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Twmaster
07-28-2006, 08:58 PM
I've been looking around for a bit trying to find a decent sized 140 or 180. (tail dragger)

Something pretty scale like and in the .30-.50 glow size for ePower conversion.

Anybody got any pointers?

E-Challenged
08-03-2006, 08:50 PM
There is a thread on E-Zone's Scale Electric forum about Pat Tritle's new short kit for a small ( 36-40"w/s) IPS powered C-120/140. Somebody else on same forum had a thread on his similar sized C-170. I am not aware of a current kit for .40 IC sized Cessna taildragger in the 120-180 range.
You might try Model Aviation, RCM and other plans services. Cessna has been demanding royalties or buying of licenses from model designers in the last few years which may have chilled new Cessna model kit development.

Greg Lewis
08-11-2006, 01:06 PM
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303722

Twmaster
08-12-2006, 04:33 AM
Thanks but too small.

Greg Lewis
09-21-2006, 02:10 PM
http://www.jsmodels.com/120-140.htm

might be a little larger than you are looking for.

Greg Lewis
09-29-2006, 02:04 PM
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574650

Twmaster
09-30-2006, 07:21 PM
Oh. Yea. Very scale. :rolleyes: NOT!

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Mike N

Sky Sharkster
09-30-2006, 08:54 PM
Hi Mike, have you seen the Sid Morgan plans? They have a 65" 140 here;
http://www.kitcutters.com/Nov/NovCessna140.htm
The kit's expensive but the plans at $30.00 seems about right. You do have a head-high stack of balsa somewhere handy, don't you? C'mon, Mike, tell the truth!
LOL
Ron

Twmaster
09-30-2006, 09:12 PM
Oooh. Now you are talking!

I'd have to order the full wood kit as I can't make parts to say my hide. :(

And yes I do sorta have a head high pile of balsa. It's in kit and ARF form though! ;)

Thanks for the pointer Ron.

Sky Sharkster
09-30-2006, 10:16 PM
Hi Mike, glad I found this one. There's quite a few nice models on the site. I'd be interested in the kit and plans quality, if you get the "140".
Ron

Twmaster
10-01-2006, 01:18 AM
It will be a while before I buy one of these. I have a lot of other projects in line ahead of anything new. :(

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Mike N

Balsa Shavings
02-09-2007, 04:59 PM
Check out John Valentines site. www.topnotchkits.com (http://www.topnotchkits.com)