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Old Jun 07, 2008, 05:33 PM
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 07:42 AM
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Thats a sweeeet plane! Seemed a bit windy but you managed a great flight! Whats the power system your running?
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 07:51 AM
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Nice plane - I am building a great planes RV-4 with a hacker A50 ! gotta love e-power !
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 08:01 AM
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Nice plane - I am building a great planes RV-4 with a hacker A50 ! gotta love e-power !
An electric Rv-4? Now that is something I wouldn't think of! You really have to get a video up when its ready to go!
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 08:05 AM
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Thanks, Here is the information on my power setup, battery, and charging:

I decided to go with electric in mine using a Turnigy 50-55B 600kv motor, and an 80amp ESC from Light flight RC. The battery pack I used is an 6s2p 4600mah A123. which gave me a total weight of 7lbs 10oz.

I usually only fly for 8 minutes total. So with an 8 minute leisurely flight I consume about 1700mah from the pack.
An 8 minute flight with some maneuvers uses about 2300mah from the pack, and an 8 minute flight with lots of manuevers uses 3200mah from the pack.

The flaps are very nice it slows the plane down a lot, and it is effective for a real slow landing.

I dont use a charger for this 6s2p A123 pack but instead wire two 12v lead acid marine batteries in series to give me 24volts total, then I attach an 18gauge speaker wire around 14 feet in length to drop the current to 20amps to the battery pack. Packs charge in about 12 minutes, and I'm flying again.

Love to do touch and goes with this baby.
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 08:22 AM
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Thanks, Here is the information on my power setup, battery, and charging:

I decided to go with electric in mine using a Turnigy 50-55B 600kv motor, and an 80amp ESC from Light flight RC. The battery pack I used is an 6s2p 4600mah A123. which gave me a total weight of 7lbs 10oz.

I usually only fly for 8 minutes total. So with an 8 minute leisurely flight I consume about 1700mah from the pack.
An 8 minute flight with some maneuvers uses about 2300mah from the pack, and an 8 minute flight with lots of manuevers uses 3200mah from the pack.

The flaps are very nice it slows the plane down a lot, and it is effective for a real slow landing.

I dont use a charger for this 6s2p A123 pack but instead wire two 12v lead acid marine batteries in series to give me 24volts total, then I attach an 18gauge speaker wire around 14 feet in length to drop the current to 20amps to the battery pack. Packs charge in about 12 minutes, and I'm flying again.

Love to do touch and goes with this baby.
Sounds like a good setup, is it hard to fly or as you said leisurely? I am thinking of getting something like a cub, would you recommend this?
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 08:33 AM
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This is a very easy plane to fly, a good second plane. Some Cubs are tricky on takeoff's but fly great once in the air. The Cherokee with flaps deployed can slow things down so your reaction time is less. I'm using it as a trainer now, to show some family members how to fly. Of course using a buddy box.
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 08:59 AM
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This is a very easy plane to fly, a good second plane. Some Cubs are tricky on takeoff's but fly great once in the air. The Cherokee with flaps deployed can slow things down so your reaction time is less. I'm using it as a trainer now, to show some family members how to fly. Of course using a buddy box.
Oh ok right! Its a beatiful plane all the same so I'll see if I can get my hands on one! Buddy box is a great tool and its good to see this plane is a good trainer!
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 09:18 AM
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How do you find running 123s compared ti lipos ? JkC1, check out great planes website. Should fly really well. I own the full scale version in a RV-8 series !
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I own the full scale version in a RV-8 series !
What do you mean by this?

(will check out the website, thanks )
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 09:33 AM
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That I own a full scale RV-8. 200 Hp and fantastic !
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 09:44 AM
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That I own a full scale RV-8. 200 Hp and fantastic !
Really?? That is so cool? How does it fly? Apologizes for going off topic! lol
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 09:47 AM
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Fly fantasticly but another topic - Well done Corsair for a great vid and plane.
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Old Jul 16, 2008, 09:51 PM
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Cherokee with Great Planes recommended power system?

Has anyone built the GP Cherokee with Great Planes recommended motor and battery? I have an e-flite 60amp speed control for it. Any opinions/advice would be appreciated since I am fairly new to electric.
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