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Old 01-22-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default Brian Taylor Cessna 120 short kit

Has anyone built the brian taylor cessna 120, just won one in a auction with a brand new engine, its partly built to a high standard, wings are complete and tail just the fus to build, also got a brand new sc 32 2 stroke with it too. Any photos? comments?
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:36 PM
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Well a quick update.... orderd the wood needed to finish it, which was 5 sheets of 3/16 balsa. in theory one sheet would have done it for the rear of the fus sides. But when your offered 5 sheets including postage for the cost of 2 from the shop you take the offer. Also orderd some robart hinges new fuel tank to fi the bay spot on aswell as a new engine mount and 16swg piano wire for the struts. & i treat myself to a brand new hot air gun to assist in covering with film. Orderd myself a large epoxy resin kit and some aliphatic resin and a tray of 25 bottles of cyno. After checking my supplies it turned out i was dry of almost everything so a major restock is in order next pay day....

Will keep you guys updated as soon as i make a start on it thursday with some luck providing work dosnt want me to cover a shift.

Cant believe iv had no replies and very very little info about the kit on google.
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I really like the Cessna 120...I remember watching them as a kid at an airport in Iowa. Is this 1/6th scale?

The only thing is the engine is kind of an odd one for that plane, I think. I suspect it's more of a revver than a lugger, and it would be nice to be swinging a 12 inch prop, or 11 inch anyway. Something like a 40 four stroke would be ideal, or in 2 strokes, maybe a TT GP 42. I'm sure it would fly with your 32, though...maybe use an 11x4 prop on it.

Anyway, should be a fun project.

Jim
Old 01-25-2011, 09:39 PM
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Default RE: Brian Taylor Cessna 120 short kit

There is an ongoing build thread of this airplane in the Brian Taylor forum over at RC ScaleBuilder if you're interested.
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Ya gonna finish this one?
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Nice of you to join us haha, bout time u showed ur ugly face on here. yes im going to finish this one pal. just uploading pics off my fone as the cam keeps saying the batterys are too low though there brand new 2400mah aa batterys thats just had there first charge cycle.

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Old 01-28-2011, 12:28 PM
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I really like the Cessna 120...I remember watching them as a kid at an airport in Iowa. Is this 1/6th scale?

The only thing is the engine is kind of an odd one for that plane, I think. I suspect it's more of a revver than a lugger, and it would be nice to be swinging a 12 inch prop, or 11 inch anyway. Something like a 40 four stroke would be ideal, or in 2 strokes, maybe a TT GP 42. I'm sure it would fly with your 32, though...maybe use an 11x4 prop on it.

Anyway, should be a fun project.

Jim
yes i agree a 4st would be better. however the new price o the engine that was thrown in with the plane would just cover the lazer cut wood pack excluding plan. so to have that thrown in too i grabbed it. i may put a 4 stroke in if i can ind one cheap enough.

Chad thanks for that i found the build after you mentioned it. Still abit unsure about the center section of the wing though, dosnt say if the lower or uper half is sheeted however they have provided a wafer thin play plate with hols in for the windows, and i think thats for the upper.
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Default RE: Brian Taylor Cessna 120 short kit

At 62" it should fly on a .30, very scale like(I.E.-underpowered),....A good .40 two or .52 four will pull it around nice, but now a .60 four is the same size as a .52 fourstroke. So the best option is the .60 fourstroke. It looks like the hard part is done, the wing, framing up the rest of the fuse should be easy and quick.
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Default RE: Brian Taylor Cessna 120 short kit

Just a quick update. in the last 10 days iv managed to cut out the 2 rear fuselage sides. thats it. been too busy at work due to overtime everyday including my days off. got friday sat and sun off though in a weeks time. building time almost here at long last.....
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Default RE: Brian Taylor Cessna 120 short kit

Sir Crashalot,
I built one of these a few years ago and it was a sweet little flyer. I used an OS 40 four stroke and it was just about right. I think your combination will work out for scale
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Best of luck on your build.
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Default RE: Brian Taylor Cessna 120 short kit

Hey Sir Crashalot,

How is the Cessna coming along? 

I am building one of these at the moment (my first scale attempt) 

How did you do the corrugated control surfaces? And how did you cover them?

Post some more pics!!



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