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Jul 16, 2003, 04:35 PM
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Mega 16/15/7 with some 8 Cell HE's looking for a home

Well the last plane that I tried to get for this motor and these batt's did not happen so I am looking for another plane in this type of class with lots of wing area, yet airobatic, does not need to be pure 3D, but 3D is ok; to mate up with these items.

I have a Mega 16/15/7 and several 8 cell KAN and HE packs from 950 - 1100's. I don't mind a GB but would rather do a DD setup and I am kind of looking for an ARF due to very small amount of free build time.

Any ideas that will work with these spec's?

Oh and 4 HS-55's and a Berg 6 channel or Berg Mirco Stamp Rx.

Thanks again,
Last edited by balsa destroyer; Jul 16, 2003 at 04:38 PM.
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Jul 16, 2003, 05:08 PM
Balsa Flies Better!

I've flown a very similar setup in a MiniLaser 3D-Yes, it's a kit, but it builds quite quickly. I lightened mine some, and I'm now flying it on a 2 cell 1020 x 2 old style Kokam li-poly- and it's still a lot of fun. You can have near hover performance if you keep the weight down with your setup- I also flew mine on an 8 cell SR Max 500 pack- tolerated the weight well, but I like it better lighter.

Lots of folks like the Miniflash as well.

Jul 16, 2003, 06:00 PM
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I maidened this exact power system and batteries in a Wattage Giles ARF this past weekend. It had plenty of power and flew fast in the air. It won't have the 3D performance, but flew more like a pattern plane. The prop is an APC 9x6.

I ordered some 3s1P 2100 ThunderPower LiPo's that I will try this weekend if I receive them in time.

Jul 16, 2003, 06:09 PM
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9X4 APC DD, 8-600ae's
Jul 16, 2003, 10:10 PM
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I just put one of these in my blue-foamie plane. After trying various gearing and battery combos of GWS300's, I'm quite impressed with this setup. I have 8x max1000's (similar to he1100's) and an APC 9x6E prop. It is annoyingly quiet, but goes straight up for quite a ways even late in the flight.

If you're tired of destroying balsa, you might want to cut up some foam.
Jul 17, 2003, 01:02 AM
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One of these would go very well on your setup.
Jul 17, 2003, 01:19 AM
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A Speedy from Hobby Lobby or Benji/Demon from Esprit models would be a good choice.
All are arfs, sp 400 sized, fiberglass fuse / built and film covered rib/spar wings.
Jul 17, 2003, 07:50 AM
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6x5 with your 8 cells would work great.
Jul 17, 2003, 09:47 AM
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Funny you should post that plane, I had come across it last night in my search's but was not sure on it. I like it and would want retracts on it in a bad way. Would it need a gear box (GB) or would it be a DD setup?

The other plane that I came across a couple of threads from way back in 2001 on is the Pitts Special 30" version that Tower sells. I want to do some more homework on that one too. It would be a gas to electric conversion, and I would want full house. I just don't know about mounting the Mega into a GB though, and if so, which one, etc., or can it be DD?
Has anybody else done one of these in the more recent past, are there any build threads on this one? I am really thinking that maybe I should do it just so that I can document it from opening the box to video of it doing a wing over into a loop into a cubin 8 or something. Does anybody have any idea on what all would be involved with a project like this one?

        Wi ngspan: 30" (762 mm)
        Wi ng Area: 300 sq. in. (19dm2)
        Wi ng Loading: 12.9 oz./sq. ft. (19.5 gr./dm2.)
        We ight: 27 oz. (756 gr.)

Please keep the ideas coming. If I need to do a kit that's fine. It will just take a while longer and I did go ahead and get the 280 version of the other ARF so I at least have that to play with while I build a kit. The other plane that was intresting is the Demon, but I am one, a bit scared of Esprit Models right now, and two 75 MPH in straight and level flight maybe just a bit too quick for the areas that I fly in. Not to mention that it may be a bit to quick for my flying skills. Though that's what makes it so tempting too.

Yes I have other planes, and yes I know how to fly, and fly pretty well. I am just trying to do more with E power so that I can stay closer to home is all.

Thanks again everybody for the ideas, would love to hear and/or see some more.

Jul 17, 2003, 09:51 AM
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Switchback, Miniflash, maybe Tantrum, some of the Stevens Aero planes, some of the Aerolock planes etc. etc. etc.

Jul 17, 2003, 10:03 AM
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I have looked at those guys, but I am afraid that between the weight of the batt's and the power of the Mega, etc. that it would rip the nose off of those planes, don't you think?

While I like the looks of some of AeroLock's planes, the Turbo Raven looks real nice, but again, I don't know; I was/am looking for something slightly larger and maybe a bit heavier. I might have to take a look again though.

With the exception of the Turbo Raven the rest seem a bit to 3D'sh for my taste and all the posts that I see are people flying them on Astro's and Razors, no Mega's.

I guess that I am looking for a cross between scale and sport if that makes sense??

What about the Firecat? sells it in a combo, but then I would not need the Mega, it's a bit heavier, but maybe with a GB it would be ok??? Or is that just plain pushing my luck to far with my setup?

Jul 17, 2003, 10:12 AM
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Does the 7-turn D.D. have enough power for a plane the size of an Accord (37"; NESP), or the Flashback (coming soon from Mountain Models)? I think these are both normally flown with geared systems.

I am actually getting tired of the blue foamie plane, and much prefer the looks of a balsa version.
Jul 17, 2003, 12:26 PM
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I doubt that would be a problem. Doug Binder (MR. Mountain Models) used to fly and SB on a 16/15/7 and most of the Aerolock/Stevens planes have been flown with a Hacker B20 15L which is actually more powerful than the Mega.


I don't know about the accord but I suspect youwould want it geared for the FB. A 400 size GB certainly doesn't cost much though you might need a hotter wind for it.

Jul 17, 2003, 12:44 PM
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Will, Here are some threads on the T-6. I think the first one has the steps/info on using GP 1/2A retracts for the HOB T-6. The last link is to my thread on the HOB T-6 I built just before SEFF (9 days start to finish)

BTW - That Pitts is great looking!

- Bill
Last edited by Bill Germanson; Jul 17, 2003 at 12:46 PM.
Jul 17, 2003, 12:54 PM
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Well Bill, I was leaning toward the Pitts, but now... well now I am leaning toward the HOB T-6. So let me get this, you had it at SEFF, but did not fly it there?? Have you flown it now? Are you flying it with a Mega? Also does the battery pack config have to be the two rows four on four like in those pictures on one of those threads or can it be end to end or side by side too? Do you plan to put retracts into yours?

My only thing about the Pitts is that nobody seems to be doing it and it might be fun to kind of go it alone, but that gets scary too...

Oh what to do, what to do...

Thanks again,

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