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Old 12-15-2012, 06:18 PM
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Do they make a wing pod for an electric motor? I used to fly several planes with the Cox .049 and would love to fly those same planes with an exectric motor. Any help?
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http://www.greatplanes.com/accys/gpmg0800.html

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:32 PM
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That is what I need. I went to the link but how do you purchase it? I asked the local (4 hours away) but they never heard of it and don't know where to get it. Can I order it online somewhere?
By the way, thanks for the reply


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Old 12-15-2012, 07:40 PM
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No problem...here ya go

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJ769&P=V
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:52 PM
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Thanks. I am kinda new to the whole electric thing. It says it comes with a 550 motor. That is a brushed motor right? I would like to put it on planes smaller than 2 meter and use a brushless motor. What do you think?


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Old 12-16-2012, 12:23 AM
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You could probably make one with a little ply and balsa saving yourself a ton a $$$'s
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:39 AM
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Looking at the picture of the pod with the sides off I don't see why you couldn't mount a brushless motor. You may need some spacers to get it right but it should work.

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ffs/Categories

Here are some ideas if you wanted to make one yourself like Starcad has suggested.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_98...tm.htm#9867460

Edit: Yes, the 550 would be a brushed motor.

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:51 AM
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Why not pull the 049 and put a small brushless in it's place? I started out early this year with a 2M sailplane (no motor) and had long ago purchased a balsa wing top pod and 049 to fly it with. Rather than fiddle with a pod a friend showed me how easy it was to modify the nose and mount a brushless motor.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:45 AM
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I thought about doing that as well but I would like the pod to go from plane to plane. I have a very small park flyer that is just a hand launch deal and would like to pur a smaller motor on with a pod. I do have a pod that i used with the 049 but I was not sure how I could mount the electric motor.


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Why not pull the 049 and put a small brushless in it's place? I started out early this year with a 2M sailplane (no motor) and had long ago purchased a balsa wing top pod and 049 to fly it with. Rather than fiddle with a pod a friend showed me how easy it was to modify the nose and mount a brushless motor.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:36 PM
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here you go in place of the 049, just screw the electric motor in place. if needed, add a block of balsa to the pod, with some 3/16 or 1/4" plywood epoxied to the balsa block to move it out more and to mount the motor to. Hope that helps, Chellie



http://www.gravesrc.com/SIGSH660_SIG...p/sigsh660.htm

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39483


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Old 12-17-2012, 07:27 PM
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That is what I need, thanks


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here you go in place of the 049, just screw the electric motor in place. if needed, add a block of balsa to the pod, with some 3/16 or 1/4" plywood epoxied to the balsa block to move it out more and to mount the motor to. Hope that helps, Chellie



http://www.gravesrc.com/SIGSH660_SIG...p/sigsh660.htm

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39483

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