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Old Oct 30, 2014, 08:45 AM
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Hi, I just got a 40 size escapade from greatplanes . Has anyone used a emax 40 ep on this plane? the motor box holes look to close but the motor hasn't come in yet should have it tomorrow. I have a few planes with a e-flite power 46 and I have some extra motor standoffs they would better than the wood box I think.
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Old Oct 30, 2014, 10:11 AM
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I recently completed an Escapade like yours and powered it with a Emax-GT3520-05-Outrunner (http://www.headsuphobby.com/Emax-GT3...otor-C-350.htm). running on paralleled 2200 3 cell lipos, a 13X6.5 prop and a 60A ESC. Added about an ounce of lead to the nose to get the CG where I wanted it to start with. Used nylon standoffs to mount the motor as I might change it over to nitro later. HeadsUpHobby is great to deal with and their shipping rates are the best!

The Escapade flies very well with this combo and will cruise at half throttle. Some guys would want more power but I don't need unlimited vertical and prefer a lighter model. It lands a little hot but I might remove the extra lead in the nose and see if it will slow down a bit more without flying tailheavy.

Good luck with your build!
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Old Oct 30, 2014, 11:34 AM
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thanks, ill get all my parts tomorrow . the wind has been very hi here. I don't mine 10 mph or so that 15 and 20 gust in not so good on these 40 size plane . I have a greatplanes edge 160 with a 43cc it does ok in 15mph , but 20 will shake it a little.
Thanks for the info
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Old Oct 30, 2014, 03:46 PM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012635
here is plenty of info for you
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