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Posted by jokeane | Jun 19, 2011 @ 08:41 AM | 3,586 Views
Flew my Hyperion Yak 54 40e Russian Thunder today. First time this year. A very nice performer. Tracks super well and also has tons of power. Under full throttle it accelerates going straight up.

Maiden flight of the SebArt MissWindS. Wow. It was like having a tiger by the tail! At full throttle, 1250 watts and you can really tell. Wow. Just a single flight for now.

I was super nervous, but everything turned out fine. It took a bit of trim to get it to settle down. Seems like it may be nose heavy. More trim flights will be needed to choose a nice CG for my flying style.
Posted by jokeane | Jun 05, 2011 @ 06:29 PM | 4,186 Views
I converted a Seagull .40 size ARF to electric flight. Got it up for the first flight today. It seemed to perform pretty well. A very well mannered flyer.

With the setup I used, it wasn't overly fast or slow and seemed to have decent handling in the air. Landing was easy. Tricycle gear worked well.

I'll probably try some other props. Perhaps a three blade 12x8 or 12x10.

The ARF is apparently discontinued. I got mine for $100 last summer.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...?ProdID=SEA95C

My setup:
HobbyKing Turnigy SK42-50-650 motor $25.95
60A ESC TURNIGY Sentry 60amp Speed Controller $32.72
4S 3700mAH lipo pack ~$40 each
MAS 13x8 K series propeller
Dubro spinner
Standard size Hitec servos all around.

I had to add a couple of ounces of lead on the firewall to get it to balance. Total weight w/ battery in is 5 lbs, 8 oz.

Pulls about 35A, 550W or so static. Seems to be plenty for 'sport flying'.