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Old Jan 23, 2016, 02:37 AM
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I need help with this setup!

So i just purchased the Skyline MX-2 50 57'' 3D Aerobatic Electric/Nitro RC Airplane from generalhobby and can't decide on a solid set up for the motor, esc, and ect.

I'm looking at the rimfire 55 but I'm wondering if it'll be enough or should i go a little more? I've been flying for some time now but just recently caught interest in 3D.

so please help! give me some input on what a good 3D setup would be for this 57" wingspan 5.3lb plane.

heres the link for the plane i purchased.

http://www.generalhobby.com/skyline-...een-p-359.html
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Old Jan 23, 2016, 06:47 PM
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Here's a nice economical 4s system that would be an excellent power set for that airplane. 15x8 to 16x7 propeller and 3300 to 4000mah battery. Don't know if that plane takes mini or standard servos.
Good luck.
http://www.hobbypartz.com/96m605-big...020-670kv.html
http://www.buddyrc.com/ztw-mantis-85...h-5a-sbec.html
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Old Jan 23, 2016, 07:55 PM
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There is an old thread about this plane:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1125839
I have 2 build logs with videos which may help you decide on the power system, your wingspan falls in the middle. I would opt for a 5 or 6S setup on this plane.
Slick 540 55"
MXS-R 60"
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Old Jan 25, 2016, 01:11 AM
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Hi Joshhan,

So I had a similar setup. A Rimfire 55 on a hobby king 60" extra 330SC. The model was a bit heavy but it would hover and reasonably pull out of the hover with the 55. I would have preferred the Rimfire 80 though. Always felt it didn't have the power to recover from a mistake. Its nice to have a pretty authoritative pull out of hover, which this model didn't have. 60" and up models seem to be too heavy for a controlled flop with out breaking something.

With the 55 it needed to be propped up to load the motor down for decent thrust. Also had problems with the speed control cutting out.

Not sure how light your model is - but a Rimfire 80 and castle 100 edge light is a better bet. Extreme Flight imports a 4016T/500 which is a good 60" 3D motor.
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Old Jan 25, 2016, 10:14 AM
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I'll reiterate my suggestion. If you want the plane to fly nice 3D, go with it. If you want it to fly like a lead balloon, then go with something heavier.
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