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Old Sep 10, 2007, 07:37 PM
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electric to glow (.10 -.25)

Now that we have so many beautiful electric arfs to choose from, what ep have you put a glow motor in and how? Anyone try an e-flight edge with an os .10?
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Old Sep 12, 2007, 07:38 PM
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I just put an OS FP .15 in a mini pulse xt....love it . Flies awesome.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 10:32 AM
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I would love to see video of that!! Also what were the basic steps that you took change it over to nitro?
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 01:06 PM
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I've been wanting to convert the Electrifly Fokker DR1 to glow for a while now. I think all you would need to do is reinforce and fuel proof the fire wall.

As for engine, I would just convert motor watts to horse power and go from there. The big difference is that glow motors are heavier than electric motors, Electrics designed to fly with NiMH will probably help you avoid weight issues.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 01:21 PM
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As for engine, I would just convert motor watts to horse power and go from there.
They don't go hand in hand... If yo do so, you will end up underpowered. I'd guess it has something to do with prop efficiency or so. Any way, I don't know why it is so but it just is... I've been flying a .40-sized pattern plane with 450W of power from an electric motor. Not quite eguivalent to a .40 2-stroke, right? (OS .40 LA - 1hp = 746W)
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 01:27 PM
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I have a Herr sig little somethin' extra with a os .10 and it is a blast to fly, It fits in my car easy, and flies where i point it. It is because of this plane that I started looking for other models like it but there is not much in the way of arf. that is why i starded this thread. Great Planes has started selling there arfs both ep/glow I hope this trend continues. I also know some guys that started with electric and would like to try out glow models. This might be a good market.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 03:14 PM
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i don't know if they are still available but the wattage giles 202 is a great candidate,i put an sc15 in mine and it was a blast,unlimited vertical and very stable,i lost it because of a dodgy rx,wish i still had it!
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Old Sep 17, 2007, 01:12 PM
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They don't go hand in hand... If yo do so, you will end up underpowered. I'd guess it has something to do with prop efficiency or so. Any way, I don't know why it is so but it just is... I've been flying a .40-sized pattern plane with 450W of power from an electric motor. Not quite eguivalent to a .40 2-stroke, right? (OS .40 LA - 1hp = 746W)
It gives a rough idea of what you'll need though. That's the whole key to converting since there is no mathematical formula for it since every plane is different. The most important things to keep in mind are electric motors have more torque and weigh less than two stroke glow.
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Old Sep 18, 2007, 05:54 PM
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I Know that there are a lot of glow to electric conversions threads that we might be able to reverse the train of thinking in order to come up with some rough guidelines for electric to glow conversions.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 01:25 AM
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I have a Seagull Extra 300 EP that I may consider converting to glow. I live in an apartment, and the only choices in electric for that model use the flamable LiPo batteries. A park flyer that I can take any place would be nice, but I would rather not take chances. Especially when I'm in a multi-family dwelling.

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Old Sep 28, 2007, 09:34 AM
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Great topic i am looking into buying a electric plane and going glow because there is more electric planes on the market then glow in the 1/2a class but my problem is i have 2 glow motors one in is the Thunder Tiger GP-07 and the other is the .20 K&B sportster and i was wondering how i pick a plane meaning what plane would the .07 fit
would the Goldberg Lightnin' Bug Park Flyer fly ok with the gp-07 work
or a Great Planes Fokker Dr.1 Triplane WWI EP ARF 29.5" fly ok
could use some ideas on the 2 planes
i really do not want to buy another glow motor
thanks for a very good topic i know it will grow
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 09:14 AM
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We might try this one

This is our first project
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL2475
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Why would you downgrade to glow? Glow may still have an advantage in larger size models for now. In smaller sized models electric is much better.
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 01:12 PM
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i did it because glow was/is cheaper.
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 02:21 PM
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Why would you downgrade to glow? wow low blow maybe just maybe some of us like glow and allways will as far as electrics go i woint own one but that is my opinion
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