Flew my Seagull PC-9 Roulette e-conversion today for the first time
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.
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
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'.
Hello,..is this the 60" wingspan model, and was there much of a problem converting it to electric..?
I'd like to put a set of electric retracts in one....would the nose gear retract be difficult..? If so maybe switch it to a tail dragger and just retract the mains..!
And a Happy Christmas to all you people out there!:)
Here is me and my mate Duke flying our 90 conversions, we have also done the 120 in electric:)
So what's the performance report three years later? My PC-9 is in the mail!
Seagull PC-9 ARF Electric Conversion
I found your post while conducting a web search.
I'm looking to buy one of these (discontinued,) kits from an on line auction site brand new in the box.
Your recommendations were very helpful. Did the motor mount directly onto the rails or were some additional items or modifications needed?
Any assistance that you could provide would be deeply appreciated as this would be my first Nitro/Electric conversion...
Thanks in advance,
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