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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:12 AM
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The conector is the yellow one , everything looks fine i need to buy a wattmeter to see , and i will try resoldering , the batt is nor new but is the same with other batts thanks for your help
what is the c rating on the battery and what prop are you using
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:40 PM
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My Cessna as it sits today

This is my Cessna as it sits today. I decided to changed the front landing gear with a shock absorbing strut. I had it in my tool box from another plane I had crashed ages ago.

I have a 5mm motor shaft screwed into the strut so it should provide enough strength to prevent the front gear from bending. I also decided to double up the front wheels with 2 inch dubro low bounce. I have 2.5 inch wheels on the back.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:45 PM
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love it. What size wheels are they? any links to the parts? Im considering this for mine
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:08 PM
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love it. What size wheels are they? any links to the parts? Im considering this for mine
Thanks. The front wheels are 2 in dubro and the back are 2.5 in. I got them from the local hobby shop. The strut I got from Hobbypartz http://www.hobbypartz.com/exi-jet-me...ndgearset.html but it looks like they are out of stock at the moment
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Did you have any issues fitting the back wheels? and what size collets to you need to buy to keep them on or a product code for the wheels?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Did you have any issues fitting the back wheels? and what size collets to you need to buy to keep them on or a product code for the wheels?
The wheels will go on with no problem. Just take the pants of and slide them on. I used these for the front http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAZE3&P=7 and these for the back http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD778&P=7.

I dont know the exact collet size I used to secure the wheels. I had a whole bunch in my tool box and I just looked for a size that fit. It may be 3mm
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Thanks alot. Durbo is a US brand so takes along time to ship. so gone with something nearly the same
http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/33199/.

If you could try and find out what size. it would be a great help . Its the only thing i need to order now
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Thanks alot. Durbo is a US brand so takes along time to ship. so gone with something nearly the same
http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/33199/.

If you could try and find out what size. it would be a great help . Its the only thing i need to order now
Ok I will once I get home. BTW I also had to use a bigger control arm for the rudder since the stock one wouldnt fit the 5mm shaft
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Thanks for that. Im trying a different front gear and see how that goes.

Did you use 2 collets to keep wheels in place? 1 either side

P.S Just measured the width of the bar and its 3mm
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Thanks for that. Im trying a different front gear and see how that goes.

Did you use 2 collets to keep wheels in place? 1 either side

P.S Just measured the width of the bar and its 3mm
No I used 2 short screws on each side. They screw right in
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:47 PM
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no sorry. i mean for the rear wheels
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:50 PM
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no sorry. i mean for the rear wheels
Yes one on each side
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:52 PM
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perfect thanks. Do you have any problems with grass take offs now?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:22 PM
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perfect thanks. Do you have any problems with grass take offs now?
No problem with taking off from the grass at my field. Its shorts but there are rocks and small holes. We do have an asphalt runway but we taxi from the grass to the runway.

As you can see I have no problem taxing the plane from the grass to the runway in this video. So it all depends on how high the grass is

FMS Cessna 182 - Taking it even higher. (9 min 32 sec)
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:00 PM
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great vid do you find flaps help landing?
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