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Old Jan 29, 2004, 03:15 PM
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New project Cessna Skymaster large size!

Here is my new project. Cessna Skymaster. I'm converting a Kondor Models Fiberglass kit to electric.Wing is 89", has flaps also. Plan is to use 2 C50-15l Hacker motors on 6S4P Thunder power LiPo packs. Trying to have it done in time for the 1/8 Air Force Scale Fly-In in March.
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Old Jan 29, 2004, 03:16 PM
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Old Jan 30, 2004, 02:35 AM
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BRUFF

Are you going to change the colour scheme?

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Old Jan 30, 2004, 08:43 AM
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No I'm keeping to colors it came to me as.
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Old Apr 02, 2004, 06:29 PM
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The plane is almost completed. Using Axi 41/20/18 motors with 13 x 10 props on CC 60 AMP esc and 6S4P Lipo packs. Don't have weight yet. Should be completed within the next two weeks. It is one big plane.
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Old Apr 02, 2004, 08:41 PM
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Oooooooh pretty!
Can't wait to see the finished pics! Is this a new kit from a new company? I don't know much about Kondor Models.

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Old Apr 02, 2004, 09:05 PM
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Bob- that's going to be really impressive.

Good luck!
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Old Apr 03, 2004, 01:56 AM
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Excellent Bob! Should have plenty of power and lots of run time with that setup. I like the trim scheme.The flaps should be very effective on a big model like this. Nice scale landings.

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Old Apr 03, 2004, 02:01 AM
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Also will be curious on the AUW. I have a gold edition topflight giant Skylane stashed that I would love to build up light and power with a big Axi and lipo's. Similar wingspan.(81") 10-12lbs built "wet", ouch!

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Old Apr 04, 2004, 04:25 PM
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Wow! Big and beautiful! Nice! The prepainting looks rather nice too!
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Old May 05, 2004, 03:44 PM
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Also will be curious on the AUW. I have a gold edition topflight giant Skylane stashed that I would love to build up light and power with a big Axi and lipo's. Similar wingspan.(81") 10-12lbs built "wet", ouch!

Jeff
Flying weight should be 15 lbs. Motors have been revised to use Hacker C50-15L w 6.7:1 gearbox, 16 x 10 APC electric props, 48 AMP Master ESC and 6S4P 8000 ma Thunder Power LiPo batteries . Should be flying with two to three weeks. Here are some pictures of the motor installation:
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Old May 05, 2004, 07:41 PM
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Very cool, Bruff. I remember flying a club member's venerable Royal Cessma Skymaster with a couple of .40 glow motors. His model was a little heavy, but was well rigged and flew very nicely.

Your large electric one should be a great model.
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Old May 05, 2004, 11:39 PM
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How sweet it is!!
What a beauty.
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Old May 28, 2004, 07:38 PM
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Well this weekend it's time for the first flight. Will post details after the flight.
Final setup is (2 each) Hacker B50-15L w/6.7 to1 gear box, Hacker 48 AMP ESC, 16 x 10 APC E-prop and 6S4P Thunder Power LiPo battery.
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Old May 28, 2004, 08:39 PM
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Bob,

Will you be flying her out of the CASL field? I'd love to see this baby up close.


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