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Old 03-23-2016, 03:02 PM   #71
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1. Yes. Same setup as the Top Flite P-47, works great.
2. Cause! lol The instructions said so. Assuming they did that to allow max space for the servos, as the wing thins and tapers from that point on. Also, remember old days of RF interference, and worries about length of servo extensions. Given the rigidity of the ailerons, and the fact that it's a Cessna, and will be flown scale, I've got zero worries about the setup, don't think we have to worry about the ailerons flexing.

PS the flap setup is super simple, if you want, download either the Cessna or P-47 manual, for how it's done, very useful on other setups, would work on most flap types. I thought about doing that on the split flaps of my P-39, but landing gear location required a different approach.

Thanks for the info, Dave. Good stuff.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:40 PM   #72
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Your setup Len, is by far superior to the stock setup. I like. I probably knew about it, but hopefully after Leeann built the flaps stock! lol
I am sure it will work out well but when I kit build I usually make changes as
I feel will work out better. The problem with the few kit makers left are they have to balance out the cost and complexity of a kit down to the last nickel to keep in business as its tuff to compete with some of the ARF's out there. Some good and a lot of not so good and then there are the awful ones. I believe you went with the Cessna ARF glass main gear ? You will find those priceless over the bent aluminum ones.
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Re: Top Flite Cessna 182

Concur. It annoys the hell out of me though, that every single Top Flite Kit, that has a matching ARF, the ARF components are better. The vacu-formed parts on the kit are a pain to work with, and not anywhere near the ease, and quality of the ARF parts. I've found that with the P-47, Corsair, and now the Cessna. Speaking of which, lol, anyone looking for a full set of plastic parts for a TF C-182 kit?
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:16 PM   #74
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Exactly my point .... The ARF's usually get glass parts and the kits get the plastic parts that you have to put together and then fill the seams, sand many times over then prime and paint. ..... Lots of hours.. The thing with glass wheel pants I do add more cloth inside to beef as they crack around the wheel openings. This is because of the gel coat.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:41 PM   #75
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Good to know, we'll be sure to do that! Thanks Len. Always good to have a fellow BC mountain boy watching my back!
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:50 PM   #76
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Thanks for the compliment. When I bought the ARF main gear , I also bought the wheel pants. The nose pant had the grove on the side for the wire gear , so I filled that in and ready for painting. Too bad you can't get pants without the gel coat as that stuff is so brittle and chips so easy. I believe why they do it is to eliminate pinholes .

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Re: Top Flite Cessna 182

They put it on way too thick, that's for sure, which makes it brittle. Got the fuselage paint lines all taped off this morning, and Leeann worked away practicing with her new airbrush last night, so she should be starting the colour tonight!
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First coat of colour is on the Cessna, it's a metallic maroon, so Leeann is doing several thin coats. It's a testors/pactra enamel, and it's one of the stinkier paints, so trying to do it when we can open a window or the door in the shop, spray, let the fumes die off, then close things back up so we don't freeze!
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....anyone looking for a full set of plastic parts for a TF C-182 kit?
Seriously? You have a set to get rid of? I wouldn't mind having some spares for the kit when I get to building it.
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Re: Top Flite Cessna 182

I posted it in "for sale, other", it's the whole set of plastics from the kit, minus the tail cone. Not the windows, of course, but the all the landing gear, wheel pants, cowl, etc.
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