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Old 02-29-2016, 01:30 AM
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Default Dumas ercoupe electric kit

Have not been active for some time due to health problems. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with the above kit?
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:35 AM
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I buiilt one 3 or 4 years ago.
It was a fairly easy build. The only really more intermediate or advanced skills required would be needing to bend some balsa pieces for the wing.
It is mostly a stick build over plans and requires some patience and gentle fingers but once you have it built it is quite sturdy.
It flies very well but it is very light and does not like the wind.
I flew it on a park 250 on 2s simply because I happened to have one lying around at the time but was ovekill for the model. A 180 size should work nicely.
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Old 02-29-2016, 03:59 AM
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Some of these little board systems with the linear servos on 1s are really making me consider going back and building some of the little stick/tissue planes I built (and set on fire!) as a kid.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:25 PM
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Been there done that, converting a small rubber powered scale model to electric powered RC is not a beginner project. You need to provide a battery compartment and mount a proper sized electric motor/propeller/and motor battery of proper size, and locate RC hardware and ballast asneeded to get the CG right, You also will need experience in flying small models to survive the maiden/trim flight. Better to build from a simple balsa kit designed for electric powered RC before converting that Guillows kit if you hope to get some flying enjoyment out of the build effort. Take a look at Stevens Aero and Mountain Models/Laser Arts kits.
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