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Old 01-27-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Sopwith Camel rubber Band to Elec cnov.

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Hi there, I need help in converting a Sopwith Camel 28" span with rubber band "motor" and string control to electric. The kit weighs about 6 oz. Wing area is about 1.6 sq ft both wing added together.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: Sopwith Camel rubber Band to Elec cnov.

Manfred, are you also converting it to radio control?
As for power, look at some of these indoor model power systems. I would estimate 50 watts or less. Check the used section or ask the indoor group around Edmonton.
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Re: Sopwith Camel rubber Band to Elec cnov.

A GWS foam Tiger Moth weighs about that and flies well on 15watts at the most - 2amps on a 2S1P li-po. The GWS Pico-Stick-F I'm finishing off also weighs about this and uses the same brushed motor/gearbox system, viz. GWS IPS-DX2BB-AXC with 5gm servos and a GWS R-4Pll Pico Rx.
I'd say for brushless, a motor weighing 10 or 12 gm would be more than enough, with a high KV factor - 2 to 2,5 amps on a 2S1P 350 mAh pack - that's what I would shoot for. The Camel won't have too much prop clearance hence the higher KV for the motor. Keep the weight well forward as the Camel has a short nose moment. Just my thoughts.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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Re: Sopwith Camel rubber Band to Elec cnov.

Something like this would have bags of power..
Check to see if you can use a 7 inch prop ?
or this
with a 5 inch prop ..
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