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Old Nov 04, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Hi guys,

What do you think about this model with a modified firewall and a Saito 30FA 5CCM four stroke, I do not plan to fly 3D just for cruising around, do touch and gos and basic loops and rolls.

Is it too big or??

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html



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UB
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:36 PM
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that plane would be more suited to a 46 2 stroke!
need ta look for someting between 1000 and 1100
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Ok thank you.. :-)
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 10:41 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

this would be a easy conversion
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 05:49 AM
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Hi Whiskykid,

I have looked at that one too, but I already have a larger Decathlon with a OS 70fs, I was looking for something low wing sporty kind of plane, for the little Saito.

Thanks anyway
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 07:37 AM
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It might fly it as a sport flyer if it really does come out to 1200g, but I think it will be at LEAST a pound over that. I'd say it's a coin flip whether it would have satisfactory flight performance on that airframe. Most of the hobbyking electric offerings are too delicate for a nitro engine. I can't really see any sport planes that they sell that would be a good fit other than that Decathalon. But, if there's a 1000mm plane that you like, you can always double up the firewall and add some wood to the weakest points, particularly in the wing saddle area.

If you can keep the plane down to about 3.5 lbs (1588g) then you should get decent performance with that .30.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys, I ended up buying this one http://www.rcmodelcentre.co.uk/Black...rod_22788.html I could not resist visiting my local plane pusher today, looks like a robust build with plenty of room in the cowling for a cylinder horizontal mount. Can not wait to modify that firewall, bolt the Saito in it and get it to the flying field.


Happy landings

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Old Nov 07, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Looks like a solid plane. Good luck on the conversion!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:17 AM
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post up your firewall mods for future refrence!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Your original selection would shake apart after a couple flights.. cracked joints, etc... 2 or 4 stroke.
On any electric you'll need to beef up the entire area or it will just twist off or smash when you apply the starter.

You'll need to figure out what to do about balancing after your done as it will be quite nose heavy now.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:19 AM
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all I did was shorten the firewall and make a new one, then boxed in the motor exstension with some 1/64th lite ply to keep fuel out from inside airframe!

she's no 3d beast but a great sport flyer, the airframe I been looking for, for this lil engine, for over 20 yrs!

P.s. that lil EDGE should be a blast!
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