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Aug 12, 2008, 10:45 PM
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Park Scale Models Se5a with E-flite 180


This is a Build Log for the Park Scale Models Se5a using a brushless

E-Flite 180 outrunner motor.

so far its going together really well.

Tim


This is where you can find the model.

http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=42
Last edited by ZRS4; Aug 16, 2008 at 04:09 PM.
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Aug 13, 2008, 06:36 PM
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Ready to Cover


After building up the wings and control surfaces, its ready to cover.
Aug 13, 2008, 07:35 PM
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That looks great-I love the little 180 motor in these small planes. Looking forward to more of this one.

-Jon
Aug 13, 2008, 10:14 PM
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re worked engine mount


thanks jon

well--i knew the stick mount was out --the little outrunner is actually

happiest with the firewall mount provided by parkscale models--it comes with

backing to make the correct down and right thrust..my previous mount had down and right thrust too, but was not the original method so i replaced it with stock.
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Aug 14, 2008, 04:45 PM
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covered and ready to assemble


so far i have everything covered and ready to install servos.

the weight of everything including the battery is 3.2 oz, so the Auw should be around 3.5

the covering is all clear--and the overcoat will be a light spray of olive with some decals
Aug 14, 2008, 07:49 PM
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the wings are not attached yet, but you have to fit things together to see how they look !!

next comes the jigs to set the wings along with the CF struts .
Aug 15, 2008, 12:17 AM
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attached wings, used jig.

still planning on shooting it with a thin coat of acrylic, then decals
Aug 15, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Looks awesome brother!
I've got to get going on mine now.

Randy
Aug 16, 2008, 12:57 AM
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Finito


just waiting on some parts, but its done and almost ready to fly..

the paint is just pollyscale and i made some decals from the internet.

AUW is 3.5 with the gear i have, maybe a little less with my smaller servos..

hope to maiden it soon.

Tim
Aug 16, 2008, 11:04 AM
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It looks real nice. I have a 180 about, the Focker looks interesting.

Len
Aug 16, 2008, 12:42 PM
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think it may be a bit overpowered? should have gone with one of Zeke's motors. When I built my B-25 they suggested these motors on a 16oz plane. My SE5a is built and awaiting me to install the electronics. Hopefully will maiden her this week. Pics will follow
Aug 16, 2008, 03:45 PM
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no--not really--the e-flite 180 calls for a 3-6 oz airplane, and this is on the lighter end of that, but within the envelope i think..


now-you are probably right though--i could have used less power, but then i like the idea that its dead silent and i can always replace the brushless with the brushed motor anytime too..

the motor came first...i was looking for something interesting to put it in..

it comes in at about 3.5 oz

T
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Aug 16, 2008, 04:50 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZRS4
no--not really--the e-flite 180 calls for a 3-6 oz airplane, and this is on the lighter end of that, but within the envelope i think..


now-you are probably right though--i could have used less power, but then i like the idea that its dead silent and i can always replace the brushless with the brushed motor anytime too..

the motor came first...i was looking for something interesting to put it in..

it comes in at about 3.5 oz

T
Still going to be fun though. The KV is only slightly more than Zeke's motors, which should make it very interesting. I am going to play with the electrics tonight on mine and with luck and wind gods permitting will fly it tomorrow night. If I can make the Micro Citabria fly in 5 knot winds then this thing should be a breeze. Oh yeah we arent supposed to fly them in that much wind and raining to boot but it was fun.
Aug 17, 2008, 10:58 AM
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Zeke's Motors? Post a Link.
Aug 17, 2008, 02:27 PM
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probably this--

http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/....aspx?catid=17


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