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Old 04-29-2014, 09:01 AM
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I think I balanced with gear down, to be on the safe/conservative side.
Old 04-29-2014, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by KBG8798 View Post
I think I balanced with gear down, to be on the safe/conservative side.
It needs to be balanced with the wheels down.
Old 04-29-2014, 09:57 AM
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Thanks, it is going to take a lot of lead pellets in resin in the nose to do it. Did you fly it at 123mm from the leading edge?
Old 04-29-2014, 11:22 AM
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Yes I've flown mine - no issues.
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So after quite some time getting my DC3 all sorted out, I finally did the maiden last week. What a great flying plane.

She's fitted with 2 x Saito 100FS and pneumatic gear.

I had to add about 1.5kg of weight in the nose to balance, but I plan on taking some out, as I think she's a little nose heavy.

Didn't have any issues for her first and second flights.

I've made the wings removable, with a wing bolt though the the rib ahead of the main spar, and added some rare earth magnets to hold the trailing edge in place. Worked quite well.

She's a beauty in the air!

Can't wait to fly her again.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:58 AM
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Hi P Pilot, are you using the ESM retracts? and are you flying with those 3 blade MA's?
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So after quite some time getting my DC3 all sorted out, I finally did the maiden last week. What a great flying plane.

She's fitted with 2 x Saito 100FS and pneumatic gear.

I had to add about 1.5kg of weight in the nose to balance, but I plan on taking some out, as I think she's a little nose heavy.

Didn't have any issues for her first and second flights.

I've made the wings removable, with a wing bolt though the the rib ahead of the main spar, and added some rare earth magnets to hold the trailing edge in place. Worked quite well.

She's a beauty in the air!

Can't wait to fly her again.
Old 10-13-2014, 03:21 AM
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Standard ESM air retracts, and flying with 3 blade 13x8 Master Airscrew props. All up weight (no fuel) is around 11kg.
Old 10-14-2014, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by P Pilot View Post
Standard ESM air retracts, and flying with 3 blade 13x8 Master Airscrew props. All up weight (no fuel) is around 11kg.
Hey P Pilot, what size wood screws did you use for the main gear trunions
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I have the ESM C-47
Does any one have the build instructions for this?

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