I'll be ordering this plane very soon and I intend to convert it to electric power, probably AXI motors. Not being one to try and re-invent the wheel, has anyone electrified one of these planes? Any pointers, tips or suggestions would be appreciated.
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We are converting the KMP B-25 to electric, using 2 Hyperion Z4025-12 and Varioprop adjustable 15" 3-blade props. We have tested the setup and it will work just fine. We are also testing a 14" scale varioprop and a Master airscrew 14"9. We have also started to convert a KMP P-38 Lightning. In this plane we are going to use 2 Hyperion Z4035-10.
I will give you more details when we have made more tests.
Have you converted the KMP P-38 to electric? If so, I'm dying to hear more as I just took delivery on the ARF and I'm starting to think about motors, ESC's, batteries and props. Please send your setup and some pictures! Its not a KMP B25 but many of the challenges are the same.
the KMP P-38 is converted with 2 Hyperion Z4035-10 and 2 HP TITAN 80 PO Speed Controller. The motors arrived yesterday and we are going to test 2 15" varioprop 3-blade with variable pitch. These blades have been tested on the Z4025-12 with very good results. We used 5s2p getting 9.7 lbs in prop static thrust.
Sounds like plenty of thrust, what will your flying weight be? What is the battery size (Lenght x Witdth x Height ) and where will it be mounted (each boom I presume). I'd love to hear of your progress and some images would be great too. Who out there had experience with Axi 4130's in this P-38?
I am just starting on mine. Let me know how you are making out. I am in a quandry as to whether to put retracts on the bird or not.I am installing two AXI 2814/10 and two jeti 30 Advance plus speed controls and will use a polyquest 4400 battery. It should fly well Jayree