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Old Jun 29, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Here is what I'm planning to put in mine.

Motor:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=7071

ESC:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=3727

Lipo:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=9365

I'm planning on this swinging an ACP 14x10 Thin Electric.

I've read more than one comment about tip stalling with this plane. Has anyone used a more forward CG than the manual recommends or tried adding a little reflex to the ailerons to solve this problem?

Steve
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 03:04 PM
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You just have to fly it carefully. Think big heavy warbird, because that's pretty much how it flies. Somewhere in the thread I talked about the string trick for getting rudder trim right... that will help. It doesn't have a violent stall, nor does it drop a wing hard... it flies pretty much exactly like the real thing, in fact, which simply means it's not as forgiving as most models.
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Think big heavy warbird, because that's pretty much how it flies.
That sums it up quite well there Andrew, wasn't prepared for it on my maiden. I knew she was heavy and probably had to flewn fast, but the landing was a real nerve killer!
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 04:51 PM
It's like an addiction!
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Originally Posted by SteveC68
Here is what I'm planning to put in mine.

Motor:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=7071

ESC:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=3727

Lipo:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=9365

I'm planning on this swinging an ACP 14x10 Thin Electric.

I've read more than one comment about tip stalling with this plane. Has anyone used a more forward CG than the manual recommends or tried adding a little reflex to the ailerons to solve this problem?

Steve
I have the same motor in mine - awesome power, easy take-off, flies on 1/3 throttle. I have the 5000 5S in mine though - balanced out the CG well with it, fankly I'd rather have more lipo than lead in the nose. 4 minute flight pulled 1600mAh,
Chris
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Old Jul 06, 2009, 10:28 PM
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What size spinner is everyone using? 2.25" ? The cowl measures at 2.125" which would be 54mm or probably 55mm if there were such a thing.

Thanks,
Steve
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 03:45 PM
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Hi,

Just wondering. How are you guys accessing youe batteries? have you got a bat-hatch somehow installed or is it wings off each time?

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Old Jul 12, 2009, 04:00 PM
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Right,

Just checked the first few pages! Wing-off.
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 01:24 AM
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Yeah, wing-off. It's too small to successfuly do a bat-hatch. I did that on my large Cessna no problem.
Chris
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 01:47 PM
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At least one person did a battery hatch. I don't think it would be that difficult but would require some longer battery or esc wires.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=265
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Hi Guys,
I bought my Cmp Cessna about one week ago and it is great:-!
This is mine power setup:
Motor: Robbe Roxxy 4250/07
ESC: Robbe Roxxy 950-6 50A
Battery: Desire Power 4s 4200mAh
This seems to be a little small but the plane with all stuf in it weighs just 3206grams. The motor with this battery has about 865W is this enough, will it fly:-?
With this I learned how to fly ;-)
Cessna 182 upgrade (3 min 30 sec)
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Here are some pictures
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 09:50 AM
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At some point CMP removed the Cessna and Skylane markings from this plane, because mine doesn't have them either. Also they ship in a large white box with no markings at all, unlike the box that is shown earlier in this thread. I was hoping to have more progress done on mine this week, but it looks like that's not going to happen. I will have it finished I think by next Friday.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 09:59 AM
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At least one person did a battery hatch. I don't think it would be that difficult but would require some longer battery or esc wires.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=265
That is not mine, but I have a hatch in my very similar to that. Mine is now on floats. It does nice. It is very heavy but it performs fine. It is my heaviest float plane. It weighs in at 10lbs 3 oz.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 12:15 PM
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I've noticed that in the instructions manual the rear wheels is orientated to the front. I hope she will land better if they are in the back. I plan to do my own light sistem and I hope she will be ready in about one week. And about the battery hatch I believe if you replace a window with a removable transparent plastic you reach it.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 05:16 PM
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Don't do that! It's fine how the instructions say, and that matches the real airplane too.
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