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Old Jun 09, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Great Planes ElectriFly Lancair ES EP ARF???

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLCP1&P=FR


my local airport has shut us out of flying .... the new mayor wont allow r/c at the airport....they said i can fly at our ballfield or at the park....my plane is a .46 nitro...i cannot safely fly at either(too many people)...so i am looking into the Lancair....anyone have any thoughts before i buy this plane???


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Old Jun 09, 2007, 01:03 PM
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It uses a brushed motor and ESC, you can get brushless, but only if your willing to spend another $70. I would search it for a more detailed explanation though.

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Old Jun 09, 2007, 01:07 PM
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the brushless setup will give me more power??

which size brushless and what else would i need??? i am a EP noob....

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Old Jun 09, 2007, 02:05 PM
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yes so it will. I tried to search for the lancair as I had one with about25 flights before I lost it to a glitch. still looking
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Old Jun 09, 2007, 02:07 PM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ght=Lancair+EP all u need to know including my bl conversion
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Old Jun 09, 2007, 02:21 PM
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the name is not rude...you may have read it wrong...

in my home i am the "sofa king"....sofa as in couch....at times i can be a little "mean"....really i am a fair and easy going guy...i am sorry if you have been offenended by this screen name...it is not meant to be rude or dirty in any way.

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Old Jun 09, 2007, 02:39 PM
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ok,i've just heard the joke many times over about "sofa - retarded) thanks for the explanation, check out the thread and u will love the plane
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Old Jun 09, 2007, 03:13 PM
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np....

........and thanks.


wow!!!...thats a long thread!!!
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Old Jun 09, 2007, 10:53 PM
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I have one and use a Eflite 450 Outrunner in it. Flies just the way I like it! It's a nice flying plane.
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Old Jun 09, 2007, 11:30 PM
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you will probably want to pitch the stock power system. it doesnt produce enough thrust for flying from grass and is marginal for flying from a very long smooth surface. a brushless motor from 950-1200kv that can handle about 18amps on 3s lipos will get you very close to what you need. maybe a 9x6 prop for the lower kv motors and 9x4 for the higher. enjoy
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 12:00 PM
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thanks...looks like 100-150$ to have a great setup....i'm all in favor of more power...its nice to know its there if you nee it...hehe...

is the 450BL the best as far as power vs size vs price??? i mean if there is a more powerful one for another 20-30$....you know what i mean? one that will fit...

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Old Jun 10, 2007, 12:52 PM
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personally, i would recommend the park 480 1020kv as it will handle higher power and more importantly, it has a higher kv rating. a 9x6 prop should pull around 20amps and give great performance. this plane will be limited on prop diameter due to the landing gear clearance so about the only way to get more power is with a steeper pitched prop and higher kv motor.
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 02:45 PM
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sofa,read thru the different set-ups and find one u like. I like the a20 hackers but thats me.
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 07:35 PM
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thanks.....
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Old Jun 11, 2007, 11:23 AM
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i found this set from china....looks good to me....do you think it will be a good one for this plane?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ME:B:WNA:US:12

it has about 3 hours left to bid...
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