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04-07-2013 04:51 AM  6 years ago
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wargor

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Time for a new restoration project
Not sure where the fuselage kit is from but it's in good shape. Probably repaint. Heli kit will be a challenge. I would like to convert to electric but will have to look into it. Maybe it's all a lost cause who knows.

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04-07-2013 02:50 PM  6 years ago
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fuselage is Kavan ... looks like it might have already been moded some as the center motor box looks as if it is gone . The fuse is heavy enough you shouldn't need a tail boom inside it ... just a torque tube drive back to the tail rotor mounted in the tail bulkhead ,,, just like Kavan did .

I would think the xcell would be pretty straight forward to electrify ,, have not seen any threads of any one doing this ... but excell did ... so look at some of what they did for ideas .. and maybe parts that you need .

Should be fun ... good luck ... anything is possible if you have enough tools and time .
Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters
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04-07-2013 05:01 PM  6 years ago
Badgerfarm

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If you use Kavan mechanics American RC already has the electric motor mount and drive pinion/belt in the kit. I've seen Tom's conversion and it is pretty slick.
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04-07-2013 05:57 PM  6 years ago
JuanRodriguez

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Should be fun ... good luck ... anything is possible if you have enough tools and time .
You forgot one very important element..... ".....and money" !
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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04-07-2013 09:37 PM  6 years ago
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Thanks for the info on the Kavan Larry. I've seen some conversions done on the xcells with clutch and one without. Not sure which way to go yet. I was thing of putting the xcell into the Kavan fuse but not sure yet. I started off with heli's in 1990 with an xcell 30. Would like to get this going again but with electric. I'm done with nitro these days.
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04-10-2013 06:29 AM  6 years ago
marcw

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electric conversion
speaking of which, I just electrified my Falcon 707 which (I believe) uses essentially the same main frames as the xcell.

Its a straightforward bracket assembly I fabricated that hangs down from the top of the frame. No need to use the clutch...just a 12t Mod 1 pinion, Trex 600 motor mount plate, and a +/-300kv motor:

http://www.1017.org/cricket/falcon.htm


hopefully, this will provide some inspiration!
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04-10-2013 08:11 AM  6 years ago
ch-47c

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Kavan? Thinking of putting Xcell in the fuse?
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04-10-2013 03:42 PM  6 years ago
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Yeah, thinking of putting the x-cell in the Kavan. Haven't had much time to even look at it. If xcell doesn't work then I'll ditch the fuse. I do want to electrify the xcell though and put it in. I have a scorpion HK4035-560 sitting around that I'm wondering if that would work. I think it may be under powered though. Need more time in my life.
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04-10-2013 04:19 PM  6 years ago
v22chap

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I have flown pod and boom 800 mm blades on 555 KV ..but doubt it would be good for a scale fuse .Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters
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04-10-2013 04:48 PM  6 years ago
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Agreed, it wont be optimal, but assuming 12t pinion, 86t maingear, and an HK4035-560, you are looking at around 1,700 RPM with 6s

At the end of the day, its about having fun, and engineering a project like this!
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