Updated – Dave Stafford Contender Conversion Project

From Dave Stafford;

Here’s two more images of the completed Contender.   The airplane weighs 6 ounces less, ready to fly. More power, too.


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I’m nearing the completion of converting my Top Flite Contender 60 from nitro to electric.

I have the Rimfire .80 (50-55-500kv) installed, along with the Castle Talon 90 ESC/BEC. I had to do some Dremel work in the cowl area as the 2 inch diameter motor was a bit of a tight fit. To keep the CG correct, the battery will end up just about centered on the wing leading edge (the motor is quite a bit lighter than the removed OS.55AX and muffler).

I got the initial radio settings done today and everything seems to be moving in the correct direction.

Just a little more Monokoting to do and it will be ready to fly!


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