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Old Jan 06, 2002, 08:14 AM
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This plane is hell on wheels with an .049 in it, but you'll have to make come concessions to get performance out of it. The Stealth is one of those lightly loaded airplanes that 'flies' rather than muscles and hustles around the sky. She's a real sweetheart!

The original is intended for standard servos etc., but it also had a reed valve .049 motor with an integral tank. The motor helped make it possible to have big, cheap radio gear and still have a light wingloading. You will want to use S-80 servos (under $20), a Rocket 400 with a 2:1 gearbox, 8-4 to 8-6 prop and a 15-20A speed control.

With 252 sq. in., you could afford to be pretty heavy but the lighter the better. You could get great vertical if you kept it under 16oz, but even 20 wouldn't be heavy.

You'll be learning to build differently with electrics too. Since there's no vibration or oil, you can build much lighter and with less glue and still have a very strong airframe.

Have Fun!

Dave
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