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10-13-2010 05:01 AM  8 years agoPost 1221
airboss

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nothing beats the power delivered by the E motors and power can be upgraded with voltage change. electrics are powerfull and have come a long way but are still best suited for the 30% and smaller planes. my new FlashIICF from http://www.soaringusa.com is a rocket electric LMR hotliner and will fly for 15min with ease.

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10-13-2010 06:08 AM  8 years agoPost 1222
Spitfire1

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Up until yesterday I would have said lipo technology is not yet up to the point where its adequate enough for ducted fan jets as where only pushing 4 - 5 minutes flight time max, but there was a guy flying his turbine jet with us yesterday and apparently he can only get 5 minutes of flying safely runing on kerosene, so not sure anymore.

I think if you geard an electric 57 inch wingspan plane to the same performance of a 46 glo engine you would get similar flight times.

I dont have any real world experience with larger electrics, my freind flies a 120 - 160 size electric PC9 that seems OK, but havent ever seen a big electric aerobatic plane, allthough somewhere at the beggining of this topic i think theres a video of a larger size aerobatic that seems to climb up OK, I think Il troll back through the pages and try and find it again.

Here it is, 89inch AJ Slick on 12 cells, seems to go well enough.
https://rc.runryder.com/t571475p6/

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10-13-2010 11:59 AM  8 years agoPost 1223
racin06

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How about the electric version of the 3DHS 119" 40% Extra 330SC? Check it out...12S 10000mAh!

Watch at YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8L1jfDr5JI

Watch at YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ_7G2NkRQY

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10-13-2010 02:54 PM  8 years agoPost 1224
tryan02

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Watch at YouTube

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10-13-2010 09:48 PM  8 years agoPost 1225
airboss

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GS rocks

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10-13-2010 11:15 PM  8 years agoPost 1226
Flying Tivo

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Abducted
I have been abducted to the dark side!
Im just glad it was big, twin and electric!

Felipe

If life throws at you lemons......Squirt some lemon juice in the eye of your enemy!!!!

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10-14-2010 01:05 AM  8 years agoPost 1227
racin06

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Nice! Did you see the video on Page 61 of this thread of me flying my friend's electric Hanger 9 Twin Otter? What a very nice airplane!

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10-14-2010 02:20 AM  8 years agoPost 1228
Spitfire1

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Ive worked out most larger aerobatics have easy canopy removal for lipo, now just need to find out if I can fit a 30cc size fuse into my sports coupe with the passenger seat down, theres a few 50cc and 100cc planes at my club but I havent seen anyone with a 30cc yet that I can try and see if it will squeeze in forst before I buy one.

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10-14-2010 02:54 AM  8 years agoPost 1229
airboss

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you could get a 30% 50cc plane in that car if it had removable rudder and stabs and most do or just mount it to the roof rack , got guys that do it with no problems.

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10-14-2010 02:56 AM  8 years agoPost 1230
airboss

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a 40% carden will fit in a Cadillac Escalade

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10-14-2010 02:57 AM  8 years agoPost 1231
tryan02

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spitfire you may run into trouble with a 30 size fuse its not the length but how high the front and tail sit up. My jeep compass could just barely handle my seagull extra tail on the armrest and nose cone touching the gate. Your looking at apprx 65" long on most aerobatic 30cc size fuses. The hard part is the vertical tail fin will setup aprx 16" and even turning the prop the front will sit up around 18" depending on the gear. You dont want to shut a hatch down on the nose or the tail.

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10-14-2010 05:37 AM  8 years agoPost 1232
Spitfire1

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This is the model of car I need to get the plane into, its a Mitsubshi FTO GPX 3 ltr V6, its not very big at all.

And before you all start, yes I am fully aware its not the most macho of cars, I get it all the time from the boys..

"hey! someones misses just parked her car in front of my truck!"

I inherited it of my oldman a couple of years ago when he died, I think it was one of them midlife crisis things, its actually turned out to be a good reliable car for me whilst being out of work, its quite a fast car, but I just cant understand for the love of god why mitsubishi would bring out a sports car with front wheel drive..

For some reason Mitsubishi cant seem to get into there heads that blokes dont want frontwheel drive cars, even there larger saloon cars were great cars and could have competed with Ford and Holden(chevy), but our Mitsubishi car building industry effectively went broke simply due to makeing there flagship large 4 door saloon a front wheel drive car.

Its a real shame its frontwheel drive, its a bit like when you see a realy nice car with lowered suspension and 17 inch shiny rims in pristine condition roll buy that looks like its made for the drag strip, then only to realise in horror that theres only one exhaust pipe and its got a 6 cylinder and not a v8, its sacrilidge of the worst kind!

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10-14-2010 09:25 PM  8 years agoPost 1233
airboss

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screw the plane thats a nice car !

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10-14-2010 10:21 PM  8 years agoPost 1234
tryan02

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Agreed nice car but its not a mans car V6? You just cant replace the tone of a V8. Only thing worse is those 4Cyl tuner cars with a fart can. You know the ones that go ----------.

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10-15-2010 08:43 AM  8 years agoPost 1235
Spitfire1

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At least this little 3 litre v6 has a nice throaty sound, but nothing like a V8, sure most of these new 4 cylinders the youngies drive these days are quik of the mark, but theres nothing compares to the experience you get driveing an old V8, big fat tires, some exractors and B&M quikshifter!

My first V8 was a XC Ford falcon GS with a stock 302, and the second was a fully blown XD falcon 351.

Interestingly I did a google search for some photos of those model cars to post as an example, but they just did not seem to do my cars justice enough to post.

I was puzzled for a while as to why I could not find any pictures of any nice V8 falcons, and then it occured to me the reason why is quite simple, sadly everything that made our cars what they were, both in apearance and performance is now highly ilegal, sure it was also ilegal when we were driveing them back in the day, but the cops generaly would turn a blind eye, if you drove a car like that now it would be off the road the first time you were spotted by a police car.

Lowered suspension, black limo tinted windows, wide tires with even wider ones on the back!, too noisy with modified engines and blowers sticking out of the hood. Jeez! even the tiny little metal steering wheels we put on them were ilegal.

It made driveing a large heavy v8 without power steering almost impossible in a shopping center carpark, try driving over a small speed bumb and you would rip out your entire engine sump, cams so lumpy it made haveing to stop at a set of lights an absolute nightmare!.

Ive been in some v8`s that were so hot that the accelerater pedal was effectively an on/off switch, you could either be standing still at the lights with the whole car shakeing violently, and so loud that even shouting as loud as you could, the driver would still not here you, or at full throttle with the car lurching forward and trying to twist itself of its front wheels.

It was complete stupidity! them cars were completely impractical and often downright dangerous, but I loved em and still do, its sad that society has changed so much that it is no longer acceptable to own such an automobile.

And fuel economy, PFFT! we could make it all the way from our home to the fuel station and back again on one tank of gas, and still have enough left over to get back to the fuel station again.

Those were the good old days when it was still OK to be a rebel without an airbag!

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10-15-2010 08:55 AM  8 years agoPost 1236
Spitfire1

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^
I forgot to mention about the heat comeing through the firewall being so hot it would often melt the soles of your shoes, and it was a good precaution to not leave home without a fire extinguisher under the dash for good measure..

And there was a little spring on my Holly 4 barrel that had a bad habit of comeing off every so often, causeing it to stick on full throttle, it wasent so bad as long as you were prepared for it hapening, although the first time it happened I think I nearly sh*t my pants.

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10-16-2010 01:31 AM  8 years agoPost 1237
tryan02

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I can explain my old Z-28 with one phrase!!!!

6MPG

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10-16-2010 02:59 AM  8 years agoPost 1238
Spitfire1

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Closest thing we have here to that is a Monaro.

Or maybe falcon xc coupe like the one in Mad Max!

My first XC was the 4 door version.

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10-16-2010 03:19 AM  8 years agoPost 1239
GREYEAGLE

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Good Ole Day's
Were when you could only start it once a night. Alum block, steel sleeve's, aluminum head's, aluminum water pump and two batteries wired for 24 volt's. Dry sump's at 200 psi / 4 gallon oil tanks pumping thru two set's of Rapid cool coil's, usually in the bottom of the beer cooler or hidden in the trunk with banks of fan's.
Holley's 1200's and Carter's you gave to the paper boy or tossed them out in the Iron Pile. Bank's of 48 IDA Weber's seemed to keep up if you you could keep them from being stolen.

One set of Thompson's 50's "every week" - not including the box of sheet metal screws to hold them on or the tubes and talc if you spun one loose.

Skirt piston's were 90.00 each, forged con rods 70.00 each, lump stick's
at 120.00. Then you spent all week on your Sioux Valve grinding machine,
pulling heads out of the oven to drive the guides or re balancing all the rods and skirt's you just bought. When you weren't doing that you were setting at your flow bench CC'ing the head chamber volume's or begging for a good ring gear that none were to be had.

No more foolishness for me - I'm alive to talk about it - a few of my friend's aren't. It did get me into and through school though

greyeagle

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10-16-2010 03:42 AM  8 years agoPost 1240
Spitfire1

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No more foolishness for me - I'm alive to talk about it - a few of my friend's aren't.
Aint that the truth, they were good times though, and Im only talking 20 yrs ago in my case.

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