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Old 07-11-2011, 08:50 AM
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Nothing crazy about it at all. i also have a few Dumas kits in my stash of kits which i intend to convert to R/C one of these days...

My advice would be to keep everything very lightweight. With the right RC gear it should be possible to build an electric RC model within a few grams of the flying weight of the original rubber power models, and for me that's the way to go. If you start adding larger motors and larger batteries then the survivability of the lightweight stick built balsa airframe starts to become a big issue.

To keep weight down I'd go with tissue, like they were meant to be covered, or possibly one of the very lightweight polyester heatshrink tissue type coverings (e.g. Polyspan). Standard heatshrink films are a bit heavy and shrink with too much force for these lightweight structures.

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