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Old 09-27-2015, 02:01 PM
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Default Hostetler Cessna 206 w/G-62

I've acquired a Hostetler Cessna 206 with a G 62 that I am refurbishing. My preference would be to use a 3 blade as this would be more scale for this plane and I'm limited on ground clearance. However, I don't want to invest in a prop/spinner if it will be underpowered.
I think the plane is going to be on the heavy side.....which from what I've read, this plane is built pretty heavy anyway.
Any thoughts on this combination? Any thoughts, pictures, experience one wants to share on this plane would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Old 09-27-2015, 02:17 PM
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Can you give a guestimated weight, whats the wingspan? I fly a 29 1/2 lb Turbo Beaver on electric that turns a scalish 20 x 10 x 3 blade Mejzlick CF prop. It could turn larger, matching a 62 gas easily on a 21" 3 blader. flytreetimes
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Hmmm....the upper end on the plans is 27 pounds. I'm guessing 28ish based on that, but I haven't actually weighed it. Wingspan is 120" .....
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Any pictures of this cessna 206? I'm seriously looking at acquiring one if any arf's are made..
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I used to own a Hostetler Tripacer. It weighed about 37 lbs and was powered perfectly by a G-62 with stock exhaust. I was running a slightly cut down 26x8 Fiala prop, making it more or less a 25x8. Normal scale flying was at about 50% throttle.
The 206 is about the same size as the Tripacer so my guess is, that your G-62 is more than adequate.
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Thanks all for your comments.....sounds like it should be more than fine with a 3 blade. I'll post a few pics later......
Old 09-29-2015, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by hannah76 View Post
Hmmm....the upper end on the plans is 27 pounds. I'm guessing 28ish based on that, but I haven't actually weighed it. Wingspan is 120" .....
Just guessing but I would believe that 27 pounds on a scale 120" would be a stretch, I'm with Pelle however the G62 will handle the plane flying in a scale like manner.
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Originally Posted by hannah76 View Post
Hmmm....the upper end on the plans is 27 pounds. I'm guessing 28ish based on that, but I haven't actually weighed it. Wingspan is 120" .....

It's been my experience that Hostetler's weight estimates are low.
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Grabbed an accurate digital scale at work......weighing this beast tonight! I'll post some pics too.....

Thanks for the input!
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Tossed it all on the scale.....came out to 29.1 lbs. This does not include covering, spinner, and receiver. So, it will easily be approaching 30..... I may look at some things I can do to lighten the load a little.
Some pics below.....just mocked up. The fuse is almost ready to break down and prep the wood for covering. I haven't touched the wings yet.




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Old 09-29-2015, 08:26 PM
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A g62 should be more than enough motor. I have the same plane with a rcg 55cc. I converted mine to a 180 and it weights 28lbs ready to fly. It's covered with ultracote and has 6" Dubro wheels. These planes fly very good and are very scale in the air, hope this helps. I have some const pics in my gallery along with some finished ones. Also it swings a xoar carbon fiber 22x10
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:04 AM
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mnoodle.....your plane looks awesome! Thanks for the input and motivation. Are your lights functional? I had kicked around messing with lights, but figure they would barely show in the day. I might do the landing lights in the wings though......
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A friend recently maideedn his 29 pound Hostetler Cessna 195. It is powered by an OS 5 cylinder 4 stroke. In the flight pics, I could see his light system was functioning.

He uses this light system. http://www.electrodynam.com/rc/EDR-117/index.shtml
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Thanks for sharing! Yes, I've researched lights a little bit, and the electrodynamics have great reviews. Post some pics of the 195 if you have any.....I'm sure it is sweet with the 5 cylinder on it.
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I am flying a Jerry Bates F4F Wildcat, 91 inch span 31 pound flying weight, using a G62 turning a Xoar 20 X 10 three blade.
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Originally Posted by pkoury View Post
I am flying a Jerry Bates F4F Wildcat, 91 inch span 31 pound flying weight, using a G62 turning a Xoar 20 X 10 three blade.
Very nice! Love the finish.....
Thanks!
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Hannah76 , yes the lights on my 180 do work and show up pretty good on a cloudy day. I went on eBay and bought 12volt LEDs and made my own set. The landing light buckets are from key chain flash lights and the wingtip lens is lexan heated over a balsa plug. I use a 200mah 2s lipo for power its light weight and last for days. I still have my 206 plans so maybe I'll get a box of wood for xmas. Not to many people build the 206,not sure why they are very cool bush planes. Keep us posted

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I had a Giant scale F-4U weighing 31 lbs on a G62 and it flew great. Youll have no issues.
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Originally Posted by mnoodle View Post
Hannah76 , yes the lights on my 180 do work and show up pretty good on a cloudy day. I went on eBay and bought 12volt LEDs and made my own set. The landing light buckets are from key chain flash lights and the wingtip lens is lexan heated over a balsa plug. I use a 200mah 2s lipo for power its light weight and last for days. I still have my 206 plans so maybe I'll get a box of wood for xmas. Not to many people build the 206,not sure why they are very cool bush planes. Keep us posted
Nice.....I may do something similar. Do you just have them wired together on or off or do you have some type of controller?
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Found the pics above on another site of a Hostetler 182 build. Not sure if they were functional, but they were a nice touch. The site is in german, but even translated with bing I didn't see any info on the landing lights being functional.
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Originally Posted by stevegauth30 View Post
I had a Giant scale F-4U weighing 31 lbs on a G62 and it flew great. Youll have no issues.
Awesome! Thanks....I feel better about it now.
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I have my lights wired to a turnigy controller that I took out of an old foamy. It had all the functions like strobe, flashing and solid,then just wired to a switch
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Originally Posted by mnoodle View Post
I have my lights wired to a turnigy controller that I took out of an old foamy. It had all the functions like strobe, flashing and solid,then just wired to a switch
Thanks for the info.....and again, nice job on your 180!

Planning on this scheme for the 206.....

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Any update on this project?
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Originally Posted by RonTins View Post
Any update on this project?
Hi...I've gotten a little bit done...not as much as I would like though. Most of the stuff I have done doesn't really look like I've done anything.... : )

I've finished hinging everything. The servo setup was absolutely terrible in the wings, so I've had to gut and redo the setup there. The landing lights were added, wheel pants/cowl mounted, and a few other odds and ends. My plan is to have it ready for covering in the next 2 or 3 weeks.....

I'll add a few pics....

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