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Old Sep 03, 2007, 10:18 PM
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Wahoo... my new motor arrived :-) Now I just need a prop adaptor and I'll be set... I'll steal the one from the Lancair if I have to.
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 12:03 PM
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So I see they've run out of stock again...

Anyone manage to get one ???

Anyone get one flying yet ???

Pictures ???

Sam
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 12:17 PM
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So I see they've run out of stock again...

Anyone manage to get one ???

Anyone get one flying yet ???

Pictures ???

Sam

I got one, Should be on my porch right now.
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Are you going glow or electric ??
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 02:42 PM
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Are you going glow or electric ??
Great Scott this thing is NICE! I liked it so much I ordered the 83" just 5 mins after looking at this one!

I'll be doing the Electric version on both. I have a 4130/16 and some M1 cells (A123's) just waiting....



I'll put up a build log on my blog as I get started...
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 05:54 PM
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Hi Guys,

Here's some tech shots you requested:

Robart 654 strut installed with DU-BRO 2.5" Tires


Picture inside without the cowl on:


Battery tray pictures inside:








Spinner showing the offset of the motor shaft "Down & Right Thrust":


The "Business" end of things:




Hope this helps with your layout and setup...

All the best,

Sam
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 06:32 PM
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Steve,

These are the connectors I was talking about:

Look up inside where it's connected to the servo...


I won't trust these as far as I could throw them !

I know a few people who have lost planes to them...

Go with these:


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Old Sep 05, 2007, 06:57 PM
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Steve,

These are the connectors I was talking about:
Ahhh...now I understand! I use the dubro version in my parkflyers because it is so hard to adjust those tiny couplers (when they have them) I just use CA or thread lock to keep them from backing out. I'll have to give these the "chuck" though. They're not needed on a model this size.

Thanks!

Steve
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Old Sep 06, 2007, 06:43 AM
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So, with a Hyperion 4020-14 on an alloy mount, and a 5s 3700 stuck through a great big hole in the firewall, it balances... and that should be plenty of motor.

So, just a few more details and it should be ready to go.
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Old Sep 06, 2007, 03:03 PM
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Hi Guys,

I uploaded my Cessna pictures to our website so they'd all be in one place...



To view them, please click the link below:

Team Tracon's CMP Cessna 182
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Old Sep 06, 2007, 04:01 PM
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So, with a Hyperion 4020-14 on an alloy mount, and a 5s 3700 stuck through a great big hole in the firewall, it balances... and that should be plenty of motor.

So, just a few more details and it should be ready to go.

Looking forward to the report!

Oh, and don't forget pictures!
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Old Sep 06, 2007, 04:14 PM
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I have to say - that is one very nice looking plane....great job....very realistic....

Mike
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Old Sep 06, 2007, 04:50 PM
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Steve are you in the glue yet ???



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Old Sep 06, 2007, 06:04 PM
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Steve are you in the glue yet ???



Sam
HA HA! Sam, Sam, Sam.....As much as I would like to start tonight on the Cessna I have a couple of planes ahead of it.

After I putter around and get the Miss 2 airborne, I MAY bump it up since it is such a nice bird. I do want to see what Andrew's Hyperion setup will do before I mount my 4130 up in there - just to see what the difference is. I have actually started building the lighting system for it though

Say - did you shoot any video of the flights yet, I'd love to see a takeoff!
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Old Sep 07, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Hi Guys,

I uploaded my Cessna pictures to our website so they'd all be in one place...



To view them, please click the link below:

Team Tracon's CMP Cessna 182

Very nice pics, I noticed you put leds at the front of the cowl, do you have pictures of the detail, did you also put lights at the wing tips?
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