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Nov 03, 2007, 07:33 AM
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Smoke system for small electric planes?


Hi!

I recently bought two CAP 232. There both electric and has 36Ē wingspan. Iím looking for a small smoke system that can be switched on/off from the receiver during flight. Iíve tried smoke pellets but I didnít like them. So those anyone know where I can buy a smoke system for small electric planes?

Thanks/Nadim
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Nov 03, 2007, 07:38 AM
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Tower Hobby sells smoke systems for elect. planes 2 sizes,3or4 colors...RTR
Nov 03, 2007, 06:12 PM
I havent decided yet
i cant seem to find such a system on tower hobbies
Nov 03, 2007, 06:15 PM
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I've put 100' or so of casette tape mylar on each wing tip before.
Looks pretty neat and smoke like.

Coo
Nov 03, 2007, 08:05 PM
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Short the battery out ---- you'll get lot's of SMOKE. ENJOY !!! RED
Nov 03, 2007, 08:45 PM
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im been trying to find the same type of smoke system for my planes that are about the same size as yours. when you find one please tell me about it.
Nov 03, 2007, 09:02 PM
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Short the battery out ---- you'll get lot's of SMOKE. ENJOY !!! RED
Done that one but, it gets expensive fast.
Nov 03, 2007, 11:04 PM
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You could use small smoke bombs lit using a model rocket ignitor and an ESC, however once it's on, it's on until it burns out.
Nov 03, 2007, 11:26 PM
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http://www.hobby-lobby.com/atricks.htm
Nov 03, 2007, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Nadim
Hi!

I recently bought two CAP 232. There both electric and has 36Ē wingspan. Iím looking for a small smoke system that can be switched on/off from the receiver during flight. Iíve tried smoke pellets but I didnít like them. So those anyone know where I can buy a smoke system for small electric planes?

Thanks/Nadim
There's no such thing for electric planes. I know... i've asked the same question before. And I know what kind of smoke system you're looking for... and they only make them for gas planes. The only thing for electric planes is the smoke cartridges from Hobby Lobby mentioned above.

Bill
Nov 03, 2007, 11:48 PM
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Buy an EFlite 25-amp and plug it in. Instant smoke system.
Nov 04, 2007, 12:28 AM
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Your best bet is a smoke bomb like a Mammoth smoke tube.

Here is a video of a guy at our flying field that uses them. This is a scratch-built profile Foam Fokker and it seems to handle the weight OK.
Nov 04, 2007, 06:24 AM
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Hi!

Thanks for your answers guys!

Iíve tried those Smoke Cartridges this last summer but I really didnít like them. It would have been really fun if they made such a smoke system. Iíll guess Iíll just have to go back to the smoke cartridges again. Do you think I can attach the smoke cartridges on each wing tip the same way as Iíve done on the pictures? Would it effect the flying characteristics?

Nadim
Nov 04, 2007, 06:27 AM
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Chalmras

Cool with that much smoke on such a small plane.
Nov 04, 2007, 06:31 AM
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Chalmras

Cool with that much smoke on such a small plane.
.........Thats the same one sold @ tower,havent used them but they look good RTR


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