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Old Sep 15, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Got in a couple of flights around sunset today. What a sweet flying plane this Cessna is.

Jim
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 08:46 PM
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All these places used to carry parts for this Plane:

http://www.snhobbies.com/product_inf...6fec29ebfdf7ae

http://www.hobby-paradise.com/en/en/...r_id=42&page=6

http://rc-castle.com/shop/index.php?cPath=154_153_169

http://www.pw-rc.com/index.php/cPath...45f033c1cc6607

http://www.toysonics.com/fms/?catid=258

http://www.bananahobby.com/electric-...pare-part.html

http://www.nitroplanes.com/aircgltrr.html

I haven't visited some of them in a while. With the recent FMS distribution woes, some may no longer carry FMS parts (e.g. Philip and rc-castle ) or at least about to stop.

Why not switch to a 2 blade prop from LHS?


I ordered prop shafts from pw-rc. Received them today from Hong Kong. Was about a 2 1/2 week delivery.
Better late than never..............

Bill B.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Would any one know where I could get a replacement battery hatch? I lost mine today over the field.
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Not sure where they are availible. Based on theposts with hatches that go mia, I use a strip of electrical tape for safe measures.


Bill B.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 06:03 AM
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Would any one know where I could get a replacement battery hatch? I lost mine today over the field.
Thanks,
C. Alan
If you got it from Nitroplanes, here's a tip. Call them and wait on hold (yeah, I know...) but ask for someone in Parts to help you. Ask them if they can steal one from a returned plane. I have done this a few times and NP was pretty cool about it.

Be sure to remain friendly - no matter how long you have to rot on hold.

They have all kinds of returned planes from newbs who claim they are "defective." Often, they are destroyed, but have useable parts.

NP might charge you a few $$ and shipping. If you have your original order number, they might even send you it as a "warranty" and just charge shipping.

Mac
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:17 AM
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I ordered prop shafts from pw-rc. Received them today from Hong Kong. Was about a 2 1/2 week delivery.
Better late than never..............

Bill B.
I converted mine to collet style by putting a longer shaft in...
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:18 PM
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i thinking to change the stock ESC what do you think about :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ontroller.html

if you have other option i,ll be happy ˇˇˇ
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Don't just think about it, change it... At 30A (or even those that come with 35A) it is too low. If you put a Watt meter to the Plane you will see that it pulls anywhere from 33A to 38A depending on which prop you use... I personally had good experience with HobbyWing (AKA ExceedRc) ESCs tough if you can shell for Castle i think it is worth it.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Don't just think about it, change it... At 30A (or even those that come with 35A) it is too low. If you put a Watt meter to the Plane you will see that it pulls anywhere from 33A to 38A depending on which prop you use... I personally had good experience with HobbyWing (AKA ExceedRc) ESCs tough if you can shell for Castle i think it is worth it.
Thanks !!!!
What about this??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobbywing-Pe...item4167bdeddc
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:50 PM
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haha, ebay... good idea. I have the same ExceedRc branded ESC and have been very happy with it. No issues to-date. A bunch of folks here use it as well. At this price point to be honest you really can't go wrong. Plus, if you don't want to lose this really nice airplane for a dying ESC you can always add a good CC BEC and just glide her back in should the ESC quit on you. Let us know how this work out...
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 11:23 PM
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I had multiple great flights this weekend. I love this plane. I was flying in 10-12 MPH winds without any problems. I still can't get the hang of the flaps (not that you really need them, she just floats in).
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:05 AM
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haha, ebay... good idea. I have the same ExceedRc branded ESC and have been very happy with it. No issues to-date. A bunch of folks here use it as well. At this price point to be honest you really can't go wrong. Plus, if you don't want to lose this really nice airplane for a dying ESC you can always add a good CC BEC and just glide her back in should the ESC quit on you. Let us know how this work out...
Thanks againˇ
I,ll buy this then an of course you a video will be posted as soon the esc is on the plane!!!
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:39 AM
Meh close enough.
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Well, I went downstairs to my hangar again and did some maintenance work on my Skylane. Unfortunately, the plane was sitting in direct sunlight for too long one day and the front windshield sort of shriveled up like shrink-wrap, so I had to cut out the squiggly edges. Else than that, I replaced the main wheel pants with 2 1/2" Dubro tires, and because of the that the plane now tends to sit at around a 2-3 degree nose-down angle. This should help me with landings as it'll give me more of a chance to touch down on mains first during my rough landings on grass.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 07:17 AM
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I, also bought the Hobbywing 40A ESC on eBay. Have had no trouble at all with it. Mine came from Hong Kong so I had to wait a little longer. Cost was $12.16 including shipping.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:57 AM
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....and because of the that the plane now tends to sit at around a 2-3 degree nose-down angle.
Yes, mine was the same. This plane has an amazing ability to fly very nose heavy.

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I had multiple great flights this weekend. I love this plane. I was flying in 10-12 MPH winds without any problems. I still can't get the hang of the flaps (not that you really need them, she just floats in).
I would not use flaps at such winds. At 10-12MPH the wind will provide all the stopping power you may need.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:08 AM
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in that wind, you should be able to come in with the nose up too....land on the mains first
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