Dear RC enthusiasts,
There are several Reviews of the Cornelius C400 out there, but none on FilteTest. As I am a beginner and the C400 is my second model I wanted to share my experiences with you all, who like an affordable nice scale plane.
*As I am not an native english speaking person I apologies for misspellings in advance.
The Cornelius C-400 is made prom EPO foam and quit durable, as I lands hard several time, I know it for sure ;-)
The functions for the model are:
- LED Lighting
The default out of the box setup is:
- Scale: 1:7.5
- Wingspan: 1450 mm
- Length: 990 mm
- Weight: 990 g
- Material: EPO
- Servos: 4 pcs
- Drive: brushless motor (outrunner)
- Controller: HOBBYWING SkyWalker 20A
The first flights did work out quite well, but as mentioned I had a hard landing and thought of some improvements. The first thing was the broken front wheel steering, which also destroyed one gear in the servo. So I replaced the servo with a metal gear model. The D05010MG I bought at Hobbyking is working fine. Another extra I was looking for was to make the led lighting switchable. As I now had a broken servo I used the control board of the servo to build a remote switch. The only parts needed were the servo control board and two resistors 220Ohm. (There are many tutorials out on the web how to do this. Takes only 15-20 minutes if you do this nicely.)
Until here flying was already fun. But with other project in parallel I had some spare parts and decided to upgrade the C-400 to be able to do more 3d flying. -> I needed more Power.
I took a spare Turnigy D2836/8 110kV motor form my hex copter project and placed it the plane. Do be able to do so I had to modify the motor mount. I used a dremel to make the motor mount not block the fixation of the motor hud. With the motor I switches to a 9x4.7 airscrew. And not to forget I replaced the 20A speed controller with a 40 A version. The max. current of the motor is 18A, but I wanted to keep the controller cold when going hard and the 20A solution did not satisfy me.
So far I am happy with the setup.
The next Setps will be to get a Park 4801320kV with a 0906E airscrew running. The modification of the motor mount will be the main challenge. I might have to create a whole new firewall.
Hope you enjoy my article.
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