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Old 03-20-2009, 04:13 PM
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Default My first "Giant" plane

I know it's just into the giant category but i'm pretty pumped anyways.

GP Yak 25%
O.S. 160FX
Hitec 5625's on the ailerons and elevator halves
JR 8611 on the Rudder

Now i just need the snow to melt so i can break in the engine and get it in the air.

Edit- since this photo i have painted the canopy black.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:22 PM
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Default RE: My first "Giant" plane

I flew several of these for people, mainly maiden's, and from what I saw, they are very nice planes but it seems the front side of the CG range is actually very neutral to slightly tail heavy. GP did it right with the performance series of planes, I had both the 27% Cap232 and the Ultimate and loved them both


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Old 03-20-2009, 04:25 PM
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Default RE: My first "Giant" plane

Thanks for the heads up on the CG i think i will balance it just a pinch forward of the recommended CG just to be on the safe side. Better nose heavy for a maident than tail heavy!

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Default RE: My first "Giant" plane

Geoff,

Good idea, you'll like it. Use an APC 18X6W on the OS160 and the power will be amazing. That engine will turn that prop at about 8K on 5% nitro
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Default RE: My first "Giant" plane

Flyboy76 I have the GP 330S extra that i decided needed a DL 50. More than enough power. And even with all that extra weight she still just floats in. It will stall if i let the speed drop to much on approach, but that is only if i try to land it like my 100X. I balanced mine right at the front edge of the CG and it flys stable and predicable. With the 160 os it ought to fly like a dream!
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Default RE: My first "Giant" plane

I also have an OS 1.60 in mine, and it flys very well with that engine. Mine came out quite tail heavy, and I ended up having to add wieght to the cowl.

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Old 03-21-2009, 11:33 AM
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yes i am going to have to add weight as well. I have the battery packs mounted on the motor box, i added a second pack for weight and redundancy for piece of mind. I'm still going to have to add some weight to the nose though.
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The 18x6W prop is heavy and will help with the CG on the 160 FX.
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Thanks Joe, i'll make sure to get the prop and install it before i add any weight.

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ORIGINAL: Flyboy76

I know it's just into the giant category but i'm pretty pumped anyways.

GP Yak 25%
O.S. 160FX
Hitec 5625's on the ailerons and elevator halves
JR 8611 on the Rudder

Now i just need the snow to melt so i can break in the engine and get it in the air.

Edit- since this photo i have painted the canopy black.
What paint did you use on the canopy?
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I was wondering how much weight needed to be added to the nose with an OS-1.60 engine.
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ORIGINAL: Flyboy76

I know it's just into the giant category but i'm pretty pumped anyways.

GP Yak 25%
O.S. 160FX
Hitec 5625's on the ailerons and elevator halves
JR 8611 on the Rudder

Now i just need the snow to melt so i can break in the engine and get it in the air.

Edit- since this photo i have painted the canopy black.
What paint did you use on the canopy?


I just used a black spray balm from the hardware store and did several light coats. then i made sure the canopy was sealed all the way around.

I will be able to tell you later this week what it's going to take to balance this thing as i'm waiting on a prop and some lead weights to finish up.

geoff

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