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Old Aug 02, 2001, 09:24 PM
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What is a good sport plane for an Astro 050 brushless?


I have an astro brushless 050 that i was going to use on a plane but I think that I am going to use the manufacture recommended motor instead. And as I am always preparing for the future (and turning the future into the present as fast as I can) I want to plan for a good sport plane that I would get vertical performance from.

What are your thoughts?
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Old Aug 02, 2001, 10:08 PM
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What batteries do you want to use?
What cell count do you want?
What amount of thrust does the o5 put out on your favorite setup??

I would reccomend the House of balsa p-51 mustang, and if the 05 has more then 48 oz of thrust, your laughing <- like this!!!
Old Aug 02, 2001, 10:41 PM
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Ok, here it is on 10 x2400 mah with a 13x6 APC electric prop it puts out 6,700 rpm with 31amps at 340 watts.

I'd love to get the Estrellita by Icare but I don't think this is the right motor.

But I am open to coversions.
Old Aug 02, 2001, 11:21 PM
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WOW!!! Mine has only 100 pounds and it does 60 foot loops (05 cobalt). IT is a gas conversion adn you do have to replace almost everything in the way of wood.... awsome


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Old Aug 02, 2001, 11:37 PM
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how much does it wiegh?

Is this a .40 size?
Old Aug 03, 2001, 01:44 AM
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auw with 10 1700 nims is 48 oz
Old Aug 03, 2001, 01:53 AM
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Instead of the House of Balsa P-51, consider the Herr Engineering P-51, it's got laser cut parts. The House of Balsa kit has a few solid blocks to carve away, so the Herr may end up lighter. Also the Herr has a leading edge extension so it looks a bit more like a real Mustang.
Old Aug 03, 2001, 03:43 PM
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There may be significant size difference between the Herr kit, and the other.

I flew my brushless 05 in my MEC Zero, with only 8 cells, and it is a Wonderful flyer...very scale; easy to handlaunch; and with just a little time invested in the finish it took a prize in a Scale contest - even without landing gear!

And the "kit" is all foam, it is the Kyosho tough-skin kit that MEC resold in their box.

Out of production, but still some around. I know Tammies Hobbies had one yesterday - call 503-644-4535 (just a mile from me.

Terry


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