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Old Dec 07, 2010, 12:26 AM
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Yahoo baby!

Just bought a new bird from an RCG member tonite. I'm just a sucker for general aviation birds. Mostly old timers because I learned to fly in a J-3 and had to transition into a Cessna 150 because it had radios in it. None-the-less, I still like the Cessna lines so here it is. High wing craft offer a great view below you while in flight. I never did like flying the Piper Commanche or Cherokee, I was always looking at the darn panel and WAY ahead of the bird. I felt claustrophobic.

Now the ultimate question, fuel or electric power. I hate decisions like this. Worse is, I'm SERIOUSLY considering stripping the covering and adding retracts to it. I just haven't figured out how to get the main gear to retract and fold into the fuse like a Cessna 210 does. It basically folds back 90 degrees and rotates about 45 degrees. I'll take any advice/links anyone can offer/provide. I still swear It would be cheaper to be a drug addict.

Dan

I forgot to add, 63"WS and 6~7lbs. http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1228.html
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Old Dec 07, 2010, 09:05 AM
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glow no retracts looks goods as is thats my advice for you
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 10:46 PM
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glow no retracts looks goods as is thats my advice for you
Arrgghh, yer killing me Mustang. I'm SO TORN between glow and electric it's just killing me. The nose gear needs an oleo in it for scale looks don't you think? It looks like the retract option is a mute point because of the complications. I love fuel for power and electric for simplicity. I hate fuel for cleanup and storage. I have the lipo packs for electric. I detest decisions like this.

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Old Dec 09, 2010, 07:40 AM
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upgrade the front wheel to a robart strut with a shock you know? also i agree with the simplicity of electric thats what i only fly if you got the stuff for electric go with that i just love the sound of glow....how about going with s small gas engine?
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 02:18 PM
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mustang, I'm going with a Saito .56. I'd have to hack to much up to get the lipo packs in. I am worried about that motor being enough. The mfg. calls out for an OS .52 4 stroke. Now on to Robart to find a nose gear setup.

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Old Dec 09, 2010, 03:49 PM
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i'd go with something bigger just for some zip and zap when needed but that should work fine
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 04:03 PM
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I may well have to step up in size. I figured I'd try it and see. Wouldn't be the 1st time I made a dumb decision. Probably be spring before I even get it built. Weather is cold and nasty.

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Old Dec 09, 2010, 04:32 PM
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good luck keep the updates coming
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