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edwards flyboy07/05/2009 21:37:38
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I am just starting this . Wings are on the board , it will be as per plan,with engine bay moded to take brushless motor. will update as progress is made. 
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator19/05/2009 15:25:23
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Best of luck....I've just finished a Mini-Super which I've converted to electric (plus adding flaps & ailerons!!!). Its still unflown but I'm sure will fly very well......
 
Is it the original 3 channel version or the newer 4 channel......?
Stephen Grigg19/05/2009 15:37:18
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This will be an interesting thread to follow,what power p[ack are you using
Myron Beaumont19/05/2009 16:08:49
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Sacrilege !
Garry Pollard19/05/2009 19:47:26
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Keep us posted Edwards Flyboy. Wish i had thought of it first
Garry
Tim Hooper19/05/2009 21:59:26
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Lovely choice of model!
 
It has to be admitted that some of the older models make ideal vehicles for the new-fangled electric nonsense, don't they?
 
Any pics forthcoming?
 
tim
Myron Beaumont19/05/2009 23:01:12
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Tim
Only because old engines were very heavy and not very efficient by modern standards.Hence the short nose length and low wing loading to enable it to fly like free flight with a rudder.actually.( remember Mc Gregor? ) Why not extend the nose by a few inches (centimetres-sorry) & fit a smaller than recommended (at the time) diesel engine by  sticking in a glow .Say maybe a nice 30'ish 4 stroker ?
I'll get mi coat !
G-UMPY
Stephen Grigg20/05/2009 00:17:00
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I agree Myron the vintage models look so serene as they potter around ,but its always a worry when th struggle down the strip and take off at the last moment.At a recent WW1 WW2 meeting at our club a member arrived with a beautiful Focker D7 .He had saerched and bought a vintage side valve 4 stroke,sounded gorgeous but the take off area was to short and it struggled along at walking pace.After some fettling it took off and virtually hovered going no where fast.A lot of money invested but not a great succes
Jim Carss20/05/2009 08:37:40
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Myron /Steve
 
Sacrilege Myron  ????  I think it its innovation to modify a proven design and find it flies well.
Steve   Where did you get the idea from to fit flaps and ailerons (hehehe ) I hope she flies as well as mine.
Had Mr Heliguy fly mine on the buddy box a couple of days ago and it flew like a dream
Jim
Mowerman20/05/2009 09:47:48
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My Flair Junior 60 with SC 52 4stroke flys on 1/4 throttle, you can almost count the revs.
Originally had 11 x 6 prop bot even on idle would not slow enough to land and had to cut the engine.
 Fitted 12 x 3.5 this slowed it down just right.
Should be great with electric as she flys well on such low power.
edwards flyboy25/05/2009 15:14:07
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     the super sixty is progressing very well. I now have a basic airframe on the bench just needs finishing off ,bits and pieces such as skid and a planked hatch for the nose end.I also need to make a wire u/cart, then the good bits covering and finishing.    .The power train is as follows.   Motor is Hi Model 2814-8,1000KV from BRC, £27.  Hi Model 40amp controller BRC, again £ 25.  The draw is estimated at about 30amps  35 tops on a 12 x 6 prop.So any battery pack 3s of 2000 upwardsshoud be ok. This is yet to be tried on a wattmeter but i dont see any problems. J.R. radio on 2.4 using 2 std servos.   A photo or 2 may come later,but my P.C. skills are not that great. My Son says it should be no more difficult than my computer radio and i have no problems with that. THIS ONE IS 3 CHANNEL AS PER THE ORIGIONAL.. More to come as i progress.
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator25/05/2009 21:54:17
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Well...you have just over 350watts at your disposal then....should be just fine. I flew my Mini-super today & that has 250watts up front.......half throttle saw it cruising around OK.
Big Bandit29/04/2010 13:59:23
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Hi All,
 
Does anyone know where I can get hold of a complete kit or plan with part kit (plan, formers, ribs ect) for a super sixty. Having just left hospital it would be a great way of getting back into things with a steady building project, and I already have some period engines that would do the trick.
 
Thanks,
 
Chris.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Peter Wood29/04/2010 14:10:22
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I built one about a year ago as I culd not work out how to set up connection to rudder and elevator. Photo's please. I could not find the tank and a bodge up hasn't, worked either so it is in back of shed.
 
Help
 
 
 
  Pete
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator29/04/2010 14:23:09
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Peter...what do you mean?? Surely pushrods would link the rudder & elevator to their respective servos perfectly......not sure what you mean about the tank...fuel tank?? Surely your local model shop can supply one. If it needs a new home I'm sure I could take it off your hands......
 
Chris, Ben Buckle do complete kits for the Super 60......3 channel (the original) here & the 4 channel version here
Peter Wood29/04/2010 16:03:54
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Hi Steve
 
I bought the kit but had trouble withe the pushrods cating on the fuz and not sure how to make them so they are not to floppy and don't catch. I bought the kit but it did not have the tank, as it is a round one. I tried the slightly larger square one, which was too large. Perhaps you can make me an offer. I live in Milton Keynes
 
Peter 
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator29/04/2010 16:23:17
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Peter, use 6mm dowel & they should be fine....might the SLEC pushrod fuselage transfer linkage do the job (click here & scroll down) or failing that could you use snakes perhaps...secured at both ends?
 
For the tank its probably just a matter of searching around......round ones are certainly available.....
 
Much as I would like a Super 60 I don't think I could find the hangar room right now!!!!
Peter Wood29/04/2010 18:33:20
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There are some snakes I didn't know existed, but I haven't found any small round tanks. I have sent quite a few queries through distributors, forums, model shops and friend. I would  like help if someone knows the answer.
 
Peter
David Davis29/04/2010 19:36:50
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Peter, why do you need a small round tank? Is it to fit a hole in a former? By altering the shape of the hole,  you should be able to get a 4 ounce SLEC tank to fit. The SLEC tank is square in cross section and fitted with a blue front in this size. A 4 ounce tank is ample for a 25 two-stroke or 40 four-stroke.
 
Myron, I don't think that EFneeds to extend the nose on his Super 60 as it already has quite a long one. Not getting your Super 60s mixed up with your Junior 60s are you?

Edited By David Davis Telemaster Sales UK on 29/04/2010 19:37:52

Trevor Meakin13/09/2010 17:50:48
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mmmm  I am very interested in seeing this through ,  I have a Ben Buckle Mini Super , Wings all done ,  main fusalage taking shape nicely  .
I was intending to I.C. it but just found a new , very local and handy club that fly Electric only .
This set me thinking about converting my Mini Super , but as I am fairly new to Electric I would need help in choosing the right Motor , Controler , Battery pack etc ..
 
Steve , You mention 250 Wats of power , I have an idea what it means ..just not sure what you do to achieve it ..
 
p.s. I have done a Multiplex Fox conversion which flys fantastic , I did my own thing with how things are fitted out but copied other fox cenversions with regards motor and things .. I am so impressed with it that it has give nme more food for thought regarding Electric v I.C.
 
 

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