Author Topic: Curare Build  (Read 318 times)

Offline Malc Carden

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Curare Build
« on: 31, August 2019, 11:49:39 am »

I am after a bit of advice regarding a motor for a Curare.
My winter project is to scratch build a curare from a plan, I am having the wings and tail plane foam cored and fitting electric retracts.
My question is, I have a brand new OS55 ax doing nothing at the moment would this motor be a suitable power plant for this model ?
The plan shows a Webra speed 61.
Any advice please.

Offline Nigel Armstrong

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Re: Curare Build
« Reply #1 on: 31, August 2019, 04:06:18 pm »
I have flown an ARTF Curare with that motor in it and it had more than enough power to fly old school style aerobatics. Enjoy the build!

Offline robertjwelford

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Re: Curare Build
« Reply #2 on: 16, September 2019, 04:16:30 pm »
I have an ARTF Curare with an OS 55AX on a pipe and the combination is perfect. I was tempted to install a Webra 61 Champion, but was advised against it by Schweighofer.
The issue is weight - the ARTF version is much lighter than the plan built, or MK kit versions. Unless you can keep the weight down (less than 6 lbs) then I would use the Webra 61.
« Last Edit: 16, September 2019, 04:44:40 pm by robertjwelford »