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Apr 10, 2014, 07:25 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Super Chipmunk Conversion

Sorting out my shed the other day on the very top shelf at the back, I came accross my Super Chipmunk that I build from a kit many many moons ago (about 25 years or more)

It was pretty dirty and messy with oil from the glow motor (a OS . FS40 4 stroke motor) ... the motor is fairly seized and probably never fly again

SO ... I thought I would convert this beautiful model to electric.

After stripping all the old shrink film off, I found the balsa to be in amazing condition and I was pleasantly surprised at the weight of the total frame (without motor) of just under 1100 grams, with the motor and battery etc etc I estimate it to be somewhere in the region of 1700 grams

I have now started re-covering and here are a couple of pics

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Apr 10, 2014, 08:25 AM
I meant to do that
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This is great. I've become interested in conversions lately as I used to watch my father build and fly some of the (now) vintage planes. The Chipmunk was my favorite as a kid.

I'm currently planning to build a 1977 model and will be using electric.

Please post your progress as I wish to learn how you decide on the power plant.
Apr 12, 2014, 06:39 AM
Geez That's A Big Fly
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Hi Tony, this might help in your endeavour,

Apr 12, 2014, 08:00 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Thanks guys, I will keep you posted

I have ordered this motor ..

and a couple of heavy batteries (just in case)


PS. Hey Shaun, might see you tomorrow
Apr 14, 2014, 07:03 AM
Just another FPV addicted teen
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Great to see you doing something with that! It looked a bit sad hanging up on your wall.


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