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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 29, 2015 @ 04:38 AM | 6,031 Views

I am finally the proud owner and flyer of one slightly used E-Flite J3 Piper 25e size and power. The specifications are:

Wingspan: 62 in (1575mm)
Length: 35.5 in (900mm)
Wing Area: 552 sq in (35.5 sq dm)
Weight w/o Battery: 3.2 lb (1.45 kg); 4.5 lb w/Floats (2.0 kg)
Weight w/Battery: 4 lb (1.8 kg); 5.3 lb w/Floats (2.4 kg)

I say slightly since I traded with Budkeywest back in 2013!

Here is Bud's For Sale Ad:

Here is what I traded him for it:

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Flight Ready Summary:

The E-Flite J3 Piper was observed as repaired in the frontal wing saddle section and other minor scrapes and repairs on wing tips.

However, the J3 Piper is in very good shape and servos look new. Bud included some Piper Yellow trim sheet and with that I was able to hide many prior flight / landing issues. The windshield is still usable even though it has a missing side piece and trim Sheet was used used to secure to the FUSE and did a great job.

Over all spent was just 2 hours getting it flight ready and that's was taking my time.

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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 25, 2015 @ 07:17 PM | 5,866 Views
Hello good people,

Just sharing some pictures and video of my first two flights with this project. Yes, I had this model For Sale countless times and there were no takers so, I went Electric on it and glad I did. It really hauls the mail once it is in the air and the Propeller unloads.

Here are some neat pictures from my buddy Gerry (simano) who captured my 2nd flight from today.

For the beginning of my Glow-To-Electric Conversion Thread:

For Video:
Hangar9 F22 Raptor Maiden Flight 10 25 2015 (3 min 21 sec)