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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Raj / Euan after much deliboration this is the best could come up with .... I made the horns from some old brushed aluminium kitchen skirting wasnt feeling the plastic horns ...

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Cool cuming along nicely wel done!! Great work dude
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

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    10 hours and not alot to show, nacel glued on now and turbines out and in for the final time ...

    (Raj , Dremel came in well handy today)
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Raj,

    Managed to get some time on the citation tonight, ran a covering iron across the tail, looks ok ... do you want me to pay for the 2 x server reversers's etc and you paypal me?

    Scott.
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Getting ther dude!! Wel done elevator looks a lot better now! Yeh you can get them reversers & il Settle it over PayPal with you if that's what you want!! Iv managed to get some alloys and trailing link legs aswel, it's hard to find them to fit on those eflite retracts come around next week and have a look at them thers. 2 types. I wanted to get some tam jets but they do not do anything to fit the eflite 80-120 size retracts! Also must say Thanks to (Dave ) from motors & rotors who has helped us with this project! Thanks Dave! Scot Keep it up dude il see you next week don't work to hard
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

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    Box arrive OK today

    Keep it up!

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Yes Dave box arrived sound! quick delivery very well packed aswel like always thanks Dave 10/10 good service!!!
    Raj

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Raj,

    Done the canopy today, worked out quite well - very pleased with my work ... you owe my wife a box a cling film (took the Gripen out today and put 3 mean flights on it as well)

    Also extended the rod support at the exit of the fuselage for the elevator rods .. much happier now (would have been ok though)

    Did you source the Y lead reverses from Gliders today?

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Sweet work dude!! That hatch looks cool now!! Great idea with the ply I like it !!
    I can see y u need a box of cling film lol!! Bet that gripner looked sleek in the air!! Nice plane mate any picss???
    Yeh Il order you some reversers on Monday!! Il keep them with the retracts for when you pop down next week,
    keep it up lad some good work ther!!

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Raj,

    Managed to find an afternoon to get on with your citation ... got the servos and rods into the wings.

    The under carriage mounts literally fell out of the wings :-( so I made some proper ones and epoxied them in.

    The eflite retracts fit like a peach but the depth of the wings ment I had to mount them at a slight angle other wise they would be sitting proud, but I think it looks ok ...

    I managed to cobble together a dual nose wheel front leg from the old habu stuff and some bits and pieces from my spares pots :-) , not long now fella ...

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Cool dude you've naild this project fast looks sweet how did the other trailing link legs look? did you try them?? To small? Looks cool yeh the retract mounts didn't look good! First and were weak. Wel done lad looks like il have to nail a maiden flight strait away with it , sweet work hope ur good come down this Friday if your around Bham!
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Dude, other ones were to small and the compression was to soft ... the pin size was to small for the eflite retracts :-(

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Ok dude never mind they wil do for now! il maiden it and fly it around a few times if all goes well then we can put some better and scale uc on it! What's the weight saying?? Have you weighd the model yet? What kind of auw are we looking at now that it's near complete all up weight?
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Still a while away from that mate ... ill let you know soon enough ..

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Scott,Raj,
    Looking good,Scott have you ran the two p20s together yet ? and are you using two separate rx channels or a y lead?
    cheers Euan.

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Looking really good. Scott certainly builds at a fair old pace. Set a date for the maiden flight?
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s


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    Scott,Raj,
    Looking good,Scott have you ran the two p20s together yet ? and are you using two separate rx channels or a y lead?
    cheers Euan.
    Euan, thats the plan ... I think Ill run one at a time first though ... (very nervious for some reason)

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Hi euan how r u? yes scot wil y lead them before I get it back how you doing with the g500?? Has that project started? Dominic? How's it going dude thanks for helping me find the second p20 for this project hope your cool! I wil maiden the citation ASAP!! I wil get the video of maiden flight for everyone who wil not be there for the maiden flight! Hoping it wil fly nice and scale euan I'm selling the Tristar if your interested?
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    No prob Raj. Don't rush it. It's a big investment so plan out that maiden flight carefully. Flying my Futura for the first time next Saturday as long as weather is like today.
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Cool dom" I think the futura wil fly nice pics looked very nice! Yes defiantly this project has put a big hole in my pocket lol! But I guess a dozon+ flights on the citation wil pay off the hard work put into this project yes domonic i won't rush it,
    it wil be flown when it's the correct time and wheather as you say ther is a lot of money invested into it can therefore I can not cut corners just to get it in the air!! You have to Let me knw how the futura flew Nxt sat
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    There fore I can not cut corners to fly it
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s


    ORIGINAL: siddus74

    Raj / Euan after much deliboration this is the best could come up with .... I made the horns from some old brushed aluminium kitchen skirting wasnt feeling the plastic horns ...

    Scott.
    Great job on the horns you made. They certainly don't look home-made. If you could make hundreds of them, you would not have any problem selling them! Put me in for at least 50 of them if you decide to make them. Best horns I've ever seen!
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Raj,

    As discussed cant use the front leg as the pin required is not in the eflite kit and the hole is the incorrect size so I have fitted the standard one (looks ok and works well enough)

    I replaced all the wood for the retract mounts with proper ply as the wood installed was poor quality, but where do you stop?

    Kinda making it up as I go now, just as well the instructions were rubbish .. All the hard work is done now, it is starting to put weight on, but whats in there has to be in there ...

    I have do a dry fit to wet your appetite!

    I willl attach a couple of vids in a short while.

    Scott.

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    Vid2 > > [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2cI_zEF2MI&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Sweet work dude!! It's a shame about them trailing link legs never mind those eflite retracts look solid hope ther as strong when it comes to 1 funny landing!! Great you've done some good work I guess runing both engines is not far of now keep it up cheers.

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    RE: Nitroplane Cessna Citation 2 x P20s

    Those eFlite retracts are much under-rated. I use them on the mains for my Futura. Only small issue you can get with them is if the two sides of the frame aren't tight together. If not, the circuit board that has the micro-switches can drop out of the grooves in the two sides of the frame...and then the whole thing don't work.
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