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DIGGER14/04/2019 09:38:17
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Has anyone seen the BANGGOOD C160 transall ? It's actually a 2 engine GWS C130 or cargotrans as they called it, same kit but with 2 motors missing, same size etc although they have done the engine nacelles in plastic I think the GWS was foam, I stand to be corrected on this as I didn't have one. I would like to do this kit and have it as a C130 ,can anyone advise me on getting the other 2 motor nacelles. Do I mould new ones from foam, or by a slim chance has anyone got 2. Also can anyone tell me what the measurements would be for mounting the 4 nacelles on the wing. At the moment banggood have it at a very cheap price. Any help appreciated.

Chris

Paul Marsh14/04/2019 11:15:49
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I have the GWS C130, has lights and collision on board. I do have a C160 Transall, a CMPro kit on 2 x25 glow engines.

I think the GWS C130 came with two packs, you could use the 4 nacelles to make a C130, or a pack of a larger 2 to make the C160. The motors that came with the kit were for the C130, and the C160 would need to purchase larger units instead.

Alan Gorham_14/04/2019 13:00:42
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This is just the GWS C160 Cargotrans that Banggood are selling. It came with two nacelles and 2 motors (250 sized IRC). The C130 Cargotrans came with all 4 nacelles and 4 140 sized motors.

The nacelles are foam and the cowls are very thin plastic (slightly poor as the motors mount to the cowls. There is no difference between the Banggood version and the GWS original in this respect.

It would be dead easy to make two more nacelles using foam or even balsa. I think your biggest problem may be finding the small motors and props.

Here is mine of many years ago, long since sold:

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Paul Marsh14/04/2019 13:13:02
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Wonder if I still got the nacelles? Don't hold your breath, but will keep it in my mind, in case I stumble upon them.

DIGGER14/04/2019 15:22:30
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Posted by Paul Marsh on 14/04/2019 13:13:02:

Wonder if I still got the nacelles? Don't hold your breath, but will keep it in my mind, in case I stumble upon them.

That would be fantastic if you have. Can you give me the measurements for the placing of the nacelles, say from the centre of the wing if you don't mind. Thanks also to you Alan, love seeing the pics. I was wondering about going the old brushed motors , Hobbyking have some, one esc , lipo battery, just the props to look into. PAUL what size are they. I think you said you still have yours.

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Chris

Paul Marsh14/04/2019 15:29:33
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I still have mine - won't sell it, as its the only C130 I have atm.

I'm using 800mah 3s lipo, and the motors seem to hold up ok, as i only need 1/3 throttle and get over 10 mins normal flying.

DIGGER14/04/2019 17:19:22
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Are these the original brushed motors? Can't wait to get going on it when it finally arrives.

Chris

Gordon Nicol14/04/2019 18:31:25
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I have two foam nacelles and the plastic covers for the C160 if you're interested pm me , cost you the postage

Paul Marsh14/04/2019 19:18:01
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They are the original brushless motors, more than enough power. In fact, one wire came off number 2 engine and was flying it on 3, and still had enough power to fly on 1/2 throttle.

DIGGER15/04/2019 06:37:30
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Gordon have sent PM. Paul no doubt you have read the above thread from Gordon. Can you help with other info as you still have yours please. Would like to find a copy of the GWS cargotrans manual, need also any info on esc and motor that are available now? Any help please. from anyone

Chris

Paul Marsh15/04/2019 19:37:16
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As for measurements for the motors, isn't there a mark on the wing or some moulding for the nacelles to sit on? I don't think I've still got the manual, it was built over 10 years ago.

Though think it was around 140mm apart which rings a bell. Found the GWS site and its here:

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DIGGER16/04/2019 05:42:39
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Thanks for the link to the manual , it gives the measurements in there, very big help.

Chris

DIGGER17/04/2019 07:25:03
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Just in case anyone else is interested, I just found some motors on ebay, not the original but the same size etc, slightly different higher rpm . N60 brushed motor.

Chris

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