly with a 4100-series AXI outunner, plenty of power for ROG from grass and putts around at 1/3 throttle. Great flyer and very stable.
I'd imagine there are other, larger models built from plans or scratch. I've seen photos of multi-motor electrics like the B-29 and B-36 that were 8 foot or longer span. Also there are some electric-powered Sailplane conversions like the Bird of Time that are 3 meter span.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:17 AM
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I hope it's okay to post links.. this has some pics

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_35...ey_jeti/tm.htm
I want one!!

Some videos at the bottom of this page:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=463310

How much does something like that cost That's awesome lol
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:19 AM
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Another question, Whut's the biggest Electric 540 T style plane?
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:20 AM
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They also make a Telemaster that has a 12 foot wingspan (144"), or did at one time. Don't know if they still do.
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The biggest kit I've found is the 94" Sr.Telemaster in the H/L catalog; It's $89.95. They have an ARF of the same plane for $195.00
GSK11740 is right, there was a 12' Telemaster, now it's available from Aero-Craft Through H/L, it's 143-1/2" wingspan, length 90", wing area 3050 square inches, weigh 23 lb. Price (suggested Retail) $349.00. I don't find it in H/L catalog # 44 but it's shown on page 14 of the March, 2006 Quiet Flyer.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:47 AM
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Whut would the 94'' Plane ready to fly, with everything needed if you bought it cost probably? (I still don't know how to choose a TX and engine and things on my own yet) Thx
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Well my C-130 ain't 12' but it is 5' 2" and is a great flyer on a 10c 3s lipo. Big enough to gather quite a bit of attention but not big enough to break the bank either!
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Well my C-130 ain't 12' but it is 5' 2" and is a great flyer on a 10c 3s lipo. Big enough to gather quite a bit of attention but not big enough to break the bank either!

show off It looks good!


I like scale planes, or anything that looks almost like a real plane.. One to show off in the sky. And if it's really BIG, that's awesome also, because it looks almost like a real plane and your controlling it from the ground
It's great to have that kinda power lol
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by onlyemokid View Post
show off It looks good!


I like scale planes, or anything that looks almost like a real plane.. One to show off in the sky. And if it's really BIG, that's awesome also, because it looks almost like a real plane and your controlling it from the ground
It's great to have that kinda power lol

Thanks Bud. That ones not an ARF either.

I like 'em big and realistic looking also...

also have this one... it is and ARF though. Still a lot of fun to fly. and looks very real in the air. It is longer than the 130 but the wingspan is a bit shorter.
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:17 AM
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I've been do'in up my old cub, The last time I powered her with a Mc-cullla weed eater but she about got shook to death in spite of my moter mount'in skills (?) anyhoo she gett'in lite'in-up for a brushless an a wad of lippo's, I've had her for 20 years and she's been alot of fun, an now a new life in white ultra-coat! (the color of firemanbill's dinner jacket at the last GWS mafia meet'in, Black spats bill?) heres some pixs and my new GWS Sea-cow
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Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
I've been do'in up my old cub, The last time I powered her with a Mc-cullla weed eater but she about got shook to death in spite of my moter mount'in skills (?) anyhoo she gett'in lite'in-up for a brushless an a wad of lippo's, I've had her for 20 years and she's been alot of fun, an now a new life in white ultra-coat! (the color of firemanbill's dinner jacket at the last GWS mafia meet'in, Black spats bill?) heres some pixs and my new GWS Sea-cow
Hey Steve you could put that there sea cow in one of those "eat more chicken" commercials!

What motor you gonna use in the Cub?
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:31 AM
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Hello Onlyemokid, some rough prices for the SR.Telemaster would be like this;
Kit $109 or ARF $195
AXI 4100-Series motor $160-$170 + $29 for motor mount/adaptor
70a-77a Jeti ESC $140-$170 (depends on exact motor size and winding)
4200mAh 2s2p TP LiPo battery $100 (depends on exact motor size)
4200mAh 3s2p TP LiPo battery $140 (" ")
Hitec Laser 6 channel FM w/4-HS 422 Servos $150-$160
Figure about $75-$100 more for covering, wheels, glue, etc. for the kit, the ARF would have this included.
So, ballpark is $700-$900. There may be some savings available on less-expensive motors, ESC's, batteries. Try some online shopping and price-comparing.
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:37 AM
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Default 1/4 scale cub

One of the magazines had some coverage of Pat Hartness's, Triple Tree owner, 1/2 scale electric cub. It had four motors connected to a common shaft and each each had a clutch to protect it from a motor failure.
Somebody do the math and figure the size of that one. I don't know what the wing span of a full scale cub is.

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MAKE THAT A HALF SCALE CUB. FAT FINGERS AND SLOW MIND!!!!!!!!

1/4 SCALE ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE.

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Originally Posted by Sky Sharkster View Post
Hello Onlyemokid, some rough prices for the SR.Telemaster would be like this;
Kit $109 or ARF $195
AXI 4100-Series motor $160-$170 + $29 for motor mount/adaptor
70a-77a Jeti ESC $140-$170 (depends on exact motor size and winding)
4200mAh 2s2p TP LiPo battery $100 (depends on exact motor size)
4200mAh 3s2p TP LiPo battery $140 (" ")
Hitec Laser 6 channel FM w/4-HS 422 Servos $150-$160
Figure about $75-$100 more for covering, wheels, glue, etc. for the kit, the ARF would have this included.
So, ballpark is $700-$900. There may be some savings available on less-expensive motors, ESC's, batteries. Try some online shopping and price-comparing.
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Okay I'm taking donations hahaha

Also, Thanks for all the info

I'll end up with one someday, I know I will.. hahaha
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Originally Posted by onlyemokid View Post
Okay I'm taking donations hahaha

LMAO! yeah me too!
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:59 AM
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This I like also!! (its prob not electric i'm sure)

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I have a 23 pound 110 inch Jenny.
a movie can be seen here
http://www.atlantahobby.com/images2/video/jennyhigh.mov
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Originally Posted by atlav8r View Post
I have a 23 pound 110 inch Jenny.
a movie can be seen here
http://www.atlantahobby.com/images2/video/jennyhigh.mov
I saw this one at Hodges Hobbies fly in and it absolutley stunning!
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
I saw this one at Hodges Hobbies fly in and it absolutley stunning!
Thanks Blii,
I was finally able to convience the factory to build me a few more after this prototype. I hope to have a new one at SEFF 2007.
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Originally Posted by atlav8r View Post
Thanks Blii,
I was finally able to convience the factory to build me a few more after this prototype. I hope to have a new one at SEFF 2007.
Cool! Would love to see it but probably won't make it back down til next falls fly in. I'm sure you'll be there then as well eh?
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:32 PM
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Back to the original question, you can electrify virtually ANY Radio Control model airplane on the market today. All you need is money.

onlyemokid, if you're balking at $900 for a simple Telemaster, then you'll plotz when you hear how much the 33% and larger planes cost to electrify: $THOUSANDS$ I'm working on a 35% Wild Hare Giles 202, and I'm well into four figures with the plane, servos, and batteries. Still need to get matchboxes, the motor, and ESC.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:31 PM
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How about a 36% Katana...

Thread here... http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4875
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:17 PM
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That is a very impressive model. Would not mind to have one. Any free offers?

I asked the question elsewhere but could not get an answer. This is 36% of what? There is not a full size plane looking like that. If there is, I am still looking forward to see it. The real Katana is totally different from this model.
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Originally Posted by rebell View Post
That is a very impressive model. Would not mind to have one. Any free offers?

I asked the question elsewhere but could not get an answer. This is 36% of what? There is not a full size plane looking like that. If there is, I am still looking forward to see it. The real Katana is totally different from this model.
You're right, I did some web searching and the only full-scale aircraft named Katana I see is this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_DA20

There are RC/model Katanas, so maybe the guy who did the 36% just extrapolated what "full-scale" would be for a reasonable aerobatic plane, based on other, similar aerobatic planes? Yeah, I'd like to see one, too...
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