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Old Jul 24, 2009, 10:28 AM
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Plane for a Mega 16/15/3 and MEC gearbox

I used this power system several years ago on a plane that is no longer used.

It really was way too much power for that plane.

Can someone recommend a plane that is currently available. I want something that is big enough to see at a reasonable distance. A slow flier would be appreciated. A Sunday flier type plane - not a sailplane.

I would like to use my 3 cell 2100 lipo packs. And I can change the gear ratio on the gear box to meet the power needs.

Any recommendation is appreciate.

Note I am an experienced RCer - mostly glow and electric sailplanes.

Thank you. Todd
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 12:12 PM
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Got to Polk's hobbies and get the DR1.

At one time I had a setup like you mention in one of these planes and it was a nice flier. Best part is that Polk's is selling all of their ARF's off for cheap so $25 for a plane that was originally $109. They also have a Tigermoth that would work as well.

http://store.polkshobby.com/scripts/...;;&curritem=70

http://store.polkshobby.com/scripts/...;;&curritem=80
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 01:40 PM
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3DH planes would be a nice size for that, although you have to modify for geared inrunner. I am building their 47" Katana, using a MEC Mini box w/ Neu 1107/2.5Y motor on 4S1P 2100 with 14X7 APCE prop...

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Old Jul 24, 2009, 05:45 PM
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I like that glider ... any brushless setups for it ?
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