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Old May 19, 2003, 08:25 AM
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Hangar 9 Aresti 40 ARF electric conversion?

Hi Guys,

Wondering, how can I convert the Aresti 40 ARF into an electric plane? What battery, motor, etc do you guys recommend? Also, how much would I have to spend to convert it into an electric? Thanks a lot!
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Old May 19, 2003, 09:41 AM
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I know someone as done this conv.
I would do a search on Aresti and see what comes up
This is what I would use, I think you would be very happy
Hacker B50 13S 5.2:1 $259.95 , Master 70-3P Opto $139.00, 14x3000 $7.95 per cell ($111.00 per pack), 14x10 $7.95
Cooling fins $15.00 Prop adapter $30.00

So I think you would run around $500.00 to $600.00 for all the stuff you would need, but remember Hacker is on the expensive side of brushless system but work very well there is other systems that don't cost as much maybe someone else will chim in and give you some other ideas
If I remember right the whole plane after the conv. is about 94-100oz done

I hope that helps
Good luck
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Old May 19, 2003, 05:26 PM
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This page top right corner is Frank Wallace's plane. I have flown it many times. Excellent plane. There's a video online too.

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Old May 20, 2003, 03:12 AM
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Thanx, what other cheaper motor and battery can I use?
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Old May 20, 2003, 08:51 AM
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I have not done this conversion myself, but I think that a Jeti 45/3 ($159 or around $110 used), Jeti JES 40-3P Opto Controller ($ 98.90) on 16 cells ($4.50x16=$72) would also fly it quite well. Not as much raw thrust as the Hacker, but still very respectable. The 45/3 will turn an APC 10x7E prop around 10,000 RPM.

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Old May 20, 2003, 06:29 PM
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Here's a mega 22/30/3 option, about $400
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Old May 20, 2003, 06:31 PM
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Here's an AXI 4120/18 outrunner option......about $350.
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Old May 20, 2003, 06:36 PM
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Thanx, what other cheaper motor and battery can I use?
I see from your profile you are 14 years old. It is not my intention to discourage you ....but.... I hope you have R/C flying experience with similar models as this is definitely not a beginners model.
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Old May 20, 2003, 11:41 PM
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Jeti 45-3 -- I flew this exact configuration with 16 cells on my Aresti. It was OK sport flying but not "real" pattern performance. It just doesn't have enough thrust to pull through strong vertical moves. Compared to a Hacker 13S; 6.7, it's kinda sad.

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Old May 21, 2003, 02:42 AM
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Yep, I fly gas planes, aerobatic and I am thinking of coverting to electric because it is more covenient. BTW, is the AXI 4120/18 outrunner the one that doesn't need a gearbox?
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Old May 21, 2003, 07:31 AM
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Yep, I fly gas planes, aerobatic and I am thinking of coverting to electric because it is more covenient.
Good, then you should have few problems
BTW, is the AXI 4120/18 outrunner the one that doesn't need a gearbox?
Yes
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Old May 21, 2003, 07:34 AM
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hi Ed, any idea which website sells that motor?
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Old May 21, 2003, 07:56 AM
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hi Ed, any idea which website sells that motor?
Try Nipon Dave,
His website shows the smaller AXI motors, maybe he carries these too.
http://www.aircraft-world.com/products.asp?id=16]
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Old May 21, 2003, 08:00 AM
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dropped him a mail, other than the motor, what else do i need?
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Old May 21, 2003, 08:12 AM
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You'll need speed controller capable of handling the amps and the number of cells you plan on running. You'll also need a battery pack (at least one but several helps) and battery charger.
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