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Old 04-02-2005, 09:42 PM
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Have you got any extra weight in it that you have used to balance? If so remove it and use batteries, servos, receivers etc to achieve the desired balance point. If you are running dual Rx batteries and switches, you can go back to one!! Maybe a lighter muffler? You could also take off the wheel pants and use lighter wheels. Removing the pilot figure also will save a few Oz. Thats about all I can think of right now..... Just have a look over the plane and anything that doesn't need to be there remove it..
Old 04-02-2005, 11:03 PM
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I just ordered the Extreme Aircraft Cap while I was at the Toledo Show. http://www.rcsuperstore.com/Products...aft/eaa232.htm

I plan on powering it with a Moki 2.10.

Any comments on this plane and this combination?
Old 04-03-2005, 04:01 AM
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I have seen these in the australian magazines awhile ago, I have not see one at the field however.. They do look like a well put together plane and that airfiol tail would be a great advantage to stop the nasty snapping.. The moki 2.10 my be a little bit to much for it I think a moki 1.80 would be ideal. The metal control horns look pretty good as well!!

I'm down loading the video now so I can see how it flies.
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I inspected many models that have been suggested to me by RCU members. I appreciated their help. Out of all their suggestions, I felt that the Extreme Aircraft Cap best suited my needs and had the highest level of "Fit and Finish."
Old 04-05-2005, 08:49 AM
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I have had a look around the australian websites and hobby shops for the extreme cap and it seems that no one has it at all. The website listed in the ads I had seen earlier is no longer there and the is no referal to any other sites!! So from what I can gather they are no longer avaliable here. Maybe some aussies could clarify this??
I have decided to go with the H9/minicraft cap anyway, just thought I'd check it out!!

I should have my trailer in the next few weeks, so the I can get started on the cap project. I still haven't decided if I should use a converted G26 or a mag ignition G26!! If I go the mag engine can I remove the rear mount plate and mount the engine without it? Or do I need to make up a plywood one? I have seen the converted engines mounted this way....

There's still no pics of the H9/minicraft cap 232 on this thread, what going on? I'll see if I can find some.
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I should have my Extreme Aircraft Cap this week. I'll post pictures when it arrives.
Old 04-05-2005, 09:04 AM
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I found a few pics on a google search!!
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:07 AM
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Cool, I'd love to see a build report on that too!!
Old 04-05-2005, 09:10 AM
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I'll document the assembly. I just wish it would get here !!!
Old 04-05-2005, 01:52 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 SCALE CAP 232 FORUM

i have the h9 cap 72in 232 as well and have been toying with the G26. anyone done this and what all do i need to know to get into the gas planes. i fly glow currently. i know the fuel tubing is different though i do not know why havent had anyone explain it to me. also setup of an engine what would that take. i guess with the G26 i would have to put all the servos in the tail. to balance the plane. i would appreciate any tips on this one.
Old 04-05-2005, 02:05 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 SCALE CAP 232 FORUM

The H9 cap is tail heavy by nature so you may not be forced to put all servos in the tail. The G26 is not THAT heavy also. If it was my plane, I would put 2 elevator servos in the tail and 1 rudder servo on pull pull as far forward as practically possible.
Old 04-05-2005, 02:07 PM
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thanks, whats the deal with some people getting radio noise from the engine.
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I have a G26. It ran well straight from the box. You will need to wire in a kill switch.

Besides changing the fuel lines, you'll need to change the stopper in the tank.

You're probably right about servo placement.

Let us know if you use the g26 and how you like it in your cap.
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Gas engines also don't require the fuel tank to be up close to the engine as the carb has it's own pump inside it. So you can put your fuel tank on the CG without fuel draw issues. The rule of thumb for gas engines and radio gear is try and keep the receiver at least 12inches away from the engine. Some people say servos as well, but alot of people have the throttle servo on the engine box without any probs. I am one of these people. Also do a range check with the engine off and then one with the engine on. There should be be little if any difference in range.
Old 04-06-2005, 09:07 AM
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i appreciate the advice fellas. do you mind post pictures if you have them of your engine mounts and setup inside the fuse. itll probably be a bit before i do all this but its the next plane i want to get in the air. i have had the cap sitting in the garage weighting for an engine and radio. here are my plans so far as radio equipment. JR 700 receiver, 1 x JR 537 throttle, 2 x JR 531 ailerons, 2 x JR 531 for each elevator, 1 JR 4721 for rudder with pull-pull cables, and a 1800 mah battery. i have a xf 631 transmitter but i might end up getting a 6102 from a guy i fly with he is getting rid of his because it has a 3 point throttle curve and he is flying heli's as well so he needs one with a 5 point throttle curve. again thanks for the advice i really appreciate it. i have no resources as for what i need for gassers. i have flown nitro since i started flying 3 years ago. my friend who usually is my resource is a nitro guy as well and has not ever flown gas. though if he gets into gas i will be his resource before too long
Old 04-06-2005, 09:48 AM
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Most of my models are gas powered. I think you will like it's convenience. If you can operate a chainsaw or weed wacker, you should have very few prroblems.
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i think i will like the convience as well. and the cost is better 3.50 or so a gallon as oposed to 10 - 20 dollars.
Old 04-06-2005, 11:37 PM
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here are a few pics of the G38 mounted in my wm extra. Kill switch is operated by the throttle servo when I press the throttle cut switch on the Tx...
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:46 PM
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I have the 2610 which is the australian version of the 6102. It is a very good Tx and very easy to use. Not sure about JR servos as I have never used them. My preference is Hitec digitals, with karbonite or metals gears for gas applications..
Old 04-07-2005, 04:05 AM
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I've read that Karbonite gears don't hold up, for these applications, and to use servos with metal gears. Have you had any problems? I'm going to order servos for my Cap, this week. Any help will be appreciated.
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I replaced the servo's in the extra with Hitec karbonite digitals soon after I purchased it (secondhand). They now have around 12 flights on them and I have had no probs. There is no slop what so ever, the improvment they made in the aileron response was very good. Just make sure you get the new versions with the 10mm servo arm screw. The old ones had an 8mm screw and the were known for shearing at the output shaft... Also don't over tighten the mounting screws as I have been told this can lead to uneven loading of the servo case and gear breakage!!
Old 04-07-2005, 04:59 AM
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Thanks, Metal gears is what I'll purchase.

The local Hobby Shop owner recommended the Karbonite gears, but we're both Scale builders, and don't know. I'm breaking new ground (for me), and the knowledge of people like yourself is appreciated.
Old 04-07-2005, 09:34 AM
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I 'm in France and i would like to show you my plane
What do you thinks about my plane 83" whith ZDZ 40 and 22x8 for 9 kilo




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Looks great, ludo 100 !!!

My shipment from RC Superstore just arrive. The contents are in fine shape. Everything looks like it's there. It's had to tell, however. I found no parts list.

The instructions look well thought out and have color pictures. At this point, the covering is tight, but I opened the box just 15 minutes ago.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:11 PM
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Question for bigsport; Your G38 mount.

You get a lot of shake with that soft mount?

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