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CMPro Katana 50

Old 01-23-2007, 10:24 PM
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Default CMPro Katana 50

I have just purchased a CMPro Katan 50, my question is will a 20zo engine such as a magnum .70or O.S. .70 do well in this plane. If someone has experiance with this model or this combo I appreciate any help at all.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:15 AM
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Default RE: CMPro Katana 50

Should fly ok with the Magnum 70, with the Magnum 60 its pathetic and with a SA82 its very good, not great but very good.
Old 01-24-2007, 09:44 AM
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thanks for the info, There is a review of this plane at http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=421 this fella claims to have used a .52 Im presuming a magnum or o.s. and I figured yea it would fly with that....but how well.
Old 01-24-2007, 10:52 PM
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Default RE: CMPro Katana 50

The review in RCU used a 52 2C Tiger Shark engine and the baby can really perform. I think the pilot is really good too. It was very impressive. If the plane flies that well with a 52 2C then something like the the SA82 turning a 14x6 on 25% nitro would be superb fun. I think your Mag 70 turns a 13x6.
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Default RE: CMPro Katana 50

Well, I ended up with a YS FZ .63 I have a YS 1.40 on a cap and am very happy with it. The YS engines seem to have a little more punch to them than the other brands.
Old 01-28-2007, 02:49 AM
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The YS63 should turn a 14x6 on 25% nitro, I got the YS110 and now the YS160DZ NIB. They are superb engines, good idle with a crisp transition. You will have a ball with the YS63 on your CMP Katana 50.
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Default RE: CMPro Katana 50

Where did you find your Katana 50? Can't seem to find it at any of the normal places ie Raidentech, Nitromodels etc
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I bought it off EBay got it for 86$ and 20$ shipping I saw a yak floating around on there, The katana arf is one of the easiest arf I have done had everything but the engine mounted etc in 1 evening!
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tIANci, I am having trouble finding the propr range for the YS 63 ya have any suggestions
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Default RE: CMPro Katana 50

Superman ... what do you mean 'propr' range? I am a little lost ... sorry! If you mean PROP range then the 13x6 is about nice and she will also turn a 14x6 on 25% nitro.
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Default RE: CMPro Katana 50

Yea I ment PROP it was a typo ....its very cold here and I had to much sugar befor typing that post ....again sorry.
Anyhow I will be flying 30% so the 14-6 should be a great choice
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I purchased the CMP Katana 50 from Ebay as my third plane. The instructions were a little to vague for me however I was able to built it OK. I do not like the spring connection of
the wing sections, the wheel spindles will not work but the plane is beautiful. I installed a Saito 82 because my flying buddy told me this plane needed it. All servos are Futaba
digital 3151's. Plane weighs 6.5lbs full of fuel. I have an onboard glow ignitor with a built in battery. The engine is turning a 14/4w APC @ 10200rpm on the ground. I have the cg at the manual recommended location and balanced the plane side to side. My problem is with its flight characteristics. My son has flown this plane two times (he is the better pilot) but
said he will never fly it again. It has TONS of power to pull the plane, rolls are so fast its a blur but when you pull it into a loop it rights itself by that I mean it falls to the right when it is upside down and you just level it out. It will not make a round loop. My son landed it smoothly on our grass field and the landing gear pulled off. I think with the wheel pants on the landing gear snaged and because it is a two piece unit it folded back. Any suggestions on how to make it fly better. I used the hardware included in kit and followed the directions. If I cannot get it to fly any better it will be for sale.

Steve
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Default RE: CMPro Katana 50

I recently purchased this model second hand in great condition from a friend who hasn't flown the model in over a year.

Unfortunately it didn't come with the manual and he cant remember how he had it setup.

Can someone please help me with what the C of G and Control Throws as per the manual should be.

Thanks
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Default RE: CMPro Katana 50

Try a master airscrew 13x6 on 25% you'll enjoy it better than the apc. I tried both on my ys 63 and the master airscrew made the plane more stable in torque rolls and the engine seemed to handle the prop better.

Kyle woishness back in the day used a 13x6 master airscrew on his funtana 40 also..and recommended it as a rule of thumb for 3d!

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