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Jan 24, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Another perspective, Wooden boom is mounted vertically along the rudder/stabilizer (left side) and it really caused the plane to yaw to the left. Crabbed all over the place trying to fly a straight line and land it.


Transall C-160 camera test looking down (3 min 52 sec)
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Jan 24, 2013, 09:25 PM
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that thing looks like it flys very nice! ive been building the hobbyking namc ys-11. well i was building it, but ive took a break from it. but you've definitly built yours much faster than i have. im going to put retracts on mine too. but i love the quality of these kits!! and you cant beat the price. ive been wanting to buy that c-160, but opted for the ys-11 instead.
Jan 24, 2013, 09:29 PM
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https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1759358 heres my build. ive been tinkering around with it, more than actually building it. i need to quit hesitating & get buisy with it.
Jan 24, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Transall C-160 build log


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https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1759358 heres my build. ive been tinkering around with it, more than actually building it. i need to quit hesitating & get buisy with it.
I came very close to getting that plane instead of the C-160.
I agree, both kits seem be be great value.
Jan 25, 2013, 12:56 AM
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i was always keeping my eye on it when it was $95, just looking for any excuse to get it. then they dropped the price to $69. and that was all the excuse i needed. they both are just so cool looking planes. yours looks like it just floats to the ground & lands smooth
Jan 25, 2013, 01:11 AM
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i was always keeping my eye on it when it was $95, just looking for any excuse to get it. then they dropped the price to $69. and that was all the excuse i needed. they both are just so cool looking planes. yours looks like it just floats to the ground & lands smooth
Thats because of the Twinstar win I used instead of the stock wing. Twice the wing area!
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Jan 25, 2013, 03:42 AM
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https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1759358 heres my build. ive been tinkering around with it, more than actually building it. i need to quit hesitating & get buisy with it.
Here Here Sir! Lol
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Jan 26, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Transall C-160 build log


Since I installed the Twinstar wing on the Transall C-160 I have a leftover Twinstar fuselage and the stock Transall wing. I think a swap will work just fine.

Here is how it went:

epoxied a wood saddle with blind nuts for the wing to attach to:
Jan 26, 2013, 11:45 PM
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Transall C-160 build log


Used the leftover Twinstar nylon attachment strap to hold down the front of the wing. Had to drill two holes thru the wing.
Jan 26, 2013, 11:46 PM
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Transall C-160 build log


Used the nylon bolts from the Twinstar
Jan 26, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Transall C-160 build log


After a lot of adjustments and sanding it seems to fit pretty good.
Current weight with motors, ESC's servos but no Rx or batteries is 2 lbs 12 oz.
With a 4400 3 cell battery (13 oz) the total all up weight should be 60 oz
This gives a wing loading of 27.27 oz per sq. ft.
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Jan 27, 2013, 01:37 AM
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were going to start calling you "Dr-c. Frankenstein". or "Dr-c. Frankenplane". i love the looks of those c-160 & c-130 wings. somebody needs to re-do a C-130 foamie! gws is the only one i can think of. and its out-dated.
Jan 27, 2013, 11:13 PM
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Transall C-160 build log


Transall/Twinstar is ready for Monday test flight:

All up weight: 4 lbs 2 oz. (w/4400 mah 3 cell battery)
2 x 810 kv brushless
9x7 3 blade Master Airscrew
Total thrust w/4400 mah 3 cell: 5 lbs 2 oz.
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Jan 27, 2013, 11:49 PM
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Transall/Twinstar is ready for Monday test flight:

All up weight: 4 lbs 2 oz. (w/4400 mah 3 cell battery)
2 x 810 kv brushless
9x7 3 blade Master Airscrew
Total thrust w/4400 mah 3 cell: 5 lbs 2 oz.
Looking great Sir, I love your cargo planes!
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Jan 28, 2013, 08:50 PM
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Test flight Monday:

Twinstar 2 hybrid (with Transall C-160 stock wing) flew great!
Very windy day. Launched and climbed up rock steady. Flew like a hotliner. Low wing loading = extended gliding. Floated in for a slow landing (less than 15 feet on grass.) 3 cell's give more than enough power. 9" props caught slightly on the grass when landing. 8" 3 blade props with 4 cell battery might be the best configuration.


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