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Need help with motor/esc/retracts for a Top Flite Corsair?

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  • Need help with motor/esc/retracts for a Top Flite Corsair?

    Hey guys. I have an old Top Flite .60 Gold Edition Corsair that has never had an engine installed and has non-retract gear installed prior to my purchasing it. I am now thinking about converting it to EP and installing electric main retracts so I can enjoy this bird. I am currently using 5000mah Lipo’s, 22.2V 35C packs on my other planes and would like to stay with these for this plane as well. I also have to find a pattern for new ailerons if anyone has a lead on that. Mine were lost somewhere along the way.

    Can someone please advise the following items for this airplane?

    EP motor size? Brand?

    ESC? Brand?

    Electric Retracts?

    SPECS:

    Wingspan: 62"
    Wing Area: 700 sq in
    Weight: 7-9.5lbs
    Length: 48.5"
    Scale: 1:8
    Center of gravity: 4" to 4-1/2" back of the leading edge at root
    Wing loading: 26oz. sq/ft

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  • #2
    Look at the FL Corsair. I'd go with it's power plant set up and etracts.
    It weighs about a pound less than your stating for the TF which shouldn't be an issue being a little heavier because most are saying that half throttle flies the FL briskly.
    The FL etracts should almost be a drop in because they are pretty much equal scale with the FL at 63 w/s and the TF at your stated 62 w/s.
    Good luck
    Warbird Charlie
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    • #3
      Originally posted by OV10 View Post
      Look at the FL Corsair. I'd go with it's power plant set up and etracts.
      It weighs about a pound less than your stating for the TF which shouldn't be an issue being a little heavier because most are saying that half throttle flies the FL briskly.
      The FL etracts should almost be a drop in because they are pretty much equal scale with the FL at 63 w/s and the TF at your stated 62 w/s.
      Good luck
      Good suggestion. I will check into that for sure, thanks.
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      • #4
        I think I would find some ailerons.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by benjack71 View Post
          I think I would find some ailerons.
          Yeppers, that's something else I'm missing.
          www.23T.weebly.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CVA59 View Post

            Yeppers, that's something else I'm missing.
            flaperons ftw!

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