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Old 06-05-2003, 09:16 PM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Jack,

Here is the drawing that I sent to Roger. [email protected]
http://www.aerografixs.com

I did the dimensions in millimeters because I felt that it was more accurate but they are roughly 13/16" X 1-1/4". The short side attaches to the back plate of the engine with 2 cap head screws.

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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Here is a nose gear that I think would work. I'm having the guy check the dimensions, I will let everyone know once I hear back.

I believe the larger one on the right would work with the 182.

Here is the link: http://www.sierraprecision.com/prod19.html

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Old 06-06-2003, 01:19 AM
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Originally posted by AndyF
Here is a nose gear that I think would work. I'm having the guy check the dimensions, I will let everyone know once I hear back.

I believe the larger one on the right would work with the 182.

Here is the link: http://www.sierraprecision.com/prod19.html

Andy
I saw Sierra's products from up close at Toledo and they are first rate, nice stuff.
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Hi Roger,

I talking to Darrell and he is considering custom tayloring his larger nose gear to fit this airplane. That would be "way cool" and I'm sure that there are alot of guys here who would love to have a nice nose gear that looks like the scale gear.

I paid top dollar for the one for the Hostetler 182 that I told you about. It just has to look right.

Andy
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That's good to hear Andy,count me in on one of his nose gears.I wonder how long it would take to tailor make this gear for us?..SteveD
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Hi SteveD.

I hope to hear from him tonight with a price and a time frame. I'm going to send him my nose gear so he can take measurements.

Andy
Old 06-06-2003, 04:54 PM
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Default Robart 7/16 gear leg.

I would think this would work check out (#664) at the bottom of the page.
Need to come up with a mount, But it does have a scale drag link, and is 7/16 the same as the kit strut.

http://www.robart.com/RoboStruts/440%20Series.html
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Dennis,

Darrel can add the Tork Links to the gear as well.

Here are some points from the website:

Key Benefits
Oleo Action with Adjustable Spring Load. Tork Links Can Be Added if Required.
Designed to fit Non Retractable Nose Gear Planes.
Bronze Bushings for Long Life.
Push Pull Steering Arm with Adjustable Pivot Clamps.
Stock, Ready for Immediate Shipment.

I'm going to give these a try. I have not been overly impressed by Robarts quality.

Andy
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Okay, here is a picture of the standoffs that Roger made for the RCS180 engine that will work with the Skylane. The only thing I will have to do is make a hole in the firewall for the carb to fit through.

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Old 06-11-2003, 02:06 AM
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Here is a picture of my engine with the standoffs that Roger from Aerografixs custom-made for this engine.

I think a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is three pictures.

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Old 06-14-2003, 02:18 AM
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I got my new Dave Brown spinner cut for a three bladed prop today. I also received my prop drilling jig for my RCS180. I will post some pictures tomorrow.

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Default Nose Gear

I talked to Darrell from Sierra Precision Components today. I removed my wheel pant from the nose gear and overnighted both to him yesterday. He has a strut that will work and he is going to custom make the fork and add the drag link so that it looks like the real deal. It will include the nose gear mounting block and steering arm.

It sounds like it will be very cool. He is going to work on it next week. Once I get that I will post pictures and provide pricing and contact information.

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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Andy, have you installed the RCS 180 yet? I am wondering how it fit and how much cowling had to be cut. I am still trying to decide what engine to use. I think it is between the RCS 180 and a Saito 180.
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Hi Jack,

I am waiting for my new nose gear to arrive before I mount the RCS 180. I had Aerografix make some special brackets for me to mount the motor. It should fit entirely in side the cow with out have to cut anything but the bottom. If I had to do it over again I would have gone with a front carb model for easier mounting.

I expect to get my new nose gear from Sierra Precision Components next week.

Andy
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Hey Andy ;Have you heard from Darrel at Sierra yet?I'm at the stabilizor install stage om mine now....SteveD
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Hi Steve,

I talked to him Tuesday. He said that he would have it finished either Friday or Monday at the latest and that he would ship it to me and bill me. (It is nice to deal with a company that will ship and then invoice.)

Darrel said that he was going to make at least 6 to start with. He said that it is very similar to I think he said the gear that he made for his Lancaire. The length was the same but the fork was different.

I removed my wheel pant from the NG suppled with the ARF by using my Dremal tool with a cutoff wheel to chew through the fiberglass cement that is holding the pant to the NG. then I used a hammer to tap the tube to break it loose from the rest of the pant. It worked.

Once I receive the gear I will post pictures.

I have not started working on it yet, because I am setting up another GP Patty Wagstaff Extra 300. I had to buy another one after a devistating crash. I can't let that airplane beat me.

Andy
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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

Andy,

Are you going to use a lighter engine for the patty wagstaff? What was the weight of that twin you had on it? It seemed too heavy for that plane. The plane will fly much better (lower wing loading) with a light engine such as a BME 50 or DA 50. Remember, keep it light and it'll fly right. When do you plan on finishing the cessna? I can't wait to see it fly.

Greg
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Hi Greg,

Are you Edge 540 Greg from CORCS? (not wanting to post a last name)

The whole airplane came it at 17lbs 6 oz. I'm going to use what I have as I really like the engine, plus don't want to have to go up to the Realm and shell out for the DA 50.

I'm hoping to have the Cessna done before the end of the summer.

Andy
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Yes,

This is Greg from CORCS. How did you know? To me the 17 lbs, 6 oz seems a bit on the heavy side for this plane. I would think a weight in the 14-15 lbs would be much better. Nevertheless, it will fly O.K. at that weight as long as you don't slow it down too much when landing, and be conservative with the elevator. I have found that in general, planes with higher wing loading don't float as well and tend to snap more easily, especially if they are nose heavy.

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Greg,

The clues were the Oklahoma, in your bio window and the storms in your profile. And they you said that you couldn't wait to see the Cessna fly so I figured you had to be close.

I understand what you are saying about the weight. I had the original balanced pretty close dead on. I ordered a carbon fiber landing gear for it and I'm looking into a CF wing tube which will help eliminate some weight.

Andy
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Sounds good Andy,

See you at the field!

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Default Building the Hangar 9 Cessna 182 Skylane

For those that were interested in the RCS F 180 front carb engine (like me), RC Showcase said they did not think they would be getting any more. I guess I'm back to looking for an engine for my Cessna! I am leaning toward the Saito 180, although I would prefer gas. Has anyone put a Saito 180 in theirs yet?
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Originally posted by Jack Lewis
For those that were interested in the RCS F 180 front carb engine (like me), RC Showcase said they did not think they would be getting any more. I guess I'm back to looking for an engine for my Cessna! I am leaning toward the Saito 180, although I would prefer gas. Has anyone put a Saito 180 in theirs yet?
Jack,

I went with the RCS 180 SE - rear carb model. I had Roger from Aerografix make some special mounts so that I would have the right amount of distance from the fire wall to the front of the cowl.

I will have to open up the firewall so that the carb can fit but I don't see that as a problem.

Andy

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