Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

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Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby spitfire2010 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:53 am

Post says it all

What say you. Alternative motor is an asp 61 4 stroke.

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Re: Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby RCModelReviews » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:02 pm

A 55" what?

The type of model makes a big difference.

How much does the RCGF 15cc weigh?
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Re: Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby spitfire2010 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:10 am

It's a cap 232. Worlds model
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880 with electrics
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Re: Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby RCModelReviews » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:14 am

Yeah, I'd say the RCGF is too big and heavy for that model.

Cap 232s tend to have a tendency to tip-stall quite aggressively (hence the nick-name "snappy cappy") and any extra weight or forward CG simply makes that problem much worse.

Keep it light and it'll fly much better.
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Re: Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby raptor22 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:52 am

The RCGF 15CC is heavier than their 20cc and the 20cc is much too big to fit in the front of a 55inch wingspan CAP. Thats a .40size bird and will fly 3d with a O.S. 55AX (8.5cc) spinning a JXF 13x5 prop
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Re: Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby spitfire2010 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:37 am

I have flow it today and with an asp 4 stroke. For some reason the throttle range has gone. Wonder if I need to adjust the valves. Seems to be well tuned.

Was impressed with the plane. Was a bit nose heavy and I've adjusted it with much better results.

With the nose heavy it was unpleasant to land but with 20g less was much nicer.

The 15cc is now going to sit around and wait for a new home. Any suggestions.
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Re: Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby RCModelReviews » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:33 pm

spitfire2010 wrote:The 15cc is now going to sit around and wait for a new home. Any suggestions.

Put it on eBay and use the money to buy a DLE20? :o
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Re: Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby spitfire2010 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:47 am

i wont be buying a dle given they like to price fix
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Re: Rcgf 15cc is it too big for a 55"

Postby RCModelReviews » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:57 am

I'm sure there'll be a DLA 20, DLX 20, DLW 20, DL-anything 20 version from a bunch of Chinese engine-clone factories real soon :-)
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