UPDATED - Guillows Hawker Typhoon- Conversion (PZ gear) (Videos added) - RC Groups
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Jan 06, 2010, 12:12 AM
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UPDATED - Guillows Hawker Typhoon- Conversion (PZ gear) (Videos added)

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Hey guys - here is my Guillows Typhoon conversion. I used a PZ Cessna brick with a Sukhoi gearbox, motor, and prop + an Eflite 3.7V 150mah battery. It flew very very well and glides like it is on rails. The power plant is more than enough power. I did 5 circuits before the motor cutout due to a drop in current... ---> The temp was below 20 degrees, so the battery wasn't going to last long. I plan to post a video soon when we get an above freezing day.

I built it very original but lowered the incident on the wing a bit and set the Dihedral to 1 and 3/8" from the reccomended 1 and 7/8". I covered it in nelson's litefilm. It weighs a bit less than the PZ P-51. Exact figures will follow soon.

UPDATE - Videos
Guillows Typhoon RC conversion mid-air crash (0 min 29 sec)

Guillows Typhoon RC conversion - Parkzone (0 min 43 sec)

Guillows Typhoon RC conversion - Parkzone (0 min 54 sec)
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Jan 06, 2010, 12:39 AM
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Looks good. The Mustang prop might work better and provide more thrust than the Su 26 prop.
Jan 06, 2010, 01:32 AM
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I would like to see the guts and how you arrange them because on
my balsa build it's getting crowded! you did a very nice job and I was also surprised on
how light you got it! How did you make it so light
Jan 06, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Great job Sam, we need to get the video equipment out for this weekend. I saw this plane and I can attest to how light it is. We held it in one hand and had a P-51 in the other and there's a noticeable difference.
Jan 06, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Love it,
That is a great conversion. I am looking forward to your final specs as I have a couple of 500 series that I was thinking of cannibalizing my UM P-51 for.

Great job! looking forward to the video.

Dan get some gloves on and capture (on video) that Typhoon!

Jan 06, 2010, 10:11 AM
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What's the UM P-51? Is that the new Parkzone one? I just picked one up and have been wringing my hands over it while looking at the slew of 500/900 series kits...oh the possibilities. =)

fyi, Sam is my brother and the reason I'm in deep with this hobby.
Jan 06, 2010, 10:43 AM
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I have been lurking over here in the micros since the PZ (UM=Ultra Micro) P-51 came out. Sorting through the micro gear seems challenging and the P-51 and Sukhoi fill a simple all up solution if you can get past buying the plane and stripping it's guts.

Great minds think alike as I have been totally filling my build backlog with some micro FF kits.

Anyway cheers to your bro, and keep feeding the addiction.

Jan 06, 2010, 11:50 AM
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All said and done, to keep it light I was very careful during my glue application. I didn't elliminate any pieces/ribs or add in any additional braces. The only parts that aren't accounted for are the wheels and wheel pants. I tested a foam motor mount initially, but then opted for a sturdy balsa mount. Without a heavier FM - RX and ESC that would come with a 5gram brushless setup, the little guy is feather light. I am going to weigh it this afternoon.

Excuse the crude cell-phone pics -

Jan 06, 2010, 12:51 PM
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That's too frickin cool!
Nice job Sam!
Now if you can just get Dan to shoot us some video,,,
You used the kit wood? Curious what the weight is.
I have this kit and a spare brick that needs a job,,hummm.
Jan 06, 2010, 09:46 PM
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1.4 ounces. According to the PZ website, it is a touch more than the UM P51, but very close.
Jan 07, 2010, 04:42 PM
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The Philco sound system appears to be from about the same era as the plane itself. Nice antique unit.
I'd like to build the P51 from this series with a PKZ brick. I built one before for rubber power, which is at the dentist's now. The planes from this series build light, when built with light wood.
Jan 07, 2010, 05:39 PM
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Sam put an mp3 player unit into one of his antique radios. He seems to get lucky with finding that stuff. I'd build my 900 series p-51, but it seems a little silly now that I have a perfectly nice UM p-51 in my fleet!
Jan 07, 2010, 08:14 PM
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I restore the electronics in those old console radios. I get a kick out of thinking that WW2 broadcasts were heard live from them.

Dan - I will take that P51 off your hands.
Jan 07, 2010, 08:46 PM
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I didn't say I wasn't interested in making it with conventional gear =)
Jan 08, 2010, 10:50 AM
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It looks great. I still have the 900 series mustang at home I should try something with it. Yeah tell Dan that he needs to get some video pronto. I would have loved to see it fly this past week during my rockford visit but it would probably be best to wait for some better weather. Awesome build!

-Dan G.

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