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From: "trizzle777" <trizzle777@...>
Date: Friday, February 13, 2004 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: any e-bugs???
Richard - Never done that, but I've wondered, so I think that sounds like something worthwhile before the spring. Motocalc didn't mind the following combination, assuming the weight without the motor or the battery / esc is around 3 oz. I used the wing area from the plans, no extensions, etc. GWS DX2BB Geared 3.5:1 spinning a 7x6 prop (i'd like to find a folding prop that fit that motor) GWS ICS ESC (.17) oz A RadioShack 8.4V 150 mAh nimh cell (about 1 oz) That theoretically gives hands off level flight speeds of 15 - 20 MPH, and run times at around 10 minutes given 75% throttle. I haven't graduated to Li-Poly yet. That's about 4.5 oz wing loading with the motor. I may give it a try (on my third bug after the one in progress). I suspect a wider / deeper POD would be helpful for the motorized version. Thanks for posting that link - very nice. Regards - T --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "jackysevena" <richard@r...> wrote: > This thread thread made me think.... > > http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php? > s=6a251ce1811b7f90bc6f5bc9384673cd&threadid=188976&perpage=15&pagenum > ber=1 > > anybody been there, done that with a bug? > > greetz, > > Richard