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Apr 25, 2013, 02:38 AM
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1:1 scale cessna

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Apr 25, 2013, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by kamoflarj
Im wanting to build a 1:1 scale cessna out of epp that i can pilot myself in the actual cockpit...
Okay, gang, what do we do with this one?

*Heaves enormous sigh and goes to bed*
Apr 25, 2013, 04:00 AM
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How much money do you have to waste?
Apr 25, 2013, 04:58 AM
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The only thing available for a full scale plane are the Yuneec gear. It's been almost 4 years now and they haven't won FAA approval yet so there's that problem of them not being allowed to sell their stuff in the US (or pretty much anywhere outside of China). You can try contacting them though.

But seriously, a Cessna is a bit too big for the Yuneec motor. May be doable but would then be severely underpowered. A better bet is a modified ultralight design like Yuneec's own eSpyder: http://yuneeccouk.site.securepod.com/Espyder.html

If and when they get approval they offer their gear in 4 setups:

- 10000W motor + 300A ESC + 31000mAH 18S 5C Lipo
- 20000W motor + 350A ESC + either the 31000mAH Lipo or a 70000mAH 18S Lipo
- 40000W motor + 400A ESC + 100000mAH 36S 5C Lipo
- 60000W motor + ESC (still in development) + the same 100000mAH battery as the 40kW setup

If money is not an issue the big problem at the moment is, as I've said, the fact that they haven't gotten FAA approval. Technically it may be legal to fly their stuff in an ultralight but they can't export it to the US. If you want their gear your best bet is to get in touch with them.

Several other companies including Boeing are developing electirc planes but Yuneec was the first company to advertise their intention to sell electric gear for civil aviation. They're certainly the first to demonstrate a mass produced electric power system for full scale planes. Almost all the other electric planes are one-off experimental designs.
Apr 25, 2013, 05:02 AM
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Found this picture from Wired magazine of a typical Yuneec gear installation. Motor, ESC, Battery. Just like our smaller RC gear:

Apr 25, 2013, 05:05 AM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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I thought of these -


They don't do a Cessna, but the Red Baron looks good.
Apr 25, 2013, 05:08 AM
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Is it still the 1st of April ?
Apr 25, 2013, 05:45 AM
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To troll or not to troll ?, that is the questions, other threads include -

....1/3 scale Boeing 737....1:1 scale Spitfire....1:1 scale Vampire.
Apr 25, 2013, 09:20 AM
Don't look at me like that....
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Just go buy a full scale Cessna.
Apr 25, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by 62pilot
Just go buy a full scale Cessna.
A second hand one would probably be cheaper than trying to build one, in just about any material. But EPP ?, crazy.
Apr 25, 2013, 09:57 AM
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You could get some of the large Pink Dow Foam from Lowes or Home Depot, cut out all the parts from plans found on here and then HOT GLUE them to your body OR just use your favorite color Sharpie markers and draw one on yourself. Either option would probably be less than $50 bucks.

Run around your neighborhood with arms/wings outstretched.

Go - " brrrrrrrr........Buzzzzzzzz..........nyyaaaaooooww!" and other airplane like sound effects.

When FAA, NTSB, and or other Security Officials arrive......You can make radio communication ......like "MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!" ...."Houston, we have a problem!"....."Im going down!"

Don't forget your Call Letters drawn onto both legs IB1-NUT
Apr 25, 2013, 10:32 AM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
You can buy a ready to fly Cessna 150 for about $15,000.

There are a lot of people that have been experimenting with electric planes though. The guy that invented the Lazair back in the early 80's has converted one of his planes to electric using Hobbyking parts! He did the whole thing on here too -

So, yes, it is possible. Batteries are the biggest issue right now. Getting a large enough storage capacity, with a low enough weight is part of it. But there is also the airframe. You need to design a plane with light weight as the key.

Cessna is probably the worst design to go with if you want to make it electric. The best would probably be one of those ultralight gliders with a nice big Brushless motor on the nose.
Apr 25, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by eflightray
1:1 scale Spitfire....
I thought someone did build a 1:1 scale Spitfire out of foam. Not RC but cool nonetheless. Can't seem to find the video on youtube.. forgot the title.
Apr 25, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by slebetman
I thought someone did build a 1:1 scale Spitfire out of foam. Not RC but cool nonetheless. Can't seem to find the video on youtube.. forgot the title.
You may be thinking of the one that was based on an Airfix plastic model, but scaled up to 1:1 -

James May's Toy Stories1:1 Airfix Spitfire
Apr 25, 2013, 10:49 AM
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There was also an 80% homebuilt Spitfire -

Bob Mears Spitfire

That was powered by a Mazda Wankel engine.

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