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    1. litespeed
      Only followed the info in the forum and then did a web search. I dont actually know the site off hand but will have a look
    2. Culleningus
      Hi there.
      Please where can I find more details re. the model plane steam engine you posted some weeks back?
    3. litespeed

      I am actually in Sydney Australia.

      My knowledge is basically from electric Rc aircraft but the tech has moved in leaps and bounds. Many of the pancake motors are actually DC and brushed therefore are much heavier and less efficent than a brushless. The big ease with DC is the controllers are more easily found and cheaper but also heavier.
      A custom built brushless motor is also possible at what ever size you can imagine- again it is the controller that is the crucial part. They are coming to the market though and nothing one of the bright euro engineers couldn't custom make.

      Glad I can help

    4. WBNH
      Saw your latest post on the low aspect ration ultralight thread....informative, regarding some electric motors. Are you very familiar with Electric Motors for aircraft. I'm seeing most of those flying now have a pancake motor in the 22 kW - 50 kW range. I have an idea I wonder if it has been tried, but am unable to find any information that it has...I'd like to bounce it off someone with electric experience...
    5. jedi
      From:Grant Smith
      14733 SE 145th Place
      Renton, WA 98059
      425 271 7464 hm/bus
      206 660 3188 cell

      To: lightspeed

      Thanks for your veery informative posts. Wondering your name and location. Are you George? I am also on the winch design web list.
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    Looking to design and build a mini fighter with speed and weight being optimized to a MTOW of 300kg
    Have been slowly studying the design needs and potential with a view to eventually beating the AR5 for the FAI world record............ A dream yes but One I plan to eventually create. Fortunately b

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