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Old Feb 11, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Well I'm turning my second kit of the 3 kits I have into a way overpowered non dihedral SE5a with ailerons! Weather sucks so something to do.
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You want to talk about overkill? I just fitted a Tower Pro 2408- 21 in mine- and it's just the right size to squeeze under the cowl!
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 11:45 AM
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You want to talk about overkill? I just fitted a Tower Pro 2408- 21 in mine- and it's just the right size to squeeze under the cowl!

I hope you are doing a LOT of reinforcing!!! With the tail weight you will need it should come out weighing about 16oz!
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 01:19 PM
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Just checked the specs and the Tower Pro 21 weighs 50.2g and the Blue Wonder I'm using weighs 24g with about the same thrust! The recommended 250 weighs only 14g so you are going to be really nose heavy! I would guess the Blue Wonder will give much better performance due to the decreased weight and I will be using a 9 X 4.7 0r 9 X 3.8 APC SF prop with pitch speed better suited to the draggy airframe plus you will be drawing 13+A and I will be drawing 10A. Keep us posted on your progress!
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 01:56 PM
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Just checked the specs and the Tower Pro 21 weighs 50.2g and the Blue Wonder I'm using weighs 24g with about the same thrust! The recommended 250 weighs only 14g so you are going to be really nose heavy! I would guess the Blue Wonder will give much better performance due to the decreased weight and I will be using a 9 X 4.7 0r 9 X 3.8 APC SF prop with pitch speed better suited to the draggy airframe plus you will be drawing 13+A and I will be drawing 10A. Keep us posted on your progress!
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Where can I find one of these "Blue Wonders"?
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 03:05 PM
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Where can I find one of these "Blue Wonders"?
http://www.ncweb.com/biz/dan/Motors.html
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 06:56 PM
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Just checked the specs and the Tower Pro 21 weighs 50.2g and the Blue Wonder I'm using weighs 24g with about the same thrust! The recommended 250 weighs only 14g so you are going to be really nose heavy! I would guess the Blue Wonder will give much better performance due to the decreased weight and I will be using a 9 X 4.7 0r 9 X 3.8 APC SF prop with pitch speed better suited to the draggy airframe plus you will be drawing 13+A and I will be drawing 10A. Keep us posted on your progress!
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I use that blue wonder in both the Jenny and SE5A with an APC 8x4 thin electric prop and it has plenty of power. I like that it is a bolt in with no mods to the existing motor mount on the SE5a, though i did add some more right thrust to it.
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 07:09 PM
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I use that blue wonder in both the Jenny and SE5A with an APC 8x4 thin electric prop and it has plenty of power. I like that it is a bolt in with no mods to the existing motor mount on the SE5a, though i did add some more right thrust to it.
Installed it today. Using 9 X 3.8 APC SF with 3S 740 20C. Gives me a little over 90W at just under 7A on the power meter.
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 08:55 PM
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Boomer,

Not to throw the thread off, but I just had to show you these pics.

Time to pack it in on the Slow Stick perversions and let a younger generation take over
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 09:22 PM
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Boomer,

Not to throw the thread off, but I just had to show you these pics.

Time to pack it in on the Slow Stick perversions and let a younger generation take over
Really turned out great! Congrats! Yeah the youngun's can do their own thing with the SS! Just realized I'll be 81 in a couple of weeks!
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 11:49 PM
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boomer,
When do you think you will have to change your handle to "FATHER TIME" I don't know if anyone at "your young age " with so much energy The color I used on the jenny and se5a was the tamiya xf-27 black green. The finish is flat and looks good on my Williams bro wheels. I will try it on the wing edges and let you know (SE-5A of course) I used a Permaplaque yellow marker for the edges of the Jenny wings and stabs.
More Later when I can finish both planes
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 06:47 AM
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Just realized I'll be 81 in a couple of weeks!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I baked you a cake, but made one "small" error.
(I guess you'll have to eat it standing on your head, or make it a Birthday upside down cake
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 10:32 PM
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I received my Tamiya Acrylic XF-13 from Burbank House of Hobbies today and am happy to say Dean was right on! It's a perfect match for the Green on the plane. I noticed one of the websites called it Japanese Military Green! Painted my "Wild SE5a" today and will go back and paint my 250 powered one the next couple of days along with painting over the shinny black plastic with flat black for a more scale look as I did on the Wild Version!
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 11:44 PM
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Whoops wrong thread, I still have not built my e-flite SE5a. Almost ready though...
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 12:11 AM
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Whoops wrong thread, I still have not built my e-flite SE5a. Almost ready though...
You can cut off the rims on the stock wheels and use the rest of the scale wheel as wheel covers on the Maxx 2-1/2 " wheels and get this. Cut too much off the rear caps so had to paint the white showing. You need to leave the slight turned up portion.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 12:21 AM
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Thanks, I've been looking at these stock wheels thinking, nice for static display but the way I land, hmmm, maybe I'll change them to the Maxx products wheels and cover them with olive drab hubs...
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