Olympic 650 Electric (oz12807)
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Olympic 650 Electric. Radio control sailplane for electric power.
The original Olympic 650 (oz6040) was a 1981 Lee Renaud sailplane design, published by RCM and later kitted by Airtronics. This here is a later redrawn version, modified and redrawn by John Torrance for electric power using a brushless outrunner.
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Quote: "Hi Steve, glad you like the plans... as to other plans I attach the next one. The drawing is self explanatory and is an electrified version of the Olympic 650 glider. This plane has won several contests in the past and I still own the original (still flying after 30 years). Hope you like it, it is a great flyer.
Regards from Bannister, Western Australia,"
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User commentsHi, I am building a 2 metre version as described in the "RCM Sailplane And Soaring Manual" mentioned in the Airtronics manual with OZ 6040. However there is no mention of what brushless motor , Lipo, or prop was used on the electric version. I looked at the "Saggitta 600" plan Oz13155 and that uses A "OS3815 1000KV" motor with a 3cell 1800 Lipo battery. But no mention of what size folding prop is used. I am also fitting spoilers to my version and using the original tail plane length because of the extended wing.
As my original flying was done in the 1980's I am looking for some help in understanding the black magic art of electric flying and would appreciate guidance in selecting a motr, battery, and prop combo. Will send photos before inaugural flight and notes on my experience flying it.
Trevor Hughes - 08/09/2021
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