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    Carden 35% Cap 232

    Hi everyone, i just one of these at a swap meet this past weekend, and wanted to find out from u guys what would be good set up for this airplane, that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. I got a great deal for the airplane, so I had to buy it, I was thinking bout the mpi 450 servos all around, they seem pretty good never tried them though.
    Any suggestins will be greatly appeciated
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    RE: Carden 35% Cap 232

    No experience with MPI servos, but my gosh man for what these planes cost when they are done, why would you not want to run a name brand servo? I would at least run Hitecs! Your going to fly a 2K bird, and scimp a couple hundred on servos? [:'(]

    Did it come with a motor? Even buying a used twin 100 for this plane will set you back about 800 bucks. When it comes to big expensive planes, that can cause a lot of damage when crashed due to an inpropper set up, not to mention costing you a lot of money, I would buy the best you can afford. It's just not worth saving a few bucks here and there. IMO
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    Will buy old Cardens no matter the condition.

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    RE: Carden 35% Cap 232

    Agree- I would not use the MPI servos on this kind of plane. I would stay with Hitec/Airtronics/Futaba/JR and good servo arms/hardware.
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    RE: Carden 35% Cap 232

    I would look for the older 7 lb 3W-100 for this plane. You can find them reasonably priced and the Carden typically needs plenty of nose weight. A buddy bought one used and stuck a DA-100 in it, then he had to add 3 lbs of lead in the nose for balance.

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    RE: Carden 35% Cap 232

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    A buddy bought one used and stuck a DA-100 in it, then he had to add 3 lbs of lead in the nose for balance.
    3 lbs of lead ???? nah. I have a DA 100 in my Carden Cap and no led in the nose.
    The Cap is an awesome flying bird btw. It's a 3D monster. I wouldn't put anything less then high quality servos in this plane. If you can't / won't buy digital servos, then use at least some strong brand name metal gear servos like the JR 2721. I have JR 8411's all around and even a 4721 on the throttle. Probably the hitec digital will work fine. I don't use them though.
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    RE: Carden 35% Cap 232

    Ulf you got a 35% carden cap? You gonna have it at the houston 3D fest? you have any pictures of it? Ive got one sitting in boxes
    Biplane bro!

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    RE: Carden 35% Cap 232

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    Ulf you got a 35% carden cap? You gonna have it at the houston 3D fest? you have any pictures of it? Ive got one sitting in boxes
    Steve, here is my Carden Cap. I really like it. I won't fly it at the Houston Pro Bro though. Fun Fly type planes only.
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    RE: Carden 35% Cap 232

    Wow Ulf thats a beautiful cap. I been itchin to start building one of mine soon. I have a 40% carden cap Kit and 2- 35% kits. LOL dont ask, yeah i collect Carden kits
    Biplane bro!

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    RE: Carden 35% Cap 232

    Agree again- no way you should need 3lbs in the nose. I have had both a DA100 and a BME102 in mine and needed no extra weight to balance. Merely moving the rudder servos to pull/pull was enough to balance with the lighter BME. I moved the rudder servos back to the tail when I put in the DA.
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