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GLENS CAP 232

Postby French Connection on Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:38 am

Advice please.

I have a 30% Glens Models Cap 232.
This is the original foam winged model fitted with a Zenoah 62 non electronic,Futaba 5kg analog servos,35 mhg rx and 4.8 volt
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The airframe is in good nick and looks sound enough for flight.
What would I need to give it an 2018 spec rather than a 2000 one ?
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Re: GLENS CAP 232

Postby Billy Bunter on Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:22 pm

I’d say a DA60 or preferably a DA70 twin with a nice carbon prop. 15kg servos and a 35-50kg servo on the rudder - all digital.

I’m sure you would notice a big difference.

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Re: GLENS CAP 232

Postby ChrisC on Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:07 pm

If it's the one piece foam wing it sounds more like the original Glens cap 231. I had one 10 years ago with a 3W 60 and similar servos and found it a very nice plane to fly. It's not really a 3D machine though, but is a decent IMAC, I just didn't have the power for the unlimited schedule.

As mentioned a DA 60 or 70 would be good, but you will almost certainly have to run on mufflers so take that into account. I wouldn't go so high a torque on the rudder servo myself, 20 would be fine as you'll be running 1/2 or 3/4" servo arms so anything in the 15-25kg range would be my choice. Get some lipos or life batteries and it will go well.

Of course, if it's all in good condition, just fly it as it is and have some fun.
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Re: GLENS CAP 232

Postby French Connection on Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:51 pm

Thanks for the advice, all food for thought. ;)
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GLENS CAP 232

Postby uhf on Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:08 am

Gp61 is a good engine too and a bit cheaper than a da60. This isn't a large 3d model with crazy surfaces and big throws so you'll only need short arms so ~20kg servos so suffice. Always a bit more on rudder. Savox do some which are powerful and won't break the bank.

Also look at an ignition switch like a powerbox spark switch. Then you can cut the ignition from the TX for added safety. It also features a regulator which you'll need. You'll want to run this from a standalone ignition battery, ideally a 2S 2100mah Lipo or similar.

Dual RX batteries too. A Powerbox Gemini should suffice as it'll take two battery inputs and also provide a regulated output.

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GLENS CAP 232

Postby uhf on Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:13 am

You'll also need your choice of 2.4ghz RX and TX with 7 channels for this model. They all generally work great if you stick to the mainstream brands.

A gp61 and da60 will come with an in cowl exhaust but it'll be noisy. So you'll need a header and canister to suit. Ideally 60mm diameter can. Zimmerman, MTW or JMB will work well.

Nice new carbon prop around a 23x10, 24x10 or 24x12 depending on how you want to fly.

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GLENS CAP 232

Postby uhf on Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:17 am

You may also need to adapt the push rod linkages with some new 3mm ball links. Secraft do some nice ones with standoffs on one side. As it's old you may be able to save some weight with some nice new Dubro wheels.

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GLENS CAP 232

Postby uhf on Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:20 am

You know what. If you're doing all this, unless you want to fly this airframe for a particular reason you may as well put all this lovely new gear into a new airframe while you're at it ;)

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Re: GLENS CAP 232

Postby French Connection on Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:25 pm

You now what uhf I was thinking the same thing.

Cheers for the input.
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