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Posted by CyberJay | Dec 30, 2009 @ 06:49 PM | 12,562 Views
I love my Taylorcraft, but I wanted something a little larger. I love my Monocoupe, but it will not fit in my truck without taking the wings off, which means I can't make a "quick" run to the field. Hopefully the Toledo Special is the solution. It's about the biggest wingspan I can put in the bed in one piece.

Modifications from the instructions include: Oak standoffs(that replace the stock metal ones) to move the motor away from the firewall an additional 15mm since the Turnigy is shorter than the Power 46. I cut a hole in the underside of the cowl for an air inlet. I left the port rear window out for air exhaust. I added 1/2oz of lead to the tail to get it to balance with the huge battery. I also put regular socket head cap screws on the wing instead of the nylon bolts.

I recently picked up the Hangar 9 40 size floats, this is my first float plane. I really like flying from water.

(5s5000) AUW Land: 6lbs 10oz.
(5s5000) AUW Water: 8lbs 5oz.

Static test:
(5s) 1200 watts with a 14x8 prop
(5s) 900 watts with a 13x8 prop
(6s) 1100 watts with a 13x6 prop (what I use)

Hangar 9:
Toledo Special
40 size wood floats

AerodriveXp SK 42-50 650Kv outrunner
Plush 80A ESC
(5s) 13x8 beechwood light electric prop
(6s) 13x6 beechwood light electric prop

(used to fly on) Flightmax 5s1p 5000mah 35c lipo

Ultra 6s1p 3300mah 35c lipo

DX9 transmitter
AR7350 AS3X receiver
(2) DSMX satellites
SPMA9570...Continue Reading