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Dec 05, 2002, 09:20 AM
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Enlarged Bostonian (Pup/Prairie Bird) for S400


I'm planning on scratch-building an enlarged Prairie Bird using the Peck-Polymer's 16" kit's plan as a guide. Here's what I had in mind:

Roughly 60" span with about 500 square inches
Speed 400 with 4:1 inline gearbox
11x8 prop
8 cell 500AR pack

The gearbox, S400, prop and battery pack will be taken out of my electric 2M Bird. Do you think this power system will fly a model this large? I am planning on building the model extremely light with minimal plywood (except motor mount and polyhedral braces).

I would really like the plane to remain in the size mentioned and will make changes to the power system if necessary. Any suggestions? What would you recommend for a brushless set-up if I decide to upgrade?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Dec 05, 2002, 12:09 PM
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Can you say Enlarged Bostonian with out the parental controls kicking in
Have you estimated the weight. Sounds like you better build it Light.
Sounds like a fun project.
Kirby