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Dec 29, 2019, 11:44 AM
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Is that the pilots girlfriend on the wing? You can honestly say you have a mirror finish on that model. LOL Good Luck with he maiden
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Dec 29, 2019, 03:39 PM
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Is that the pilots girlfriend on the wing? You can honestly say you have a mirror finish on that model. LOL Good Luck with he maiden
Yeah that's one of my daughter's dolls... Best I could do on short notice. I always maiden with a pilot for good luck. So far, Barbie and friends have logged over 200 hours without incident, so I'm sticking with a WAC pilot until it deploys to the European theater.
Dec 29, 2019, 06:21 PM
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Does your daughter watch Barbie on UTUBE like my granddaughter?
A neighbor of mine (RIP) was a "Rosie the riveter" during WWII. She built B-25s.
A lot of those gals delivered those planes after they were built.
Dec 30, 2019, 02:14 PM
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My daughter has a few dolls but she never really played with them.. which works out for me because she's all too happy to enlist them to flight duty.

While I wait on decals, I continue to add details. Working on a spinner made from one of those plastic "egg" containers that are in the kids prize vending machines at the entrance of Walmart. Seems the perfect scale and will hide most of the electric motor.
Dec 30, 2019, 07:08 PM
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Cool spinner. How does it stay on?
Dec 30, 2019, 09:26 PM
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Cool spinner. How does it stay on?
Ply backer plate, with balsa blocks CA'd to it, then 4 screws hold the spinner on.

Callie-graphics came in the mail today...
Dec 30, 2019, 09:48 PM
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Nice work on the spinner. Another masterpiece completed.
Only issue, the chrome finish makes it hard to take closeup pictures but she will really look good in the air.
Dec 30, 2019, 10:49 PM
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Nice work on the spinner. Another masterpiece completed.
Only issue, the chrome finish makes it hard to take closeup pictures but she will really look good in the air.
My phone camera is on the fritz... it won't auto-focus anymore. Time for a new phone anyway, this one is over 5 years old.
Jan 15, 2020, 04:13 PM
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I'm midway through another electric conversion. This time it's the infamous Model Tech Great Lakes Biplane.

I had a Turnigy 35-48-b 900kv motor all lined-up for the Great Lakes, but as a short-nose bipe it needs a little more ballast up front. So I may swap out that motor with the Gforce G32 currently installed in the Texan.

Just keeping notes on what that does to the Texan's numbers...

The motor is nearly 2oz lighter and is 100kv faster, but has a lower max-Amps of 42a burst (as opposed to 50a for the G32) --- though I've dug up lots of videos of people regularly pushing the Turnigy as high as 60a! I think I can safely risk 45a with throttle management, and would probably cruise at 30-35a.

The plane with the lighter Turnigy motor but a heavier 4S 3300mak lipo (13.25oz) will have an AUW of exactly 5.5lbs. (88oz)

666w/5.5lb = 121 w/lb.

Advertisied wing area: 557.6sqin.
WL: 22.6
WCL: 11.6

Think that puts me squarely in rule-of-thumb for sport/scale planes. I think I'll be alright considering the Texan is a scale trainer, not an actual warbird like a P-51.

eCalc:

12x6 APCe
76.8oz static thrust
13.79v
8834rpm
33.7a
459w
55mph

12x8 APCe
91.8oz static thrust
13.6v
8365rpm
40a
544w
62mph


13x6.5 APCe
90.5oz static thrust
13.52v
8171rpm
42.6a
576w
55mph

13x8 APCe
101.5oz static thrust
13.37v
7799rpm
47.59a @ 183degF!
636.3w
60mph

I could even run it on a 2200mah 3S (only 7.6oz) and save 5.6oz of weight:

14x10 APCe
82.8oz static thrust
10.16v
5636rpm
41.78a
424.5w
53mph

13x10 APCe
76.1oz static thrust
10.69v
6042rpm
35.88a
369.2w
55mph
Jan 15, 2020, 06:21 PM
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Oops, wrong thread.
Last edited by warhead_71; Jan 15, 2020 at 11:57 PM.
Jan 15, 2020, 10:01 PM
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More oops.
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Jan 22, 2020, 08:57 PM
Totally!!
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I also have this plane and i have done 3 of these to electric. I like to use hacker a50's because it needs alot of weiggt upfront. I also did not cut the orginal firewall, but i did cut a hatch for the batts. I have recovered mine in a reno racer pink lady scheme. I run a 14x12 apc and get like 1100 watts. She moves pretty good. I fly it on 6s 4000-5000 becasue she really wants alot of weight forward. You can see mine fly at the arizona electric festival in 2 weeks...

Craig B.

I love the aluminum on yous and what a great plane to get for free!! Whenever i see these olanes i buy them because they are great flyers!!
Jan 22, 2020, 09:00 PM
Totally!!
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Top Flite AT-6 Texan PINK LADY! by Craig B - AEF 2018 (5 min 54 sec)
Jan 23, 2020, 07:17 PM
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That thing moves along pretty good Craig. And the pink sure makes it easy to spot in the air. Thanks for sharing!


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