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Old Jan 29, 2007, 04:24 PM
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Mike,
I had to sand my mount a little but isn't the thrust angle built into
the forrmers that the mount slides into? ( I hope so ) Can wait to see
your progress!
Bill,
Did you ever order your 180?
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 04:44 PM
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Bill,
Did you ever order your 180?

Not yet, I will be soon, though. I'm getting a Magpie AP plane which is going to cost about $350 for the whole setup, so thats what is holding me back from buying the C180. I am going to buy it though. Maybe in a month or so.


I will keep you updated!


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Old Jan 29, 2007, 04:49 PM
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Yes, I believe that the thrust angle is built in and the hole for the gearbox is a little smaller than a similar sized balsa stick is supposed to be (though I thought that the stick that came with the kit was laser cut and fit the gearbox). I understand the reasoning for this is that balsa is cut to the English measurement system and GWS uses the metric system of measurement. I know that when I used the stick that came in the kit there was some room for movement when it was placed in the holes in the formers but when I replaced it after it had broken the stick fit exactly in the former holes as I only sanded the end that the motor was going fit onto.

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Old Jan 29, 2007, 05:13 PM
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Thanks for the stick info guys. And as promised a few pictures of the progress so far. I still need to do the landing gear, the vertical stab is done but didn't feel like taping it or pining it on for the pics(lazy).I need to do a few more stripes on the horizontal stab . I will do the windshield and glue the vertical stab last so I don't stick my fat thumbs through them while trying to do other things.
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 05:38 PM
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Very nice Mike!! Pretty, beautiful, gorgeous........ (whistles at her) Well done!

John
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 05:41 PM
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Yeah, that does look beautiful.

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Old Jan 29, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Thanks guys,
Did you notice, no real close ups It does have its share of wrinkles. Covering the cowl was a little easier then I thought it would be, I never tried covering anything like a cowl before.I thought I was going to take the easy way out and just paint the cowl(lazy).
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 05:49 PM
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Wow What an awesome looking C180! You sure did a great job on that!

It even has an instrument panel in the cockpit!


Once again, Great job!



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Old Jan 29, 2007, 10:40 PM
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These are for Delsol. We went to our field to fly and a photo shoot. Delsol maiden his C180 and she flew awesome. I'll let Delsol tell his story. He wanted me to post these pictures.

Enjoy
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 07:46 AM
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Thanks John for posting the pic's!
The little 180 flew great. With just a little touch of the throttle
she was off the ground within 6 ft. and up flying. I had to make
a few clicks to trim her out and she was on her way. She has
more power than she needs and I flew her under 1/2 throttle
most of the flight. I flew her for around 5 mins. then brought
her in not knowing how long the 3s 460mah battery would
last, when I got home I put the battery on the charger and
it showed 76% battery life still left. All I can say is that I'm
very happy I built the the Cessna 180.
Mike,
Your plane looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and your going to love
how she fly's. Did you cut out your registration numbers
they look a lot better than mine does. Keep up the great job!
Brad
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 02:20 PM
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Thanks John for posting the pic's!
The little 180 flew great. With just a little touch of the throttle
she was off the ground within 6 ft. and up flying. I had to make
a few clicks to trim her out and she was on her way. She has
more power than she needs and I flew her under 1/2 throttle
most of the flight. I flew her for around 5 mins. then brought
her in not knowing how long the 3s 460mah battery would
last, when I got home I put the battery on the charger and
it showed 76% battery life still left. All I can say is that I'm
very happy I built the the Cessna 180.
Mike,
Your plane looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and your going to love
how she fly's. Did you cut out your registration numbers
they look a lot better than mine does. Keep up the great job!
Brad

Congrats on the successful maiden! That's a great looking Cessna 180!



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Old Jan 30, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Brad,
You have a beautiful Cessna and I'm glad she flew good for you.
Mike
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 05:28 PM
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Hey guys,
Been looking through my Lipo's and the smallest I have is a 2s830mah and a 2s1320mah. Any thoughts on a lipo to use with the brushed IPS motor?
Mike
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 06:01 PM
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Hi Mike,
The most successful brushed system I have ever used was the IPS-A, 3 cell lithuim, and GWS 8x6. Almost brushless power if you need it, and the cheap little ips motors lasted a surprisingly long time. The general rule is prop down an inch from the recomended 2 cell props and don't pull over 2 amps. I'm a brushless convert now, but the 3 cell/ips combo worked so well I could see using it again someday. -Steve
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 07:50 PM
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I used 2s730, 3s730 and 2s1100 in mine. I liked the 3s best, but, prop so draw less than 2A and be prepared to put in a new motor every 30 flights.

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