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Old Jan 13, 2013, 03:24 PM
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PT-40 twin electric

OK my kit made it here but after talking with some people here and at the hobby shop down the road I made a trade and stepped up to the PT-60 from the PT-40 and I have to say I'm not sorry I did. Unboxing the pt-60 it was easy to see the larger plane would not only work better for what I am doing with it it will be much more fun to build and it has been. In the last 4 days I have had to work on it I'm loving it. The plane fits together very nice all the parts are cut so well they take almost no sanding or trimming. My first plane was a pt-20 and i must say i like building the 60 much more then the 20.
The specs on the pt-60 say it could weigh up to 8lbs so I was a bit concerned the motors I had picked would not produce the thrust needed to fly the plane so I did a test made a motor test stand out of some 1x4 I got from the hard wear store and found that with a 12x8 prop each motor would lift 5.4lbs on a 4s 3300 pack giving a total of 10.8lbs to fly an 8lbs plane. The funny thing about that is the pt40 said it was just 6lbs so it looks like I was going to way over motor that plane lol. Any way here are some pics of what I have so far you can see I have started the motor mounts in the wing.
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