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01-19-2016 08:19 PM  35 months agoPost 1
dave evo

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hi all

as above what size motor and battery would do the job and what sort of flight times will i be looking at .

i presume a 5000mah battery or similar and a 60 amp motor/esc ?

all this electricery is new to me as im on nitro at the moment ..

thanks for the help

dave uk.

ps i fly scale circuits no fancy stuff ..

aeroplanes fly gracefully,helicopters just beat physics to death ;-)

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01-19-2016 09:23 PM  35 months agoPost 2
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01-19-2016 09:42 PM  35 months agoPost 3
dave evo

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Thanks but
Already on that thread jack thanks but its gone quiet .

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01-19-2016 10:08 PM  35 months agoPost 4
jackp332

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Ok sorry about that. Hopefully the electric guys will chime in and help you out then

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01-19-2016 10:21 PM  35 months agoPost 5
dave evo

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Thanks anyway jack

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01-27-2016 05:27 AM  35 months agoPost 6
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And here I thought I was the only one left flying a Craptorv1. I am not alone. Holy smokes.

I read the old threads and just bolted what I had on hand together.

I used and EMP 5055-700 motor, 60amp ESC, 6s 5000mah battery. To start I used a piece of plywood and bolted the electric motor in place of the glow, clutch and all.

After I ordered a 5mm id tube and put 3 set screws top and bottom. Used the gear off the clutch and bolted the motor to the top of the fan housing.

Not pretty but seems to work. I have the battery velcroed where the tank and glow engine used to be.

Flies with lots more torque than the old 32 glow engine. I run a 1800 head speed and get 5 minute flights of simple stuff. I am no stick banging 3Der.

I have not flown it in 9 months or so. Just have not flown really anything.

Buzz.

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01-27-2016 07:30 AM  35 months agoPost 7
dave evo

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Thanks for that buzz

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01-27-2016 04:45 PM  35 months agoPost 8
Heli143

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I used a Trex600 electric motor mount. fit perfectly between the frames.
I used a clutch setup also. I used a prop adaptor to the motor shaft then bolted the clutch to it. nice spool up no jump starts.
used a Turnigy 800 Kv motor with CC 80 ESC and 6S battery.
got between 5 - 7 minutes on it, just sport flying. can't do 3D plus I'm too old for that LOL

Roy Mayoral

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10-25-2017 10:12 PM  13 months agoPost 9
dave evo

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thanks heli 143 and other guys
hi guys

sorry for the extremely late reply 21 months to be exact . im still gonna do it so the info you gave me is brill thanks . i kind of got side tracked with getting my pilot licence for microlights (ultralights in the usa) .

anyway back on track now and need your help again please, would this kit be any goodfor my raptor 30 ? i know its cheap but dont want to pile a load of money in my first attempt.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof...CIAAOSwZB9Z6~JP

or

https://www.ebay.com/itm/F540-3000K...5.c100009.m1982

also if that is ok what battery pack would you recommend sorry for being so use less with this electric thing ...

dave..

ps if your interested i got it ;-).

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10-26-2017 02:05 AM  13 months agoPost 10
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I would not use either of those selections. In my opinion

I use a 800kv in one raptor and a 575kv in the other. But those are used in scale fuselages. For a pod and boom I would get a motor in no more than the 1200kv range.
There are a lot of folks on Runryder who have done conversions and will hopefully come on and provide input and suggestions.

I am sure you can find some inexpensive parts that you can use right here on Runryder.

Roy Mayoral

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10-26-2017 08:32 AM  13 months agoPost 11
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Cheers
Thanks again Roy

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10-27-2017 07:23 PM  13 months agoPost 12
dave evo

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Please educate me........................
ok guys following on from my previous posts it is now very apparent that i need educating on all this electrikery ,could somebody please tell me what im looking at with all the numbers etc on motors esc's and batteries ??? its like a foreign language to me,also im seeing esc's on hobby king for $110.24 (4-12s)

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyki...oller-opto.html

and ebay ones with (2-6s)far cheaper ,i know they must be totally different but not a clue ???

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YPG-80A-E...wMAAOSwEetV-oiE

thanks guys and sorry for being so thick ..

dave .

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10-28-2017 08:41 PM  13 months agoPost 13
maxell44

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Hi Dave. First off here is thread with a lot of useful info in it for all your conversion needs and info:

https://rc.runryder.com/f92p1/

Here's what I'm doing:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/sho...-50-to-Electric

Here's a head speed calculator:

https://www.ecalc.ch/helicalc.php?castle&lang=en

Here are the motor mount conversions from Quick UK:

http://www.quickuk.eu/products/4713..._kit_rd-13.html

http://www.quickuk.eu/products/4711..._kit_rd-12.html

I chose the conversion kit without the motor so I could use the motor I wanted which is a Hyperion 890Kv same as the Scorpion 890Kv motor that comes with one of the conversion kits from Quick UK. With the Raptor 30 I would use the 9T pin gear and 86T main gear. Your basically stuck with the stock gearing if you don't want to risk stripping your main gear out. I would also suggest you use an ESC with the soft start feature setup due to this. I will be using the Talon 90amp ESC as suggested on the Quick UK site for your conversion. On a 6s 5000mah 25c to 35c Lipo, you should get about 6 min run time according to what I have read in the Electric Conversions thread link I posted here. As well weight is going to be your enemy. I bought the carbon fiber Tail fins on mine from Quick UK and will be swapping the stock Raptor 50 canopy for a fiberglass one to reduce weight. Also as the Ecalculator suggested when I plugged in the #'s, 550mm blades will give the best run time and best efficiency...hoping that calculator is accurate..?(got it from the castle creations website). Hope all this works for you and good luck with your conversion and keep her skids down all the time. Any questions feel free to PM me or ask here on the the thread and I will try to answer them the best I can and others will help you as well with your questions.

Douglas

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10-28-2017 09:46 PM  13 months agoPost 14
dave evo

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Thanks loads
Wow top reply Douglas thanks pal. I'll give it all a good coat of looking at

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10-28-2017 10:07 PM  13 months agoPost 15
maxell44

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Your welcome Dave,

OOps!, Almost forgot this guy has two Fiberglass canopys for the Raptor. I have PM'd him for one of em. He has responded and has still to get back to me about shipping cost. You might want to PM him for the other canopy. $35 shipped he says in USA. I'm in Canada so shipping is more.

https://rc.runryder.com/t820845p1/?p=6673680#RR

Douglas

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10-29-2017 05:14 AM  13 months agoPost 16
PJRono

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I still my two E-R30s, one is for daytime and another for night flying.

If you skip me I can't play!

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10-29-2017 09:17 AM  13 months agoPost 17
dave evo

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Cheer mate they look nice.

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10-29-2017 01:57 PM  13 months agoPost 18
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They've been modified mire since the pic in my gallery. Thanks

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10-30-2017 12:11 PM  13 months agoPost 19
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I recently converted a raptor to electric for use in a scale fuselage. it has been highly modified to allow for a scale cockpit and 120 degree ccpm mixing. I am using a 670 kv motor running on 6s with a castle 100 esc. Not sure what my rotor rpm is but its a moderately low rpm for scale effect. I am getting about 8 mins on a 5000mah pack

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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10-30-2017 12:24 PM  13 months agoPost 20
dave evo

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That looks very nice mate ,i presume i have to get a motor with a 6mm shaft to match the nitro engine shaft as i really want to keep the clutch set up for my md 500 fuse. what motor is that you have ???

i found this ,do you think it would be good for my scale project ..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-Turni...qYAAOSwo4pYN6kO

cheers Dave..

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