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Old Aug 12, 2014, 10:26 AM
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Coverite Art Chester Jeep

Hello,
Has anyone converted the Jeep over to an electric power system?
I would like to hear from someone who has converted and flown the plane.
Thank You,Tony
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Old Aug 13, 2014, 11:21 AM
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Sorry I haven't built one, but did build the Coverite Gee Bee Sportster back in the eighties! Very light model. I assume the Jeep would be the same.
Only us "old" guys even remember the Coverite models, imo they where very well done.
If you give the basic spec's, I'm sure we can help you with a power system. Tell us what you expect for performance, sedate, scale or blazing!! Doug B
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Old Sep 02, 2014, 10:51 AM
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I too built and flew my avatar Gee Bee E with a healthy ASP.40 glow engine years ago. It could have used a .60 engine . Still up on a shelf in the garage. I thought of it as a flying lumberyard and would try to reduce weight if building it for electric power.


The Jeep is fairly streamlined so choice of adequate motor/prop/battery pack and getting cg right without excessive nose ballast/all up weight, should be similar to choices for a warbird. Radial engine designs with big cowls and dummy engines, rigging wires, etc are a little tricky.

Lucien Miller of Inno8tive designs has helped me with power system choices based on his Cobra or Scorpion motors, etc. He also has some other-brand equivalent motor tables on his website as well as informative prop selection tables. He also has a running advice thread on the Power Systems forum.
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Ron,

Spam is usually somebody trying to sell something in a dishonest manner. My post wasn't spam. What did you mean by hidden GIF spam content??? Have you been drinking ?
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Don't worry, my warning was not about your post, it was about post #4. Account already suspended.

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