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Old Jun 14, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Extreme Flight 60" Extra Conversion ?

Ok guys, I have a question or rather a thought I have been kicking around. I have an Extreme Flight 60" Extra that I am thinking about converting into a small petro plane. I have a DLE 20cc that I believe would fit right on this plane but don't know if the frame could withstand the vibration of a petro motor. Does anyone have any input they could share with performing a conversion such as this.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 05:42 PM
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What's the weight of the plane?

I have one of these sitting in my living room, waiting for a plane. They are rated at 2.5 horsepower max, which is 2.5 x 745 watts = 1862 watts. 1862 / 150 watts per pound = about 12.4 pounds of thrust. So the DLE 20cc gas could put out a max of about 12 pounds of thrust.

I think that this engine could handle a 9 pound aerobatic plane, and have fantastic power.

What is the weight of your 60 inch plane? I am planning on putting my DLE on a 66 inch
Seagull CAP 232. Or a 66 inch Yak. These are "90-size" planes.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 10:17 AM
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What's the weight of the plane?

I have one of these sitting in my living room, waiting for a plane. They are rated at 2.5 horsepower max, which is 2.5 x 745 watts = 1862 watts. 1862 / 150 watts per pound = about 12.4 pounds of thrust. So the DLE 20cc gas could put out a max of about 12 pounds of thrust.

I think that this engine could handle a 9 pound aerobatic plane, and have fantastic power.

What is the weight of your 60 inch plane? I am planning on putting my DLE on a 66 inch
Seagull CAP 232. Or a 66 inch Yak. These are "90-size" planes.

I have attached the link for your viewing. My main concern is the motor box. I will have to customize the box for the motor installation. The plane is setup for electric. Here are the spec's.

http://www.extremeflightrc.com/html/60Extra.html

Wingspan: 60 inches
Length: 58.5 inches
Wing Area: 760 sq. in.
Weight: 5 - 6lbs
Power:
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 08:08 PM
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I am seriously thinking of doing the same thing with my EF extra 60"exp
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 11:05 AM
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My dle20ra is due at my door tomorrow. Anyone want to see how this is going down?

I am super stoked to get this thing modded and in the air!
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 09:18 PM
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Build thread Going on in case ya wanna check it out. The 20 is gonna fit nicely!

http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=87773
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