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Old 09-05-2018, 05:58 PM
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ÉF 65"Turbo Duster

Having been involved in the Banana industry for over 20 years, one of my pet peeves has been to get an R Turbo sprayplane.
The 65"Turbo Duster fits the bill *Sold at EF "legacy aviation".....
BUT... I wnat to put a gas engine on it... probably a 20-30cc Gas
Would it work?

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Old 09-05-2018, 07:23 PM
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I have this plane and love it. It's built very light for electric. I would reach out to Extreme Flight for a definite answer, but I would say no.


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Old 09-05-2018, 08:49 PM
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i would do it.. i have been flying the 65” duster and the bushmaster on rimfire 120s. i blew half the stab off the duster doing a knife edge loop as it is a bit overpowered. flew it for a while with half the stab and it is still in my fleet today lol. i am thinking of using a 20cc rcgf twin on my 85” bushmaster. but am just too lazy to measure and cut it up. some limited reinforcement and it should be fine. 30cc is way to heavy though. you need something light like an old rcs140
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:55 PM
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It’s definitely not recommended, they are purpose built for electric and I would be concerned about them holding up to the vibration of a gas motor.

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Old 09-06-2018, 10:42 AM
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Ditto to what MXCOP said.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:55 AM
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Sighs.......
Well electric power it shall be for now....
Thanks for the input.. that's what I thought
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:42 PM
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You will love it. Excellent flier. Very versatile. A piston engine wouldn’t sound right in a turbo-prop anyway and the tapered nose would make it a challenge I think. A 15cc might work but then you probably couldn’t swing the size prop it needs. Mine only weighs 6.2 lbs with battery so it is built light for a 65”plane.
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:55 AM
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The 65" would not hold up well but there was a gentleman on facebook a week or so ago that installed a DLE20 in the 85" TBM. he reinforced the motor box to accept it. Looked to fly really well.
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:37 PM
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You will love it. Excellent flier. Very versatile. A piston engine wouldn’t sound right in a turbo-prop anyway and the tapered nose would make it a challenge I think. A 15cc might work but then you probably couldn’t swing the size prop it needs. Mine only weighs 6.2 lbs with battery so it is built light for a 65”plane.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:36 PM
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Hello Gents, received my Duster... but alas.. EF does not carry the motor for it and my brain is throughly confused by the possiblities...
is this motor suitable for the duster?
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...ner-motor.html
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:44 AM
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That motor would work as far as power, but the fit is of concern, but EF is usually not out of those motors very long
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Hello Gents, received my Duster... but alas.. EF does not carry the motor for it and my brain is throughly confused by the possiblities...
is this motor suitable for the duster?
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...ner-motor.html
The 5045-500 is the closest replacement for the Torque-500kv motor. Spins the 16x7 similarly to the Torque and about the same weight and mounting pattern. I'd say Torque has higher quality bearings but the SK3 will do in a pinch.
Linky to SK3
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:51 PM
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Thanks for the infor gents
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Eflite60 is about the same but 1 oz heavier. But ok. Rimfire 120 is explosive power.
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Rimfire 80??
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