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Old 08-27-2004, 09:08 PM
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I was given a Hanger 9 Cap 232 ARF (72 or 73 inch wingspan if I remember correctly). I'm also fairly sure it calls for a maximum engine size of a 1.50 four stroke.

I have a couple of questions:
I have a Saito 1.80 that I'd like to use in it (any thoughts?), and does any one have any good or bad things they'd like to say about the plane?

I won't be back to read this until tomorrow sometime, but I appreciate any and all comments.
Thanks,
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I have had two of them......One with a BME 44 and the other with a BME 50..... I would have to say that the 1.80 will fly it fine.... Should have decent wing loading.... I tore all of the covering off of mine when I bought them and took out any extra weight that I could. I forget now where I ended up, but they sure did fly well.
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Thanks for the info.

I had wondered about using something like a Quadra 35 that I've had laying around, but thought it might be too much for the plane. If you've used a 44 and a 50, maybe it's not!

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Wing loading may suffer with GAS, something to consider especially for ARF's under an 80 inch wing span. I like the Moki's on these size planes (1.80 and 2.10). The Moki's are a little better on fuel that the Saito 1.80.
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I can vouch for the fuel consumption. I had a 180 on my Cap-X and it was a HOG. I got about 5 flights out of a gallon....Weekends can get expensive.
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Hi DB-
I've had a couple of these. Details here:
http://www.goflyrc.com/projects/25Cap/25CapMain.htm

Mine was 13.5 lbs with a Saito 1.80. It had a nasty tendency to snap when stalled at low speed. I believe this was due to the weight, I made some over-engineered repairs after an early crash and loaded up on the epoxy. Otherwise it flew fine, but did not have truly unlimited vertical.

The other 1.20 cap on my site weights 12.5 lbs and flies very nice.

I am in the process of "building" another one, it should come in at about 12 lbs or less due to lots of lightening.

I would stay with glow, I just don't care for these planes at the heavier weights. I've heard tell that they kick ***** with a Moki 2.10.

I concur with the previous comment about fuel consumption. I would get 12 mins out of a 24 ounce tank. Running 30% heli fuel that's about $4 a flight.

Good Luck!
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Thanks for the additional info Bob.

I'm hoping that mine will come in closer to the 12. lb range. I don't care much for 3D, prefer scale aerobatics, so won't be looking for extended hovers or harriers, blenders, that sort of thing. By the sounds of it mine should perform to my satisfaction with the 1.80.

The fuel consumption estimates bother me some, but I guess I should expect higher cost with the larger stuff.

Do you all think I'll be okay, assuming my flying style, with standard high torque servos, say in the 70 oz. range? (One each for ailerons, pull/pull on the rudder, and if I have to, two for elevator?)

Thanks again for the help and suggestions,
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Hi Dennis-
I'd go with whatever the manual says, (I don't recall) and make sure your gaps are sealed up good. I am using 5625's, never had a bit of problem. They are 100oz, I believe.
I do like 2 elevator servos, the factory setup with the "Y" pushrod was too sloppy for my tastes.
I misspoke earlier, Bill's cap (on my site) does weigh 12 lbs, so you should be able to get close to that. Some variation due to wood used, etc, is to be expected.
Let me know how you like the plane, I got a lot of enjoyment out of mine!
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Thanks Bob.

I'll post some pics and info after it's finished. Probably not for a while yet though.
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