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Old Mar 08, 2011, 12:15 AM
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I'm probably going to get a few frowns with this question however....

Would it possible to modify the Windrider 737 with two glow engines as a propeller rather than DF?
My reasoning for this is because i dont like LiPo's and and can't afford a turbine.
Too much vibration for a foamy.
Too bad you can't afford turbine...
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBwrRBT42UU
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 01:07 AM
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I'm probably going to get a few frowns with this question however....

Would it possible to modify the Windrider 737 with two glow engines as a propeller rather than DF?
My reasoning for this is because i dont like LiPo's and and can't afford a turbine.

My answer is no. the engine pods cannot support a glow motor. if you donīt like lipos this plane is not a plane for you.

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 01:51 AM
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if you donīt like lipos this plane is not a plane for you.

I dont think the slope soaring guys agree on that :-)
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 02:03 AM
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I dont think the slope soaring guys agree on that :-)
Ah yes, you are absolutely right, but honestly I donīt think the slope was in tom.e.dentonīs mind

I fly Mings A380 on the slope and itīs a beautiful sight. Too bad I fly it too seldom....

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for all your replies and insight. In answer to Ben_E i think i will just have to bite the bullet and go electric, because I love the 737. I can't believe there arn't more ARF airliners from the likes of Greatplanes, Hanger Nine, Nitro planes and Pheonix.

Thanks lads
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 07:49 AM
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In answer to Ben_E i think i will just have to bite the bullet and go electric, because I love the 737.
Warning! Warning!

Do be aware of that it is terribly addictive, and you may never fly an IC powered plane again

My field box says it all



Welcome to the flight of e!

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 08:02 AM
6 months to finish a rtf
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tom.e.denton

being in this hobby more than 40 years, and loving my nitro
models , the new electrics are just out standing , you get more
power and there is no mess , check this out a couple of
new motors to replace my Nitro 46 sized motors

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1395794

follow ben-e and order ming's set up you can't go wrong
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 10:09 AM
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Guys I love this thread. One last question as i am new to electric.

If i were to buy the 737 kit

What would be the most efficient / affordable
Motors
ESC's
Batteries (how many would you need for an afternoon of flying flight time etc.)
Charger that could cope with charging this amount of batteries.

Basically i have used lipo's before on my heli but have had some troubles with them not being able to hold a charge. Is there any resource i can read that puts it into laymans terms.

At the end of the day i am seeing all these lovely ducted fan planes and realise that Nitro won't do it for me, so i have to bite the bullet. If anyone can help (regarding a 737) i am all ears.

Thanks again lads
Tom (Bermuda)
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 10:14 AM
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One last question sorry. Does anyone know a sales rep for Wind Rider 737 USA. I live in Bermuda but most probably will have to ship via USA
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Guys I love this thread. One last question as i am new to electric.

If i were to buy the 737 kit

What would be the most efficient / affordable
Motors
ESC's
Batteries (how many would you need for an afternoon of flying flight time etc.)
Charger that could cope with charging this amount of batteries.

Basically i have used lipo's before on my heli but have had some troubles with them not being able to hold a charge. Is there any resource i can read that puts it into laymans terms.

At the end of the day i am seeing all these lovely ducted fan planes and realise that Nitro won't do it for me, so i have to bite the bullet. If anyone can help (regarding a 737) i am all ears.

Thanks again lads
Tom (Bermuda)
You will probably have larger costs up front, but once you make the jump I would imagine electric is less expensive in the long run if you can take care of your batteries.

A quality balance charging station will be one of the most expensive pieces of equiptment you will need; but it will greatly prolong the life of your batteries and will ensure peak performance.

Hobbyking.com is the best/most economical source for electric needs; I strongly suggest ordering only from their US warehouse to keep shipping charges down.

With the new batteries on the market and a good charger, I can fly pretty much nonstop all day out at the field with only 4-5 batteries. The batteries I am now using are the Turnigey Nano-Tech lipo's and they can safely charge at 8c!!! The charger I am using is a Hyperion Super Duo 3 and allows me to charge two batteries at once, at up to 20amps each
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 11:31 AM
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I am not covering this plane, but I am working on a nice paintjob. One of the engines is ready. The wings and horizontal tail surfaces will be the same light gray as the pylon, the leading edges will be shiny (like the cowling LE). The white parts will get no paint.
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 12:23 PM
Ugly planes do not fly
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Fotor, looks cool! What paint are you using to make metallic look?
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 01:01 PM
Ugly planes do not fly
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What are the scale wheels diameters and brand are you buying? I lost that info...
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 01:07 PM
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I use spraycans with acrylic paint. The shiny one is chrome paint. It's actually too shiny, on the real airplane it's more matt, but it looks pretty cool.
The trick is to apply only a little bit of paint at a time, you don't want to get wet paint on the model. Spray a very light layer, let it dry for a minute, next layer, and so on until the color is good. It takes me about 4-5 layers on this material.
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 02:11 PM
6 months to finish a rtf
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tom.e.denton

to start you can order direct from ming at windrider - he uses flat rate shipping

http://www.windrider.com.hk/product.asp?id=164

I would order the complete package
you will save money and know you have stuff that works properly
and if you have a problem Ming is a great guy to deal with and will
take care of you ; so I would order this:

Boeing 737-700 first class kit. 1.9 meter wingspan made by EPO foam. Combo included electronic retract and struts, servos, 70mm CF fan, Scorpion 45A ESC, scorpion 3600kv motor + Hyperion CX3300 3S battery X 2. Click drop down menu to choice your combo.

from the drop down menu:

then from hobby king this is a good balance charger

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10327

and with your radio you should be good to go

after you get the model you can order a second set of battery's

on my 46 sized nitro with the newer lipos 2 battery's and you can almost fly like nitro
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