Great Planes Piper J3 Electricub -> Brushless setup
Hi you all,
i have a Great Planes Piper J3 Electricub ARF 41" wingspan.
Now i'm gonna start with building this plane, i want to ask your help.
The ARF-kit includes a speed 280 brushed motor and ESC.
I want to convert this plane to a brushless setup.
Please help me, choosing a brushless setup
Please state clearly:
- brushless motor
- Lipo / Nimh
Thanks in advance !
A Happy Dutch flyer
We could help more if you tell us what your goal with this plane is. It would also help if we knew how much it weighed.
Do you want "scale like" flight, basic aerobatics, unlimited vertical ?
How much can you afford to spend?
What is the biggest prop you can use?
thx for your reply.
This plane has a 41" wingspan, weighs 14oz (395gr), it's a Piper without ailerons. I just want to fly this as a nice relaxed parkflyer, a little overpower is ok with me.
Since i'm a beginning flyer i do not intend to fly aerobatics or 3D.
Is this enough information for you to help me out
thx in advance.
Motor: TowerPro Brushless Outrunner 2409-12T
ESC: TowerPro 9g w12A Brushless Speed Controller
Props: GWS 8x4
Buy several, they break easily.
LiPo: Any brand, 3S 1000 Mah capacity with 15C or better discharge capability. Make sure it has a balancing connector. Get a LiPo charger and balancer that are compatible with the battery. If the store can't help you with this part, then you need to find a better store.
This motor, ESC, battery combination will give you more then enough power. Your plane should fly comfortably at half throttle. I would expect 10 - 15 minute half-throttle flights.
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