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Old Apr 27, 2003, 06:04 AM
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Hi,

I am looking for a kit of a pattern plane suitable for electric conversion.

I am thinking of something about 50-60 inch span powered by a flyware outrunner on 12 - 16 cells.

The Great planes Tracer looks like a good choice. Has any one any experience of this model or any other suggestions?

thanks in advance

Mike
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 08:38 AM
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Welcome to the "Ezone", Mikesayer!

The Tracer flies great with the lessened weight of a glow engine. I personally haven't seen one electrified but these days just about anything is possible. There are a few other planes such as the Lexx that do great in pattern work. Post a few pictures when you get something, OK?
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 09:12 AM
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I fly my Tracer at about 500W and 5 lbs. I'd like a bit more, but even as is it's a great flying plane. Pattern style planes are very honest, point and shoot fliers. You'll enjoy it if that's your choice. Tedx.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 09:50 AM
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Try the new Fusion kit. I just got mine. Best kit I have ever seen.Designed especially for sport aerobatics and pattern. 58" low wing, 88 to 96 oz. Great plans. See at www.electroflying.com
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 01:29 PM
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Hi Mike,
Welcome to the E Zone !
A comment on your question. If you are determined to use the Flyware (or other "outrunner" type motor) your airplane choice will be determined by the size and shape of the nose ..... as a "pattern" plane usually has a slim "pointy" nose and fitting an outrunner in one will likely be a tight fit.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 03:25 PM
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Hi Mike,

I'm building one of these Alliances at the moment (http://www.probuild-uk.co.uk/product...4b216083e1be1c) and although it's an expensive kit it is extreemly well made and the wood choice is top rate. I'm going to run mine on a geared MaxCim on 20 cells (cp1700) for a higher voltage, lower current setup but I reckon it would go fine on a 16 cell set-up.

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Old Apr 27, 2003, 07:30 PM
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Change the link to electroflying to ".com" rather than ",com" Tex.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 08:04 PM
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Jhouve, Welcome to the "Ezone"!

Thanks for the link, I edited your original post so that it works.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 08:48 PM
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Check out the thread "calling all lexx owners".

This is an electric pattern arf, (pricy, $500), and in the latest post someone is using an outrunner (one of the new $140 model motors brand).
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Old Apr 28, 2003, 06:34 AM
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The Accord series from Esprit Models would make a good E-pattern plane.
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Old Apr 28, 2003, 12:16 PM
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Thanks for all the info.

The Alliance looks favourite at the moment, mainly because it is available in the UK and not too expensive.

I have not managed to find a local source for the Tracer.

Grant have you any idea what your final weight will be??

If the quoted 4 1/2 pounds with an 18oz YS63 is realistic, I would think 5 lbs with 16 cells should be easy.

I am using a Flyware LRK350/25 10.5 turn on 12 CP1700 in my Cougar 2000 and it is superb. It weighs 4 lbs and the static thrust is about 90 oz. The motor is barely warm so I could probably save 2 oz and go for a smaller version of the motor.

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