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May 19, 2003, 12:36 PM
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...some folks have done it to some of those SF planes....
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...threadid=18473
May 19, 2003, 12:50 PM
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I have seen two converted. Both a long time ago. The first had a can O-5 in it and flew pretty well. This was very early in my electric experience and it inspired me to try one myself. I tried a gearbox, and believing the label, I foolishly tried to use a 7.2volt speed 400 and 6x600mah AA nicad. It was way underpowered, but did actually fly without the landing gear attached. If I had used a 6volt S400 and 7 or 8 cells, I think it would have worked well.

Chuck Hill
May 19, 2003, 01:55 PM
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The original kit is or was designed for a Cox 049 motor. The hardware is heavy.

I built one bone stock with a speed 400 using 7 and 8 500AR packs and a 6x4 prop in direct drive.

I built a 2nd one that received lighter tail feathers, lighter opush rods and lighter wheels and gear. On this one I also tried a geared 400. It does not really need the gearing however.

This leads me to think that it will indeed fly with a geared 300

Since the suplied hardware is bogus, try to order a spare wing and fuse. This is the el cheapo way to go.

Good luck
May 19, 2003, 05:27 PM
No cash=time for ideas!
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Thanks poobs... I might just do that, If I do, I'll be sure to post it!
May 19, 2003, 06:08 PM
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Here's a pic of one of mine before its inevitable demise
May 19, 2003, 06:09 PM
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And the spares...
May 19, 2003, 07:51 PM
No cash=time for ideas!
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Ahhh, I remember that one.. Didn't know it was your's... Or that it was the .049 version. Cool! Although I'm thinking now that I could just carve a cub out of Pink Foam.
May 19, 2003, 08:30 PM
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The one in the pic had a speed 400 direct.
You probably can make one out of foam.
I made a fuse out of pink foam for a Cub 1/2 a wing. It looked like a Cessna Cub.

The spare fuse and wing came to $25.00 when I bought them a couple of years ago. Hard to go wrong.


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