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Old 12-09-2005, 06:20 PM
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Default Cessna Cardinal by Aviomodelli

Has anyone owned or seen the Cessna Cardinal made by Aviomodelli? It is a beautiful ARF with an 83" wingspan. I am considering purchasing this plane and I am curious about the quality of the kit, flight characteristics, etc. Thanks for any assistance.
Old 12-09-2005, 08:25 PM
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Default RE: Cessna Cardinal by Aviomodelli

Spank, It appears to be a scaled up version of the ARC C177 Cardinal ARF and that flies just great.
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http://www.falcon-trading.com/product.cfm?prodID=7

Also plenty of threads on this version around, check:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_17..._1/key_/tm.htm

down in the "Seaplanes" section
Old 12-10-2005, 06:38 AM
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I purchased the falcon cessna 177 and is one of my favorite flyers, this plane has no bad tendency's at all! I take it with me on my boat if the fish arnt biting I'm flying. its a great place to but that OS61 thats hanging around.i just flew it for its first time on snow and this plane sets right down on landings, it makes me look like i know what i am doing. infact i purchased this while i was installing my floats on my H9 cub 83 wing Span early spring and haven't even looked any further into the H9. its my first water plane and man its a great way to start.
Old 12-10-2005, 11:17 AM
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Default RE: Cessna Cardinal by Aviomodelli

Senza and Woody, thanks for your replies. They were most helpful. I did visit the link for Falcon Trading. They provided some good info, particularly in regard to the construction materials. They also have video of the plane on floats. I believe I will order the plane, and I will update you regarding the performance. Thanks again!
Old 12-10-2005, 04:16 PM
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Default RE: Cessna Cardinal by Aviomodelli

If you are planning to order a Falcon Cessna, you will be very happy. The Aviomodelli, on the other hand is not the same thing at all. It is not even an ARF in the usual sense. The wings and stab are foam cores covered with a plastic sheet material and the balsa leading and trailing edges must be attached and sanded to shape by you. The hinges are made up of a complex system of tubes and special nylon parts, again assembled by you. Because of all the bare wood in proximity to soft plastic, you can't really cover the wood, you must paint the wings and tail surfaces to fuel proof them. The complex nosewheel assembly could not be assembled from the parts included in my kit.

And finally, the completed airplane is very heavy.

Jim
Old 12-11-2005, 12:09 PM
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Spanky,

The now gone RCM did a review in the December 2004 issue of the Aviomodelli Cardinal. I have the issue as I am planning on building the Cardinal over this winter. I will be happy to scan and send on to you if you like.

Jim
Old 12-11-2005, 10:49 PM
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Hello JimO. That would be great. I just read the post by jrf and he definitely gave me cause for concern. I plan to do some more research before I take the plunge. Thanks for any info you can provide.
Old 01-12-2006, 06:10 PM
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JimO,

I have one of the 83" Aviomodelli Cardinals and would appreciate a copy of that RCM article if possible.

Many thanks!

Peter
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:39 AM
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Happy to send, just need an Email address. File is done in PDF so easy to open and read.


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The Aviomodelli is no ARF !

Here are some pics of my friends Cessna. If you can live with a smaller Cessna, get the falcon trading. I have one, and its one of my favorite planes!
Heres mine: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_35...tm.htm#3530971
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Default RE: Cessna Cardinal by Aviomodelli

Sonnich,

What engine is your friend using in his Cardinal, it looks like a Saito twin of some kind but I am not sure?

Thanks for the help.

Peter
Old 08-25-2006, 09:58 AM
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Default RE: Cessna Cardinal by Aviomodelli

JimO,
Please send a copy of the article about the Aviomodelli Cardinal. I am currently assembling a kit.
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Hi JimO ,

This model is my first r/c plane since 32 years and , I admit , every help will be VERYwelcome ...
A copy of the Aviomodelli Cardinal revue/test will be of immense help to build it .
Thank you in advance .

Kindest regards ,

Danny
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I just pulled this plane ( Avomodelli Cessna Cardinal) out of my uncles attic. The kit is brand new and still in the original box. I am looking to build this up and covert it to electric brushless. Some of the buidling material is different than what I am use to and am wondering if anyone has additional information on this plane. I am mainly looking for covering tips as I don't reconize the type of material that is used to cover the foam core wings. The kit gives you balsa leading and trailing edge pieces and the wing is covered in some sort of plastic/paper type of covering. Wasn't sure if you can cover this with heat shrink type of covering or does it have to be painted.

Thanks in advance.

John
Old 07-13-2009, 07:24 AM
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Default RE: Cessna Cardinal by Aviomodelli

John, sent you the RCM article as you requested. The covering over the wings are fine as is, though you can use any of the current products on the market to cover over. Most of the ones I have seen just added the decal trim as provided and flew her. Not sure about the conversion to electric as I fly all wet fuels. This I can tell you it will be on the heavy size so going up in motor size one step might be advisable.

Good luck and happy flying.


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I'm working on installing the Reciever and battery in a Thunder Tiger Cessna 177 Carninal.. There's lots of room inside the fuse and need help on this matter.. Thanks...
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hello. Im new to the forum. I just purchased a 10 year old Aviomodelli Cessna Cardinal 212 cm kit. When I took out the instructions there seems to be 2 setts. One is for wing assembly and it's in a few different languages. The other is a large parts diagram and there isn't one word of English on it. Does anyone know if there are any instructions available in English for this plane.

Also the plane came with a .61 OS two stroke. I was planning on an electric conversion. I have available a 5065 270KV motor and 100 amp ESC. It would run with a 6 cell LIPO. Would this be an acceptable power plant for this model?


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Correction the 5065 motor is 410KV
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As luck would have it there there was another book in the box and it's in English. Problem solved!
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I need english instruction,do you still have them.
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Sorry no I don't.
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Default Arc Cessna 177 Cardinal.

We had our AGM at the flying club today and after proceedings were over I managed to get a couple of nice flights with my ARC Cessna 177 Cardinal which is around 20 years old and still flying great with a Saito 72.


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