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Old 02-18-2016, 07:48 PM
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Hi Behzad
Yes I made that side panels also out of light ply, if I was going to do it again I would
use 0.5 glass sheet just to get a better finish.

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Old 02-18-2016, 09:01 PM
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Hi Ian

thank you. I am planning to lightly glass it and add some ridges as well.

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Old 05-01-2016, 10:31 PM
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Hi Guys,
I have a question, is there a better what to mount the steering servo other than to the side of the nose leg as per manual? I have the servo tray break lose twice now and I need to find a better solution.
Interested to hear how others have mounted their steering servo, Btw I fly off a fairly rough surface which doesn't help either.

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Old 08-01-2016, 09:17 AM
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Is the Gear for this plane the same as the Ultra Lighting?
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:22 AM
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Hello Glen If you restrict the air line to prevent the gear from slamming up and down it will save the servo bracket.

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Old 08-01-2016, 09:23 AM
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Hello The Ultra Lightning and the Marchetti do not use the same gear.

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Old 08-01-2016, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jetsflyin View Post
Is the Gear for this plane the same as the Ultra Lighting?
Hi Glenn, from what I learned, the legs are different.

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Old 08-01-2016, 10:06 AM
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:38 AM
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Great looking airplane for a prop
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:16 PM
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Looking for a little help on a new to me Comp Arf Marchetti 260. Plane has been flown before, but I have changed quite a bit on the install. Have everything all set up to do my maiden, except for the CG check. The manual on Comp Arf's web site lists the recommended CG point but I am unsure if the check should be with gear up or gear down. Can anyone out there provide any input on gear up or gear down for the CG check.
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Hi, in my case, I always do the CG gear down. good luck. Mine is almost ready to check the CG.

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Old 09-19-2016, 03:48 PM
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Behzad, Thanks for the quick reply. That's how I was leaning but it is always good to ask.
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Hi all, my turbo prop Marchetti is done. But for balancing, it seems as I need a little less than 2lb weight in the nose. Did you all have the same experience ? I am planning to mold the weight in the lower scoop. If you added the weight, where did you install it.


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Old 02-05-2017, 11:29 AM
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Hi Behzad,
I did the maiden and several flights on my DA 100 powered Marchetti late last year. Everything was perfect except for nose gear retract problems. Just went ahead and changed that out to Behotec electric so now no more problems. No problem at all with balance. I had all of my batteries in front of the wing tube nothing heavy behind the tube. I didn't need to add any weight at all to get proper CG.

I am now in the process of changing the plane to a Turbo Prop and would really be interested in any pictures, measurements and suggestions from your install.
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Hi

the turbo prop is about 5.5 lb. but most of the turbine sits inside the fuse. Also, I like stuff organized and easily accessible so put the powerbox behind the CG . I am working on it but it looks like it would need about 1.75 lb on the firewall to balance. I would get the correct number as soon as I have time to mess with it.

I would be be glad to send you all the details. Here are some pictures . you can give me your e-mail address and I can e-mail them as well. The most important number, the upper standoffs need to be 11.8mm.

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Sorry. I am not sure why all the images went upside down after posting. But it turns normal when opened.

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Old 02-26-2017, 05:34 AM
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Default CART Marchetti Composite plane.

Good Morning All..
I have been building for approx. 2 years. I just bought a Carf Marcetti kit from an estate sale. New, approx. 3 years old, C50 pneumatic landing gear, upgraded instrument panel, 5-HiTec 7945, 2-HiTece 7955, 1-HiTec 7980, AR9110 Reciever, and SWB arms. All new in the boxes. I was wondering does anyone have a build thread other than the Construction Manual. I would like to try and build this plane and/or sell it.
Thanks JJ... jj.datum@gmail.com
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:25 PM
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Hi All, I finally maiden the plane today. What a nice flying plane. The only issue was that it seemed underpowered so I think I have wrong size prop on. I am currently running 24x12 three blade prop. For those of you that have been flying it for a while, can you please let me know what size prop are you using. (Engine is Jetcat stp5 , v3. )

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Old 10-17-2017, 03:12 PM
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I have about 5 flights on mine since the conversion. I am running a King Tech K60TP and spinning a 24 X 22 pitch prop. No way of knowing for sure what RPM I am turning in the air but It Tacked 4950 on the ground on a test stand run. Seems to have plenty of power and decent vertical. Not as much as when I was flying on a DA 100 with two blade prop but seems pretty scale to me.

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This is a picture from this weekend flying in 20-25 mph winds. Plane handled it really well. It's really a sweetie!
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Hi Sailing 1. Thanks for the info. It looks like i am using the right prop. So something else might be going on. Did you open any pass ways for the air for turbine ? I have opened the wheel wells and a duct on top .

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My plane was converted to a TP from a DA 100 powered plane that had cans. I left the previous exhaust openings open under the plane. The plane also had two 2 inch x 4 inch vents aft of the bulkhead behind the gear which I left open. I think I am getting enough air from the combination of these. As expected there is quite a bit of heat build up at shut down and to that end I open the canopy as soon as possible and use a yard blower to help with cool down and heat dissipation. I also have an open duct on top.
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