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Old Feb 20, 2006, 11:07 PM
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Hobbico nexstar converted to electric questions

I took a hobbico nexstar and converted it to electric. With much retrofitting I about have it done.
My question is how do I find out what the max auw can be?
I will be ready to test fly it this weekend but because of the expense and options I put in it , it is a bit heavy so I am looking to find out if the wings will take the weight. I have not weighed it yet to give out the numbers but would like to know if anybody has loaded up one of these and flown it and if so what was the weight.
I will be weighing the plane tomorrow as it will have all items installed.

I installed a AXI 4130/16 motor
Jeti 70 esc
1P6s 3200 mAh li-poly
FM8 co pilot
Wireless downlink
A custom camera mount located in the belly that will turn the camera on and off, zoom in and out and pivot the camera 180 degrees.
A second receiver for a copilot to monitor the downlink and take the pictures while I fly.

This should be a blast to take pictures with but want to make sure it stays in the air.
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 04:35 AM
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hi , mike,
sounds nice pls post pic of your bird and the pics , what camera do u use
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 05:50 AM
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I'm not sure if this is the one you have....
bottom right of page gives wing loading.
http://www.towerhobbies.com/products...o/hcaa17r.html

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Old Feb 21, 2006, 08:19 AM
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hi , mike,
sounds nice pls post pic of your bird and the pics , what camera do u use
I sure will post pictures
I set up the sony dsc-p200 camera on the mount.
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 08:22 AM
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I'm not sure if this is the one you have....
bottom right of page gives wing loading.
http://www.towerhobbies.com/products...o/hcaa17r.html

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Yes this is the one, does anybody know how to convert PSF to max weight?
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 09:27 AM
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I know Randall1959 uses sig kadets and sr. up to 10 lbs. You could always put props under the wings like a lot of trainer type planes to strengthen them. I think it will make a great AP plane. Get a hold of Randall Huston at:randall1959@yahoo.com. He has been flying for 15 years with this type of plane. He'd be glad to help you.
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Old Feb 22, 2006, 03:45 AM
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Randall may not answer 4 a while , last I heard he was moving.....
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