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Radio Control Forum => Electrics => Topic started by: MrTin on June 26, 2015, 04:42:21 PM

Title: Putting new stuff in a Ripmax Reflection.
Post by: MrTin on June 26, 2015, 04:42:21 PM
Last year, my son bought me two trainers of a similar type including a Ripmax Reflection plastic jobby.  I flew it , but the rudder is balanced by an elastic band against a linear sort of servo all built in to the RX/ESC brick that it comes with and it hadn't enough guts to pull the rudder to the left, so I had to give it lots of right and let it re-arrange a slate on the roof of the house!
So I'm wondering if I could replace the flight stuff with an orange Rx. I have, but haven't used yet and a brushed ESC I have so I can keep the brushed motor and battery pack.  Maybe a couple of 9gm servos to do the other stuff. 

Is that sounding doable, gents.  I hate to waste a 'plane.


Title: Re: Putting new stuff in a Ripmax Reflection.
Post by: Pops on July 09, 2015, 06:27:15 AM

As long as you can find the space inside the fuselage, the airframe can handle the weight and you can get the CG right, it should be doable, yes. I guess the only limit is how much time and money you'd like to spend converting it. Then again, much can be achieved with a glue gun for attaching RX and servos and monofilament for pull-pull control systems. And, as long as you think this plane is fun to fly, I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't do this conversion - but in the end it's your decision to do or don't.