This is a really nicely built, lightweight aerobatic model which purchased with the right power train and servo's will not only fly well, it won't upset the bank manager. A quick and easy ARF build, there are some noteworthy features like the glass/ply laminate motor mount, glassfibre spats and scale appearance. It's very light with decent size control surfaces and is pre-covered in quality film, the scheme not only being good for orientation, it makes this Cap 232 really quite a handsome little fella! Specs:Wingspan: 930mmLength: 800mmFlying Weight: 450g~540gWing Area: 30 dm2 Includes:All HardwareInstruction BookDecal Sheet Requires:Your Own 4 Channel TX/RX22mm~28mm Outrunner Brushless Motor20A ESC9g Servo x 41000mAh~1600mAh 3s Lipoly Battery40mm Spinner
PRODUCT ID: A004_CAP232_10e
H-KING 20A Fixed Wing Brushless Speed Controller
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Turnigy 2627 Brushless Outrunner 1200kv
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Turnigy nano-tech 1000mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
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ZIPPY Flightmax 1000mAh 3S1P 25C
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Turnigy nano-tech 1300mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
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Turnigy 1600mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack
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HK15178 Analog Servo 10g / 1.4kg / 0.09s
Combo Price: $2.05IN STOCK
Turnigy TG9e 9g / 1.5kg / 0.10sec Eco Micro Servo
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HKSCM9-5 Single Chip Digital Servo (5V) 10g / 1.4kg / 0.09s
First flights with this plane. Tips:
1) Place battery all the way toward the servos in order to get CG correct.
2) Landing gear is not good for tall grass, belly land instead
3) Don't catch the plane like I did, it's dangerous!
Cap 232 Balsa 930mm (ARF)
Which engine and propeller is best?
Which motor controller?
3S 2300mAh Lipos are used?
Standard 9g servos are used?
Welcher Motor und Luftschraube ist am besten geeignet ?
Welchen Motorregler ?
Sind 3S 2300mAh Lipos zu verwenden?
Sind Standard 9g Servos verwendbar?
Bitte um Infos
since I'm not a gold member and wanted to share my experience with this plane I'll post here: Great plane for the value, only mod done was stiffen the horizontal stab with a small carbon rod spot tacked with ca on the bottom side of surface. pre-soaked with thin ca and layered fiber cloth/epoxy on the landing gear mounting surface. Motor installed was a 3530 1200kv,30a esc, APC 9x6, 3s2200, servos-12g for rudder,elev., and 9g for ailerons.CG for the plane is 50mm from LE, maiden with a few mm ahead of cg. its not a 3d plane but great pattern park flyer. tested stall and wing would drop at walking pace. overall great plane for the value.
Hello all. I orderd theis plane and the recommended turnigy 2627 motor. But was unsure which prop to buy. I did git the 10x5 apc prop. Is this prop correct for this application Or should I have orderd something different. Thanks.
sorry for being so late at getting back Ive been on hiatis for work and am jus now getting back to finishing this plane. I new to planes and ham having trouble with the balance/ cg. Thanks for the info everyone. If I culda balanced it tonite I would flown it tomorrow. looks like i gotta lota work to do.
Absolutely, I succsefully converted the Hyperion range of aerobatic ships into .10 and .25 glow. There are certain key modifications that need to be made to the airframe, I own this model in electric but know the airframe inside out so reply for instructions on how best to maximise your airframe for glow.
I have one of this size of plane, mfg by OK model, A.U.W >600gm. I'm using 450 bl motor (just go fly) (1200kv), 30A Turnigy Plus ESC and 3cell 1500mAH Turnigy Li-Po, plenty of power. Give 5-6min flying time, still depent on how you fly. For the size and weight,just aware not to slow cause will tip stall. Mine total lost cause of tip stall, but it's give me the fun for 1yr 6month fyling. I'm considering to get this plane!!!
OK, kit is here. Looks great, better than on the pictures onHK website.
I have question, where to put aileron servos?http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/imag es/em_bigsmile.gif
Because i dont see any other way to connect the servos to ailerons with anything other than pushrods through the fuse side, and that will look ugly.
How do you do it on this kind of plane?
I have the Extra 300 from the same factory and I spose this one is like the same. If you study the wings in front of a lamp you will see a cutout for tiny micro servos on each wing. I cut it out to make room for HXT500's on my plane. You might need extender wires for your servos like I did.
i owned this kit from a different dealer. it is a hyperion cap 232 10e clone, but its also an earlier version with smaller ailerons. the cg is quite far back, i had to make a customised battery box right up behind the cowl b ut it is a great sport flyer. if you want 3d you might have to go 30 - 35amp.
It looks like plywood not balsa,.. Do you think the EDGE540 EP 36inch is better? I ordered FC 28-12 Brushless Outrunner 1534kv for that one, and I can still change my mind and order this one,...Asking for opinion. THX
I glued 2 x vertical timbers between the firewall and next bulkhead joining to gear mount plate and use nylon screws instead of metal screws ..replacing the nylon ones as required much easier than a front end re-build
Nice plane. Very well built, perfect finish, carefully packed and complete. Flight quiet and safe. Could have a controllable tailwheel.
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5 stars ..... my only complaint is the lack of a tail wheel. I guess they did not want to pay the person packing tail wheels. Anyway happy flying
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I just got this Cap from postage,.. The box was little crushed,..single boxed,.. when I opened it I found main fuselage cracked in 2 places, but I easely repaird the damage with quick glue, the front poliester was dented,.. and the main wings has wrap sheet all crumpled because the balsa was not cut straight! Overall the colors are very nice and the plane is not heavy,...I will put it together and we will see how it fly.