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Oct 31, 2012, 01:52 PM
I just ordered the Texan and also would like to fly electric. Can anybody show me how and where to store the batteries? Did you made any hatch in the fusulage? Any pics available.
Thanks, Roel
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Oct 31, 2012, 02:04 PM
Another one, I also looking for the ESM version 3 electric retracts. Are they the same as for the PC9 from ESM?
Thank, Roel
Oct 31, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Battery location


I am out of town right now but will returning on Friday. I can take some closer
Pictures of the battery installation then and post them Sat. The basic install
that Webr and I did was to build a tray in the back above the cockpit and over
the Elev and rudder servos and then mounted the batteries to that tray. The batteries will have to go all the way to the back to the fuse bulk head under the
wing trailing edge attachment point in order to balance. I'll have more when I get back.
Oct 31, 2012, 04:22 PM
Great Mike, thank you already!!
Nov 05, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Not forgotten about ya!!!


Havn't forgotten about the information for you. Just been really busy catching up at work and here at home. I'll be getting the information out soon.


Jan 19, 2013, 04:32 AM
Guys I am almost ready for my first flight. Do you know the CG? In the manual it says 110mm but I read in other forums to put it on 100mm or even 95? What did you use?
Jan 20, 2013, 09:43 AM
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I kept mine between 107mm and 110mm. Seems to work for my T-6.
Also did you figure out the battery tray issue? Sorry for not getting those pics out to ya. Forgot completely about it. Family things really got busy and then the holidays and all.

Let me know if you still those.

Jan 22, 2013, 05:00 AM
Thanks Mike, I think I can manage.
Jan 22, 2013, 05:01 AM
Battery tray with 5000 6s batteries
Jan 22, 2013, 05:02 AM
5 blade Ramoser prop
Jan 22, 2013, 05:04 AM
Last but not least, the Scorpion motor with Castle 120 controller.
Jan 22, 2013, 08:39 AM
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you got her to balance with the batteries there? mine are all the way back at the rear where the wing bolts down.
Jan 22, 2013, 08:56 AM
Yes i gt them balanced on 110 mm including the batteries. However i put the recieverbattery and battery for the retracts way back in the tail
Jan 26, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Ok, got a question. I'm not a poor "builder", but mostly an assembler. I've been around RC for 30 years and built quite a few kits. Over the last 10 years or so though, I've mostly just assembled ARF's. I really want this "kit" as I've heard them called but it looks intimidating with all the work arounds required. Is it really that bad? I just plan on taking my time through it and converting it to an electric. I noticed the #7 container is in with these kits and the V3 gear so now's the time to pull the trigger, I guess...
Mar 12, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Awesome work you guys have done here. Mike, thanks for showing us this project on the sound thread. Very fun to see, really nice to hear too!

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