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Old Jun 10, 2008, 05:11 PM
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Hi Guys,

Glad to hear you're having a little more success...

If you visit our website www.teamtracon.com you can see a few pictures of our CMP Cessna 182 at our annual Chilliwack Spring Fly-In...

Here's a few here at the bottom of the page:

http://teamtracon.netfirms.com/event...s.php?album=18

Sam
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 07:22 PM
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Is everyone putting the CG at the nose heavy side of the range?

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Old Jun 10, 2008, 11:58 PM
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Yep 63 for meeee....
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 06:43 AM
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I put mine at the middle of the range. Seemed to work for me (as it's still all in "one piece" ).
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 06:47 AM
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Mine has 65mm. 73mm was already severly tailheavy. Maybe it's also a question of the spread of the kits. Some details may differ from model to model which makes the difference. Just an idea.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 07:03 AM
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Mine was at the rear of the range. It's flyable, but can be provoked into tip-stalling if you use too much elevator - tightening up a loop too much, for instance. You definitely don't need the maximum recommended elevator movement wirth a rearward c of g!
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 10:34 AM
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Well everyone I Maidened my Cessna on Monday! I didn't need to add any weight to the nose but I did have a rx pack in the plane pretty much at the CG I went with the forward CG and a 14x12 apc E prop. Motor is a axi clone and .............

It flew great, very scale and at a pretty good clip. I still have to mix in some down elevator with the flaps but it came down in the same number of pieces it went up in, and they were all in tha same place.

I still have to weigh it. When I do I will post my auw.

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Old Jun 25, 2008, 11:15 PM
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http://www.nitroplanes.com/cessna.html

Cessna is on sale for $99
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 07:31 AM
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http://www.nitroplanes.com/cessna.html

Cessna is on sale for $99
I was amazed they were selling them for $135, and now it's down to $99! That is really really cheap.
I'll just take a guess that after this they will be discontinued. Glad I got my 2nd kit (not at $99 though, but I'm happy).
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 08:09 AM
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If they were selling them that cheap (50!) on this side of the atlantic, I'd definitely get myself a spare.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 11:20 AM
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I just ordered one today. I have a TURNIGY 50-55B 600kv Outrunner That came off my Ki-61 i'm going to use with a 6s1p 3200mah pack. When it was on my Ki-61 using a 13x8 3 blade I was getting 1300watts at WOT. So I think it will move the Cessna around the sky.

Mike
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 12:17 PM
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Mike,

I am very interested in the results! I'm flying a 400 KV motor with only 4s and it's pretty scale. With your motor and cells you end up with more than 13000 1/min. That sounds quite a lot to me.

I had a 600KV motor in my first Cessna and it got pretty hot. This one now lets me fly longer and keeps just cooooool.

Best Alexander
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 09:55 PM
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I sure wish I had seen this thread before I ordered this morning. Based on the website claim of under 7 pounds I knew I had motors, batteries and ESC's to be in the air in no time. That extra 2 pounds that it actually weighs throws a sizable monkey wrench into my plans. I have lots of 3S 2200 packs and a couple 4S 2200's. I'll have to come up with a 4S2P motor setup. I don't want to lay out a couple hundred bucks for more batteries and another charger for a 5S or 6S pack. I'll get with Lucien at Scorpion (that's the only motors & esc's I fly now) and see what he recommends to work with my batteries.

I'm a bit disappointed but after seeing the really clear pictures posted here I know I'll be smiling when I open the box. What a beautiful plane!

Joe
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 10:28 PM
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Joe,
Just take four of your 3s1p 2200 and put them in paralla and series to come up with a 6s2p 4400mah pack. That should gice you what you need. Once I get the plane I might just go with a 5s2p A123's I will have to wait untill I get the plane in my hand to deciede what I want to use.

Mike
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 06:23 PM
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New Cessna

I just purchased ,one of these for $99.00 I swore i wouldn't buy another
plane but could not pass it up ,
but after reading thru this I see eveyone going with outrunners and 4s-5s
and 6-s set ups . I'm thinking in a diffrent direction I have a 4 year old
60 sized gas focker dV11 converted to electric that weights a little over
8 lbs it's powered by a hl Jeti Phasor 30/3 using a gear box turning a
14x7 prop using a 4300mi 3s pack and flys great drawing 26-28 amps.
great motor, plane is fully areobatic and flys nicly at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle
and on a 3 s pack , so I'm thinking this would be a good combo for this
plane , on a full charge flying areobatics I can 2 10 min flights.
till it arrives on tuesday and I weight everthing won't know if it
will balance. with out nose weight
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