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Old 10-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys I am looking at building a fun plane for this spring called the "Canadian Bug" designed by Laddie Mikulasko. It looks like a giant dragonfly and the plans were drawn up in the early 2000's. I want to use a modern equivalent to the following:

Speed 400 electric motor with a 2:1 gearbox
eight cell battery pack (1100 mAh)
swings a 9 x 5 prop at a max 10 to 11A

This tandem wing design has a wingspan of 44 inches and was flying with the old school electric setup at 30 oz.

If you can give me suggestions as to the exact components I should buy I would appreciate it!
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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Re: Need help converting old to new electric system

- A turnigy 2217 motor,

-A 40 amp ESC, look at one of these,

-A battery = 3 cell, 2200, 25c zippy.

All of these are avaiable from hobbyking...
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