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Old 04-01-2008, 09:49 PM
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Default Midwest 72" G-202

Mr. McConville,
I am in the process of building an older Midwest kit no.186 72" G-202. If you can, I would like to know your recom. servo choice for this model (all surfaces). I prefer JR or Airtronic..., I will be using alum. arms 1" on the wings. Power will be a Saito 182 twin with a Nelson glow driver. Should the wings be updated to two servos??
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Thats an oldie. The servo depends on what type of flying you will be doing. If 3D (and you'll have to double bevel the trailing edges if you are) then I'd use a metal geared servo on ailerons. If for precision, then somethng like the JR 8231 is fine, and 1" arms would be too long.
Two seros per wing panel would be way overkill on a model that size.

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Mike,
Possibly for 3D...I do not have a lot of stick time in that arena. The double bevel on the TE does help. 3/4" on the arms? Also same servo on the elevators/rudder? I know its an oldie but I enjoy kits. In another thread I read the last kit you built was the prototype for the 80" MW Extra. Interestingly, I just purchase two of those. They will be set up for 3D. Power will probably be a Saito 300. I truly enjoy the four strokes...Any tips for that model as well???
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To be honest, the G-202 tends to build heavy and isnt a great 3D plane. Try to pull out weight anywhere you can, and be careful with a 3D set-up, it can bite you.

If you want 3D throws, then you'll need more like 1" to 1-1/4" arms and I'd use metal geared servos on ailerons for sure.
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Mike,
My main reason for asking about set-up for both of these planes is the fact that they are older designs and I assume they do have their respective limitations. The fact that the G-202 is not truly 3D capable is quite fine actually. My big fear is losing a plane to flutter because of improper set up or servos stripping during routine aerobatics. How is the build on the 80" plane? I haven't looked at plans yet. My questions on the Extra are basicly the same. Also, thanks for the quick response!
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On all of them, I'd use 4-40 pushrods and likage hardware and build them a light as possible. They are pretty overbuild in a lot of areas, and fly a lot better a lew pounds lighter.
We do things a lot differently now. GS and 3D have evolved quite a lot in the last 12 years.
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Default RE: Midwest 72" G-202

I HAVE A MIDWEST G-202 AND WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHAT ENGINES WOULD BE GOOD FOR THIS OLDER KIT. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE PLENTLY OF POWER WITHOUT TEARING THE PLANE APART.
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You could hardly do better than a 160FX--smooth, dependable, reliable, powerful.
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