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Old 05-30-2003, 02:56 AM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Originally posted by SteveD
Im going with an OS 160 in mine.Im still waiting for mine to come in.Should be here soon I hope..SteveD
SteveD,

Have you assembled any of your Cessna yet? Or are you waiting for the engine?

If you have any pictures please post them.

Thanks,

Andy
Old 05-30-2003, 03:01 AM
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Default Re: Andy

Originally posted by dmyers0403
We are putting two Cessnas together. Do You have any good jumbo fly-ins in the Norman area coming up. We are from Eastern Oklahoma. Mabey we can get all the Cessnas together. We can't make the Guthrie fly-in due to conflict with Wilburton fun fly.
Just curious!!
Dmyers,

Hi! I don't really know of any around here beside the one in Guthrie.

We have a 380' paved runway at CORCS in Norman which is more than adequate for a plane of this size. I have flown my 98" Cloud Dancer with no problem at our field. Last weekend we hosted a free Air Show for the community.

I could talk to the guys about organizing a Giants fly-in. The next club meeting is on June 11th I'll bring it up.

Andy
Old 05-30-2003, 03:40 AM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Andy
Thanks for some GREAT photos as the kit was delivered to you.... wish more would do this... makes you appreciate the first impressions of a kit....

Can't wait to here you first construction and flying reports...

With over a 1000 hours in 182... my favorite fixed gear plane..
Old 05-30-2003, 03:48 AM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Thanks Dunk.

I plan on starting on the wings tomorrow, depending on the flying weather here. If it is nice I will be at the field flying in which case I will start on Saturday.

Andy
Old 05-30-2003, 09:49 AM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

I have the OS 160 already NIB ,I'm just waiting for the Cessna from my dealer...I will post pics of the engine installation etc when I get rolling....SteveD
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Andy, as far as fuel consumption goes I have a 16 oz tank installed and I can fly for about 12 minutes before I worry.
Old 05-30-2003, 04:39 PM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Originally posted by SteveD
I have the OS 160 already NIB ,I'm just waiting for the Cessna from my dealer...I will post pics of the engine installation etc when I get rolling....SteveD
SteveD,

I feel that I was very lucky to get mine when I did. MY LHS said that he could not get any more. I suspect that they have allocated the initial shipment to the Hobby shops that placed their orders first and will not allow any replacement shipments until they satisfy the initial orders.

I am really giving serious second thoughts to using the 160. I just wish I knew for sure how it would handle this size (bulk more than weight) aircraft.

I really like the idea of the twin. My original thoughts for the 160 was to use it in the Top Flight gold edition 182, but I never got around to doing that. I still have that kit in the box along with the Robart nose gear.

I wonder if Robart is planning to make one for this ARF?


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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Originally posted by rc_sport
Andy, as far as fuel consumption goes I have a 16 oz tank installed and I can fly for about 12 minutes before I worry.
That sounds pretty good. I have a question for you. with the 20 lb Stinson, do you feel that you have more than adequate power or does it fly more scale-like?

Also, what fuel are you using? 10% 15%?

Thanks for letting me use you guys as a sounding board. I always feel the motor selection is critical to the success of one of these projects.

Andy
Old 05-30-2003, 05:48 PM
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Default OS 320 4 cylinder

I have a OS Max 4 cylinder 4 stroke that will easily fit in the nose. It is a lot of power, but what a mill that would make. of course the full size has a 6 banger in it.

I love this kit. It is very well done and I hope to see more kits of this quality in the future.
I may wait to hear how they fly before I put this togather.
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Old 05-30-2003, 11:18 PM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

I have seen the os 4 banger in a TopFlite Giant P-51. It had lots of power but not the speed that the P-51 craved. I would be perfect for this airplane.

I feel if I can make it look scale in the air, I will have accomplished my task. Of course there is a time for all out speed too.

Andy
Old 05-31-2003, 03:28 AM
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Default Rudder & Flap Caution

See my post in ARF section for rudder install update and flap install caution if you have not done yours yet. Just my opinion.
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Default Good job

Good Job.
I did the same installation on the smaller GP 182 arf with hidden control arms and it works great and the back of the plane is easier to Clean.
Keep the Tips coming .
Thanks:
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Old 05-31-2003, 08:16 PM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Dmyers0403,

Thanks for the tip. I'm planning on doing away with the CA hinges and using Robart 3/16" hingepoints throughout the construction for all control surfaces. I would love to find a way hide the Aileron control horns too.

I have considered those hidden angled linkage things that I can't remember the name of right now.

Thanks,

Andy
Old 06-01-2003, 03:49 AM
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High Flight (IMAA) had a nice detailed article a few issues back - Looked good, never tried it. Will advise if I can find article and post the basic information. It was basically a rod connected to the servo arm (inside wing or stab) that was free to slide inside a tube glued inside of elev or aeliron (the controlled surface). Pivot point was the hing line. As the servo arm raised or lowered it changed the deflection of the rod up and down at hing line. This in turn deflected the control surface. The tube just allowed the rod to change length inside of control surface as it was deflected.

Whew !! I don't know if I understood myself. Will try and get picture.
Old 06-01-2003, 04:03 AM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

I found the site that makes the nylon collars for the servos: http://www.kimbrough-products.com/glider.htm

Here is another link: http://www.proptwisters.org/rds2/

Check out the fourth (4th) item down on this page: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/balllink.htm

I know that there is one that makes aluminum ones too and the pockets.

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Old 06-02-2003, 04:53 PM
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I asked Robart about a nose gear for this airplane. Here is the response that I received.

Andy

Andy:
Within the next couple of weeks, Robart will be looking into whether we can develop something for the nose gear of this airplane.
Sincerely
Gary Ernst
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Old 06-02-2003, 05:44 PM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Andy, I run 15% wildcat in my OS 160. The plane flies like it should, very scale. It doesn't tear up the sky but its not suppose to. I wonder if the Robart nose gear for the Top Flite Cessna would work for you, I think it's #678.
Old 06-02-2003, 09:01 PM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

The Robart nose gear strut is #654.
I have one TF cessna with it and it is very scale and extremelly beautiful.
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RC_Sport,

I have the nose gear for the TF Cessna 182. It is a little too small for this size airplane. The nose wheel is 3" and the one on the kit is 2-1/2" I think.

Robart makes a #664 strut that will take a 3" wheel, if Robart decides not to do anything, I might buy one of those and try to make it work, or, I might go back to the guy that made the nose gear for my Hostetler 120" Cessna 182. (Not Built Yet!). He may be able to scale it down (hopefully that would include the price ) to fit this airplane. I calculate this to be about 22% of the full size version.

The only problem that I see will involve trying to get the wheel pant off of the nose gear that comes with the ARF.

Andy
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Well at least I got the 6 right.
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Hey guys, I have my Skylane on the way! Now I need a motor for it. I originally wanted to go with a Gas motor, but I do not want to cut the cowl any more than I have to, and from what I have read here, something like a G-26 will need quite a bit of cowl trimming. How would a Saito 180 or a Moki 2.1 fit?
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Hi Jack,

I'm going with the RCS180SE rear carb gas engine. (30 CC 4 HP) It is not much bigger than a Saito 180 and it fits entirely inside the cowl. I might have to trim just a little for the spark plug cap if I mount it inverted. I could very easily mount it on an angle and I could completely conceal the engine. I would just have to duct the condenser air over the cylinder head. Here is a link to the picture:
http://www.rcshowcase.com/images/eng...asurements.jpg

I did a lot of soul searching before I decided on this engine. I could have used an OS 160 Gemini twin or a Super Tigre 4500, both of which I have new in the boxes. But I decided to go with gas for the reliability factor, and the lower fuel consumption of a much cheaper fuel.

Andy
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I'm going with the RCS180SE rear carb gas engine. (30 CC 4 HP)
Is this a smooth engine? It looks nice.
Dennis
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I have been told that it is smooth. But I guess I really won't know until I fire it. I having Roger at Aerografix make me some special mounting brackets so I can mount it the right distance from the fire wall. I'm planning to hard mount it as it seems a lot of the manufacturers recommend that. Time will tell.

Andy
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Andy, What are the dimensions for the mounts you are having Roger make for the RCS180SE?

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