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#1 skyjet Feb 26, 2012 09:31 PM

My SIG Rascal 110 Electric Conversion
 
You can find my SIG Rascal 110 electric conversion info at http://skyjet.webs.com/index.htm

If you have any questions or suggestions please post them here.

#2 Zvi Solomon Jun 13, 2012 12:39 AM

Rascal e-conversion
 
Hello ,
Thanks for the very usfull post.;):)
can you also please post the electrical diagrame for the arming switch ?

Zvi Solomon

#3 Flyer1208 Feb 04, 2013 07:30 PM

Flight times
 
Hi skyjet,

I was curious how long some of your flights have been with the sig 110 electric. Also if you could describe the type of flying that was done it would be very helpful to me.

#4 skyjet Feb 04, 2013 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyer1208 (Post 24035506)
Hi skyjet,

I was curious how long some of your flights have been with the sig 110 electric. Also if you could describe the type of flying that was done it would be very helpful to me.

I have a timer set for 7 minutes, but the timer only counts down when I'm using throttle. When I'm at idle the timer is stopped. So in reality I'm probably getting 9 to 10 minutes. Also I'm very conservative with my batteries and only use 70% of the charge. I consider my flying mixed during a flight. This video will give you an idea of the type of flying I do. I think this video was made from 2 different flights.
New Rascal 110 with flaps, 12 cell Lipo conversion (17 min 39 sec)

#5 Flyer1208 Feb 06, 2013 11:52 AM

Thanks a lot for getting back to me so quickly. I am currently converting my sig 110 to electric and this information is a big help to me.

#6 skyjet Feb 06, 2013 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyer1208 (Post 24052229)
Thanks a lot for getting back to me so quickly. I am currently converting my sig 110 to electric and this information is a big help to me.

Do you go to SEFF? We had 4 electric Rascal 110s there last year.

#7 Flyer1208 Feb 10, 2013 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by skyjet (Post 24052357)
Do you go to SEFF? We had 4 electric Rascal 110s there last year.

I sadly did not, I would consider myself new to the whole RC plane world.

#8 hdss250 Nov 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Rascal 110 Electric - powering
 
Skyjet -
I believe you have done a number of conversions.
Could you provide me with your recommended power setup?
How about with a Scorpion motor.
Thanks.
John E.

#9 skyjet Nov 23, 2013 06:59 PM

Hey John,

I fly my Rascal on two 6 cell 5000mAh batteries in series for a 12 cell set up. 12 cells will give your more power than you will ever want. Some may say it is an overkill but I like it that way. I have logged a strait up climb to 2800' above the ground before I chicken out because all I can see is a dot. The reason I went with this set up was because I all ready had several 6 cell 5000mAh batteries.

My setup: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html currently in stock at the US warehouse.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ESC_Ver4_.html Currently out of stock at the global warehouse but you could use any HIGH VOLTAGE 100 or more speed controller.

I use these batteries:http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html Currently in stock at the US warehouse.

APC 20 X 10 electric prop.

I also use a separate receiver battery to power my receiver.

Another great set up that I have seen uses a power 160 motor with two 5 cell 5000mAh batteries. I would also use a 100 amp or more high voltage speed controller and use the prop that is recommended by the motor manufacture.

Let me know if I can answer any other questions,

Scott

#10 hdss250 Nov 23, 2013 07:17 PM

Excellent - I appreciate your advice.
Cheers!
John E.

#11 hdss250 Dec 05, 2013 07:53 PM

Scott -
Can you provide the details on attaching the motor to the firewall?
Thanks.
John E.

#12 skyjet Dec 05, 2013 08:43 PM

Hey John,

If you used this motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html these would be perfect: http://www.horizonhobby.com/webapp/w...pe=productgrid . The 50mm and the 7mm would give you the 2 1/4" standoff you need to mount the motor. The motor is mounted the the "X" mount that came with the motor and the "X" mount is mounted to the standoffs. You could just use the 50mm standoffs and stack some washers to get the extra length you need, that's what I did but the 50mm's and 7mm's would make for a cleaner installation. I took the "X" mount before it was mounted on the motor and placed it on the firewall where the motor is supposed to be mounted and marked the holes where the stand offs will go. I did one hole at a time. I drilled one of the holes and temporally mounted the "X" mount to the firewall and then drilled the other holes through the "X" mount to make sure everything will line up. I think I had to drill the holes in the "X" mount a little bigger. Mount the cowl after you get the motor mounted to make sure you have the correct distance.

If you are using a different motor, the mounting is the same. You just need to get the distance from the firewall to the where the back of the prop will be to 6 inches.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Scott

#13 hdss250 Dec 05, 2013 09:17 PM

Thanks again Scott.
I am using the Turnigy C6374-200 you recommended.
John E.

#14 skyjet Dec 06, 2013 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by hdss250 (Post 26824298)
Thanks again Scott.
I am using the Turnigy C6374-200 you recommended.
John E.

Perfect! Just to confirm you have the 6374-192 motor. The picture of the motor in my blog is a different motor than what I use now.

#15 CarreraGTSCS Jan 02, 2014 11:37 AM

Scott-- I'm thinking of using the same set up as you for my 1/4 scale BUSA Fokker DVII. Are you using the collet or the bolt on prop boss in your system? This seems to be a long motor rather than a shorter fatter motor as most in this power class seem to be. I'm wondering if the bearings will last longer if I use a cage type mount and the collet prop adapter rather than the bolt on boss and x-mount. How many flights on yours?

Thanks,
Mike


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