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Aug 11, 2012, 08:12 AM

Sure Flite Spitfire electric conversion help

I have an ancient (at least 20 years old) Sure Flite Mark 1 Spitfire kit, unbuilt, and some in box crush damage. I repaired the damage, but I would prefer to build this bird as an electric model (rather than the recommended .20 - .40 nitro). Its a foamie, 50" wingspan model, weight not listed, but I'd guestimate 2 pounds with servos, ect. Looking at setting it up as a 6 channel aircraft. What motor would be best for this unit? I've looked, but can't find any info, and the conversion charts seem to vary from place to place...
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Aug 11, 2012, 08:55 AM
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That plane will be more like 5 to 6 pounds when done. Maybe a touch more. There was a thread in the glow to electric forum.

With all of the new stuff around, good mini and micro servos along with the electric retracts. You can a lot of fun with it. The one I had way back when had a real bad tip stall when slowing down and sharp turns. It would snap faster then any aerobatic plane around.

Here is a setup that should give you plenty of power.




Aug 11, 2012, 09:10 AM
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Im using a parkzone 32 w 60 amp controller. Just picked up hobby zone electric retracts. I flew one if these back in the late 70s on a 40. It flew well back then

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