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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9


    Today, we had one of those unusual sunny & mild days in UpState New York. So, some of
    the "USUALSUSPECTS"(Greg, Mat, Eddy, Devin, John, Jim & me) got together at the field
    tocomplete some review photos & videos. Eventhough the wind was about 20 mph and kind
    ofgusty, wewere committed and it turned out to be a great outing. Hey, the wind gusts did not
    bother me at all, because I did the photography and my flight instructor,JR's Devin McGrath,
    flew the Toledo and I just gotta tell you that we all have only one thing to say about the Hangar 9
    Toledo Special;

    "SWINGBABY" Ohhhhh......Yeahhhhh!!!!
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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    papa jeff: I'm wondering about flight times and how you like these batteries. are we talking vertical?

    My guess is that this airplane flies much like SIG's Rascal 40 which I've flown for a couple of years.

    Thanks

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    RFB,

    I was surprised with the flight time and power of the Toledo Special. The battery is a Thunder Power
    4S3850mAh V2 and we were getting flight times in excess of 10-12 minutes with a useage of only
    about 60% of the battery capacity. These flights were just easy, basic manuevers with a few verticle
    up lines and some acrobatics. Power is not an issue with the E-Flight Power 46, which I chose over
    the Power 32. I really enjoy flying this plane and I think you will too. Thank you for your post.

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    The video below is the maiden flight of the Toledo Special from Labor Day weekend. We were all impressed with how well it performed and how easy it was to take-off, fly, and land. The plane will fly strong aerobatics or simply cruise around at a slower pace. If you like the way it looks, you'll love the way it flies!

    Lynn Bowerman Test Flying the Toledo Special (19meg)

    flying photos and video by "Papa Jeff" Ring
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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    I just found these shots of Devin McGrath flying the Toledo like a Yak, sorta, kinda!

    SIDE-SLIP.............KNIFE EDGE....................ONE WHEEL TOUCH & GO

    Devin just can't help doin some 3D no matter what model he is flying!

    Don't you just love it? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh...................Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!
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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9


    THE HANGAR 9, TOLEDO SPECIAL REVIEW SHOULD BE POSTING SOON.

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9



    THE FULL REVIEW JUST POSTED THIS PAST WEEKEND;
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...rticle_id=1206


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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    From theactual review, the following comment was posted:

    Posted by: albsurfer 16 hours ago
    Good review and flight video. Your receivers are mounted wrong! Perpendicular to each other means not in the same plane. I verified this with the MFR.

    Albsurferdid notice the orientation of the receiver and it'sremote and took the time to share his observation,
    which was most appreciated. I thought my reply, which follows, should be included in this build thread.

    "Thanks for your comments and I'm pleased that you enjoyed the review.I appreciate that you
    noticed the position of the AR7000 and it's remote, and I do see that they are in the same plane
    (level), yet the antennas are indeed perpendicular to each other. I found a photo on the Horizon
    web site, which substantiates your comment and I thank you for bringing it to our attention.
    Although, I have used this same positioning many times before without encountering any problems,
    I am going to make sure that I take your advice and in the future, mount the remote Rx on a different
    plane than the Main receiver."

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9



    One of my Pals and RCCR club member, Paul Weigand, who just happens to be one of the
    best modelers in the the entire RC World, liked the " Retro" look of the Toledo Special so
    much that he bought one and did his Special magic on the Special. To me, Pauls mods
    and refinements were so fantastic that I just had to show them off. I sure hope that you
    enjoy them as much as I have.

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    Paul figured that the cowl really needed some intake venting for cooling the battery
    and ESC during flight, so in keeping with the Retro looka plain opening was not
    an option. So, Paul made his own vent style grill.

    Oh, the little red plug on the left, is the Maxx Products High CurrentArming Switch (# 6970)
    that we have been using quite often in high power electric setups. I believe that Paul has
    used an AXI 4130-16 outrunner with a 16 x 10E APC prop, Jetti 77 OptoESCandthis setup
    puts out just about 1400watts on 6S 30C packs.

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9



    Then, Paul thought that a lime green pinstripe would look good between the blue and cream
    color scheme. This was all done by hand and it would have taken me DECADES to do this.

    Now take a look at the tail wheel pant that Paul custom created. Is that the best, or what?

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    Hi Papa Jeff.......that's 1400 watts on 6s 30C batteries..........

    Paul

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    Thank's Paul, now what AXI motor did you use and what size prop?

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    Then it occurred to Paul that the underside of the plane needed some contrast so that at altitude,
    the Toledo would be visible. I think that Paul's Toledo will be the most totally visible Toledo
    Special that ever flew! Ohhhhhhhhhh.............Yeahhhhhhhhhhh!!! Don't you think? By the
    way, each Majenta square was hand cut and applied one by one! That's amazing!
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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    I used the set up out of my Travel Air........AXI 4130-16, Jetti 77 Opto ESC, and a 16/10 APC e prop.

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9


    ORIGINAL: R/C Gypsy

    I used the set up out of my Travel Air........AXI 4130-16, Jetti 77 Opto ESC, and a 16/10 APC e prop.
    Thank's Paul, I made the corrections to post # 35

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9



    Then, Paul decided that he wanted tofind a way to insert the batteries without having to turn the Toledo
    over to access the bottom battery hatch. And, Paul did not want to bother with constantly removing and then
    replacing the wing, just to change batteries. So he figured it out,after he build the custom battery tray, which
    he placed over the CG. Have you figured it out yet, or do you need a few more hints?

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    OK, here are a few more photos of the custom battery tray. By the way, notice the battery box cover which has
    been lightened with those holes which also function for allowing propercooling of the batteries. Paul does
    nothing 1/2 way!

    Well, there it is.......THEWINDSHIELD!!!!!! Paul just hinged the top of the windshield and placed two little
    screws on either side to hold the windshield in place after the battery is either replaced or removed for
    a re-charge. Absolutely perfect, right? I didn't figure it out either! Of course, I got it when I started to
    photograph the Toledo for this update.
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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    I am always impressed with Paul's work, but I really enjoyed seeing how he subtly transformed his
    Toledo into a unique customized Weigand Special. Ohhhhhhhhhhh..........Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
    As soon as the weather permits, here in Upstate New York, it will be interesting to fly our Toledo's
    together. I know one thing for sure; Paul's will get most of the attention and rightfully so!
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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    I'm thinking about picking one of these up at the Toledo show.  How about a Saito FA-62?
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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9


    ORIGINAL: Lane Horneck

    I'm thinking about picking one of these up at the Toledo show. How about a Saito FA-62?
    Lane,

    I gotta tell you that I'm confidentyou will be totally pleased with theToledo Special. As an
    "OLD DOG" Grandpa, I tell it....like I see it! Everything that I said in the build and review,
    was accurate from my perspective.

    Eventhough, I currently fly quiet and clean electric power, I think that any relieable,
    modern2 or 4 stroke engine would be acceptable to give you the proper power to
    really enjoy flying the Toledo. The Saito-62 would be perfect! Let us know when you
    get your Toledo and be sure to post as you build.

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    I inquired about picking one up at Toledo and Horizon Hobby said they wouldn't have them there. Shipping was free anyway from the website so I ordered mine yesterday. I recently got H9's older 1/4 Scale Super Cub soI'm planning to use this as a warm-up. I'll post pics when I get it.
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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    papajeff,I just started assemblying my Toledo Special tonight. Also my 1st electric of any size. I have a new Axi 4120/14. It bolts right in and fits cowling perfect. I have a Zoar 14x7 and Zoar 13x6.5 wood props. Will the 60 amp E-flite esc be enough?? I can't find amp ratings on the Axi anywhere and I'm new to electrics. OH,4S 5000 30c batts. Would appreciate any advice as I'd like to maiden this week end. THANKS,RACJ

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    RACJ,

    I'm sure that you will be pleased with your Toledo. Your Axi 4120-14 motor should be fine, but I do
    suggest that you test your set-up with a watt meter, before your maiden flight,to make sure that
    your 60A ESC will handle the amps. I would test using both props and compare the results to see
    which prop is more efficient.

    AXI 4120-14
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    Prop
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    12x8
    4-5 LiPo
    12-16 Nixx
    70-77 Amp Opto
    Sailplanes to 158 oz.
    Sport to 105 oz.
    .60 Sport
    .60 Trainers
    Powered Sailplanes

    It is important to determine watts per pound that your power system produces, as you want
    to be around 100+ for Sport Agressive flying. For comparison, my stats are as follows;

    Motor: E-Flight Power 46
    Prop: 14 X 7E APC
    Battery: Thunder Power 4S 3850mAh (30C)
    Flying weight: 6 1/4lbs.
    Meter results: A - 51 V - 15.6 W - 805 equals @ 130watts per pound

    I hope that this helps.

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    RE: TOLEDO SPECIAL 40 ARF by Hangar 9

    The chart shows the props in about the range I have but it's like everything else I've found on Axi's:no constant amp or burst ratings. I have a meter on order but don't know if it will get here. Might take both props to field and and see if someone has their meter. On 14x7 or 13x6.5 I'd think Axi motor would be fineI just don't want to lose plane with ESC failure. THANKS,RACJ


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