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Old Mar 17, 2006, 11:31 PM
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F5e ?

I just bought this plane from e-bay thats been in storage for 10 years.One of the only markings it has on it is AURA 1 There are some wodrs on the in side of the fuse i think its French. But i was just worndering if any one has ever heard of such a thing? I,m still kind of new to the hobby but I think i have have a power system picked out that will make her scream.
Mega Motor 22/20/3
Phoenix 45amp ESC
Thunder Power 2650 5s2p 15c-20c 18.5v
8.5x5 Prop
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Old Mar 17, 2006, 11:57 PM
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Yes, it was made in France. I have two Aura II's, don't remember the difference? The I's foam core wing? Mine have a hollow wing carbon spar. I have an Astro FAI 60 in one (1200watts), and an Astro FAI 15 (400 watts) in the other one.
These were made just before the large gearboxes & large props. Nose too short for anything over 12" or so.
They used I think? RG 14 airfoil, best under 100 mph. Of course you can still dive them straight down at higher speed (motor off) and have FUN whistling bye<g>

With your setup it will be a FUN airplane. Great flyer, just not competitive these days.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 12:38 AM
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Alright sounds great thanks. Do you where i can get any type of specs. for this plane?
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 12:39 AM
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M Bentley, when you told me about the plane I did a lot of internet looking for "aurora". Not Aura. I misheard you. You are in the perfect place for professional recommendations on power setup. If you put photo and dimensions so people can judge speed and type of plane it'll probably help. PS If weather good I'll be out at around 10 am hopefully. Erik.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 01:43 AM
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I'll have to remember where? But i can probably come up with something. Richt now I can't even remember who I bought mine from! ( I seem to remember around $5 or 600.00)It was at a KRC event, before the move to the airport. My second one I bought used from Bill Griggs. I am sure I have the "spec" sheet it came with, no real instructions as I remember, just reccomended throws, &CG. I had to saw off the nose to get the 60 in there I remember. They were mentioneed in some magazine once, I may? have that also, just need time to find/remember where it may be. I'll get back one way or another. Perhaps this weekend sometime.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 02:04 AM
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Duh.. I t just came to me... ( I suffer from CRS) Sledgers International of NJ is whom I bought my first one from. They were made by M.A.P. in France. This was around 1993 -94 I think? Don't know if either is still in business. Unt<g>
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 02:41 AM
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MAP/France is correct . Owner J. Petignaud , is no longer making them. In Germany Fritz Geist , also no longer in this business, was distributing them.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 03:20 AM
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pcalc says your system pulls over 80 amps. Prob closer to 90 amps. Can that mega handle 1000 watts?
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 03:26 AM
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Here's the Belgian team @ the Australia WC in 1994 with Aura 4, so the 1 is from before those days...:

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 01:12 PM
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Wow thanks for the knowledge and the pic. That is the plane its to bad they are no longer made. I looked at the specs for the mega and it showed 70 amp max draw so i guess I need to reconsider my power plan.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 06:37 PM
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Well I screwed up something trying to upload two scanned images of the cg & aileron specs on the Aura II, will try again.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 06:40 PM
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Aura II scans
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