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xtreme2424
12-16-2007, 05:30 PM
I got the taylor craft done a nd have flown it 4 times. Just wanted to let you guys know that this is one sweet little bird and very easy mellow flyer. I put the 480 in mine and it has good power vertical and pretty good at basic stunts...http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/xtreme2425/IMG_3769.jpg

aviatordave
12-16-2007, 05:48 PM
looks good!

Thank God I dont live in a pink state.

BuzzardBait
12-16-2007, 06:20 PM
THis is SUCH a beautiful plane that i might actually have to put a wood propeller on it, if only for show when its hanging!!

Bub Steve
12-16-2007, 06:34 PM
BuzzardBait (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/member.php?u=16814)::Wood props work fine(just not great) they'll fly it(just not as zippy) she's scale after all and when flown scale she's not "zippie" anyway, bub, steve PS how bout a wood prop on a Slow-Stick?

bgfireman
12-22-2007, 01:06 AM
THis is SUCH a beautiful plane that i might actually have to put a wood propeller on it, if only for show when its hanging!!

Mine has a 10 X 7 Power Point Prop on it. It flies great.

herk_1
12-28-2007, 11:30 PM
"Student Pilot Barbie"ģ...comes complete with flyable model airplane!

simibill
12-28-2007, 11:58 PM
looks good!

Thank God I dont live in a pink state.

What ya got against pink?

E-Challenged
12-29-2007, 04:15 AM
I've been admiring them for a while and got to fly my buddy Jose's with 480. It axial rolls like crazy, looks like a clip wing version. Does everything well and is light for an ARF.

xtreme2424
12-29-2007, 02:53 PM
I had it out yesterday and threw a 11x5.5 prop on it wow can this bird fly slow. You can make it crawl if you want. this is for sure 1 of my favorite planes right now in my hanger!

Piperfan
01-01-2008, 06:05 PM
71097

71098

71099Just about finished with mine. Put a 480 on the nose spinning a Zoar 10X5 electric wood prop with a 40amp E-Flite esc, Hitec HS65HB for servos all around (left overs from a heli) with a JR 6 ch micro receiver. Undecided on a pilot yet. I had the 1/4 scale clipped wing Taylorcraft from H9 and it was a stunning aircraft in flight or on the ground. Always received lots of compliments. Hopefully this will fly equally as well. photos soon. Added two pilots. Both from Hobby Lobby. I think there Tony and Pete. Both are different sizes so it looks like father and son out for an afternoon flight. Gussied up the cocpit with control yokes and a nice Jtec instrument panel.

KIMBERWHIP
01-18-2008, 09:25 AM
anyone use the 450 motor? how does it do?

Radar O'Riely
01-27-2008, 06:08 AM
Just got my Taylorcraft 450. Just a had a quick look in the box. Just a heads up. Have a good look on the floor boards ( painted grey ) where the seats mount. I found a few cracks. Other than that it is a great looking kit. The construction sure looks light. Anyone have any hard landings with it?

Going to put a pilot on board and a TOP FLITE 11x7 Power Point wooden prop on it to add to the scale look. Maybe even nav lights.

Will post pics when complete.

Alpea42
01-30-2008, 03:00 PM
Here's a Taylor Craft flying with an old Top Flight wood prop 11/7 .I think it was a 480 motor.

Henry Sistrunk
02-03-2008, 02:48 PM
I have a 450 in mine and it flies great.

fiddyzen
02-24-2008, 07:21 AM
that is a sweet looking plane for sure- I am having a hard time deciding between this and the E-flite J3 Cub. how are these planes at handling wind- I am assuming the cub being larger would be better for that? also does anyone know where I can get the Taylorcraft? - everywhere I looked has it on back order till late march:{

Henry Sistrunk
02-24-2008, 03:40 PM
I have both and fly them almost everyday. All in all I believe I like the Tayloycraft better. It seems to take wind better and lands like a dream.

deckert
02-27-2008, 05:04 PM
that is a sweet looking plane for sure- I am having a hard time deciding between this and the E-flite J3 Cub. how are these planes at handling wind- I am assuming the cub being larger would be better for that? also does anyone know where I can get the Taylorcraft? - everywhere I looked has it on back order till late march:{
I have both the E-Flite Cub 25 & the the Taylorcraft. Cub is running the Power 25 but never maidened due to weather.

The TC I fly regularly with the 450 in it. Very scale like with respect to power, or lack of. I did put wider wheels on it because the asphalt was eating up the factory foam wheels. Flies great with a 10x8 wood prop, drawing 118 watts from a 2170Mah lipo @ WOT. 1/2 throttle is 46 watts. A 10x7E prop is running @ 96 watts @ WOT. 1/2 throttle drops to about 38 watts.

Dan

donjiskra
03-02-2008, 10:08 PM
Guys,
I used APC-E props and MAS "Electric" wood props on my E-Flite J3 with great results. I plan on using a Zinger non-electric wood prop on my E-Flite Taylorcraft. I think the wood prop look is much more realistic. The old belief that we needed to use "electric" props because they were lighter may have been valid when we used brushed motors, but with todays more powerful outunner motors that principle no longer applies.

I've installed an Electrifly Rimfire 2830 1450KV outrunner in my Taylorcraft.
A Zinger 8x6 wood prop, an ElectriFly 3s 1500mah lipo, with an ElectriFly 25amp ESC.

The Astro Wattmeter indicates: 22 amps and 197 watts
Ecalc2 indicates 101 watts per pound

My E-Flite J3 cub had an Axi 2820/10 with a 12x6 APC-E "electric prop it produced 79 watts/lb and flew very quick (not slow scale for my taste).

The Taylorcraft is much lighter, consequently the difference in Watts/lb is significant. The point I'm trying to make......
The Zinger is NOT an "electric" prop, but will perform very well and provide the realistic look I want.

Happy Flying,
Don

donjiskra
03-10-2008, 12:38 PM
All set for "Good to Go" from the Tower.
Pilot and Passenger are from the Fisher-Price "Loving Family", thanks to a posting by Dora Nine.

The prop is a 8x6 wood Zinger, tips painted red.

This is a beautiful model, a quality ARF, Thank You E-Flite!!!!

Don

haze_b
03-10-2008, 06:28 PM
Beautiful plane!!

I love the stylings of the classic aircraft. Lots of personality. :cool:

beavenx5
06-04-2008, 08:39 PM
Has anyone installed floats on their Taylorcraft?

The GWS floats I have on my PZ supercub would probably be a little small for it (21in) and the E-flite 25e (28in) or GP 20 size kit (27in) looks a little big. What size would you install?

I am still debating between the Taylorcraft and the new e-flite Beaver as my new float plane. The Taylorcraft is much smaller and would not handle wind as well as the Beaver but its size would allow me to use my many 3s 2100mAh batteries I already have. The Beaver would be a much more expensive project.

beavenx5
06-06-2008, 06:18 PM
Well my choice is made, I just ordered the Taylorcraft as my next float plane. Unfortunately both my LHS and horizon website has them on backorder until the end of July :{. Any good lead on where to get them?

According to Charley (he is present both here and on RCU) the perfect floats for the T-Craft are from seaplanesupply.com :
http://seaplanesupply.com/floats.htm
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7523578/anchors_7523578/mpage_1/key_seaplanesupply/anchor/tm.htm#7523578

The floats are 24" long and are made of CNC cut foam cores. You can either put a light coat of waterbase paint on them or lay a thin balsa on the bottom and cover them with heat shrink covering for a nice finish and light weight. I have exchanged a couple of e-mails with Mark at seaplanesupply.com and he seems to be a very nice and helpful guy.

As for the electronics, i will use my park480 910Kv motor, E-Flite 25A ESC and Spectrum AR7000 receiver from my beat-up PZ T-28 Trojan. The T-28, although still flying, has had a rough life. I will semi-retire it and might bring it back out next winter swapping the electronic again.

mossman
07-16-2008, 12:19 PM
I want a taylorcarft 450 but every model shop in Australia is Sold out. No stock until Nov anyone out there got one in oz for sale. Let me know moss@brightontown.com.au im off to China to work in two weeks part of the resources boom we havent got the labour here to finish all these steel mining projects so we can build these millions of brushless motors

gene465
07-21-2008, 03:32 AM
Very nice aircraft wish mine would get here! Been on backorder for 2 mos now and according to Horizon backorder pushed back to Aug!

dk_aero
07-21-2008, 04:45 AM
I just picked one up off E-bay - $98 ($111 with shipping). Should be here by the end of the week... Don't have a motor yet, but been thinking about the 2836-09 outrunner from Heads Up RC. I'll be using my DX6i for electronics. I like the idea of a wood prop (that 8 x 6 Zinger looks pretty good!).

dk_aero
07-27-2008, 01:26 AM
Well, finally received yesterday... Really nice and high quality (IMHO). Unusually wide fuselage (nearly 5" at the wing leading edge), but very scale. All the covering looks great. E-Flite's done a great job with this one...

beavenx5
09-15-2008, 01:39 PM
Well, I finally got my Taylorcraft...more than 3 month after I ordered it at my LHS. I spent the day yesterday putting it together and I even had time to build and installed the floats on it. What a beauty :$

beavenx5
09-15-2008, 02:06 PM
As a power set-up, I was debating between 2 motors I have available: TowerPro 2515-8t (190watts) and Turnigy 35-36C (350watts). After building the floats (24" foam from seaplanesupply), covering them with Ultracote and installing all the hardware from the E-Flite size 25 floats (heavy gauge wire stuts, water rudder and hardware), I opted for the bigger one (way overpower for an overweight plane). The floats hardware is overbuild for this plane (designed more for the Beaver) and makes them quite heavy for the T-craft.

My power set-up is: Turnigy TR35-36C 1100Kv motor, Turnigy 40A ESC, Ubec, 4X Towerpro 9g servos and a GWS 11X7 prop. I plan on using my 4S 2600mAh A123 batteries on it, making the plane quite heavy. I hope I did not push the weigh too high for this plane ????

I will probably run the Towerpro motor and 3S 2100mAh lipos with Dubro skis this winter making the plane much liter lite is was disigned to be...

Unfortunately, I did not get to maiden the plane yesterday as my Spectrum AR7000 refused to get in binding mode:mad:. I tried everything for almost 1 hour before calling it quit and deciding it must be a defective unit. I am sure Horizon will exchange it: I bought it at the LHS back in June when I ordered the plane. It is not my fault if the back order plane kept being pushed further and further.

I will maiden the plane next week-end, fist on wheels, then with the heavy float set-up....

gene465
09-16-2008, 04:37 AM
Nice Beaven! I finally got mine at the LHS I work at after being on backorder for 5 mos! The price of the T-Craft has gone up from 109.99 to 169.99! Ouch! Luckily I got my employee discount otherwise I would not have gotten it. Unfortunalty after 5 mos all the electronics I had set aside is now being used in other aircraft so until I wreck one this will stay in the que on my shelf for now. Gene

beavenx5
09-16-2008, 01:37 PM
I found it quite expensive when I paid for it last week. It did not occure to me that the price might have gone so much up since last June. I will have to talk to my LHS about it and try to get a credit. It is not fair that I ordered the plane back in the beginning of June with a delivery date of end of June with a price of $129 (if my memory is right) and then have to wait until September and pay as much as $169 :mad:

gene465
09-17-2008, 02:36 AM
Beaven pretty sure it went from 109.99 5 mos ago to 139.99 3 mos ago to the present price of 169.99! Gene

beavenx5
09-17-2008, 01:43 PM
Yes you could be right. $139 in June would make sense.

Thanks

deckert
09-18-2008, 04:12 AM
In any case gentlemen,the price increase is absolutley;
1. ludicrious
2. outrageous
3. insane
4. unforgiving

& not last but least
5. SHOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE CONSUMERS.

How long do you suppose they can sit on these if no one buys any?
Do I like this bird? Yes!
I own 2 of these. 1 in build, 1 in box & 1 light-poled (destroyed)
Will I buy another at the current $170? ABSOLUTELY NOT! They can kiss my arse!::o

Dan

boodaghost
09-23-2008, 06:35 AM
109.00 to 169.00

The price went up incrementally, as well as ridiculously from 109 to 124 to 139 to 169. I sent Horizon an email letting them know that this was too little plane for too much money (not that they will run to my door with a 109.00 Taylorcraft). I understand cost increases but sheesh.

Fortunately for me, I found one on Ebay a couple of weeks ago for 139 and this was the very most that I had planned to pay for this plane. If only my wife had hooked me up back last Christmas, we would have only paid 109. At the time, she didn't trust me not to put it into the ground............

I'm in the process of the build now and I love the way this plane looks and hope it flies as well.

Snoopyxupery
10-13-2008, 02:44 AM
A short video I did today 8:00 AM

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=UEi5c_6ow_0

dnitro
10-14-2008, 06:33 AM
I think the higher ups at e-flite are smoking crack cuz the price increase for all their planes are ridiculous. Most if not all of them went up 30-50%.

Ex: taylorcraft - from 109 to 159
Funtana - from 109 to169
Pulse - from 109 to 159.

All this price increase without any improvements or upgrades on the plane.

Sometimes they delay, or put planes on backorder, so that all the planes in the shelves of the LHS are sold out first, before they increase the price and release new kits.

Luckily, I got the last of the Funtana on sale for $109 before it jumped to $169.

I was really looking to get the Taylorcraft but due to price, I'll be forced to get something else.

hetr
10-14-2008, 05:30 PM
beaven = nice looking plane for sure - just got mine and having a blast flying it
already looking towards winter - have ski's ready to go
BUT - also looking forward to float flying next year (maybe this year if can get set-up) - so my question - what floats do you have? - did u go with the seplane supply yo mentioned? l havent been able to locate a proper-sized set of floats - no problem with too short - or too long (and heavy) - ideally they should be @28" for the Taylorcraft l find

donjiskra
10-14-2008, 08:12 PM
I just received my set of floats, they are awesome!!!
Beautiful craftsmanship at a great price.
They are 27" long, just right for the Taylorcraft's 36" length.
Floats need to be 75 to 80 percent of the length.
I ordered two sets of the E-flite landing gear, which will make for easy transitioning from grass to water.
Here's a link to the source:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=929436&highlight=awesome+floats

Also, here's some shots I took to show how they will look.

Don

Snoopyxupery
11-03-2008, 12:00 AM
A short video

Snoopyxupery
11-03-2008, 12:01 AM
a short video coming soon

Snoopyxupery
11-03-2008, 12:02 AM
Here is the video
Yesterday was a perfect temperature to fly.
Here is a short video of my taylorcraft ARF 480 BL 1020 Kv
ESC 40 Amp E-Flite
Servos: s75 E-Flite
Prop: 10x5 E-Flite
Pilot: Snoopy (The Best ;-))

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=JvSTuBpZPPg


http://vimeo.com/2212880 (http://vimeo.com/2212880?pg=transcoded_embed&sec=2212880)

Snoopyxupery
12-28-2008, 02:19 AM
Yesterday wind 15km/h
Temperature 11 degr C
crusty Snow, ideal for Taylorcraft on skis.
Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MUwUZnLMnQ

beavenx5
12-29-2008, 03:51 PM
Thanks Snoopy for the video. I just got a pair of Dubro Parkflyer skis for my Taylorcraft. I was not sure if they were big enough for the plane. I asked around what would be the best skis for this plane and did not get any answers. Looks like the Dubro parkflyer skis do a great job on crusty snow.

My T-Craft is still a little ill from my last Spectrum cut-off :mad:. My AR7000 is now in Horizon Hobby techs hand. I have had no less than 5 receiver resets in about 12 flights with this plane (the last one lasted at least 20 seconds and ended in a 100' fall to the ground). I am waiting for a new cowl and need to fix the motor mount. All the rest is now repaired...

It should be back in the air in a day or two with a receiver scavanged in my Supercub and the beat-up old cowl.... with new skis...

Snoopyxupery
12-31-2008, 02:44 AM
Slow motion Landing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RY46e_1Szk

Snoopyxupery
12-31-2008, 02:49 AM
[quote=beavenx5;533082]Thanks Snoopy for the video. I just got a pair of Dubro Parkflyer skis for my Taylorcraft. I was not sure if they were big enough for the plane. I asked around what would be the best skis for this plane and did not get any answers. Looks like the Dubro parkflyer skis do a great job on crusty snow.[quote=beavenx5;533082]

You are welcome beavenx5!
Those Dubro skis are the best for this plane size. I use them too on my Mini Pulse XT and I'd like to try them on my Gee Bee Y Green model Maxford USA.It will be a bit more complicate to fix them on the Gee Bee.

HEMICUDA
01-03-2009, 06:45 AM
Snoop,

Great vid, nice plane. Always enjoy seeing people flying in the snow.:cool:

Thanks for sharing the vid,
Hemicuda

Snoopyxupery
01-06-2009, 02:45 AM
Snoop,

Great vid, nice plane. Always enjoy seeing people flying in the snow.:cool:

Thanks for sharing the vid,
Hemicuda


My Pleasure! :ws:

Snoopyxupery
01-09-2009, 03:42 AM
Dashboard details make the perfect scale taylorcraft.

dmarko
01-22-2009, 02:07 AM
1-21-09
Local hobby store reports they just received 2 in today after a backorder since November. And to my surprise , an increase of $50 or so to $169.99.
I have a LOVE / HATE relationship with Eflite.
Great quality ARFs , motors and ESCs.
But "misers" when it comes to price and playing games!
Dave in Naples

*rider
01-22-2009, 08:46 PM
1-21-09
Local hobby store reports they just received 2 in today after a backorder since November. And to my surprise , an increase of $50 or so to $169.99.
I have a LOVE / HATE relationship with Eflite.
Great quality ARFs , motors and ESCs.
But "misers" when it comes to price and playing games!
Dave in Naples

Ya, the E-Flite price hikes have been discussed in other threads, I ended up getting mine right after they bumped it to $169.99. I'd really like to pickup another as "backup" if you will, still undecided on that. I really do like this plane tho :ws:

dmarko
01-22-2009, 11:19 PM
Ya, the E-Flite price hikes have been discussed in other threads, I ended up getting mine right after they bumped it to $169.99. I'd really like to pickup another as "backup" if you will, still undecided on that. I really do like this plane tho :ws:

That's Eflite for ya:rolleyes:

I wonder if another manufacture has something very close in quality / design to the Taylorcraft 450 at a more reasonable price?

I would be interested at the $109 mark. The extra $60 (in this economy) is not justifiable consider electronics will run you another $150.

Anyone know of something similar?

Dave

Gunfighter
01-31-2009, 12:13 AM
I got my T-cup and the hinges are very STIFF !! I think they used .60 - .90 powered planes. It`s put up till summer then I`ll change `em out. Any one else have that prob ??
Gunfighter

beavenx5
02-16-2009, 03:16 PM
I had finally fixed all my receiver problems with this plane (Horizon replaced my AR7000) and was really enjoying the plane for the first time since this summer. I was flying my taylorcraft with small parkflyer skis taking off and landing from a landing strp made from a ski-doo trail. I had 2 mishaps and 2 crashes with this plane in 6 flights so far because the AR7000 receiver would reset itself all the time...

I started the afternoon with 2 smooth flights doing mild acrabatics and testing to see if my receiver problems were over. On the 3rd battery, I deceided to push the plane a little more and was doing fast rolls, figure 8's and tight loops. After 10 minutes of this, as I was doing a relatively fast loop, my right wing broke in 2 near the fuselage. The plane was going straight toward the ground spinning around itself ::o:eek: at the last second, I manage to stop the roll, slow the plane a little and hit the ground at a 45 degree angle in deep snow.... as the remaining of the wing was coming down slowly from 200' like a falling leaf.

Suprisingly (and luckily) the damages are minimal. The 200' fall in the snow only broke the window and one ski :silly:. The wing was broken cleanly in half. The cause of the crash seems to be probable the screw from the strut coming off from under the landing gear. It had stripped before from a previous crash last summer and was probably not strong enough for the tight rolls I was doing....

furn1593
02-17-2009, 01:59 AM
Dashboard details make the perfect scale taylorcraft.
Can I please have the image of the panel.... PLEASE!!

donjiskra
02-17-2009, 12:19 PM
Sure, be happy to.
Send me your e-mail adddres in a message to:
don.jiskra.sr@sbcglobal.net

It was sent today, check your e-mail.
Hope you like it.

furn1593
02-17-2009, 07:34 PM
thanks -

Snoopyxupery
02-18-2009, 03:01 AM
Can I please have the image of the panel.... PLEASE!!

My pleasure.
You can find this photo on this site:

http://www.alliancememory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/taylor&CISOPTR=491&CISOBOX=1&REC=10

donjiskra
02-18-2009, 12:40 PM
This is the instrument panel photo I sent to him.
(The sent file is in pdf format, you are looking at a jpg lesser resolution photo)

Snoopyxupery
04-07-2009, 12:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvSTuBpZPPg

Snoopyxupery
04-07-2009, 12:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MUwUZnLMnQ

donjiskra
04-07-2009, 01:02 PM
Very nice on skies, thanks.

Snoopyxupery
08-20-2009, 09:40 PM
Dash

gurumods
03-14-2010, 04:47 AM
What happened,did everyone get bored with the Taylor.I built my second one today.had one a while back,sold it,took a break from rc for 2 years and bought a new one yesterday.Powered with the EF 480 and Zippy 220 3s.
I get a kick out of that self adjusting motor,cant get any easier than that.I only had to make one small modification and that was on the wheel pants mount.I drilled another hole 5mm above the original pants mount which gave me me a little more bite when the screw goes into the pants.I cant wait to go fly and try out a few props.Probably start with the 12x6 and then 11x5.5 .Well i just thought i would revive this thread and say hi to all.I would post a pic,but i think yall know what it looks like LOL

Steve

Victory Pete
07-28-2010, 07:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MUwUZnLMnQ
I have a Taylorcraft on my wishlist, I hope to get it soon. I have been training with a T-34 since April. How would flying the Taylorcraft compare?
VP

millen
09-12-2010, 09:20 PM
I am interested in what AUW you have in your taylorcrafts. I fly it with a light weight motor about 120W max. paired with a 9 x 4.5 APC E prop. and a 1300 mAh 3s Lipo and it is still 850g (30 oz). I think it flies great on that setup, nearly 15 min. My guess is that the empty weight will vary between the kits. Any ideas about the AUW ?

WingingIt74
03-15-2011, 02:05 PM
I'm trying to decide, should I go with a 450 or 480? I have both.

Snoopyxupery
03-15-2011, 11:17 PM
I'm trying to decide, should I go with a 450 or 480? I have both.
480 or this one equivalent but less expensive:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3883

Tinlid
03-16-2011, 06:07 AM
I fitted the 480 to mine fly's just fine.:D

Snoopyxupery
03-16-2011, 10:42 AM
It's a very good plane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOdoskiWigU

WingingIt74
03-22-2011, 08:19 PM
That's the wrong panel for a 1986 Taylorcraft, see my build and review here, it shows the correct one.

My Build & Review (http://www.horizonrcflyers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2097)

Snoopyxupery
03-23-2011, 02:36 AM
That's the wrong panel for a 1986 Taylorcraft, see my build and review here, it shows the correct one.

My Build & Review (http://www.horizonrcflyers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2097)

I don't understand what you mean by wrong panel.
My Taylorcraft is exactly or almost like yours.
Have a look:

WingingIt74
03-23-2011, 04:02 AM
Yours is a late 40s style, since the Taylorcraft isn't a real plane, it really doesn't matter :)

Mainuh
02-15-2012, 01:10 AM
Breathing a little life into this old thread... It inspired me to order a TC 450 ARF today. Going to stay with the 450 motor. Getting back into the hobby after 15 years or so and plan to fly the TC after I get some time on the Supercub LP foamy and more time on the sim. Seen a couple youtube videos of floats and would like to do that too at some point. Can't wait to start getting this together!

Snoopyxupery
02-15-2012, 01:23 AM
Here is the video of my Cub last summer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHdAQcJ6MlA

Mainuh
02-21-2012, 03:46 PM
I don't understand what you mean by wrong panel.
My Taylorcraft is exactly or almost like yours.
Have a look:

Where did you get the instrument panel? That's a nice touch. My TC should arrive tomorrow but I don't think it comes with instrument panel does it? Doesn't have to be perfect as a full scale, but something in there would look better than nothing.

Thanks

markhbike
02-21-2012, 07:32 PM
I just picked up a slightly used TC at a swap meet, all set up BNF. It needs a couple of patches on the wing. Where's a good source of small quantities of Ultracote?

Snoopyxupery
02-22-2012, 02:18 AM
I have also the logo

Mainuh
02-22-2012, 07:43 PM
Here is the video of my Cub last summer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHdAQcJ6MlA

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Mainuh
02-22-2012, 07:48 PM
I just picked up a slightly used TC at a swap meet, all set up BNF. It needs a couple of patches on the wing. Where's a good source of small quantities of Ultracote?

Not sure about the small quantities, but the colors are:
UltraCote Cream (U878) and Deep Red (U871)

Maybe with those there's a TC owner or someone else on the forums who might have some smaller pieces to sell or give you. Wouldn't hurt to ask...

TriumphScram
02-28-2012, 06:23 PM
I had to patch a few spots last year. Took a look but I don't have any left over. Great flying airplane. I've had it on skis and just put some Trexlors on it for flying off a grass field. Haven't tried them out yet, but makes the plane look awesome. Like something you would see in Alaska.

Also dialed in 15% flaperon for takeoff. Helps keep the prop out of the dirt, especially of if are running a 12". Helps on landing too, not that it needs it.

bnick2k11
02-28-2012, 11:00 PM
Just had to add that of all my planes this has always been one of the sweetest flying planes I've owned... It just looks great in the air and scale flying is just plain cool to see with her..

I still have my original wood prop on her albeit a little bit grass stained green by now... Never ever crashed her but some have said she doesn't like cross winds all that... Canít say Iíve ever had problems with her in the cross winds I've flown her in so for me at least sheís never been a problem...

Just a cool little plane...
bnick

Mainuh
03-01-2012, 04:22 AM
Just had to add that of all my planes this has always been one of the sweetest flying planes I've owned... It just looks great in the air and scale flying is just plain cool to see with her..

I still have my original wood prop on her albeit a little bit grass stained green by now... Never ever crashed her but some have said she doesn't like cross winds all that... Canít say Iíve ever had problems with her in the cross winds I've flown her in so for me at least sheís never been a problem...

Just a cool little plane...
bnick

Thanks... that's nice to hear. Mine came last week and I've started to put it together. Went with the basic 450 and have ordered some bigger "bush" type wheels as others have suggested and just going to bag the wheel pants.

We had a club winter fun fly a couple weekends ago and another member brought a TC and it sure looked sweet in the air. Can't wait to get mine up and going. Trying to figure out right now if it's worth trying to put NAV LED's in the wingtips. It's pretty thin out on the end so not sure how to mount the LED on a pre-covered wing. I guess I could mount them on the leading edge 1.5 or so inches from the tip where it's thicker but don't really like that option. Anybody put NAV lights on your TC ? Got pics if you did?

bnick2k11
03-01-2012, 04:41 AM
Mainuh...

I have a park right across the street where I've always flown but because of the grass I've always just found it easier to not use the wheel pants also... I also went to larger tires and in the grass they just move some much easier with the larger tires... Adding lights could be done if a person has patience I like your idea... I used the Park480\1024kv but it really is over kill and the smaller motors would easily work just fine...

Have a fun week...
bnick

Mainuh
03-01-2012, 01:05 PM
Mainuh...

I have a park right across the street where I've always flown but because of the grass I've always just found it easier to not use the wheel pants also... I also went to larger tires and in the grass they just move some much easier with the larger tires... Adding lights could be done if a person has patience I like your idea... I used the Park480\1024kv but it really is over kill and the smaller motors would easily work just fine...

Have a fun week...
bnick

Hey Bnick,

I have a nice athletic/recreation field 1/2 mile from my house which is great because the club field is close to 20 miles away. While I'm building the Taylorcraft, I'm flying the PZ Supercub LP foamy. I stopped at the hobby store yesterday and got some 2.5" wheels for it, upgrading from 1.75" and managed to get a couple flights in before the snow started! It helped a little but on frozen grass it still needs a nudge sometimes to get going and also full elevator at takeoff to avoid a nose over until it gets a little groundspeed. I have 2.5 Dubros on order for the TC. What size did you use? Nice photo btw!

Also glad to hear you mention the 480 is overkill. I agononized about which engine, but after hearing and reading of people doing 450's and even adding floats on them, I decided to go that route.

We're in the middle of a 10-14" snowstorm today, so looks like I'll be getting some benchtime to work on the TC. May have to look for skis for the TC and the cub!

Still haven't decided whether or not to mount the NAV and strobe LED's on the outer leading edge of the wing. I guess that would be better than nothing, but can't glue the wing together until I decide on that! Will put a red beacon on the fuselage near the rudder on top and another on the belly about mid fuselage and a pait of bright white "landing" LEDs up in the cowel. Should be fun at dusk and dawn. Using the Turnigy LED kit.

bnick2k11
03-01-2012, 06:56 PM
Cool... The red beacon could be a good way to start then build from there if you want... I too used the 2.5" tires because that's all they had in stock at my lhs...

We sound similar in our locations as I'm about 12 miles from our club site and out of the blue an old farmer gave all his farm to the city and they built a big new park 3 years ago right across the street from our house and I fly on any of about 7 locations over there now and most are 1000'x 500'... There are just a couple guys who come to fly once in a while and it's all electric so I've just enjoyed the heck out of simply flying without having to drive anywhere...

I started back into RC after being away for like 28 years with a red and white Super Cub which for the last couple years has served to teach the grandsons to fly while I fly my 3D's, EDF and CP Heli's...

Just a week ago I ripped out all the old gear and put in a new Park 480 and hand built solid oak motor mount secured with 4 large deck screws, a Spectrum 6 channel receiver, 2 new servos, and an 1800mAh 3S Lipo... When I put her on the scale finished I was so happy to see that she came in exactly the same weight as she was stock due probably to the old stock gear being so heavy compared to todays ultra lightweight equipment... I thought I'd be way overweight with the oak motor mount and the four 3" deck screws, ha... She's strong as a tank and I only did it for my grandson to keep learning on...

That little Super Cub has taught more kids to fly as well as my daughter... Her CG is still spot on so she should maiden with all her new powerful motor and gear just fine...

We too woke up to a light dusting of snow for the first time this entire winter and here I was thinking we were heading towards spring weather...

Have fun...
bnick

littleimp
03-04-2012, 10:10 PM
We have a few of these little things in our club. However don't leave them next to your car because of the wind and forget about them!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnfPRIkv8Jc

Snoopyxupery
03-10-2012, 04:42 AM
Here is the site for Taylorcraft:

http://www.alliancememory.org/cdm/search/searchterm/instruments/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/cosuppress/

TriumphScram
03-12-2012, 03:51 AM
Trexlors were a fail for my T craft. Tried all sorts of different pressures, none really worked all that well on tall or wet grass. The larger stiffer foam wheels seem to work best. I still prefer the wheel pants/stock setup for hard surface flying when I can get away with it.
I found it does weathervain a lot in a cross wind, but the rudder is very effictive as well, so crosswinds are challenging but very doable in the airplane.

I'm running a 480 and love it. What agreat airplane. I'm going to give up on mods and fly it as she is. I don't see much I can improve on.

Quick Q: What prop would you guys say gives you the fastest airspeed?

boodaghost
11-18-2012, 12:17 AM
I had it out yesterday and threw a 11x5.5 prop on it wow can this bird fly slow. You can make it crawl if you want. this is for sure 1 of my favorite planes right now in my hanger!

Love mine. My favorite thing to do with it is to make slow, easy passes down the runway about head high. Then, throttle up, circle around and do it again. Looks really awesome.

Wi53072
08-03-2013, 04:09 PM
I have this plane with the 480 installed and I just love how this plane flies! Very good airplane!!

WingingIt74
08-03-2013, 05:43 PM
I picked up a couple 3s1300 lips to see if it helps performance out. I must be the only one who isn't thrilled with this plane, but I love the looks. My go to plane is still my $uperCub.

rotorsport
08-07-2013, 06:01 PM
I have this one in a box and I just had a hip replaced so I'm home for a couple of months so this my project

Charles