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Conversion to Electric

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Cliff 195920/10/2015 21:20:12
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I've just acquired a very fine condition Keil Kraft Super 60, probably 20+ years old, it's covered in iron-on nylon by the look of it, she has ailerons, rudder and elevator but a ic motor on the nose, what sort of motor do you think would be good, I have 3s lipos already, would they be capable of getting her off the ground, maybe two together?

Any advice welcome.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 20/10/2015 21:23:03

Luther Oswalt20/10/2015 21:44:18
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Here is a U tube and if you will, note the attached para that tells about the electric conversion: Vintage Keil Kraft Super 60 electric powered on Vimeo


John Lee21/10/2015 09:06:40
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Mine (lightweight 3 channel) has a Himax HC3515-1130 and I have also used a Turnigy C3542-1100. In both cases I used a 12x5 prop and 3 cell 3000-4000MAh batteries. This gives an easy 15 mins and it has power to spare flying around on half throttle. I've also used a 4 cell with this combo when that was all I had left on the field and that was overkill.

gangster21/10/2015 10:07:27
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It will be fine. Suggest you weigh it and ring BRC hobbies. He will probably recommend something like a 2820 07. A good inexpensive motor

ken anderson.21/10/2015 10:34:49
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one of our older club members has a JNR 60 he converted to electric....he may see this and give you some idea what to go for..

ken 60 dept.

Braddock, VC21/10/2015 12:41:12
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Posted by ken anderson. on 21/10/2015 10:34:49:

one of our older club members has a etc, etc

One of my clubmates was talking about another club he goes to and he said one of the old buggers there etc etc, I fell about laughing as all of us were pensioners devil.

Cliff 195921/10/2015 21:22:13
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Thanks for all your replies, just for the record the plane weighs in at just under 4lb with motor and battery but then it was built for ic!

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 21/10/2015 21:22:37

gangster22/10/2015 16:07:34
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Cliff. That would be fine for conversion to electric. Suggest you try. EMax 2820 07. Try it first with your 3s packs on a 12x6 prop. If you find it underpowered the motor will run fine on a 4s with a slightly smaller prop. It will still be well within the spec of the motor. What I would suggest is you buy yourself a watt meter. I use a cheap Chinese £10 one off eBay and it is perfectly accurate

i use that motor set up on a junior 60 with a 3s. It gives more than enough power and in fact my throttle

is set to 50% travel

Before someone says you cannot do that... Yes you can just calibrate the ESC first.

On my Super 60 low wing I have the same motor with 4s. Best part of 600 watts available there so lots of flexibility with that motor

If you are buying one I would suggest you ring BRC hobbies and tell h the weight and he will advise correctly

super 60s go great on electric. It was just that we had to wait about 60 years before someone invented suitable batteries and motors !

ascot08/04/2017 12:00:18
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Hi anybody modified a GC Cub to electric what motor and ESC as well as prop would be suitable?

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