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Old Jul 20, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Have you flown the EP Super Sportster yet? How do you like it?

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Old Jul 20, 2011, 04:45 PM
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Yes that was my first plane I have flown since coming back to RC planes sans fuel. It is nimble and predictable, plenty fast if you want but will glide nicely at less than half throttle and lands dead stick or you can drive it in. It was great to get a safe flight or two in with that. It's only weakness is that it is small and light. over 10 mile winds can be a little bouncy but 3 other club members have flown it now and all thought it was a sweet flyer, one is thinking about it as a new funflyer for his fleet.
The big Seniorita, while not as beefy as my old Kadet Mark II, is bigger and can handle wind without a whimper.

The other plane in the picture is my old Sig Hummer that was 2 channel .051 now converted to 4 channel and electric. It has not had a successful flight yet since it's conversion. It was a wild hornet when on fuel and I think it may still have a lot of those tendencies. It is too much for me right now.

The last plane is the new Parkzone Ultra-mini Corsair,way under 2 oz. It is cute as a bug and can't fly in wind any better than a bug. I have not had a successful flight with that yet, but a fellow at our club tried and while a nerve racking experience, he did get it around a few small laps before declaring defeat to the 5-8mph and variable winds. I would like to try it again if we ever get some zero MPH days.

John in Merrill
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 05:11 PM
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IMHO the Mark II will handle winds fairly well, Get another cheap motor and stuff it in there, You can always share the battery packs and ESC. A motor for it should only set you back 40.00 or so.


PS. I miss my Kadet Mark II. First plane I ever built and she was a beauty, to bad she tried to salute a flag pole, Came down in many peices
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 07:45 PM
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I got a great deal on a Sig/China Seniorita ARF. The Infinity motor I planned as a possibility for the old nitro Sig Kadette MKII I had is SUPER in the Seniorita. I am not sure that I will pursue the old nitro Kadet for a while.
I loved it for it's durability and flying ability 20 years ago. For Ice and water flying I probably won't want to fly the Seniorita. I may look for a bit more motor for the old Kadet for that stuff.

But for anyone interested, the Great Planes/Electrifly SeaWind Seaplane is really nice. I can fly that off water as easily as any other land plane on land.

Thanks for all your help and ideas in getting my old Sig Kadet off the ground again.

John in Merill
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 10:35 AM
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The specs on the Turnigy motor are either a startling new breakthrough in brushless motor technology and power, a blatant lie,

Exactly my thoughts. Anybody who's got this motor and can give us the true numbers?
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I just finished converting an old Kadet MK II to electric.

It is used to train people to fly, so all I needed was a slow, stable plane that would give me 5 to 8 min. flight times flying a racetrack or figure 8 pattern.

I used an ElectriFly Rimfire .32 Outrunner Brushless Motor, an Electrifly Silver Series 45A Brushless Electronic Speed Control and a 3S 2200mA battery. I'm using a 13-8 electric prop.

I get pretty solid 10 min. flights. Most of my flying is done at 1/2 throttle. I did a bunch of touch-n-goes this afternoon and still managed to get in 10 min flight times.

I don't use wide open throttle, usually the plane is airborne in 20 or 30 feet with 3/4 throttle and will do a gentle climb out at 1/2 to 1/3 throttle.

Mods to the plane were: Cut a hatch on top of the cowl for the battery, it needs to go as far forward as possible to keep the plane from being really tail heavy. I have flown it at 3-1/2" CG but would not recommend it. 2-3/4" to 3" is way better. Changed the wing hold-down to a bolt-on type, added three nylon bolts. I put the rudder and elevator servos close to the CG. Further forward would be better. I used pull-pull cables on the rudder and elevator. I removed the nose wheel and put in a steerable tail wheel, with pull-pull wires to the rudder servo. I put the motor on some aluminum standoffs that are fairly heavy. I also have a large spinner to get the CG where I wanted it. I took the single aileron servo out of the wing and put two servos side by side to give me flaperons. The flaps are only mildly effective, I wouldn't recommend doing that mod, I may undo it. The rudder is really effective. I have pretty heavy fiberglass landing gear and a relative heavy tail wheel assembly.

The plane, without the battery, is right at 5 lbs.
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