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Apr 16, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Yep Cessna RG's They were not very reliable, the early ones had all kinds of problems.
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Apr 16, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Looks pretty flimsy. i read the 182RGs have gear from the 210 which is stronger. Flight school had a 172RG that held up ok with a lot of less than greasy landings, but maintenance was on it every week.

now scale retracts on the airfield would be cool, working out that articulation would be no easy task.
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Apr 17, 2012, 10:32 AM
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All the rears need to do is fold into the body....reverse the front so it folds forward into the cowl. I bet ones for a Corsair of P-40 would work
Apr 17, 2012, 04:04 PM
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I'm just about to pull the trigger on the kit version of this plane from NP. What numbers are you guys getting with the stock setup? I have just about everything ready to go except a motor. I plan to use this 3548 800KV motor https://www.leaderhobby.com/product....36&Location=LA with a 40A ESC
Apr 17, 2012, 04:15 PM
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33A @ WOT with stock 800KV Motor and a 12x10 prop. Don't be disappointed if that motor doesn't come with a shaft. I think a lot of the ones they are selling don't come with one. You will have to get one separately.
Apr 17, 2012, 04:28 PM
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33A @ WOT with stock 800KV Motor and a 12x10 prop. Don't be disappointed if that motor doesn't come with a shaft. I think a lot of the ones they are selling don't come with one. You will have to get one separately.
Thanks man. I think they started shipping all their motors with shafts. I just got 2 4250 motors from them and they came with the shaft, cross mount and the connectors for the esc
Apr 17, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Let us know how you liked it. The price is of course insanely low. I just spent $60 on an e-flite motor (power 15).
Apr 17, 2012, 05:08 PM
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I paided $10 a piece for the 2 4250 motors I got from them. Once is in a 1400 FMS Zero and the other in a FMS 1400 P51 and so far they have been great. I flew at 50% throttle and I get plenty of power for scale flying
Apr 17, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Hey, has anyone done retracts on one of these? I haven't found any info anywhere....might be a fun thing to upgrade the plane with...I'm up for a challenge...
I am looking into doing it! I have found a couple places where you can get servo less retracts just google tricycle retractable landing gear. will post a link as soon as I find them again.

I found them I think these will work great!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rce=google_ext
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Apr 17, 2012, 09:30 PM
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I am looking into doing it! I have found a couple places where you can get servo less retracts just google tricycle retractable landing gear. will post a link as soon as I find them again.

I found them I think these will work great!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rce=google_ext
Hobbypartz sells servo-less retracts for much less. I got 2 from them for $20 for my Dynam T-28 and they work better than the stock ones that come with the T-28
Apr 17, 2012, 11:07 PM
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I took alook at my plane tonite....the front is gonn ahve to be short. the nose is not as long I thought...
Cessna 182RG Skylane undercarriage retraction sequence (1 min 29 sec)
Apr 17, 2012, 11:39 PM
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I took alook at my plane tonite....the front is gonn ahve to be short. the nose is not as long I thought...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnToe7zOa8E
If you use the cowl off of the 3DHS 48" Edge and stand off the motor I think it will give enough room. I was also looking at going to a 4 blade prop so if what I have found in my research is right you can go down to a 9" prop (dont quote me on that I may be misunderstanding what I am reading but the math works out). some thing like the link below.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/scale_4_b...18582_prd1.htm
Apr 18, 2012, 09:09 AM
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thanks for reminding me about wanting a four blade prop on my Thunderbolt. many guys put power25's and 4s batteries with this prop
Apr 18, 2012, 07:04 PM
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All most done. Hey how well does the 60mm CG work out?
Apr 18, 2012, 07:11 PM
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I have been following this thread for a while and I am not aware of anyone who have moved it (i.e. flies with the CG either more forward/backwards). In addition, the Plane flies remarkably well even if it is extremely nose heavy.
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