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Help .. what to do ? 1520mm balsa Sopwith Camel

Old 07-17-2019, 09:58 AM
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OK ... pal of mine has the DR1 at 1500mm span and we have sorted it so it flies superb. Plan now is for me to build the DW / ELERC Sopwith Camel of comparable size to create a 'Dueling Pair' for shows.

The Sopwith Camel from DW has an extended cowl to help with getting CoG right ... its so short a nose that it has similar problem as the DR1 ...

My apologies to WF for bringing in Wet Fuel but trying to decide whether to go E-motor or fit a 15cc RCGF Gasoline engine.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/sopwith-...___store=en_us

The manual under the files tab at HK shows :

Motor : EP 3530 (4250)
................ GP 15 - 20CC
Prop : 14 - 15"
Battery : 6S 2600 - 4000

What I would like to hear from - are anyone who has built this / know people personally who have built this and help me decide ..

Given the CoG problems that so many people highlight with this model - if I go E-motor ... I have a 5055 650KV motor spare and 6S packs ... way over powered but IMHO more comparable to the 15cc Gasoline engine than a 4250 - which I have in other models.

So I have following available :

ASP 61 2str Glow - not suited to 14" or more props
RCGF 15cc Gasoline - can swing a 15" easily, with the CDi etc. - can probably cure CoG without too much extra lead
Turnigy 5055A 450KV 1400W - nice slow turning prop swinger on 6S
Turnigy 5055B 650KV 1500W - similar but could live with 5S

Pros and Cons please ???
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OK ... pal of mine has the DR1 at 1500mm span and we have sorted it so it flies superb. Plan now is for me to build the DW / ELERC Sopwith Camel of comparable size to create a 'Dueling Pair' for shows.

The Sopwith Camel from DW has an extended cowl to help with getting CoG right ... its so short a nose that it has similar problem as the DR1 ...

My apologies to WF for bringing in Wet Fuel but trying to decide whether to go E-motor or fit a 15cc RCGF Gasoline engine.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/sopwith-...___store=en_us

The manual under the files tab at HK shows :

Motor : EP 3530 (4250)
................ GP 15 - 20CC
Prop : 14 - 15"
Battery : 6S 2600 - 4000

What I would like to hear from - are anyone who has built this / know people personally who have built this and help me decide ..

Given the CoG problems that so many people highlight with this model - if I go E-motor ... I have a 5055 650KV motor spare and 6S packs ... way over powered but IMHO more comparable to the 15cc Gasoline engine than a 4250 - which I have in other models.

So I have following available :

ASP 61 2str Glow - not suited to 14" or more props
RCGF 15cc Gasoline - can swing a 15" easily, with the CDi etc. - can probably cure CoG without too much extra lead
Turnigy 5055A 450KV 1400W - nice slow turning prop swinger on 6S
Turnigy 5055B 650KV 1500W - similar but could live with 5S

Pros and Cons please ???
Vintage Planes are ment to be loud and noisy So Go with the 15cc RCGF Gasoline engine.

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Hi Chellie ...

I have to say - that having grown up with Wet Fuel models - it is tempting !!!!

Would like a 4str in there really - but haven't one spare. The RCGF is a 2str so has a high rpm sound.
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