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Old Oct 20, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Hangar 9 60cc Corsair conversion

Has anyone seen any info/builds/reviews on a conversion of the latest Corsair from Hangar 9 (60cc size)
http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Def...ProdID=HAN4760
from glow/gas to electric?

I am really trying to avoid going back to glow/gas but something tells me this plane, as built, might just be "a bridge too far"

I love the plane, but it just seems like the the Evolution77cc glow 4 cycle radial engine is the 'correct' choice.

Am I just throwing in the towel too easily?
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 01:16 AM
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Yep, you sure are. I had a friend who put a Tacon Big Foot 110 on one (10s) with a 4 blade prop (close to scale, but just a little small). It was fast and quiet, flew around the 100mph mark.

He failed to properly strengthen the wing and it suffered a most spectacular crash.
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 08:53 AM
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wildnloose - think you must be mistaken, there's no way in the world that a $50, 2000W motor on 10S is going to be anywhere near enough power for that model. Are you sure it wasn't the Hangar 9 .60 sized Corsair that your friend had?
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 11:04 AM
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My 2 cents

go with the rimfire 65cc on 12 cells 160 amp CC ESC and 10 Amp BEC..make your battery doors in the cowl keep the weight up front and easyier battery change out..
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Oops, I meant a .60 sized. Corsair. My bad.
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 04:09 PM
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go with the rimfire 65cc on 12 cells 160 amp CC ESC and 10 Amp BEC..make your battery doors in the cowl keep the weight up front and easyier battery change out..
I've seen the CARF Corsair conversion with the batteries located as you described.
Need to try and look at one of these to see how much room is in the cowl and how conversion friendly it is.
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 05:42 PM
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make a hatch on the bottom of the cowl.. and cut a slot in the firewall below the motor box and make a sliding tray for the batterys. i would also install a anti-spark arming plug.. the batterys would slip in about 3/4 of way thru the firewall
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Old Oct 22, 2013, 12:46 PM
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I have a Suppo 7035-9 (190kv). I used a 23/10 prop, on 12s, 110hv CC esc.
Wattmeter showed 99a @ 4200watts. IMO, that would be plenty to fly a 31 lb warbird. I currently have the motor set up with a 21/10/ 3 blade PMT CF prop. I expect about 3500watts ( estimated).
Motor is supposed to handle 120a, 6000w. I believe it will make the numbers, at 99a is was barely warm. Motor weighs 3lbs same as a DA50 without muffler, offset by the battery weight far forward in the Corsair, it should work with a 23/12/3bl or a 22/12/4 blade prop. JMO FWIW Doug B
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Old Nov 04, 2013, 11:03 PM
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Friend of mine has this 60cc corsair and is using the rimfire 65cc on 12s.

He's got it setup with one 6s battery forward of the firewall and the other where the stock fuel tank would sit.
Ive done several giant scale conversions using the 65cc rimfire. Way more then enough power to fly this plane.
I myself would have probably done something different for battery placement, but without the planeto mess with, I cant say really what id end up doing.

Here's a couple pics of my friends setup.
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Old Nov 05, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Friend of mine has this 60cc corsair and is using the rimfire 65cc on 12s.

He's got it setup with one 6s battery forward of the firewall and the other where the stock fuel tank would sit.
Ive done several giant scale conversions using the 65cc rimfire. Way more then enough power to fly this plane.
I myself would have probably done something different for battery placement, but without the planeto mess with, I cant say really what id end up doing.

Here's a couple pics of my friends setup.
Did he make a battery hatch or does he remove the wing before and after each flight?
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Old Nov 05, 2013, 04:28 PM
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I don't think hes made a hatch yet.
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Old Nov 29, 2013, 03:14 PM
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Any updates/pictures on a conversion... I'd have bought this already if it were just electric friendly.
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Old Nov 29, 2013, 03:39 PM
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I am still puzzled about the designers' comments saying it was an intentional decision to not attempt to design in any electric friendly capability/options since it is too large a plane....

I guess they haven't seen the larger motors from Hacker, Rotomax/Turnigy, even the Rimfire...
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 08:56 AM
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I am still puzzled about the designers' comments saying it was an intentional decision to not attempt to design in any electric friendly capability/options since it is too large a plane....

I guess they haven't seen the larger motors from Hacker, Rotomax/Turnigy, even the Rimfire...
Notice none of those motors you mentioned are sold under the Horizon empire? I think that will answer your question as to why.
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Old Dec 11, 2013, 07:34 PM
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Horizon has a relatively new power 360 motor which should fly the plane.
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