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#1 BE77 Pilot Oct 01, 2012 01:58 PM

Nitro Planes 30cc Clipped Wing Cub
 
Anybody converted one? I ordered one on sale yesterday and am going to run it electric. I was thinking about the Turnigy G110 with 2, 4S 4500 batteries running is series.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/cmp-092-p...-30cc-kit.html

http://site.nitroplanes.com/image/CM...30CC-Kit/1.jpg

#2 impala_gene Oct 06, 2012 07:41 AM

I purchased one also i called NP and they recomended a Bigfoot 160 with a 75 amp esc when i asked them about the lipo's and prop they didnt know what size. I wanna make sure i have enough power but im concerned about the cg.

#3 BE77 Pilot Oct 06, 2012 06:42 PM

I just weighed everything up at 7.28 pounds without batteries, motor or ESC. I believe that Bigfoot 160 is over kill but if we run that with 2 Nano 4S 4500 and a 100A Castle ICE the weight is 10.98 pounds. The Bigfoot is 2700 watts making it 245 watts per pound which is a bit much. However if we don't run it flat out it would stay cool and might end up being a good choice. They are on sale at Hobbypartz.com for $55.00. http://www.hobbypartz.com/96m608-big...335-245kv.html
However I think I will need a larger Kv motor so I can run 8s and a smaller prop.

I am going to get the fuse assembled so I can play with battery placement and see what I need to do to get the CG right. After that I can see what motor would work out best. If I need weight up front I will go with a bigger motor.

#4 impala_gene Oct 06, 2012 09:28 PM

CMP 30cc
 
I seen a thread on here where somebody built a sliding tray to hold the lipos and it was mounted over the servos n slide out the door.I been looking at hobbypartz also im still in limbo

#5 BE77 Pilot Oct 06, 2012 10:00 PM

If you can get past the writing on the wings and fuselage it's a really nice plane. The quality of the build and covering is as good as I have ever seen. It seems to be strong and light; I expect it to be a really great flyer. Control rod tubes are installed and positioned well, control surfaces are slotted straight, it even comes with a nice set of light weight correct looking wheels and tires. The landing gear is a bit heavy compared to a Robart set I have for another 1/4 scale Cub but it looks strong. All in all I was very impressed. I think this thing is going to be a lot of fun.

#6 impala_gene Oct 07, 2012 06:54 AM

Im new to this i seen the plane and liked it. So now im trying my best to do the research on it before i mess or do something wrong. It would be helpful if you keep posting and pictures cause im gonna follow if you dont mind.

#7 BE77 Pilot Oct 07, 2012 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by impala_gene (Post 22934767)
Im new to this i seen the plane and liked it. So now im trying my best to do the research on it before i mess or do something wrong. It would be helpful if you keep posting and pictures cause im gonna follow if you dont mind.

Hi and welcome to the hobby! This is a cool plane but I am not sure it is a good choice for a beginner. If you do not have much flying time I would suggest a smaller trainer type of airplane until you get comfortable flying.

#8 impala_gene Oct 07, 2012 10:22 AM

I've been flying about a year and the Phoenix simulator about 6 months and it seems like the bigger slow flyers i can handle better.I'm gonna build this and get more sim time over the winter and give a shot next year.I'm gonna try to get some stick time in this winter weather permitting.

#9 BE77 Pilot Oct 07, 2012 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by impala_gene (Post 22935830)
I've been flying about a year and the Phoenix simulator about 6 months and it seems like the bigger slow flyers i can handle better.I'm gonna build this and get more sim time over the winter and give a shot next year.I'm gonna try to get some stick time in this winter weather permitting.

That sounds like a good plan. I agree that bigger planes are easier to fly. :)

#10 CNY_Dave Oct 08, 2012 04:54 PM

I have a slightly smaller '70s vintage nitro clipped-wing club I'm converting (anyone need a K&B 0.40?), the way I land maybe I should build landing gear like that for it...

#11 BE77 Pilot Oct 10, 2012 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by CNY_Dave (Post 22947663)
I have a slightly smaller '70s vintage nitro clipped-wing club I'm converting (anyone need a K&B 0.40?), the way I land maybe I should build landing gear like that for it...

The eFlight Super Cub 25e gear might fit.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...FSpnOgodykgAuQ

#12 CNY_Dave Oct 10, 2012 02:09 PM

That would look a lot better too!

#13 BE77 Pilot Oct 12, 2012 10:21 PM

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Ended up getting a Tacon 110 Bigfoot, here is the progress so far. Found out the hard way the instructions were off by 35mm on the distance from the firewall to the base of the prop mount. I should have know better. :) I still have to epoxy the dowels to the firewall and all lock nuts.

#14 impala_gene Oct 14, 2012 08:17 PM

thats over a inch and a quarter off did you run into anymore problems yet ?

#15 BE77 Pilot Oct 15, 2012 07:17 AM

It look like they changed the design of the firewall location, moving it back 35mm, possibly to improve strength. However, the instructions show it further forward.


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