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Old 01-11-2010, 12:20 PM   #106
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Default Re: CMPro / Nitro Models 50CC Zero BUILD

Just got confirmation from UPS the the CMP Zero was delivered to my door. i cannot wait to get home tonight after work and open the box. I have wait a year to get this plane and now it is here. I also have the Hanger 9 150 P-47 landing gear on it way to install into the wings. I'll try and post some pics if I can figure out how to.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:25 PM   #107
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Just opened the box and the Zero looks great. Nothing was damaged and I am really looking forward to getting started. My Hanger 9 150 P-47 retracts should be here this Thursday I know I will need to add some weight to the front of this plane to get it to balance because my Brillelli 46GT is a light engine. I will set the CG at 5.75" from the leading edge at the fuselage. From the plans that is where it looks to be.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:30 AM   #108
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I got mine for Xmas. It will be powered with an AXI 5345/14 and 12s2p a123's. To solve the CG problem, I have build a "radial" pack that will fit around the motor. I charge my packs in the plane,so there is no big conversion problem. Retract is a SpringAir 404, I am waiting for the struts. Valve is Jet-tronics. Pilot is coming from Century Jets.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:17 PM   #109
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Well I have gotten started building this CMP Zero. I thought I would start with the fuselage first. I have all of the servo's installed in the fuselage as far forward as possible. I am using a pull-pull system for the rudder and tail wheel. I had a little problem with the Brillelli engine and mount. The Brillelli 46GT with the engine mount I have is 6 1/2" long so I could not use the motor box I laminated two 3/4" pieces of plywod together and mounted it to the the firewall. That puts the Brillelli 46 hub at 8" out from the firewall. I cut the cowl and installed a Dave Brown 4" spinner using a APC 20x10 prop. Everything looks good so far. This thread and others have been a big help. Sorry no pics for now. My Computer was stolen and I am using a friends to post this. I'll post some pic's when I can get another computer
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:44 PM   #110
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I finished the fuselage. I will now start on the wings, ailerons, flaps and landing gear. I am going to be using the landing gear off of the hanger 9 P-47. I will modify the landing gear area and even try and make the gear rake a little forward. Here are a few pics of the fuselage.

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Old 02-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #111
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I am going to be using the landing gear off of the hanger 9 P-47. I will modify the landing gear area and even try and make the gear rake a little forward.
I don't know if it will be worth the effort to make them rake forward or not, mine worked good as I did them.

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Old 02-08-2010, 10:43 PM   #112
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Jim,

I read in another post that the hanger 9 landing gear has a weak spot in it and a crack starts on the strut around where the hole is near the top. Have you had any trouble with yours doing this.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:05 AM   #113
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I can't really say Jim, I flew her twice and sold it......
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:49 AM   #114
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Is the guy you sold the plane to still flying it. Do you know where I can find the kind of weights you used on your Zero? I know I'll have to add that extra weight also once I move the Elevator servo's back to the H-stab.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:17 AM   #115
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Is the guy you sold the plane to still flying it.
Don't know, he lives quite far from me and I never heard from him since.

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Do you know where I can find the kind of weights you used on your Zero? I know I'll have to add that extra weight also once I move the Elevator servo's back to the H-stab.
My buddy gave me a 3 lb. lead divers belt weight.
I cut off the 2 outer pieces which came out to 1 pound each and drilled holes in them and screwed them to the motor box.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:42 PM   #116
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I'll go buy Bass Pro sometime today and see if they have 1lbs lead weights. I think they'll work OK if they have thems
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:21 AM   #117
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There is an alternative ;-)
Add 4lbs of a123...
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:49 AM   #118
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Yep those batteries should do it. I have a like Brillelli 46GT gas engine in mine and I know I'll need between 1 to 2 lbs of weight added to balance this plane. I hope to find some lead 1 lb weight at Bass Pro today.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:15 AM   #119
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I finished the fuselage. I will now start on the wings, ailerons, flaps and landing gear. I am going to be using the landing gear off of the hanger 9 P-47. I will modify the landing gear area and even try and make the gear rake a little forward. Here are a few pics of the fuselage.

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Your motor is not centered...

There is no horizontal line on mine.
I guess it's NOT the hole center.
Marking the broadest point of the firewall, it seems to be 13mm lower (0.5 inch).

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Old 02-15-2010, 03:28 PM   #120
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You are correct the engine is a little higher than I like I have a Brillelli 46GT that came with its own motor mount. The prop hud is 6 1/2" from the firewall with this mount so I could not use the motor box than came with the kit. I used the extension motor and laminated another 3/4" piece of plywood to it. The gave me 8" from the firewall. I than center the hole on the extension that was provided with the hole on the fuselage and mount the engine. That was a mistake because as you can see the motor is center from left to right but not from top to bottom. I decided to keep it where it is
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