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Apr 04, 2009, 12:09 AM
Thanos Papantonopoulos
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Very nice really!!
Just a small scale detail...
Cl-415 wears a 4 blades prop. CL-215 wears a 3 blade prop.
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Apr 04, 2009, 12:19 AM
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I know about the props...Didn't want to experiment with 4-blades at this time
I know the 3-blades will fly it good, after some test flights I may try some 4-blades..but honestly have never run 4-blades so not sure what to expect with the electric setup. I know it may slow the plane down and cause me to fly with more throttle to maintain airspeed vs 2 or 3 blades, causing shorter flight times.
Apr 04, 2009, 12:24 AM
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Nice job Brad.

Thanks for the heads up on the models shortcomings. I'll keep them in mind when I get to assembling mine.

Perry
Apr 04, 2009, 12:47 AM
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Hi marnochs,

I have just watched your video at post #97, my hat is off to you mate, absolutley delightful video. Great model, beautiful flying site and great editing.
Your flying, in a scale manner greatly enhances the whole effect, well done Sir, something to aspire to. cheers,
regards Al,
Apr 04, 2009, 10:34 AM
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Brad,
Looks great, looking forward to photos of your 415 in the water.
Apr 04, 2009, 10:40 AM
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So what do you think of the flying qualities?

How do the flaps work?
Apr 04, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Checked the CG today and the plane is tail heavy as this point in the build, which is good because I can put the batteries near the nose. This will allow me to remove the batteries through the cockpit for charging. Not having to remove the wing to charge is a big plus.
Apr 04, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Nitroplanes CL-415


Looking good Brad! Are you planning on using differential thrust or water rudder for steering?
Apr 04, 2009, 01:12 PM
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I'm just going to use the water rudder.
Apr 04, 2009, 01:31 PM
Thanos Papantonopoulos
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actually the 11x9 APC (4blades) gives 980W on 6cells and 47Amps.
Of course as you said you shouldn't wait more than 4 minutes of flight!! Thats the reason i changed the setup on mine!!!
Apr 04, 2009, 03:38 PM
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Thanks for the link Brad!! a lot of info here on CL-415.I have been crunching numbers in motocalc this morning using electric motors that everyone has installed,can't make up my mind yet.I would like to use 4 blade prop and later install sound system.It will be two weeks before I see my replacement parts.
Apr 06, 2009, 01:07 PM
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Brad,great job on the conversion, I would love to witness the maiden
Apr 08, 2009, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MustangAce17
Brad,great job on the conversion, I would love to witness the maiden
Kyle, no date set yet for the maiden, too bad you are so far away though.
I'll keep you posted when I'm ready.

I am putting the final touches on the CL 415...

Just adding some scale features, I guess I can't resist.
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Apr 08, 2009, 07:01 PM
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That looks excellent Brad.

Love the wheels and strut covers. Which Robart strut covers did you get? I'd like to get the same.

Perry
Apr 08, 2009, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rudderman98
That looks excellent Brad.

Love the wheels and strut covers. Which Robart strut covers did you get? I'd like to get the same.

Perry
Robart part # 103


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