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Old Nov 03, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Goldberg Super Chipmunk Gas or Electric?

I have an old Goldberg Super Chipmunk that I built for nitro (had an old HB .61 PDP Blitz). I am considering whether to convert it to gas (guessing 10-15cc) or electric. I'm currently leaning towards electric, but concerned about mods that will have to be done for the batteries. Since I don't want to have to remove the wing to change the battery. The plane was built almost 20 years ago, so it's covered and painted already, which is also part of the delima. Any input as to the right size/model powerplant would be of great help.
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 08:17 PM
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I don't know of any decent gas in that size and with a leccy you'll have to remove the wing to change batts unless you modify it.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Well I have one with a saito 91 with a 13x8 and it is a sweet flying maching. But if you want to go gas saito has a new FG 17 that should work.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:59 AM
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I'll bet that satio sounds sweet on it.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:13 AM
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I always loved the sound of Saitos.
In the gassers, looks like there's the Saito fg-17, NGK 17cc, RCGF 15cc and the DLE 20. Does anyone have any experience with these or any others to recommend?
If electric, I will modify for battery changes, probably removable canopy for hatch. As far as motors go, I've been recommended the Hacker a50 and Rimfire or Firepower 60-80's, all 6s setups.
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