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Old Sep 09, 2006, 11:15 PM
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going to convert my kyosho PBY Catalina to electric

the kyosho PBY originally called for .15 engines i have been running .28 4 stroke engines in it. after the big crash of 2006 i now have to rebuild her and was going to make it an electric. with the motors and fuel in it it comes in a around 9 pounds. it also has an 82 inch wing span. what size brushless would i need for her? i was hopping to use outrunners so i am curious as to how much thrush the .15 gas put out so i can try and find a conversion motor
thanks jeff
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Old Sep 09, 2006, 11:52 PM
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Jeff I just finished my conversion. Here is my setup:
2, Axi 2812-10 motors
APC 8x7 e props
2, Jeti 77 Opto Advance plus ESC's
2, TP4200mAh 3s (11.1v) lipo bricks
ready to fly weight: 7.0 lbs
I'm getting Wattmeter readings of 100 Watts per pound which should plenty just not 3d.
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