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Feb 20, 2003, 01:21 PM
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RFFS or microgear for Hobbico´s P51

Hi all....i would like some suggestions regarding hobbico´s P51 conversion ...what would be the best setup?

RFFS 100 system

or microgear

pixie 7p speed controller
2 gws pico bb servos
gws 4pr receiver
MPS1 drive system
7 cell 8.4 volt 170 mah

what do you guy suggest?

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Feb 20, 2003, 02:21 PM
Phil Huffstatler
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baby p51

I did an RFFS conversion last year on this plane....

Works pretty well for me....

There was a thread or three on it, somewhere....

Here's a link to my large photo of it...


Let me know if you want more info on it.

phil in austin
Feb 20, 2003, 06:32 PM
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thanks phuffstatler..i was thinking on makint it AET...but i dont have the correc actuators..i only have DU coils.

I was thinking doing the following..

make a loop in a little wire, inserte the actuator magnet in the loop and the insert this assy in the coil....the...the ends of the wire (1 and 2) would go directly to the aileron horns...so the magnet with the wire is suspended inside the coils....supported by the aileron horns....see the pic below...you´ll get a better idea

BTW nice pic
Feb 20, 2003, 07:12 PM
Team 30 Micro EDF
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That's an interesting idea, but it would be hard to adjust, I think. There are some threads dealing with how make different type of adapters for the stock DU's. I think there is an article is RCMicroFLight witrth some other dedsign ideas.
Feb 21, 2003, 11:23 AM
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i think that the hobbico is different than

phils p51; i coould be wrong but i think phil's is 14" and the hobbico is "much" biigger with about 18" wingspan;

jeff in college station
Feb 21, 2003, 11:59 AM
Phil Huffstatler
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I believe mine is the Hobbico version. I picked it up at the local hobby shop.

Heck, it may be the 18" version... I can't remember...


phil in austin
Feb 21, 2003, 12:20 PM
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there is a p51 that greg covey ..

did a conversion on that is 14" wingspan and used the rffs but is not a hobbico;

others have done the hobbico;

i thought phil's looked like greg's but i dont know for sure;

it would be nice to be able to use the rffs in a 18" hobbico though i thought it wouldn't be powerful enough;
Feb 21, 2003, 01:15 PM
Team 30 Micro EDF
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There seems to be a lot of confusion, and I think there are more than one Hobbico P-51 that we're talking about.

The RFFS/KP-00/LiPoly Mustang conversion that several people did was on what I bought in a blister-pack marked 'Fun Flight' for $6. It was a 14" WS, 6 to 8 grams gutted, rubber-band free-flight. The exact same model, complete down to the paint and decals, was referred to as the 'Hobbico' by others, some in Europe.

Now it appears that there is possibly another, bigger one as well.

Still another Mustang that got comverted, but to micro conventional gear, is the Cox 'Viper' at 20" WS and ~1 ounce airframe weight.

In this small a model, the differences in size and weight could be significant.
Feb 21, 2003, 01:23 PM
Phil Huffstatler
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Mine came in a box, not a blister pack, so very likely is the larger 18" version we're talking about...

Mine weighed in at just under two ounces ready to fly w 4x50 nicads, so most likely is the bigger one....

Still did just fine.....

Have a great one!

phil in austin
Feb 21, 2003, 06:25 PM
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the version i'm talking about is the 18.5 WS. it comes in a box, unassembled i think...i'm not sure about this..

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