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Aug 05, 2012, 12:15 AM
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Coming back to R/C, need some advice.

Hi Everyone,

I have been out of R/C aircraft since about 1992 and would like to come back to it after finding two planes I forgot about in my parents' closet and after getting Spektrum 5e simulator system. (WOW, has this hobby changed!) They are the old Simprop Demoiselle and Taube for geared brushed 280 and NiCd batteries from Hobby Lobby. They are untouched and I would love to get them both flying.

I've done a fair amount of research on radios, li-poly and brushless motors... all the "in" stuff now and I'm looking for recommendations for the BEC, motor and battery.

So if any of you are familiar with these two planes and can make any recommendations, I'd greatly appreciate the input!

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Aug 05, 2012, 12:56 AM
Art Schmitz is an excellent vendor for advice, price, and shipping.
Aug 05, 2012, 03:08 PM
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+1 on Heads Up. Let him know what planes you have and he'll tell you what you need. I buy a lot from him.
Aug 05, 2012, 04:23 PM
Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum!
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Post some specs on both models, , need wing span, flying weight, wing area, prop diameter.
Aug 06, 2012, 01:15 AM
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Well, my German is pretty rusty, but here is some info and a pic:

Wingspan: 120cm
Weight: 330g with old Graupner Parkflier geared 280 system
Last edited by jcm279; Aug 06, 2012 at 01:29 AM. Reason: add pic
Aug 07, 2012, 09:03 AM
CA...gimme the CA...
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Hmmmm....trying to understand the German reference.....

Ditto on the HeadsUpRC recommendation. They'll getcha straight in short order....all with a good price, quick shipping, and customer service that's second to none.

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