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Feb 14, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by seojeff
There's nothing wrong with the nose wheel, it'actually quite good. If you can land a plane with tricycle gear reliably then you will love this aircraft. It's not made to land on rough terrain, it's a Cessna. If you want that you should have bought a FunCub.
true...
but that said, converting this beautiful bird to tail dragger is fairly easy, and I had my Cess flying off a rough grass field with 2 x 5800 lipos onboard, and I think something like 4" rubber wheels.
I posted pics earlier in this thread.
Worked far better than I had expected... practical yet still looked very scale, I was very happy with this plane
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Feb 14, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Yes there is nothing wrong with the nose wheel. I actually prefer the trike gear, but since I've had this cessna, I've ripped the nose gear out twice.

The firewall is just too thin, plus my nose gear that I got, the compression strut was loose so it was wobbling from side to side. I had to wedge a small pin in there so it wouldnt move.

Here is my conversion and custom paint job. I still have to finish the tail.
Feb 14, 2013, 03:12 PM
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they have this plane in hobbytron rtf why does everyone want it from hobbyking
Feb 14, 2013, 03:17 PM
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they have this plane in hobbytron rtf why does everyone want it from hobbyking
Probably because the price is too high. I bought mine as a kit for ~$170.
Feb 14, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Feb 14, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Feb 15, 2013, 06:18 AM
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I like the paint job on your plane mr mention
Feb 15, 2013, 06:24 AM
what goes up, must come down..
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Originally Posted by MrMention
Yes there is nothing wrong with the nose wheel. I actually prefer the trike gear, but since I've had this cessna, I've ripped the nose gear out twice.

The firewall is just too thin, plus my nose gear that I got, the compression strut was loose so it was wobbling from side to side. I had to wedge a small pin in there so it wouldnt move.

Here is my conversion and custom paint job. I still have to finish the tail.
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Feb 15, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Can this plane land with no power or would it stall coming in for a landing
Feb 15, 2013, 10:44 AM
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And does it handle good with wind
Feb 15, 2013, 02:29 PM
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Can this plane land with no power or would it stall coming in for a landing
If you dont use flaps deployed, easy to glide on in deadstick, still keep some air speed up of course, but a very easy bird to glide.... this is assuming you are keeping the plane light on weight ie using the recommended battery etc
There is a point at which she will stall of course, but from memory it is very predictable.

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And does it handle good with wind
These big foamies get thrown around by wind, so either fly with gyro flight stabilizers like this or this or add extra weight for more authority in the air... but a heavier bird has other compromises eg strengthening air frame & landing gear to cope with the weight, stall speed is higher etc etc
Feb 17, 2013, 02:20 PM
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how do u set up the nose gear the instructions are horrible
Feb 17, 2013, 02:22 PM
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this plane is very hard to build also how do u set up the landing gear
Feb 18, 2013, 01:13 AM
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this plane is very hard to build also how do u set up the landing gear
Its pretty straight forward to build. If you need some pointers though, have a look back through this thread. There are plenty of photos and good advice on here
Feb 18, 2013, 03:28 AM
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this plane is very hard to build also how do u set up the landing gear
I recommend watching this video and reading his tips however the strut reenforcement is totally unnecessary. His expected point of failure is wrong.

http://rcinformer.com/the-giant-cess...om-hobby-king/


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