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Old 02-28-2015, 05:00 AM
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Francis,

Very nice looking plane and you are doing a wonderful job at building this Cap 232. I will be looking for your maiden flight video when you do it. Have you ever looked at the EME line of engines. I have both DLE and EME gas engines and I like the EME a little better. They are designed a little different and use shorter stand-off's which means less vibration at lower RPM's. They also spin a larger prop at higher RPM's Good Luck on your build and keep posting those pic's.
Old 02-28-2015, 08:04 AM
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Yes you are right i was going to place my ZDZ40rv but i think she will do quite well with
the DLE i hope.

I would have prefer to have a 20X8 up front but it would have to do with a 19X8 on the DLE after the running in
a great pity but that is what i have opted for.
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I had the H9 Cap 232 / Chapman design and flew it with a DLE 30. This one was a little on the heavy side, no wild 3D maneuvers....
Well, it flew very nice and did a few tricks until I broke it....
I am building the Kangke Cap now, nice looking plane and I'll mount the DLE 30 on this.

I'd think your's will do very well with the DLE, for extreme maneuvers you will want more power.
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Francis,

The DLE-30 is a very good engine with good power for its size and will do very well in your Cap 232. I have one in a ECROM Fokker D-VII with a DLE-30 in it using a Turnigy 19x8 prop and it flys very well. The Fokker weigh's 15lbs. Here is a video I hope you like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyHyWDok9Ps
Old 03-02-2015, 12:36 AM
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Hi Oliver

I have been having a look at Kangke Cap232 she looks nice have you posted her here at the RCU?
would be nice to see the diference in the stucture to mine.also the material used in the making of that model.
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Hi Oliver

I have been having a look at Kangke Cap232 she looks nice have you posted her here at the RCU?
would be nice to see the diference in the stucture to mine.also the material used in the making of that model.
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Originally Posted by jstanton View Post
Francis,

The DLE-30 is a very good engine with good power for its size and will do very well in your Cap 232. I have one in a ECROM Fokker D-VII with a DLE-30 in it using a Turnigy 19x8 prop and it flys very well. The Fokker weigh's 15lbs. Here is a video I hope you like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyHyWDok9Ps
Hi jstanton

I have one in a ECROM Fokker D-VII with a NGH 38 four stroke that i am building, any tips on C.G. and throws would be greatly appreciated.

Nice video of the ECROM Fokker D-VII

Thanks
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1300rpm,

I really did not what to get away from Francis build subject but the main thing on the ECROM Fokker D-VII is to make sure your CG is 4.5 ins from the leading edge of the top wing. Also the Top Wing incidence is -1.5 degrees to the lower wing. This is the most important thing to do! Here is a link to my build thread here on RC Universe.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-w...ker-d-vii.html
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Thanks jstanton.

Francis is doing a wonderful job with the Cap 232
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Hi Francis,

I have not posted any pictures yet, the project is on the back burner. There are a few other planes I was going to finish soon, if I find the time...
The plane is halfway build, I need to come up with a solution for the choke, this DLE 30 has a side carb. I probably need to use a servo.

It is build very string and sturdy, only downside is the one piece wing, you need a large vehicle for that one. But on the other side field assembly only takes a minute - servo plugs and 2 wing bolts and you are good to go.

Also I have a .40 size Kangke Extra 300, with a .70 OS 4stroke engine, I flew he heck out of this plane and never had any problems with it. Most of my planes drop the landing gear sooner or later, this one is rock solid . I like this plane so much that I had no doubt the Cap would be of the same quality. And it looks like I was right.

I can post pictures when I get things unburied...
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Hey that Fokker D-VII looks nice i have been building one for a friend of mine and she is know nearly ready to fly
we will take your advice regarding the CG.

I would love to her up in the air i could do a forum on the Fokker D-VII i have all the pictures of her build.
maybe when i finish with the Cap i will do it.

I would like to ask a question regarding the Fokker D-VII if you don't mined.

When i saw the plane coming in on the approach for the landing it seemed to me she did not have any flair s
he vertically drop out of the sky like if she could not hold the weight or some thing like that.
is that the way she normally lands or you did not pull enough on the elevator? just wondering so when we get the Fokker D-VII
up we will be expecting the same with ours.
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Well coming back to the Cap i have finished with boxing out of the muffler.

I have added some aluminime foil to help on the heat from the exhaust manifold with
flexible tube.

I also covered all round the wing tube with foil and the F2 to help it from the heat of the cannister.
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From a piece of cardboard a template of the inside sides of the fuselage and the trans fared it over to two peices of
balsa wood of 4mm.

After epoxying the two sides i added some cutouts to maintain the same equal spacing along the two sides.

I started by covering the front part and adding foil to the fuel tank supporting plate.

Then i added two hard wood dowels and epoxied it to the main frame of the fuselage to have a better support when
i fasten the fuel tank this needs to be quite strong as the rest will be covered with balsa wood.

The rest of the remaining box will be covered with 2mm balsa wood don't need more than that.

After a good sanding and cleaning up you can see the end product another job done.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:14 PM
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After re install the engine and thread locking all the screws on the engine and the exhaust manifold i
installed the CDI unit and the pickup to the engine.

As you can see i have added some rubber grommets to protect the cable and some rubber tape
on the side to protect the cable from the vibration that could be produced by the engine.
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The next thing i have tackled it the servo trays to install the throttle servo and the rudder servo.

I also added an extra ply wood to give me clearance for the servo arm.

Here you them both on a dry test in it's location i have not yet epoxyed them as like to do a dry test,
before i glue them and i still have to add some reinforcement with triangle cuts of balsa wood for the final fit.
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Francis,

You are a very good builder and have made some very nice modifications to you Cap 232.

just a quick reply to the why the Fokker landed is that flight video. You are right I did not flair on that landing and that was the maiden flight after I had made the adjustment to the incidence to the top Wing. I know land with just a touch of power so it does not drop and the last minute on landings. I hope this has answered you question?
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Hi Jim

Yep thanks that's fine
would you mind telling me where you have the CG on the D7 we have ours all most ready to fly.
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I have the CG at 4.5" from the leading edge of the top wing. if the Top wing is setup with a -1.5 degrees wing incidence to the bottom wing it will fly very well. Good Luck and take some video if you can.
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Glens Models 30% Cap232
Just bought a 30% Glens Cap232. CG is 121mm back from LE, that’s about 1” in form of the centre of the wing tube. Got a DLE55 with a canister.
Absolutely rock solid airframe. Rolls axial, no stip stall and very stable. Love it

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Wow, great planes, love it

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