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Feb 05, 2007, 09:42 PM
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Looking forward to those pictures. Please post as many pictures as possible. Mine is still sitting in the box.

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Feb 05, 2007, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by N827TM
Here are some pictures of my 40" Cessna 150. I have had this for about 4 years. It is a beatiful flying bird. This is modeled after the 24" plans form the Guillows Cessna 150 kit.


If people knew how smooth of a flyer this plane is, it would probably be converted more. The steerable nosewheel mod is easy to perform too.

I love the little plane. A favorite.

Phil, I agree with your comments. A number of us have sent them details of conversions, and they are not even smart enough to promote it on their website. They are still showing prehistoric free flight electric conversions in the instructions, with heavy old store bought AA batts, that would probably not fly as shown, with the heavy wood.

Feb 05, 2007, 11:41 PM
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Thanks guys for the nice comments. Billl your Cessna 150 looks great. Zimmerman I plan on converting a Guillows Cessna 172 later this year. I started the project and waiting to finish a couple others before I get back to it.

Feb 06, 2007, 05:36 PM
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Shim,Why is it still in the box ?

this site have some micro motors , there is one 25 gram out-runner that can produce 300grams of thrust at around 5 AMPS?
I don't know a lot about out-runners but that sounds good to me,
Feb 07, 2007, 05:25 AM
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The same all reasons, afraid I may ruin it with my novice building skills.

The last picture, is that the nose wheel steering?

Feb 08, 2007, 01:17 AM
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Shim, don't think negative,
If you think positive this will lead to a successful build.
Instead of thinking it as one big build, brake it up in lots of small builds, focus all your energy and thoughts into getting each stage perfect, before moving on to the next stage.
All these small perfect builds will result in one perfect model!
If you feel you are starting to rush the model, stop and build some other model ARF, once it is out of your system them return to the model.
One stage may be as simple as cutting all the wing ribs and laying them all out on the plan.
The 172 took me 3 month to build,
good luck with yours
Yes that is the nose wheel steering

here are some of the tools i used.
Last edited by Zimm; Feb 08, 2007 at 02:32 AM.
Feb 08, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Thanks for the show of support.

It did occur to me that I could buy some 1/16" & 3/32" balsa sheet and start the build. The original contents of the Guillow Cessna 172 Kits is rather simple if I may say.

Feb 25, 2007, 04:54 PM
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really wonderfull
Mar 05, 2007, 04:11 PM
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I could'nt resist...I just bought a Guillow's Cessna Skyhawk 172 from ebay *g*

The kit should arrive soon...I hope I will also find the time to build it into such a beautiful masterpiece as you did.
Mar 05, 2007, 05:02 PM
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Wow, Zimmerman, that is beautiful!

Looks fantastic in the air, too. That is one of the better looking flight videos I have seen, both for the plane, and the video itself. Well done.
Mar 06, 2007, 03:38 PM
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Thank you,

I am working on a Bonanza 35V Hoping to get this one 250grams.
Mar 09, 2007, 10:05 AM
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Pretty plane, wonderful video. I'm going to be working on one of these. I was wondering if you could explain how you made the wheel pants, materials, techniques, etc.
Mar 12, 2007, 06:07 PM
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You can make a mold from the original parts then you should use a very light fiberglass cloth 2 or 3 layers will work. i did this because it is a lot stronger and easier to paint
good luck with the build, hope to see some pic's.


Originally Posted by dlittle
Pretty plane, wonderful video. I'm going to be working on one of these. I was wondering if you could explain how you made the wheel pants, materials, techniques, etc.
Mar 14, 2007, 03:10 PM
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Hey Zim, thanks for the information. I'll give it a go and see what works, Thanks, Duff
Mar 14, 2007, 08:26 PM
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I also had bought this kits maybe 10 years ago. Seeing your successs. I may give it a try.

Nice job!!

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