Dec 30, 2009, 05:49 PM
USA, AR, Cave Springs
Joined Apr 2005
Hangar 9 69.5" Toledo Special
I love my Taylorcraft, but I wanted something a little larger. I love my Monocoupe, but it will not fit in my truck without taking the wings off, which means I can't make a "quick" run to the field. Hopefully the Toledo Special is the solution. It's about the biggest wingspan I can put in the bed in one piece.
Modifications from the instructions include: Oak standoffs(that replace the stock metal ones) to move the motor away from the firewall an additional 15mm since the Turnigy is shorter than the Power 46. I cut a hole in the underside of the cowl for an air inlet. I left the port rear window out for air exhaust. I added 1/2oz of lead to the tail to get it to balance with the huge battery. I also put regular socket head cap screws on the wing instead of the nylon bolts.
I recently picked up the Hangar 9 40 size floats, this is my first float plane. I really like flying from water.
AUW Land: 6lbs 10oz.
AUW Water: 8lbs 5oz.
1200 watts with a 14x8 prop
900 watts with a 13x8 prop (what I use)
40 size wood floats
AerodriveXp SK 42-50 650Kv outrunner
Plush 80A ESC
13x8 beechwood light electric prop
Flightmax 5s1p 5000mah 35c lipo
(3) S3151 standard servos (ailerons and elevator)
(1) S3003 standard servo (water rudder)
(1) HS-645MG servo (rudder)
Morgan Mill RC:
12" Grasslander main skis on spare landing gear
6" Grasslander tail ski
Last edited by CyberJay; Feb 04, 2011 at 01:46 PM.