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john melia 129/07/2014 18:20:02
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Will be acquiring a cap 232 with a zenoah 62cc installed , never had a cap before , how do they fly , are they similar to an sbach ?

John Privett29/07/2014 18:32:43
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I can't comment on that particular CAP, but I had the smaller Glens CAP232 - the 58" version with various engines in it - most recently an Irvine 53.

I liked it - it flew well being fairly light compared to some others. I took both my A and B test with it.

reg shaw29/07/2014 18:33:11
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Is it the built up wing and tailplane version? If so you are in for a treat!! One of my favourite machines with one of my favourite engines, a winning combination. The earlier foam wing and tail Glens Caps were a bit heavier and didn't have the great 3D hinging that the built up ones have. Any pictures?

Ian.

john melia 129/07/2014 18:37:03
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Ian I should have pictures of it tomorrow , I do know its the old glens cap , all built up no foam

Gary Manuel29/07/2014 19:43:22
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I have one with the same engine.

Can't compare it with an SBach because I don't have one of those. All I can say is, it flies great - one of my favourite planes.

john melia 130/07/2014 14:36:26
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john melia 130/07/2014 22:36:57
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There you go pics as promised , going to respray the cowl , and tidy it up a bit , its fitted with an easy start system , but i dont have the box , just looked on glens models site , and they are £60 , all it does is retard the ignition , anyone knownhow to build one teeth 2

reg shaw30/07/2014 22:58:38
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That looks very nice John, nice to see its the later all built up version. I have a build and set up manual if you haven't, though I think its available as a download off Glens site. If not, you are welcome to it if you pm me your address. Ref. the 'Easy Start', a Z62 starts easy enough without it, but you'll have to remove the extra easy start pick up first. Simply remove the pick up (the small paxolin bracket thing next to the flywheel on the front, then disconnect the bullet connectors and reconnect like for like. The wiring for the extra pick up s inline, so simply remove it connecting the ignition wires up again. My explanation sounds complicated, when you see it on the engine it will become crystal clear!!

Ian.

john melia 131/07/2014 08:54:13
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Appreciate the advice ian , its pretty well set up how I like it as it is , I'm not a 3d wizard lol , even though I do try , but I tend to bottle out , my thumbs arent up to it yet , and they may never ever be haha dont know

Rich too31/07/2014 10:30:35
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Nice, have you flown it yet? What u/c is that? Perhaps, I would swap for c/f as it is much more forgiving.

I have 3 Glenns models planes in various sizes up to the 45cc Extra (old foam wings), the 58" Cap I have is nearly completed, the other two remain untouched....!thinking

Rich

john stones 131/07/2014 10:46:39
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I have the 68 inch version John they all fly great, very well mannered, not quite as punchy as your Sbach I would say.

John

Rich too31/07/2014 14:01:41
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Posted by john stones 1 on 31/07/2014 10:46:39:

I have the 68 inch version John they all fly great, very well mannered, not quite as punchy as your Sbach I would say.

John

I have one to build, what engine are you running in it? I have a Zenoah 23 as Glen used ...

Rich

john stones 131/07/2014 16:46:28
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cap 002.jpgZenoah 26 Rich, it flys it well and I like Zenoahs, only drawback is the side carb it spoils the cowl, if I was doing it again i'd put a DLE 30 in with the rear carb. I changed the ply on u/c for some birch ply, the one that came with the kit was made out of a Weetabixsmiley

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Gary Manuel31/07/2014 18:00:15
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Hope you've not got petrol stains on the best bedding John, or you'll be in serious bother female

Rich too31/07/2014 18:35:02
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Haha! Nice, I think the 26 is slightly more up to date than my 23 with magneto!! I have both DLE and Zenoah, and both are nice motors. I like the simplicity of the Zenoah with magneto, but the pay off is the huge weight penalty!! Luckily Glen built the old planes around Zenoah's - I have the old (nib) 45 for my larger Extra..

cymaz08/09/2019 07:48:09
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I thought I would revive this old thread as I’ve just got the 87” built up version with a DLE 55 and canister. Went up to Devizes to collect it from Ken, a lovely gent.

Anyway, got it home and will change a couple of things. I will use 2 sub c batteries for the ignition and Rx . New switches and need a FrSky 8ch fasst .

Having a look at the online manual the CG should be 6mm in front of the wing tube centre. That’s 140mm from leading edge at wing root. Has anyone flown the plane at this or had any experience of the characteristics at this point??

My CG spreadsheet put the CG another CG 121mm from leading edge root. I’m inclined to go with this as to me it’s going to be safer as less tail heavy.

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Rich too08/09/2019 14:03:49
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Nice looking model yes

cymaz13/09/2019 05:53:23
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The 2 x 6v sub c batteries have arrived to replace the old ones. The ignition battery that was in the plane held up well to a discharge test. Added a further 400g of lead ! Still, the CG is now at 125mm and drops the nose without provocation so that will be a starting point being 15mm in front of book.

Starting to make a model stand so it will lie inverted for wing fitting etc.

I found this in my box of servos. It was unopened and brand new. It will give redundancy I will give it a thorough test before hand. The only reason I will use it as I’ve run out of ports. 2 ailerons, 2 elevators, 1 throttle, 1 rudder, 1 ignition, that leaves only 1 port for the 2 batteries/ switches on my 8 ch Rx .

Edited By cymaz on 13/09/2019 06:02:50

Rich too13/09/2019 06:37:13
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The batteries can always share any of the ports. I've put twin batteries/switches on a Y lead in the past. 

Edited By Rich too on 13/09/2019 06:38:08

cymaz13/09/2019 06:40:10
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If I use a y lead, good idea never thought of that, do I remove the signal lead? I’ve only got fully wired ones

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