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Old Feb 22, 2013, 03:34 PM
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Bird Dog L19 48" wing span


I just got back in the hobby and im builing a bird dog l19 w/48" wing span and have a ? was lookin to go with electric but im kinda confused and new at electrics or should i stay with a glow engine any help would b greatly appreciated and if there is a web site i can go to or just get basic info from you all Thanx

if glow engine what size should i use im scratch buildin with just a plan and no info only thing plan says is its a control line or free flight.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:19 AM
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Do the plans give you a target weight of the plane? Which power system are you best familier with?Glow/gas or electric power?
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:32 PM
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no the plan is just printed on paper i had to mirror the plans at a print shop if i can ill down load the plans so u can see
Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:27 AM
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If you decide to go electric, an E-Flite Park 450 or equivalent should be adequate depending on how light you build it. A 1320 3S lipo and 9x5 GED direct drive prop is a good combo for eight minutes flight duration and scale aerobatics.
Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Depends a lot on how you build. For a glow engine I'd be shooting to fly it with an .09 or .10. That would mean fairly light construction but not obsessively so; choose a light radio for sure.

But if built really light it could fly on an .049. The 1/2A Texaco competition was designed for models right at that size, but they weighed scarcely more than a pound.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:33 PM
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thanx 4 the help....
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If you decide to go electric, an E-Flite Park 450 or equivalent should be adequate depending on how light you build it. A 1320 3S lipo and 9x5 GED direct drive prop is a good combo for eight minutes flight duration and scale aerobatics.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:48 PM
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