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Old 08-11-2011, 04:35 PM
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<span class="hps" closure_uid_a4ra49="614" jd="null">personal</span><br closure_uid_a4ra49="625" jd="null" /><br closure_uid_a4ra49="626" jd="null" /><span class="hps" closure_uid_a4ra49="615" jd="null">Here are a few</span> <span class="hps" closure_uid_a4ra49="616" jd="null">photo</span><span closure_uid_a4ra49="617" jd="null">'s</span> <span class="hps" closure_uid_a4ra49="618" jd="null">of my</span> <span class="hps" closure_uid_a4ra49="619" jd="null">solo flight</span> <span class="hps" closure_uid_a4ra49="620" jd="null">310</span> <span class="hps" closure_uid_a4ra49="621" jd="null">after review and</span> <span class="hps" closure_uid_a4ra49="622" jd="null">new paint.

<div><font color="#0033cc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tp_H-u0NuA</font></div></span>
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:55 PM
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Bruno,

Without a doubt, you have the best looking 310 here at RCU !!

How did she fly and land ?

In your video it appears she just disapears and then flies into never-never land.

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Wish I had a real one painted like that....cool
A really nice airfield also.
I have bought a used C-310 never flown, off a friend and have added a gyro to the rudder and made the flaps move down lower so they are landing flaps.
Been in the hobby for a long time and fly mostly 50cc warbirds so????
Will give this twin a try
Old 08-12-2011, 06:29 PM
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Joe,

Send you the video landing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmMNfopIsjk
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bruno;
Just watch your video of your maiden flight of your Cessna 310!!! Today I put my Cessna 310 on the scale and she came in at 22.2 lbs and the C G as per the manual. Now to get the engine tune up and she will be ready for her maiden. Now to find a pave runway for her!!
Thanks for sharing your video and pictures of your Cessna 310

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<span id="result_box" lang="en" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1391" a="undefined" c="4"><span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1361">Sonny</span><br jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1382" /><br jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1383" /><span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1362">My</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1363">Cessna</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1364">310</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1365">was</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1366">already</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1367">weighing</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1368">9 kg</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1369">with</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1370">full tanks</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1371">of fuel.</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1372">He</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1373">is flying</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1374">very well.</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1375">today I did</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1376">5</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1377">more</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1378">flights and all</span> <span class="hps" jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1379">were perfect</span><span jd="null" closure_uid_x1k848="1380">.

Tks

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I have been working on the Robart Retracts on this C-310 and I find the Robart cam will not lock the wheels up. Only by raiseing up the mounting beams 3/16" can I get the cam to lock. Not what I like to see but thinking of just going with it and flying it this way as any loops will make the gear sag down. Are you guys just useing air pressure to hold the wheels up in the wheel well??
Really a shame either TF or Robart engineered this way.
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If yo take your time to read the thread, you will find the answer to your problem. Obieone!
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new owner of a 310 sweet
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so i am wondering if i should do the foam thing to the wings?? the plane is built so can i just drill and fill?? and exactly where do i do it??
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that's right just drill a hole or i guess serveral holes in the bottom of the wing fill it with foam wait for it to expand cut off the stuff that comes out of the holes sand the wing and recover the spots. you will be amazed how much stronger the wing is.

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ORIGINAL: bob21

so i am wondering if i should do the foam thing to the wings?? the plane is built so can i just drill and fill?? and exactly where do i do it??

I usually land fairly good, but I was worried about one of those “less than perfect” landings. More than just a couple of fellahs have complained about the 310’s wings cracking just inside the engine nacelles, so I made the decision to reinforce mine.

I was slightly afraid to use foam because of possible weight build-up. I also had a bad experience with expandable foam 15-20 years ago. I drilled a hole into an exterior wall for some added insulation. I then shot the foam into the wall. As it dried it expanded. As it expanded, the drywall sheeting was pulled from the wall. What a freaking mess ! Guess I used too much foam. Anywazzz, since that happened, I’ve had a fear of using foam. I understand that now expandable foam is not as powerful as it was 15-20 years ago.

To reinforce mine, I used 1/4” carbon fiber tube. I also had to procure an 18” long x 1/4” drill bit (found one on the internet). Removing a small amount of the wing covering and the balsa wing sheeting on the bottom of the wing was also necessary.

Two tubes were used on each wing. One near the leading edge and one near the trailing edge. The tube near the trailing edge is located just above the flap. The tube near the leading edge actually passes though the wood engine nacelle for some added strength. The whole job took one entire evening.

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wow !! what a staight shot you got there. i would screw that up for sure since mine is done , after reading some posts but not the whole thread i seen some concern . after taxi n around today in the wind i feel she will not be to bad had a little lift off and she settled down nice so not real concerend as i love a good landing and feel good about the 310.. and its almost the end of season soon here in michigan . my tach was not working correctly so even though they were close and runnin good have to wait till i know by the tach till i let her go .. have robarts, os .46 ax , ds 821's . also a nice long run way.. cant wait.
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but with your photos i can get a idea where to shoot some foam can hurt to give it a try maybe? .. thank you.
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maiden went fine today, guys at the field were impressed that the .46 's took her away i was to..
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ORIGINAL: bob21

maiden went fine today..

Glad to hear that !

Both of us will be out of flying weather shortly.[&o][&o]

What club do you belong to ?

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belong to c.a.r.d.s near lansing,mi
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Hmmm. My flying season is just beginning. Summer flying in Phoenix starts at 0500 and by 0700 it's too hot. I have dozens of flights on my C310 and several rough landings, one bent the nose gear wishbone 90 degrees. I also hit a pole on a crosswind landing that crushed the leading edge in 1-1/2 inches. I've not had a problem with the wings cracking despite my less-than-textbook flying skills. Mine has a nasty habit of porpoising violently when landing with more than about 1/2 inch of flaps. Has anyone else had this problem?
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i would look at cg, are you pointing that nose down a bit when using full flaps? havent seen mine do that yet but i land kinda hot as that is how this plane is.. HOT..
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this 310 just went up 50$ to 549$ ...
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Been along time coming but I got my maiden in today . She flew great. Used about 400 ft of grass strip for a smooth take off. 21.5 lbs, Twinsync & OS 55's with graupner 11x7 3 blade props. Just had to add 3 clicks of down elevator at full throttle . Very smooth landing with full flaps.
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wow 21 lbs is heavy mine came in at17.5 lbs.retracts and .46 on the wing. they do fly nice dont they.
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I have to agree, they fly very nice. I removed the shot from the nose and added 3, 4.8 battery packs and 2 switches. Made the doors functional for access. 1 pack just for gear, 1 for receiver and 1 for back-up. Still had to put 3 oz of shot back in to balance. I am using electric servo operated landing gear. Adapted hangar 9, 1.50 gear to it with JR 791 servos. Also foamed the wings. It also has 2 c cell batteries. 1 in each nacelle for onboard glo. The weight does add up. I talked with a fellow a couple of weeks ago said he's flying one thats electric powered at 24 lbs. 17 lb would be sweet.
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Love the paint job . Well done.
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Anyone know of a good replacement bulb for the flashing red tail light. Hangar rash did mine in.

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