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Apr 21, 2001, 02:53 PM
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Ace Simple P-51 or Extra, etc anyone electrified these?

I saw the ezone article on the Ace ME-109 and these planes are similar to the Simple 400 so I figured it would be an inexpensive and easy conversion. My LHS has the P-51, the Extra and a few others on sale for cheaper than mail order so it might be a next project.

Thoughts, recommendations, warnings, knock-knock jokes? Thanks.
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Apr 21, 2001, 02:57 PM
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I have the simple p51, It was my first kit I ever bought, and it still has the cox 049 on it.
I never flew it, but I heard that these airplanes make great speed 400's. I'd say they are a heavier equivelent of one of Bob hunts stick series kits in terms of how much room you got inside for everything.
Apr 21, 2001, 10:12 PM
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I flew the ME109 with a "hot" .049 about 5 years ago... a beautiful plane (not scale, but easy to fly). So then a couple years ago I built the EXTRA and used a 400 motor. On 7 500AR cells, it just didn't have enough "oomph" to overcome the drag of the huge fuselage (it's much bulkier than the ME109). I planned to change the motor to a geared 280, but I broke the nose off of it in a figure 9.

I think you'd have very good luck with the P51 or ME109 on 400 power. I say go for it. You can always put a 480 or turbo 450 in it later if you want.

Have fun!
Apr 21, 2001, 10:27 PM
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If you think it will be wimpy on a 6V 400 and 7 cells. I'd start with a 480 8 AE/AR cells an a 6x4 prop.

The 450 is a large step up in power but if you prop this motor to take advantage of its torque, it needs something like 800 AR cells.

[This message has been edited by poobs (edited 04-21-2001).]
Apr 22, 2001, 06:24 PM
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I had the simple 109. 6V speed 400 with 5x5 cam prop and 8 1100 NiMh cells. weighed 20 oz and was a good flyer however it required a good hand lanch always directly into the wind.