Jan 07, 2002, 10:52 AM
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New E Plane

Based on lots of great advice here, I decided on the JKA E Plane for my first aileron plane. It flies great. Much faster than the old T52 and I love the maneuverability. Thanks again to everyone here for all of the help.


I have tried to attach a photo but apparently it's too big of a file. Not sure how to make it smaller. It's a regular jpg.
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Jan 07, 2002, 11:41 AM
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photoshop will let you reduce resolution of jpegs using the save it to the www option. Thats what I do and it really compresses size but seems to look fine on computer screen.
Jan 07, 2002, 12:50 PM
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What's your setup (i.e. motor, prop, batteries)?

Jan 07, 2002, 01:10 PM
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I'm running a S480 with a 6X4 prop. I only have a couple of flights on it, but it seems to perform really well. The batteries so far are an 8 cell 600mah nicad and a RS NiMh 1600. I had to do a little reconfiguration on the RS model to make them fit. My AUW is right at 23 ounces.

Jan 07, 2002, 01:19 PM
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Here's another angle.
Jan 07, 2002, 03:36 PM
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Try a 5.5x4.5 prop.
I found the Master Airscrew 5.5x4.5 was a great prop for the E-plane.

I like the rounded wings. Was that something you did or is that a new wing option from JKA?

Jan 07, 2002, 04:29 PM
small electrics r BIG FUN

Looks great ! I like how you rounded the fuse corners.

Jan 07, 2002, 04:38 PM
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Thanks Guys. I'll try the 5.5 x 4.5 for fun. I left out the center wing section and rounded the corners myself. JK offers a new tapered wing, but I just improvised. I really like how it turned out too. It's kinda messy, but the pink foam is really versitile.
Jan 07, 2002, 04:40 PM
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I also added a 30" x 1/8' x 1/2" basswood spar from my LHS in addition to the fiber tape that is recommended. I really didn't want to have to redo the wings. That is probably why I am slightly heavier than stock.
Jan 07, 2002, 10:34 PM
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Good move putting the spar in there. You would have had to add it eventually anyway.

Jan 07, 2002, 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by Mitch
Good move putting the spar in there. You would have had to add it eventually anyway.
Totally concur.


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