|Jun 05, 2011, 07:29 PM|
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.
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
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'.
|Jun 25, 2011, 06:04 PM|
Canada's East Coast, "An Ocean Playground"
Joined Apr 2002
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..!
|Dec 24, 2011, 06:32 AM|
Joined Nov 2007
And a Happy Christmas to all you people out there!
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