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Hi all,
I realized that I haven't been on the forums in a long while but I am starting my next EV project and I figured that those on the forum would be interested in following along and have want to give their input (constructive or otherwise : -)

I tired to link to the play list but that didn't seem to work. :-/ See if this works better:

EV Challenger, EP1: The electric airplane project begins
This is the first in a 12ish part series on rebuilding a barn find Quad cities Challenger 1 Ultralight (CH1 UL) aircraft and converting it to electric.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC9Mnnvgnm4


EP2, EV Challenger tear down
The 2nd in a 12ish part series on rebuilding a barn find Challenger 1 Ultralight to get it ready for conversion to electric power. Like a bad onion, I just keep pulling back the layers until I get to the good part of the airplane and then can start building
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFd4eYKn5cA


Still thinking of a name for the project. EV challenger is the defacto name but it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue like "Sylent" did. Suggestions? (other then flying death trap : -)
 

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I tired to link to the play list but that didn't seem to work. :-/ Here is a direct link to the second video:


EP2, EV Challenger tear down
The 2nd in a 12ish part series on rebuilding a barn find Challenger 1 Ultralight to get it ready for conversion to electric power. Like a bad onion, I just keep pulling back the layers until I get to the good part of the airplane and then can start building
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFd4eYKn5cA

Kerry
 

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Thanks.

Yes, he did his first flight just a few days ago I believe. The belite is a good choice. I almost went that route back when they were offering the $5995 kit presale.

I will be running 12-16 of these motors. I am going through a bunch of static thrust testing on the motors and ESCs (future video) and that will give me a about a 50% thrust to weight ratio at MTOW. :D (but I will only be able to go 40-50mph)
 

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Episode 3 is up:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=SbjFLS0Uk6Y

This episode is a introduction into some of the powerplant options that are being considered and the design and testing that will be happening in the next month

Definitely open to comment and suggestions for these couple HP ESCs. I have played with them before but there are a ton of options out there.
 
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