I'm starting a new thread again, i don"t mean to be a PIA but I'd like to throw a thought out to you guys since you've all been so nice and helpful.
SO I was on the phone with my father today talking about what 60" plane I'm going to buy (It's between the EF Edge or MXS (I'm leaning MXS)) when he brought something up.
I have a Great Planes Patty Wagstaff Extra in his basement that I have completely forgotten about! Well, mostly.
I must have bought that plane about 8 or so years ago. I was still in high school at the time so I could only afford to buy stuff for the plane slowly but after a year it had everything but the servos and an exhaust for the motor. Then, my basement caught on fire. The plane wasn't too badly damaged (Only some seemingly cosmetic damage to the rudder and horizontal stab) and all the accessories I bought for the plane are still neatly bundled together in the box the plane came in. Then there's the motor. It's a Moki 2.10 and it has never been started. It's been hidden under the cowling with a plastic bag sealed around it for 7ish years now, untouched.
My Dad had a cool idea, why don't I just buy a new airplane that I could put the Moki into? I laughed, it's been so long since I've even thought about that motor. I have no idea what I could fly with that thing.
So I've been surfing the internet reading as much on the Moki 2.10 motor as I can tonight and here's what I discovered. People seem to respond positively to that motor. I even found a couple threads with people using that motor with the Patty Wagstaff GP extra I have (I don't remember if you could buy the motor bundled with the plane but I do remember it being slightly larger then the recommended motor size) And the motor is kinda tough to get stuff for as it's not all that popular of a motor here in the states. I'm guessing because at that size there's no real reason not to get a gasser. And lastly, that motor is comparable to a 30cc gas motor so 70-80" airplanes are a good fit for it. (I'm guessing here. I think the Moki 2.10 is a ~35cc but I don't know if they are comparable to ~30cc gas motors in terms of power and torque)
So, I started looking around for planes I could put this motor into and the EF 78" Extra and 3DHS 74" Edge seem to be a perfect fit!! I LOVE that silver edge!!! And guess what, for 450$ I would have a 74-78" airplane with a motor (The Moki I already have). Thats the same as getting their 64" MXS with their motor and esc combo. (Thats 430$ I think? + or - 20$?)
I understand there's probably a lot more $ in electronics in this size of plane and I'll also admit that I've never looked into getting a giant scale (is 78" considered to be giant scale?) airplane but I've had a 55" 3d plane before that I sold and my father and I have a 72" trainer (a pt40... was that a 72" or a 78"? one peice wing. Maybe it was in the 60"s? I don't quite remember) so I've had medium size planes before and we can transport them.
But then again, do I even want to use this motor for some hard core 3d? Is this even a good idea?
So I figure I have 3 options.
1, get a 60" plane
To get a 60" electric plane flying it's going to cost me ~800$ All I already have for a plane like that is a receiver and a lipo batt charger. I would need the plane, motor, esc, servos and batts. Maybe I can sell the GP extra and Moki motor and make some of that cost back.
2, Buy a new air frame to put the Moki and all the accessories I bought for the extra into it.
This would cost me about ~800 (Maybe?) in the end but I would have a bigger plane... Again, sell the GP extra and make some of that $ back.
3, Build and fly the extra.
I think it would only cost me about ~250$ to get the extra in the air... Maybe? I would need to fix what's wrong with it, (I figure that would cost me <50$, there's really not much damage at all), servos and an exhaust for the Moki. Then a bunch of hours building the sucker! hah.
No matter what I end up doing I wont be flying the plane until spring anyway so time is not of concern.
I want to do hard core 3d stuff with this plane so I figure the GP extra wouldnt be a good fit for me but it would be nice to fly that thing at least once after all these years. Worst comes to worst I can strip that plane naked and sell the shell to someone and buy a new airframe.
I don't know what to do guys!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!