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Old Mar 27, 2002, 11:44 PM
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Topflite P-39

I'm at it again, Anyone have any idea what it would take to get this monter in the air electricly? I've got a Graupner Speed 700 Turbo 9.6 volt motor thinking that it would be enough

The whole thing is a way down the line as far as building goes but I'd like to be prepared. I mean hey I got it for $40.00

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Tracy
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Old Mar 28, 2002, 09:02 AM
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Re: Topflite P-39

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Originally posted by Tracysw
I'm at it again, Anyone have any idea what it would take to get this monter in the air electricly? I've got a Graupner Speed 700 Turbo 9.6 volt motor thinking that it would be enough

The whole thing is a way down the line as far as building goes but I'd like to be prepared. I mean hey I got it for $40.00

Thanks,
Tracy
Tracy,

even if you stripped it to bare minimum, that model will need in the vicinity of 20 cells to fly well. Most ".40-.60" warbids are always in the 20-24 cell class. I have run the 9.6bb trubo as hard as 18 cells on my H-1000 belt drive, but it's not anywhere near as efficient as an Astro 25 or even the Dewalt motor on my Drive.

Warbids this size need "serious" motors... not one million a year Mabuchi can motors.

My Pica Spitfire (about the same physical size) can be seen on my website at http://www.modelairtech.com/applications.html
24 cells, retracts, aveox motor.

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Tom
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Old Mar 28, 2002, 12:05 PM
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Tracy, I fly my TF P-47 on a Maxcim Y, MEC Mosterbox at 5:1, four blade APC 15.5x12 prop, and 25xRC2000 cells. Flies great and has garnered several awards. It has Century Jet retracts and full flaps. Check out my P-47 and other TF war birds on the Maxcim motor web site www.maxcim.com

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Old Mar 28, 2002, 01:47 PM
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Both of you guys have really nice birds hopefully someday I'll get there too.

I'm just going to have to expend a little more change to get what I'm looking for .

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Old Mar 28, 2002, 02:28 PM
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TF 'Cobra

Punch in this site and select Airacobra:

http://www.geocities.com/rcelectrics/tex_g.htm

Tex.
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Old Mar 28, 2002, 05:17 PM
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Look at Tex's stuff. But remember he has a secret bag of "liteness" hiding in his shop so just about everything he builds flies really well. I'm stull struggling with a HOB P47 while his zips around!
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Old Mar 29, 2002, 12:35 AM
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I just remembered, the Late Jim Simpson converted one of these. He powered it with a Maxcim. I think the thread was on the Eflight List, so a search on Muffin ought to turn something up.

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