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Old 11-20-2015, 07:08 AM
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:09 PM
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My goodness!!!! It's shaping up like a real Cessna 206 champ! A lot of the models out there just don't take on the true shape of Cessna's but yours absolutely does. A couple of questions... Where do you have your servo's mounted to control the Rudder and Elevators? Hangar 9's Cessna 182 has been the best so far I'v seen in terms of servo placement for the rudder and elevators. Not taking any credit from your workmanship... Its amazing and cant wait to see it fly. I hope you will have a camera crew available to film the maiden.
Old 11-20-2015, 12:19 PM
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Just my two cents but I think this plane will look and fly close to scale with an OS 320-FF Pegasus as the power-plant. It will tuck neatly inside the nose cowl and plenty of room to spare.
Old 11-20-2015, 03:00 PM
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Thanks RonTins! Yeah....honestly this airframe was in poor shape. I've gone through and remounted everything and reinforced some critical areas. Once I get it all back together, it will take a little cosmetic work to get it ready to cover.
I bought the frame knowing that it needed work.....I was just wanting something to tinker with while working on something scale to fly at the Nall and other GS events.

The elevator servos were mounted in the tail sticking out. I'm normally all for this, but on a scale plane.....it just isn't right. I'll have 2 elevator servos and the rudder servo mounted up front. You can see the tray in the pic where the doors are removed. I opened up the bottom of the fuse to be able to get in and reinforce the red golden rod sleeves internally. I'm planning on getting 5-40 rod and threading my own ends for the pushrods. Should be a fairly positive setup...
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Originally Posted by RonTins View Post
Just my two cents but I think this plane will look and fly close to scale with an OS 320-FF Pegasus as the power-plant. It will tuck neatly inside the nose cowl and plenty of room to spare.
That would be nice. This plane was set up with the G62, and my plan all along was not to invest too much into the plane. I'll make sure it looks good when its done, but it is not going to be any kind of top gun show stopper....just something scale to fly and do touch-and-gos!
Old 11-21-2015, 04:58 AM
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Hannah, the G-62 will fly it fine. I have a 1/3 Fokker D-8 that required 5 lbs of lead and now weighs 40 lbs (110" WS sheeted 3mm ply). It flies fine on a G-62 w/24x10 mez cf 2 blade. It's pretty fast.

Research for my big corsair I had found this: use
G-62 with Mejzlik 20x10 3-bladded carbon fiber prop for corsair or hurricane. he had a Helldiver at 42lbs!
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:02 AM
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FYI, there is a club member selling his kit and GT-80 on RCU.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/ite...itemId=1051096
Old 11-21-2015, 05:56 AM
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Thanks for the info Firebee!!
Yes, I saw that kit..... I didn't have the time or attention span to start one from scratch. I was lucky to find one built needing some work close to me.

BTW, I had to look up a Helldiver to see if it was an actual plane or just an expression as to how heavy the model you referenced was.....lol! yep....real plane....
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Got the tops of the wings re-sheeted. Now time for some cosmetic prep, and I need to make a decision on covering....monokote vs. ultracote.




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Old 12-11-2015, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by hannah76 View Post
. Now time for some cosmetic prep, and I need to make a decision on covering....monokote vs. ultracote.




Have you considered glass and paint ?
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I've ruled out glass and paint....I don't have the patience to do it, plus covering will be lighter. On top of that, my goal is to make the plane nice without putting too much time and money into it.
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Originally Posted by hannah76 View Post
I've ruled out glass and paint....I don't have the patience to do it, plus covering will be lighter. On top of that, my goal is to make the plane nice without putting too much time and money into it.
I was just wondering. That's all.

I can't cover worth a darn, so I lean towards paint and glass. Depending on the materials used, you might find that paint and glass is less expensive than covering.

I may disagree with the weight thing, but it's not really important right now.

Anyway, keep up the good work. I enjoy watching your progress.
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You may be interested in my build, a Hostetler Luscombe Silvaire.

My plan is to power it with an OS Peguasus flat four. She'll have the wings covered in Solartex and the fuselage will be glassed. I haven't chosen the paint, but it most likely will be automotive enamel.
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Old 12-11-2015, 06:13 PM
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Hi Tom,
Your plane looks great! The OS four cylinder will be sweet in it.
Thanks for the input and comments also! I have heard from people that are good at glasswork that it can be done as light as covering. I'm not that guy though...... : )

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I have been following your build progress with a very keen interest. If only I had half the skill as you, I probably will be build one of these cessna's 206 fully scaled out. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see it finished.
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I'm sure the G62 will pull it along in a scale like manner, they've been flown that way for quite some time. I'm thinking the all up weight will be 30+ pounds. I believe you will need the weight up front anyways to get the c.g right . If your not satisfied with the G62 after flying it a Sachs 4.2 would be a good second choice.
Old 12-13-2015, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
I'm sure the G62 will pull it along in a scale like manner, they've been flown that way for quite some time. I'm thinking the all up weight will be 30+ pounds. I believe you will need the weight up front anyways to get the c.g right . If your not satisfied with the G62 after flying it a Sachs 4.2 would be a good second choice.
I think you're right. The G-62 should power the big Cessna well.
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Originally Posted by hannah76 View Post
Hi Tom,
Your plane looks great! The OS four cylinder will be sweet in it.
Thanks for the input and comments also! I have heard from people that are good at glasswork that it can be done as light as covering. I'm not that guy though...... : )

Brian
Hi Brian

What prop size have you decided on to install on your engine for this Cessna? If I'm not mistaken, the Hosteller blueprint suggests an 18 inch propeller but then again I think this might be too small for a plane this size...
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I'm keeping my eye open for a 20x10 mejzlik 3 blade. I'm not in any rush for it as I still have work to do before needing it.
I have it all broke down (gear removed, etc.) getting it ready to cover.
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A 3 blade 20x10 would compliment it very well... For some reason Cessna's are not as sexy if they arent mated with a 3 blade prop...
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I use the same prop, a Mejzlik 20 x 10 x 3 blade CF on my 29 1/2 lb, 132" Turbo Beaver and it flies very nicely. I'm running electric so can't help with gas power, but my motor makes right on 6hp with this prop, probably very close to the G62 which should be lots. 206's are a pretty rare build, looking forward to seeing its completion. flytreetimes
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Thank for the info flytreetimes!
Yes, covering has begun. I'll post some pics as I make progress and feel like something has been accomplished....
Happy New Year!
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It's slow going, but starting to get somewhere. Got the stabs to go with white, then the fun part!
I love the smell of monokote.....takes me back.

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Old 01-15-2016, 12:16 PM
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Its taking shape nicely.. I'm impressed!!
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Been following your build I am going to pick up my 206 in the morning its built but not finished hope to see more pictures of yours I am going to need all the help I can get

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