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Parkzone P51 into eflite P47 Thunderbolt?

Old 12-10-2007, 09:47 PM
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Hi guys, a friend crashed his Parkzone P51 into the point of no return and gave me the radio and receiver etc. Its the base equipment - not the ZX10 in the spitfire. Could I use this radio in the eflite P47 thunderbolt with the stock provided motor? I'm just wondering if the draw on the receiver/esc is going to be too much. I believe the eflite states a 20amp esc is needed. I've heard the Parkzone is rated at 10-15amps max? But it seems like the same setup as the Parkzone models overall.

This would be my third foamie in the hangar, and I know I need to suck it up and buy a real radio, but I can't sneak the funds past the wife right now. Can I pull this off with the Parkzone stock stuff? I'm pretty much a noob with the electronics since I normally fly gas planes.

Also, Parkzone has more wires to servo then 3 as I've normally seen. Can I get a Y harness for these servos somewhere?
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:40 PM
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The P-51 stuff is similar to the supercub electronics. The 5 wires servos are not compatible with normal 3 wire. Not sure if there is a ready-made harness out there.

The receiver is not very good either, you can expect some random glitching (all my cub electronics have this issue). The brushed motor is ok but I dont recommend putting it into a p-47. That bird really needs a nice 450 or 480 motor to make it fly like she was meant to.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:11 PM
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I would not put the park zone electrics in any thing more than a slow stick. The servos are not comparable with anything else on the market. I have never put one on an amp meter but I'm sure that its less than 15 amp max. You will need more channels, servos, and a higher rated speed control for the P47. The P47 is a great aircraft, but really needs a quality radio. It may be time to take the plunge and buy a DX-6 or DX-7. The feel of a digital radio will make you never want to touch park zone radios again.
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:24 PM
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I'm with Hondo on this one.

It would be like sticking the guts from a cruddy car like a Kia into a nice car like a Honda. It might work but would be ugly and unreliable.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:16 PM
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a crashed Kia at that....
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:48 PM
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This would be as much fun as converting a 3-cell lipo brushless kit to a brushed 380 with a 7 volt power supply!
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:59 AM
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Dang...well don't sugar coat it guys:p.

I recently purchased the E-Flit P-47 new in the box from a fellow watthead. It should be here next week sometime and I plan on using the Park 450. Does this sound good to you guys?

Sorry cafeoo, I don't mean to hijack your thread friend. These guys are right though, you don't want to go with the electronics for the P-47...even if you could get it to work, it wouldn't perform too well I wouldn't think. Good luck to you friend.

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Old 05-30-2008, 04:12 AM
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cafe00::Here's some I made outta parkzone left-overs, there a hoot, bub,steve
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Dang...well don't sugar coat it guys:p.

I recently purchased the E-Flit P-47 new in the box from a fellow watthead. It should be here next week sometime and I plan on using the Park 450. Does this sound good to you guys?

Sorry cafeoo, I don't mean to hijack your thread friend. These guys are right though, you don't want to go with the electronics for the P-47...even if you could get it to work, it wouldn't perform too well I wouldn't think. Good luck to you friend.

Mike
Mike, the Park 450 will fly it really nice. That's what I had in mine. Put an APC 10x7E prop on it with a 3S 2100 lipo, a 25 to 30 amp ESC and you'll have a blast.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:47 AM
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Guys, I agree with you. I run most planes with my 8 channel Futaba heli radio. But I was just trying to go cheap on servos and a new RX. I sucked it up and I'm running the plane with the Futaba and new servos and it flys great. Even though they are similar, I think the P47 puts the Parkzone warbirds to shame.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Mike, the Park 450 will fly it really nice. That's what I had in mine. Put an APC 10x7E prop on it with a 3S 2100 lipo, a 25 to 30 amp ESC and you'll have a blast.
Thanks Tom. Now that 10x7 APC prop...is that "thin electric" or "slow flyer" type? Also, I was reading about a crash where a fellow watthead had crashed her on the maiden flight. Looked like a possible torque roll. Any advice you could give would be great friend. Do you launch her with 3/4 throttle or WOT? Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Thanks Tom. Now that 10x7 APC prop...is that "thin electric" or "slow flyer" type? Also, I was reading about a crash where a fellow watthead had crashed her on the maiden flight. Looked like a possible torque roll. Any advice you could give would be great friend. Do you launch her with 3/4 throttle or WOT? Thanks.

Mike
Hi Mike,

I replied to this over in the E-Flite P-47 thread so we can stay on it specifically. It's in post #350.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...highlight=P-47
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:20 AM
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you could always make your on Y wire thing, but man with 5 wires a servo it'll be alot of wires.
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