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Old 09-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default My Lanyu Cessna 182 TW-747 III

Started work on my newest RTF, yeah right, a Lanyu Cessna 182 TW-747 III with a 61.4" wingspan and a hefty 3lbs. I guess my expectations for the term "RTF" are a bit high from my experience. Now the E-Flite Apprentice 15e was what I'd call RTF, all the others I'd put in the ARTF category. I really like what the TW-747 is turning out to be but getting there was not what I'd call a walk in the park. The instructions lack detail and content. For example, it started out by saying "attach the wheels to the landing gear with screws. OK, there was roughly 20 screws and no hint as to which I should use. All I could do was use common sense in thinking they would probably use the shortest that would do the job, and if I ran in to a spot later where I was short screws that fit, I'd assume I used the wrong one somewhere. Also, after looking 4 times through the manual I came to the conclusion someone forgot to put in the instructions on installing the ailerons & flaps. I'm shooting from the hips on them now after realizing I should have put them on BEFORE putting the wings on.

Other than the obvious I'm really liking what I see so far. Ought to handle the Kansas wind pretty fair and still look good doing it. I like scale
All I've got left, after a full night of work, is the ailerons, flaps and decals

Here is my bald 182 next to my Corgi for size comparison.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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looking good man. make sure you throw up some pics of it when you get it all painted/stickered up. i've always loved the cessna planes, wish i could find a good model of the cessna 150!
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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Got her ready to fly but I don't think I'll push it with 30 MPH winds. Here is the finished product. Makes my Dynam 51" look small.





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Old 09-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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Got her ready to fly but I don't think I'll push it with 30 MPH winds. Here is the finished product. Makes my Dynam 51" look small.

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How many voltage is the system light use?

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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How many voltage is the system light use?
11.1V it uses the same battery, 11.1V 1800 mAh, that runs the motor.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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11.1V it uses the same battery, 11.1V 1800 mAh, that runs the motor.
Yeah,Tks dude

Would you like to shoot image of the landing gear?i think i assembled it wrong
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:05 PM   #7
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how heavy is this plane? i have an apprentice, and it's kinda light for windy days it seems. i've only flown in maybe 10mph winds and it did well, just made me nervous.

really like how well the plane looks all stickered up. let us know how it actually flies!!
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Let me know if these pictures don't show what you're after.





how heavy is this plane? i have an apprentice, and it's kinda light for windy days it seems. i've only flown in maybe 10mph winds and it did well, just made me nervous.
This plane is 3lbs and should handle wind a little better. I fly my Apprentice in pretty fair wind but for me the key is to get off the ground quick and above any turbulence. Once you get up above ground effect turbulence it really isn't so bad even in a good wind.

I was really hoping to get to fly the new plane this weekend but it's not looking so good. I'm the Network Administrator for our local hospital and I've got some people doing some remediation on my network closets and they tell me they need to take my main closet(MDF) down. The only way I can let them do that is on a weekend and they chose this Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days. I've got to be there the entire time. Unless the wind dies down after 4:00 PM, which doesn't happen very often, I'm out of luck till next weekend.
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Originally Posted by DCDetector View Post
Let me know if these pictures don't show what you're after.

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Well,maybe, i assembly it wrong.How long socket did you use?what servo did you use?
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #10
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I used the screws that looked closets to a perfect fit. Not the longest but the second to the longest. The instructions leave much to be desired. I saw on a video where some poor guy lost the wings during a turn and it made me think about the wing struts. You notice the instructions say nothing about gluing the wing struts? I suggest you had better if you haven't. That is why that guy lost his and I took mine up for its maiden fly last night and it came back missing a wing strut. Now I've got to find and place to buy a new wing strut for mine.
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I used the screws that looked closets to a perfect fit. Not the longest but the second to the longest. The instructions leave much to be desired. I saw on a video where some poor guy lost the wings during a turn and it made me think about the wing struts. You notice the instructions say nothing about gluing the wing struts? I suggest you had better if you haven't. That is why that guy lost his and I took mine up for its maiden fly last night and it came back missing a wing strut. Now I've got to find and place to buy a new wing strut for mine.
my wing strut connected by socket



Your front gear use first or second hole (first-left,second-right)


What servo did u use for elevator and rudder?I am using TowerPro SG90 but it like
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:52 AM   #12
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I got it all together with two problems...The flaps go up not down...even tried flipping the 5th switch position...and when i shut it of the motor started...HELP !!!
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Can u show photos of bad module connections? cant get my lights to come on
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#1 switch is to be in the up position, all others in the down position found that info from another rc help site
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:56 AM   #15
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Be happy to get you some picture a little later. It's 17 degrees out there right now and my Lanyu is in the garage. Mine didn't work at first either but after checking all the connections they started working.
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Thanks DC look forward to photos, also stay WARM.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #17
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Let me know if you need a particular picture.

Here is one showing where the LED module is mounted.



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As I said mine didn't work at first. I pulled the module out and double checked all the connections and then it started working.
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DC thx, perfect photos i will check all connections keep ya posted.
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DC I checked module connection same as your photo, but the black red wires coming out of bottom was not connected Where does it go is that the problem?
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Those wires connect to the JST/charging cable on your battery/LiPo. So you battery actually has both wires connected. One connected to your receiver and the other(charging cable) to the LED module.
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Nice build DC ! I have the Airfield C182 and never really liked it. It's one of my Hangar Queens now.

Can't wait to get back to DFW so I can re-unite with my Squadron. I'm sure they have missed me ! LOL

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Thank U DC all is working fine lights and all, the LED module location was fine but the connection to the battery had not been pulled through opening to connect to battery. I never saw connection till I pulled module through opening for further view
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Have you purchased additional batteries for this plane? If so, what size and brand. Also, can you tell me how the wires from the motor (red, black, yellow) connect to ESC (red, black, blue). I read somewhere it is not (red to red, black to black & blue to yellow) .Thanks
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Yes I did. I'll get you the info when I get back home.
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Yes I did. I'll get you the info when I get back home.
Can you tell me how the wires from the motor (red, black, yellow) connect to ESC (red, black, blue). I read somewhere it is not (red to red, black to black & blue to yellow) .Thanks
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