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Old 10-24-2010, 01:51 PM
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I just got home from the maiden flight of my Nitro Planes C 160.

In the past there has been much discussion arout the merits & failures if this model. My experience has been an over the top sucess.

First take off was silk smooth with a shallow climb out to get the feel of all the controls and how the plane would respond.

After a few clicks of up elevator it flew true - steady and rock solid. First I tested flight a 1/2 throttle and was amazed at the scale speed and docile handeling. Second I tested 1/4 throttle and held altitude, it slowed to a crawl and flew along perfectly happy with no (read that as NO) bad tendecies what so ever. Third I played with it's sport flying abilities. (alieron rolls, loops, stall turns and inverted flight). It is a twin, scale, heavily wing loaded plane that somehow flies with all the forgiveness of a trainer.

Finally, the landing, Slowed to 1/4 throttle on downwind, turned base with a slight throttle reduction and held a very small amount of throttle all the way to about 2 to 3 feet off the runway and then chopped power and made one of the best landings I've ever made.

Completely surprising and very satifying to fly and then you have this beautiful scale C 160 to look at - I highly recomment it.

Specs: -Of course I converted it to electric.
-E-Flite Powr 32 Motors
-E-Flite 60 AMP ESC (mounted in each Nicelle)
-9 1/2 X 10 - 4 blade props
-4 cell - 4000 MAH 25C Lipos

I've included a couple of photos.

Glynn.




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Hi;Looks like nice job!I have one of these in the box it is the glow version and sounds like what you have too!Haven't started anything with it yet but really thinking of the electric too!Looks like maybe a hatch ahead of wing?wondering where to place the batteries!See HK has a 32 size electric now that is very reasonable sounds like what you used!Now see that they have one specifically for electric!!Appreciatte any hints you may have! Thanks!
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I cut a hatch ahead of the wing leading edge and built a box for the batteries just below it.
Required no ballast to balance, I fly it just a touch nose heavy to keep everything dosile.
The 32's are just right on power, enought to play at hige throttle but scale at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle.
I'm more than happy with the way it flys and looks.

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