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Old 02-05-2013, 02:19 AM
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The batteries weigh 1lb 11oz each. That is more weight than what was intended to be installed in the nacelles IMO. Plus, with the batteries in the fuse, they are 7 inches more forward of the CG than the nacelle installation. After everything was installed, I had to replace 8 oz of the steel shot in the nose to balance it.
I installed the recommended Robat gear and after I replaced one of the main cylinders, they worked flawlessly.
This airplane flys awesome! No bad habits from what I could tell. I wish there was a video of my slow rolls the full length of our runway about 50 ft AGL. Next weekend, I think il try a inverted pass.

Thank you for you kind words.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:55 AM
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Daryl...how abt ,pics of batt comparrtment...thx...bo
Old 02-06-2013, 07:05 AM
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The battery boxes are glued to either side of the NLG wheel well. Hindsight being 20/20, I should of made them removable. Anyhow, they work perfect for me and keep the weight as far forward as possible. The U brace in the second picture is the battery retainer. I tried Velcro straps and a few other methods of keeping the batteries in the boxes. I didn't like any of those ideas so I designed the U brace. It looks a little over engineered but. that would be the last thing I would need at the field is to have the batt's slide back out of their boxes and create a extremely tail heavy CG. Remember, nose heavy airplane fly’s terrible but, tail heavy one only fly’s once.
I do need to remove the wing to change the batteries but, I have made 2 stands to facilitate the process. One stand to hold the fuse vertical (my daughter) and another one to hold the wing after I remove the wing bolts. The process takes 1 1/2 minutes and I didn't need to cut open the beautiful fuse to make a special hatch to gain access. I have also made arming plugs for each motor under each nacelle so the motors aren’t live all the time while everything is plugged in or for a quick disabling.


Be blessed,
Daryl
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:56 AM
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I just bought one of the 310's used at a swap meet down here in FL. The guy I got it from said he only flew it about 4 or 5 times, it is still in lik new condition, I couldn't resist for the (cheap) price. He had pulled the servos, retracts and engines. He used OS 46's which is the same as I am going to use. I cannot afford to get the retracts right now, and since he had pulled the retracts I am going with fixed gear for now. The problem is he couldn't find the wire gear and was missing one of the blue main mounting blocks. I know I can buy the 3 fixed gear from tower for about $20 if I need too, but not sure about the one blue metal main mount - does anyone have one of these blocks and the 3 fixed gear I can buy from them. Please help me out getting this plane going.
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....i have a set i will give u...just pay shipping...bo
Old 02-11-2013, 06:08 PM
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I may have mine for sale at Perry OS55s and the robarts but don't know yet on price.
Old 02-11-2013, 11:12 PM
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ORIGINAL: boingram

....i have a set i will give u...just pay shipping...bo
I really appreciate the offer, sent email with info - Ron
Old 02-12-2013, 06:27 AM
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Telejojo,
how much you trying to let them twin OS 55s go for? I have OS 46's on mine now and want to upgrade...Ill be willing to sel my os 46s if your interested Ronwc...let me know
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Dear Bad, I would read the posts in this area, on the 310, before going to the 55's. The review I read stated the O.S, 46's are great engines and the upgrade to 55's is minor, at best. I will check my notes to see where the review is located. using 46's means no cutting nacilles, and ease of mounting/fitting engines. hope this helps a little. Orion4455.
Old 02-12-2013, 10:20 AM
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well i hope the 46's will pull this bird...mine is coming in kinda on the heavy side
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Dear Bad, the lengthy review raved about the OS 46's and users stated the plane flew just fine at an incredible 25 pounds. It appears to me, and some readers will be far more knowledgeable here, the OS 55's are a 46 that has been "tweaked" by OS when needing to offer a new model. The guys in the local clubs were amazed that my plane was equipped with new OS 46's. I bought the plane fully equipped. Everyone remarked about what a great deal I got from the purchase. I hope you do well with your plane, as well. best, orion.
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...i have 46s on mine...22#...long takeoff roll...flies on the wing...very fast...nice...bo
Old 02-13-2013, 08:17 AM
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Top Flite has shot this plane outta the sky and discontinued this model!!! Hope they produce something similar in the future
Old 02-13-2013, 10:37 AM
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I wouldn 't be so sure: few years back ( in 2010), it was also marked as discontinued for a while.
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hmmm tower has it marked has discontinued. hmmmm maybe an update in the future...it could use it cause of all the flaws
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Just got the Tower Hobbies catalog today, Weds., Feb. 13, 2012. It lists a new Cessna 310, topflight, on sale at $599.99, or six hundred dollars for you real people.PLEASE NOTE: JUST CHECKED the tower hobbies website. this plane is listed as discontinued. sorry. orion.
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It was also marked as discontinued on the Tower Hobby website in 2010. That 's why I'm not so sure about it.
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Has anyone installed the Lex-Aire Nose Wheel Hub on the Top Flite Cessna 310? I'm just getting around to installing mine and noticed, unlike the main hubs, there are no screws to hold the two nose wheel hub halves together. I'm not sure if this is normal or Lex-Aire forgot to drill and tap the hubs. Anyone know?
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Hey everyone!!!!
Been a while!!!! for me that is....I have not got my 310 in the air yet but I finally started to work on it again...this time its gonna get finished and ready by spring....been putting it aside for a while and it has been staring me in the face....People still have there 310? Parts for this this are effy i guess...anyone got a set of wings laying around???
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Good to hear there is still life on this post. The last time I few my 310 was during the Joe Nall eWeek :-( No extra parts on my end - sorry. Don't forget to post pics of your build.
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Been sitting around on the work bench. I've been way to busy. I look forward to see your build.
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Awesome to hear from you guys!
I've been back and forth with this plane and a BME pitts challenger. I had my 310 custom painted matte black and going with a Tron style theme for it with bluish detail to it like the light bikes. I'm currently drawing some pics up for the design. Ill post the drawings up.
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Hey badazzgti03 - that paint scheme will definately make your 310 stand out from all the other ones done if "cookie cutter" while and sky blue. Definately post some pics.
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hey everyone....I got a little rough draft done of the idea for the graphics...its a start...trying to incorporate the graphics for the tron light jet into this. I did this one with color pencils...its okay, im better with markers though.

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Looks sweet! You may want to consider Callie Graphics http://www.callie-graphics.com/ She is awesome and priced well!

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