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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:00 AM
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My first attempt at building an R/C Plane

Hello everyone. I am new to R/C Aircraft and this is my first attempt at building a gas powered plane. I am almost done with it.

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Description: These are my two Futaba Attack 4 Radios.

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Description: Here is all of the parts layed out on my spare bedroom bed.

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Description: Here is my table and directions.

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Description: Here is the OS Max 60 SR engine I have for the Cessna. But, need an exhaust for it.

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Description: Here are just 4 of the servos.

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Description: Some more parts up close.

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Description: Up close parts.

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Description: Here are the two engines I have and all of the glue and stuff to put this baby together.

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Description: More Parts

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Description: This is what the Cessna should look like when I am done.

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Description: More Parts

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Description: The wings are together. 58" Wing span. AWESOME!!

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Description: Here is most of the plane assembled.

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Description: The lower part of the tail is glued on.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:04 AM
2 Fast 2 Low & 2 Loud
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That looks great! I too enjoy putting these kits together. Which reminds me, the stick builders here call this type of project 'assembly' since you're not actually building the wings and fuse from sticks and covering.
Don't let the lingo get you in dutch.
What size motor is that?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:36 AM
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My bad. But I do have to build part of the aircraft. A lot of cutting and sanding and gluing stuff. But I did not have to lay out the balsa wood and I didn't have to wrap the fusalage and wings. I will watch the terminology. Hence why I said I was new. lol
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:06 AM
The Tree? Yea I can hit that!
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Looks great ! anytime spent with an airplane is a good time.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Your fine, you'll get the lingo, just don't be afraid to ask questions. Any your plane looks great.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Thanks you all. I appreciate it.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 11:30 AM
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While we are on the lingo, that is a Glow engine, gas is gasoline.

Nice plane, have fun with it.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 01:05 PM
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I once had a girl friend who was always correcting my english. Needless to say I kicked her to the curb.
Now for the guys correcting me on a ARF build or gas when in fact it's a glow, I'll quickly point out to them that I've forgot more about model airplanes than they ever knew.
Yes I was a scratch builder. So assembling a kit is alot like building an ARF.
So enjoy your BUILD.
Now when it comes to flying, this plane is no trainer.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:27 PM
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I once had a girl friend who was always correcting my english. Needless to say I kicked her to the curb.
Now for the guys correcting me on a ARF build or gas when in fact it's a glow, I'll quickly point out to them that I've forgot more about model airplanes than they ever knew.
Yes I was a scratch builder. So assembling a kit is alot like building an ARF.
So enjoy your BUILD.
Now when it comes to flying, this plane is no trainer.
Sir,

I appreciate that. I am trying to learn some good stuff. And a friend of mine has been on this site for a while and recommended it to me. I will not be flying the Cessna as my first air plane. I will buy a trainer first. But I will keep the pictures coming as I complete her.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 05:11 PM
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if you where using a buddy box, I'd say go for it, with your cessna!

you will be flying soon.

just say goodbye too the wife and kids, and any good credit rating you had! JK
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:34 AM
The Prez....... again
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Welcome to the world of RC airplanes!!!

The lingo will come with time as will your flying skills. For a first plane assembling an ARF is not a bad thing in my opinion. You get to see how all the parts relate to each other, where the radio gear is installed and how the fuel system is to be set up. Every plane is the same but different in this regard.

If you are are stuck on a dedicated trainer, pick out a kit that will use the same size engine as you have now. Your radio will work also. Take you time building the kit and you will have a very good start to the hobby.

I also suggest you burn your credit cards and make sure the company you work for has direct deposit so you not be tempted to spend your whole check each week on RC stuff. Just in case there is a RCA (Radio Control Anonymous) group nearby.

Looking good so far. Stop back often and keep us up to date on your progress. Oh... Questions ARE welcome even if you think they are a "dumb" questions. If you don't know or are unsure, ask away!!

Ken
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:04 PM
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I also suggest you burn your credit cards and make sure the company you work for has direct deposit so you not be tempted to spend your whole check each week on RC stuff. Just in case there is a RCA (Radio Control Anonymous) group nearby.
Man this is so true...

I started 2yrs ago into flying, and as soon as I'm done building one I'm looking for another, and another, and another...lol. Then I stumbled onto this site and have been finding great deals on engines, receivers, and aircraft; and my credit card now hurts

But that aircraft looks good man! Is that an Enya engine? If so they last forever and are easy to tune. Btw from the expierence with mine they like 4 stroke plugs.
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