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Posted by CyberJay | May 26, 2012 @ 11:40 AM | 7,560 Views
Since I absolutely love my little E-flite Taylorcraft I had to jump on the big one when a fellow club member indicated he was ready to let it go. This aircraft is one of my favorites and I am thrilled to finally have the big one in my hangar.

This airplane used to have a G-26 mounted but I have converted it to electric. I have a 2000 watt, 17.25lb, 1/4 scale Monocoupe that has nice aerobatic performance, a little better than scale but far from fully "sport" like my little Taylorcraft is. So when converting the Big-T I was shooting for 16lbs or less and 2500 watts or more.

With the current 18x10" prop I'm at 16lbs even and just a hair over 3000 watts WOT with fresh batteries. This is exceeding the rating of the motor, but it comes down cool to the touch so I'm not terribly worried about it. I do, however, plan to back down to an 18x8" prop the next time I do a Hobby King order and see what that does. I really think 2500+ watts would be plenty for how I fly.

AUW: 16lbs even.
Static test: 3080 watts.

The Big-T is setup like this:

Hangar 9:
80.5" Taylorcraft "20cc" ARF

Turnigy:
G160 290Kv outrunner
Sentilon 100A HV ESC
18x10 Beechwood light electric prop

Spektrum:
DX9 transmitter
AR9350 AS3X receiver
(2) DSMX satellites
SPMA9570 flight pack voltage sensor
SPMA9605 flight pack energy sensor
(2) SPMA9571 temperature sensors (motor and battery)
SPMA9575 altitude sensor
SPMA9586 g-force sensor

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