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Jun 14, 2019, 11:01 AM
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Electric IMAC Planes


I flow in my first IMAC competition last weekend and now i'm hooked. I can see the big problem I am going to have is I can only fly electric planes. Its because of an issue at home donot ask. I had to fly a backup plane eflite beast 60E I did have a Pilot Edge 540 but crashed the week before. So my question is starting from scratch I am looking for a solid IMAC plane The edge 540 was 78Ē flying on 10S. I'm looking for ideas on a plane and motor esc set up and servos
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Jun 14, 2019, 09:44 PM
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glad your first contest was a success. the pilot edge is a good airplane, as are other choices from EF. you really can't make a bad choice. what is the status of your servos from the crashed edge? Or are you looking to step into a higher quality servo? EF has some electric only planes in the 90 in range, a little better suited for IMAC.
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Jun 18, 2019, 12:58 PM
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Royalstar, welcome to IMAC!

The Extreme Flight Extra 330SC-E is a solid IMAC performer with the right electric setup. It took me to 1st place last year in Sportsman, and still is competitive this year in Intermediate.

You can see details about the plane here. Be sure to view the wiring schematic PDF at the bottom of the page. It has a list of all the components and how they are wired.
Jun 19, 2019, 08:48 AM
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thanks I checked out everything and I am working on a build now extreme flight MXS 83" going to fly on 10S 4500mah using a Scorpion s11 5525 195kv motor any prop ideas
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Oct 07, 2019, 03:54 AM
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Over here IMAC rounds are flown back-to-back which isn't a problem for a petrol plane.

I don't know what they've done (or would do) if an electric plane turned up? Maybe fly it first and last to give time for a battery change?
Oct 07, 2019, 08:03 AM
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An electric plane can complete two intermediate sequences without any problem. I'll be trying two Advanced sequences back to back with my next plane, an EF 104" Extra 300 V2.
Oct 14, 2019, 09:41 PM
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Is there a tutorial for this kind of set up? Thanks, it looks good.

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Oct 15, 2019, 12:10 AM
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Do you mean a tutorial for giant scale electrics?

There are a ton of resources on setting up electric planes right here on RCGroups. Aeroplayin started a blog on the math behind electric power here. I wrote a short article in the IMAC newsletter (In the Box, vol. V, p. 18) on the process I went through in selecting the components for an electric 35% Extra (scroll down to the NC regional report). A good program like eCalc can guide you through the process.

Or you can buy a plane like the EF 95 Extra that lists all the electric power components recommended for that plane.
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Oct 17, 2019, 04:13 PM
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They have an IMAC competition, here at Bennett field, this weekend. I'll have to observe some of the "experts" and their opinions of gas vs. electric. I would be starting in basic but would electric fly the advanced, if not unlimited patterns, back to back?
Oct 17, 2019, 04:51 PM
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Greg Marsden took 2nd place in Advanced at the 2014 World Championship with an electric plane.
Oct 17, 2019, 06:53 PM
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Oct 17, 2019, 07:14 PM
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S-3 Viking. It was at the tail end of the Cold War, so after training against Soviet subs the mission changed to tanker support and surveillance.
Oct 17, 2019, 10:02 PM
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Neat airplane, the S-3. I had a Hangar 9, 97 inch Sukhoi 31 with a DA-100 in it. It flew really nice but they don't make it any more. I suppose the Extra is the airplane of choice, still?
Very Interesting article on your "setup" on the IMAC website for the 104 inch airplane. Yes, I have read Aeroplayin's articles as well. Very deep.
Oct 17, 2019, 10:24 PM
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The Extra, Sukhoi and Yak are all excellent IMAC planes. My only experience is with the Extra though.
It is such a sweet, forgiving airplane when slow, and it goes where you point it.


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