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Archive for December, 2009
Posted by jfetter | Dec 19, 2009 @ 03:29 PM | 13,888 Views
My latest plane is a BVM Bandit ARF, converted to electric. I've got a build thread on it but thought I'd add it here too. This plane is artwork, it belongs hanging in a museum, the lines are just perfect. The idea behind this was simply to take a larger plane than the Electra and make it electric since that's what I prefer to fly. The Bandit has a 70" wing span and comes in about 4 to 5 lbs heavier than the Electra. My preference is a larger pane for both stability and the fact it's easier to see at distance, certainly nothing against the Electra.

The conversion was really quite easy thanks to the inlets made by Ralf Dvorak. I saw his BVM Super Balsa Bandit project and he was nice enough to make me a set (for a price) for my build. Inlects and a mount for the EDF are pretty much all there is to making this puppy electric, I was able to get it done in two weeks of light evening building, the kit is just perfect as far as fit and finish, it goes together like a dream. I used an Electra EDF mount for the fan and pretty much that's it! Other than finding a place for the huge Jeti Spin 200 ESC, no other problems...