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Old Oct 25, 2005, 12:52 AM
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Long EZ conversion

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424614

I had posted this in the Power systems and received some good information now I would like to hear a bit more if possible. I need some help in picking a motor, prop, battery for this plane. I would really like to make it electic instead of Glow. Any ideas as to a good Brushless motor, Prop, esc, battery (LI-PO) combination that would work in this aircraft? Thanks for any and all help in this matter. This is only my 3rd, electric so I'm pretty new at this. I also want to lighten up the landing gear on this airframe and need a source for some sturdy but light CF landing gear. Thanks
Jon


http://cgi.ebay.com/ARF-Long-EZ-46-...1QQcmdZViewItem

Clean, fast design. The canard (front wing) is the elevator. This design is stall resistant.

Specs: Wing Span 57 inches – 1450 mm

Weight – 5 ¾ lbs. – 91 oz approx.

Fuse length – 39 inches

Wing area – 705 sq. in.

Engine suggested - .40 - .46 (2-cycle) .52 (4 cycle)

4 Channel radio – 5 servo’s.
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Old Oct 27, 2005, 10:14 PM
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Plan on this airplane being in the 6+ lb range when electrified.

Therefore, an AXI 412018 with a 5s pack of 4000 mah or so, with a 14-10 APC eprop and a suitable ESC runs at about 650 - 700 watts. a little more than 100W/lb but whoopie.

I prefer Castle Creations, a phx60 would be great. Get the Castle Link thingy too.

Buy the radial mount kit because this cools the motor the best.

Yeah I like AXI motors.

Have fun, Fly high with Serious ePower.

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Old Oct 29, 2005, 04:56 PM
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WE are flying this model at Hobby Lobby, Jason Cole built it and is having a ball with it.

The setup that we are using is an AXI2826/12, 4S 4400 PQ "Twenty" Lipo pack, Jeti 40 amp opto controller, APC 12x8 prop. I don't recall the weight right now but you could contact Jason at HL and ask. This is the right power for this model, the performance is excellent, good speed and flys for over 10 minutes. The 41 series AXI's are great, but you just don't need it for this plane.

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Old Oct 29, 2005, 05:46 PM
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mike, when will hobby lobby be offering this.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 06:40 PM
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Who sells the arf version of the Long EZ?

Later;

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Old Oct 29, 2005, 08:42 PM
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I want one too!!!!!
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 12:17 AM
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I saw pics of Jason's in the Tulahoma event thread, but I didnt know anyone was selling these on ebay. I like the Pa-12 and Stearman on the website as well, watching this thread with interest.

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Old Oct 31, 2005, 10:27 PM
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Long EZ

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Who sells the arf version of the Long EZ?

Later;

D.W.
http://cgi.ebay.com/RichModel-Works-...QQcmdZViewItem

There's one seller now on EBay, I paid about $40.00 less from a different seller but he's not offering any at the moment. You could try a search on Richmodel to see their full line-up. This is a real nice model that apears very well built using laser cut parts and some plastic wheel pants and fiberglass cowling & nose-cone. I would love to find a nice lite fiber landing gear for the rear, since losing as much weight back there as possible is beneficial as to how much nose weight has to be added. I like to see some flight video from Tullahoma if anyone has anything available. Thanks for the help. Vagabond324
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 11:23 PM
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Where I got my Long EZ

Office in the USA
Contact Person: Mr. David Dickson
716 East Main Street, Barnesville, Ohio 43713, USA
Contact Person: Mr. David H. Dickson
Tel: (01) 740 425 3983 Fax: (01) 740 424 3983
Email: usa-richmodel@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.avia-richmodel.com

This is where I purchased my Long EZ/ Vagabond324
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Old Nov 07, 2005, 09:32 AM
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Looks like this one is a winner on the glow to electric

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I saw pics of Jason's in the Tulahoma event thread, but I didnt know anyone was selling these on ebay. I like the Pa-12 and Stearman on the website as well, watching this thread with interest.

thanks,
David
Hi everyone, I talked to Jason this past week about this conversion and this is what he had to say. I thought I should share it with all of you who are interested in this canard airframe.. It really looks very good for the conversion. Vagabond324


Jon,
This conversion was a breeze. I'm using a 2826/12 AXI motor with a 12X8 APC E Prop. I'm running a 4 cell 4400mAh Polyquest battery. It weighs in right at 6 pounds. They give you this huge chunk of lead to put in the nose for the glow version, but with the AXI in the back, it's so much lighter than a glow motor that you do not need to add any weight. I used an 1800mAh flight pack battery and put that in the nose instead. Doing that allowed the battery to be placed right on the CG underneth the canopy. If flys great and has a ton of power. It does great loops and has a very nice axial roll rate. Inverted flight only requires a touch a down elevator. It just looks so cool in the air. Let me know if you have any other questions or need anything else.


I then mentioned to him that this looked like a great kit for Hobby Lobby to carry and what ESC did he used and did he do anything to the airframe to make it a better flyer, this is his answer to those questions

Jon,
I agree and I'm pretty sure we'll be carrying this one. I'm using the Jeti
Plus 40 Amp Opto controller. I forgot the other thing I did was shorten the
nose gear a little bit. It had too high an angle of attack and on landing
you would aproach a stall before touching down. Shortening the nose fixed
that and it lands great now.

So from what I see here and the discription on what a good flyer this is, I thing this is going to be a real winner in my hanger as a Glow to electric conversion. A big thanks to Jason for sharing all this info with us. Vagabond324
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Hi, I flew my Long EZ for the first time yesterday and fly's very well (sorry it has a nasty oily motor in it) I was surprised the amount of down needed to get it to fly level Even with the C/G spot on.
Slow flying is a real treat with it no nasty vices.
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Old Dec 09, 2005, 09:14 AM
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That is some sweet airplane!!

Is the nose gear retractable?


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Old Dec 12, 2005, 12:17 AM
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Any video of the Long EZ anywhere? I don't see any on a search...
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 10:28 AM
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This ARF is now posted in RCU @ $111 (great price) plus ship thru Nitro Model Planes.There seems to be a LOT of interest per the hits in RCU.

I just ordered thier 40 size P40E for an elec conversion --hope those good looking retracts are decent !
This place certainly has some interesting planes @ affordable $ & I think they will (from my transaction) negotiate .
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Where can I get this - send a link

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This ARF is now posted in RCU @ $111 (great price) plus ship thru Nitro Model Planes.There seems to be a LOT of interest per the hits in RCU.

I just ordered thier 40 size P40E for an elec conversion --hope those good looking retracts are decent !
This place certainly has some interesting planes @ affordable $ & I think they will (from my transaction) negotiate .

Staggerwing, can you give us a link where we can buy this for $111?
Do you mean RC universe? What is RCU?

Chris
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