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Old 05-04-2009, 09:53 PM
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Here are a few Pix from the kit. The Scale landing gear is the Holy Grail of Scale fixed gear.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:29 AM
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A few more.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:40 AM
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Are the trim and tail numbers etc painted or film? I'm going to get one but I'd like to trim like a friend's full-scale if I can get off what's on there.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:05 AM
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Dr doom
Are the trim and tail numbers etc painted or film? I'm going to get one but I'd like to trim like a friend's full-scale if I can get off what's on there.
Thanks
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It's your lucky day... The N No's are not applied, They are included 2 different sets , but you can do what ever you want with the No's. their is also a decal stencil of the main doors and handles that it comes with. The interior is very nice.

My only complaint with all monokoted ARF's is their are no panel lines.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:40 PM
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Drdoom,

What engine are you planning to use on your Cessna? I have a OS 91 four stroke available but don't know if it is adequate power for this plane.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:33 PM
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My thoughts are maybe go Gas with Zenoah 20cc Electronic Ignition Gas Engine, or Evolution 26GX (1.6) Gas Engine. anyone here have any idea if these Mills would fly it. or maybe a Saito 100 twin, 4 stroke.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:02 PM
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Thanks for taking the time to post pics! Very appealing
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My thoughts are maybe go Gas with Zenoah 20cc Electronic Ignition Gas Engine, or Evolution 26GX (1.6) Gas Engine. anyone here have any idea if these Mills would fly it. or maybe a Saito 100 twin, 4 stroke.
I been looking at the 20 and 26 cc engines on the market today Zen, CRRC, XYZ, RCGF etc. I just purchased a RCGF 26 CC for my CMPRO Cessna 182 for $229..00 and love the motor. There is around 130 pages in the Gas forum on this site.

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Old 05-05-2009, 04:53 PM
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The zenoah 20 is a great motor. I've got the 20 in my recently completed 96" RC Guys 150 Aerobat. No stick time on that combo yet due to weather, but I know others that have the same setup and it works well. It pulls great and it should be a nice match for the Top Flite. I'm just getting back into the sport after a 20 year hiatus and when I saw this Top Flite ARF, well the wallet came out. As mentioned in previous posts, the kit is amazing and from what I've managed to rummage through so far, there are no dissapointments. I personally am going brushless on this build. I've gone per the recomendations with the Rimfire 1.20 and lipo packs. It'll be my first large brushless. Hopefully I don't regret not going gas.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:16 PM
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Thanks for the info and pics. Gonna pull the plug on this one tomorrow.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:28 AM
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Default RE: Top Flite Cessna 182 ARF

I like the electric option also,no vibration,no hacking up the cowl etc.I may just get one of these.I had the kit version with a OS 91 and it flew great with that engine,I think a 120 is too much unless your going with floats.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:44 AM
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Has anyone been able to download the manual from the Topflite website? I've tried several times and all it does is lock up IE.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:29 PM
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What is your email address? I can send it to you if you like.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:55 PM
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I've gone per the recomendations with the Rimfire 1.20 and lipo packs. It'll be my first large brushless. Hopefully I don't regret not going gas.
Be sure to keep us posted. The price of those Batteries keep me at bay.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:38 PM
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Thanks Mike. Got it and printed it out.

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:43 PM
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Don't have a solid price yet, but my dealer told me that mine is being shipped today to my store. Dennis
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:56 PM
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i just got mine today. i have power questions. i have a new magnum 91 4 stroke or considering the brushless option as well. which would perform better???
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:33 PM
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I've tried electric but flying electric does not have the same feel/sound as gas. I would go for the gas
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:36 PM
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The nose gear that comes with the kit is not very scale like. Anyone knows where I can get something for scale (w/shock absorber) that would fit the cessna.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:24 PM
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Robart has a scale set for $60.00. Robart 654 Fixed Steerable Nosegear w/Fork 3/8" Prolly take a bit od modification to get it and the tire inside the wheel pant.
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UPS delivered the rest of the brushless system today. It seems pretty hefty and well laid out. I am questioning their choice of a 60A ESC for a system that uses a motor that pulls 50A continuous and 80A peak. Well, that's what they said to use and that's what I bought. Hopefully it doesn't go up like the Hindenburg. Still getting the wings built at the moment but I'll post some pics of the brushless setup in a day or two when I get some other pieces out of the way.
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I`m also going electric with this cessna.Are you going with the recommended 5s Li-po set up ?I`m looking into using a 6s set up (2 x 3s in series) as I can just about get 2 x 3s 3300mah packs in the slots provided.A hacker A50 12L on 6s puts out approx 1200 watts (apc-e 18 x 10 prop)

I`ll be interested in your build.

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Old 05-07-2009, 08:58 AM
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You 2 should do a Build thread together.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:54 AM
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Yep, going 5S with Thunder Power packs, the Rimfire 1.20 and an APC 16x8. I may do a seperate, minimal thread with some pics of the setup.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:35 PM
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whats a good brushless motor and esc combo that doesnt cost a fortune?? on the stup they recommend which is 5s 3200 mh how long of flite time could be expected???
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