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Old Jun 05, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Flew my Seagull PC-9 Roulette e-conversion today for the first time

I converted a Seagull .40 size ARF to electric flight. Got it up for the first flight today. It seemed to perform pretty well. A very well mannered flyer.

With the setup I used, it wasn't overly fast or slow and seemed to have decent handling in the air. Landing was easy. Tricycle gear worked well.

I'll probably try some other props. Perhaps a three blade 12x8 or 12x10.

The ARF is apparently discontinued. I got mine for $100 last summer.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...?ProdID=SEA95C

My setup:
HobbyKing Turnigy SK42-50-650 motor $25.95
60A ESC TURNIGY Sentry 60amp Speed Controller $32.72
4S 3700mAH lipo pack ~$40 each
MAS 13x8 K series propeller
Dubro spinner
Standard size Hitec servos all around.

I had to add a couple of ounces of lead on the firewall to get it to balance. Total weight w/ battery in is 5 lbs, 8 oz.

Pulls about 35A, 550W or so static. Seems to be plenty for 'sport flying'.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 05:04 PM
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Hello,..is this the 60" wingspan model, and was there much of a problem converting it to electric..?

I'd like to put a set of electric retracts in one....would the nose gear retract be difficult..? If so maybe switch it to a tail dragger and just retract the mains..!

thanks,

Bill
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 05:32 AM
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Hello,..is this the 60" wingspan model, and was there much of a problem converting it to electric..?

I'd like to put a set of electric retracts in one....would the nose gear retract be difficult..? If so maybe switch it to a tail dragger and just retract the mains..!

thanks,

Bill
This is my first web hit for this conversion i've come accross. I intend to do the same in January 2012. Has anyone out there done this conversion to?

And a Happy Christmas to all you people out there!
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Old Apr 01, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Here is me and my mate Duke flying our 90 conversions, we have also done the 120 in electric
SEAGULL MODELS PC9 ELECTRIC TWO UP. (6 min 45 sec)
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So what's the performance report three years later? My PC-9 is in the mail!
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 09:16 AM
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Seagull PC-9 ARF Electric Conversion

I found your post while conducting a web search.
I'm looking to buy one of these (discontinued,) kits from an on line auction site brand new in the box.
Your recommendations were very helpful. Did the motor mount directly onto the rails or were some additional items or modifications needed?
Any assistance that you could provide would be deeply appreciated as this would be my first Nitro/Electric conversion...

Thanks in advance,

Chris
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