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Cliff 195927/08/2019 22:17:42
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Enjoying my newly acquired Hangar 9 Sopwith Camel converted to Electric.

Geoff S27/08/2019 22:39:24
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Looks great, Cliff and a couple of greaser landings as well.

I'll be building a DB 60" ws Sopwith Pup as soon as my current build is done - or probably over the autumn/winter. It will be electric and will probably weigh around the same. What's your electric set up (battery, motor, current, prop, rpm etc) just to give me a feel for what I'll do myself?

I'm thinking 4s will suffice turning a 13x6.5 prop but I haven't given it any deep thought. I have that sort of set up for my 2 58" DB Moths (tiger and Gypsy/Cirrus) and they fly well on that.


Cliff 195908/09/2019 21:29:03
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Hi Geoff, sorry slow response, the motor is the Tornado Thumper 4260/06, with a 4s 5000mah battery, not sure about the rest but 13in prop sounds about right.

Geoff S08/09/2019 21:53:10
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Thanks, Cliff. Just a bit more info to store away. I've done a few electric conversions now and they've mostly been successful. I was flying the Gypsy Moth today and I love it. I just hope my 60" Sopwith Pup is as good. I'll be starting the build in just a few weeks once my Ryan ST is finished.


Josip Vrandecic -Mes09/09/2019 09:36:15
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Very scale appearance, fantastic flying, and I was especially delighted by your landings ... thanks and bravo dear Cliff.thumbs up

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