CMPro U.S. Navy T-34 Mentor 40 - 58" Nitro Gas Fiberglass Radio Controlled Airplane w - RC Groups
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Jun 09, 2009, 03:48 PM
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CMPro U.S. Navy T-34 Mentor 40 - 58" Nitro Gas Fiberglass Radio Controlled Airplane w

Please Help. I just got for my BD a Nitro plane that i am going to make electric. here is the website for the plane.
I want to purchase the motor and batteries for hobbyking. the motor i was thinking is either this one a friend suggested

my friend also suggested two of these batteries in series
i would also use a 80amp esc and i would also get a bec.
if anyone can help, please so frustrated i dont know what too do. thanks ahead of time. victor. ps if you know what kind of servos i should use would also help..for the plane and the retracts.. vic
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Jun 10, 2009, 12:02 PM
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hello i ve recently purchaced the t34 and i will use a 580 kv 50-55 Turnigy motor and 80A esc. As for the batteries i want to use my 4s 4000 packs and then try A123 set up.
Jun 10, 2009, 02:16 PM
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That looks like a relatively light model at 2600-2800g.

I am no expert at conversions, but if you try and keep her light say at or under 6lb AUW, you might even be able to get away with an axi 2826 10 or 2826 12 equivalent from hobbycity. This would be the sk 3548 900kv motor, I am working on a .46 size p51 conversion currently with this motor but havent tested it yet. In order to keep her light you would need to stick with this lighter motor.


you can use the 580kv motor but in that case you would most likely want a 5s pack. which will bring the weight up still higher.

I hope I haven't confused you even more

Good luck, and let us know how it goes

Jun 21, 2009, 07:36 AM
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Hello i ve maidened my T34 today, the weather was good and i decided to give it a try. I had a preflight check and taxi to the end of the runway, i applied some throttle to start rolling and thats it, airborne. It is very stable, predictable and enjoyable to fly. I had set my stop watch at 6:00 minutes since it was the first time, i haven't cycled the retracts in the air because i wanted to learn the plane. It was time to land, i made a low pass to see how it settles at low speed and then in the second pass i land it in one piece. The set up worked very well, i have A123 6s2p 4600mah totaly, a lipo 3s 2200 for the receiver and the servos, 580 kv turnigy motor, 80A esc and 13x7 APC prop. The AUW is 3,500gr, 750 watt and about 40A. I charged the packs later on and they took 800mah each at about 20 minutes, totaly 1600mah. I think that i can stay to the air at about 10 minutes. Thanks.
Jun 26, 2009, 01:22 AM
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very cool! ive been thinking about getting one of these!
Oct 04, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Some time since then but a question: where did you put the batteries ?


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