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Mar 28, 2012, 05:03 PM
rwj
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Mine came from philip a few days ago. He should still have them listed. I will look it up. all he had was blue one but special ord a red one for me.
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Mar 29, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Sorry... I think I ordered the last one a couple of days ago. MOnday it was on the site and I placed the order.
That makes sense, I'll just check it periodically to see if it's back up! This thing is soooo nice
Mar 29, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Has anyone posted pictures of running the servo wires in the wing?
Mar 30, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Well I ordered my 182 from PW-RC Sunday evening and had it delivered today! I was shocked that it only took five days to arrive from China. I did pay the extra $20 for EMS shipping and well worth it. The box was in perfect condition. I got the kit and was really pleased to find everything except servos and motor in the box. Even had the spinner and prop along with all the hardware to complete it. Very nice decals as well. It sure is a big bugger!. I thought the kit was just the foam and decals. Even the control surfaces are hinged and ready to go. Fabulous quality with excellent parts fit. I will surely do all the mods. I like the fact that you can install full size servos for the rear by just removing the mini servo mounting plate. Great idea and someone was thinking.

So now awaiting my lighting kit to arrive before I do final assembly as I'm sure to have to route wires etc. All in all just blown away with the quality of this kit and especially the service that PW-RC provides. I hope Phillip will stock more of these in a wider range of colors and all the spare parts to go with it. 9.5 out of 10. Lost 0.5 due to the wheel pants being a bit strange to install...... Picky heh!!
Mar 30, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Has anyone posted pictures of running the servo wires in the wing?
Just aft of the servo pockets, there is a removable strip of foam. Pull it out, you will see channel for servo wire, lites, etc.
Mar 31, 2012, 03:43 AM
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I have been thinking of getting this plan to use as a tug/tow plane to get some gliders in the air.
Do any of you guys thing this plane would be any good for this?

Obviously I would put a big motor (possibly a g46 or g60) in her and mg servos all round.
Mar 31, 2012, 05:52 AM
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I have been thinking of getting this plan to use as a tug/tow plane to get some gliders in the air.
Do any of you guys thing this plane would be any good for this?

Obviously I would put a big motor (possibly a g46 or g60) in her and mg servos all round.
Based on the weight and wing size. I think it would be fine. I'm installing the 650KV motor. Also have a 600KV which I'll try also.
Apr 02, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Pics of the progress on my cessna. Nose gear steering servo installed, receiver and TM module in. I only have to deal with connecting rudder and nose gear steering servo with a Y and plugging in 4 extensions for the wings. Can't wait for the maiden.
Apr 02, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Minmog.... I'm at the same stager as you. Just installed my steering yesterday. I decided to use a ball link on the servo so it can break away in an impact and hopefully save the servo. I'm running it on a separate channel so I can mix it to the rudder and have a high and low rate taxi for takeoff. I'm also installing a sound system that fits perfect inside the firewall box. Love the size and room in this bird.
Apr 02, 2012, 10:27 AM
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Good idea on the ball link. I've got plenty of them from my helis. I ran out of channels otherwise I'd have the nose wheel on a separate channel as well. I will do it when I get my dx18
Apr 02, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Anybody get the blue one? Just putting the decals on today and having a heck of a time due to the pics in the manual not being the same model. Also, the corrugated decal for control surfaces is the wrong width and does not account for the ridges on aileron or elevator. If you have one of the blue could you post a pic. Thanks. I think I will head off to lowes and get a latex paint color matched then finish with clear acrylic.
Apr 03, 2012, 01:13 PM
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For anyone wanting to upgrade the in my opinion useless wing spar that comes with the plane check out this cf tube.

www.cstsales.com

Carbon Fiber Tube
OD 0.375"
4 Ft Length
ID 0.290", weight 55.5 grams.   T524L4 $8.50

It's an exact fit but is over a foot longer supporting the wing far better and flexes instead of bending like the stock spar. This upgrade should eliminate the need to reinforce the wing strut mounts. I'll post pics of the new spar as soon as I get it.
Apr 03, 2012, 08:17 PM
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So many "modifications" and "upgrades" people are doing to this plane.

If it's built as directed and kept as light as possible with a 4000mah or less battery, none of these changes are really necessary. Save your time and money.

Wick some thin ca on the wing strut mounts - both on the wings and in the fuse. Do the same for the motor mount box and the nosewheel mounting box.

I've had mine over a year and logged 114 flights on it. It's built all stock with components supplied in the Hobbyking version. I've never had a problem and it continues it provide reliable and enjoyable flights.
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Apr 03, 2012, 09:55 PM
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+1, dbc....same here!!
Apr 04, 2012, 01:15 AM
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So many "modifications" and "upgrades" people are doing to this plane.

If it's built as directed and kept as light as possible with a 4000mah or less battery, none of these changes are really necessary. Save your time and money.

Wick some thin ca on the wing strut mounts - both on the wings and in the fuse. Do the same for the motor mount box and the nosewheel mounting box.

I've had mine over a year and logged 114 flights on it. It's built all stock with components supplied in the Hobbyking version. I've never had a problem and it continues it provide reliable and enjoyable flights.
I'm not in this hobby to save time or money. I'm in it to enjoy whatever it is I enjoy. In this case is taking a product and making it better or more like to my liking. To each their own. I got this plane to utilize a lot of electronics I simply had laying around... Yes believe or not I had 7 hs-81's kicking around and an hs-85mg, lol. I also had a the hacker motor and the ice 75 from a different plane that didn't survive an unfortunate landing.


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