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Pat teakle vega fes mod

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roo Hawkins
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Pat teakle vega fes mod

Post by roo Hawkins » 23 Jul 2018, 11:58

Hi I thought I would start a post on my vega modification. I myself like a glider as a glider but wanted a scale glider that can be flown from the flat. but can be converted back to a scale glider for most of the time. Also l wanted it so you did not know that it was converted. It may have been done before? ?.l cut the nose off fitted a motor and prop the off cut nose has a tube to fit the shaft of the motor glassed in this then is fitted on and taped back on when I want it has a glider and you can see no modifications.
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terry white
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Re: Pat teakle vega fes mod

Post by terry white » 23 Jul 2018, 13:05

Hi Roo, you are right it has been done many times before. However nice to see in in pic's though and should inspire those with a like mind. What motor / Esc/ prop combination have you chosen? Ter.

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Re: Pat teakle vega fes mod

Post by roo Hawkins » 23 Jul 2018, 14:43

Hi terry the motor is a xyk 42-60 500kv I think it was given to me by a mate some years ago. The esc is a hobbywing 80amp plus a 5 cell 4000 lipo.

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Re: Pat teakle vega fes mod

Post by Peter Balcombe » 23 Jul 2018, 21:16

Roo,
What size prop do you use with that?
Presumably, that allows dolly take-offs at a sedate rate, rather than hand launch zooms.
Peter

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Post by roo Hawkins » 24 Jul 2018, 14:18

hi peter the prop is a aeronurt 15in no sure what pitch. I have not started it or done a watt test yet so do not know the watts. the motor is out of my old windex and was fitted with a 15x10 and I got about 900watts.

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Re: Pat teakle vega fes mod

Post by Peter Balcombe » 24 Jul 2018, 14:41

Roo, that sounds about right.
I see that a HK Propdrive V2 4258 500kv on 5S gives 760w @ 41A with a 15x8 or 1160w @ 62.7A on a 16x10 according to their test data.
It will be interesting to hear how it goes when you do make some measurements & commit to a test launch.
Peter

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Post by roo Hawkins » 24 Jul 2018, 17:14

Hi Peter the vega will be hopefully finished some time next year has I need to finish my asw 20 and a pt dart recover and paint. But I will do a watt test some time in the next few weeks so can let you know. Are you thinking of converting your vega??????

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Re: Pat teakle vega fes mod

Post by Peter Balcombe » 24 Jul 2018, 18:09

Roo,
It may be a possibility as I have a suitable motor/ESC & it could be an option to get a largish glider to RoG (using a dolly) from a nearby site with short grass/runway.
Initially looking at converting something a bit more floaty & less scale though.
Peter

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Re: Pat teakle vega fes mod

Post by Phill Tadman » 24 Jul 2018, 21:17

Peter Balcombe wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 18:09
Roo,
It may be a possibility as I have a suitable motor/ESC & it could be an option to get a largish glider to RoG (using a dolly) from a nearby site with short grass/runway.
Initially looking at converting something a bit more floaty & less scale though.
Peter
Peter here’s a clip of my Paritech ASW20 launching from a dolly.



Phill

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