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Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
08/02/2018 20:08:40
Hi,

Please can you tell me how I can cancel my subscription?

Regards Tony
Thread: Model Tracking
12/07/2017 12:59:46
Hi Guys,

I've been flying my Akrostar a while now but one thing really bugs me. Which is when I do a Loop the Loop it doesn't track straight it tends to twist to the left. Usually this means one wing is heavier than the other but it isn't. Could it be some kind of tourque roll as I fitted a slightly over powered engine. If it is would using a smaller prop help?

What are your thoughts guys?

Tony H
Thread: Cambrian Akrostar
29/05/2017 20:13:28

Here is a flight I did today in not perfect conditions, light rain, heavy cloud and changeable light wind. I took this with a wide angle Mobius HD Camera attached to my hat. I have bought the standard lens version now too as I think this is a little too wide.

Here is a slightly better landing.

Edited By Tony H on 29/05/2017 20:14:29

22/05/2017 13:10:53
Thanks Stuart, I was going for the get the plane down in one piece senario on the first flight rather than the perfect landing. I did fly a couple of times after this flight with a bit better landings but I still don't trust the stall speed yet. Will- I see why you want to know but it will depend a fair bit on the weather and the site conditions etc... every site is different even if they look the same. My site can be very windy and changable as the sea is literally only about 800 metres from the tree line you see in the Video. It's possible on this landing I didn't have much head wind to slow the plane down or most likely a cross wind.
I'm sure the plane will be able to land nicely with a reasonable head wind. On this occasion the plane didn't slow as quickly as i'd expected.
I came in quick also because I wasn't completely sure what speed the stall was, and I'd already experienced it loose a lot of high in one of the turns for no apparent reason I decided to land it hot but it was a little quicker than I'd expected.

Hope this helps. I will put a new video up soon once I have more flights.

Edited By Tony H on 22/05/2017 13:14:07

Edited By Tony H on 22/05/2017 13:14:23

Edited By Tony H on 22/05/2017 13:15:41

22/05/2017 10:22:41
Hi Will,

I'm aware the landing wasn't my finest but it is the Maiden flight landing a plane that is known to drop a wing at low speed with a new engine fitted. I always keep the idle fairly high when running a new engine for the first time.
Also our strip is very uneven and has many holes in it as its is used as an MOD training ground. This really didn't help as you can see it landed fast and was almost relaunched on the uneven ground a few times.
I do intend to video more flights once my camera turns up so I don't have to rely on other people to video for me. Hopefully with a few more flights and engine runs I'll have a video with a decent landing.

It looked possible after my first landing. I always like to video the Maiden Flight though in case of a crash.

Tony H

Edited By Tony H on 22/05/2017 10:24:21

21/05/2017 01:37:41

Finally I have the Maiden Flight Video to show you. Slighty fast and bumpy landing .

20/04/2017 12:49:28

Thanks Guys,

The Akrostar flew well with minimal trim required on the first flight, it does have a tendancy to drop a wing on banked turns but so far I have not found it too much of a handful. I think the Saito F72b I am using is well suited for it and I wouldn't want less power (I'd even consider the F82b which would also work well).

All I needed to do to shift the C of G was to change the position of the RX Battery to the rear of the fuselage servo compartment next to where the wing bolts enter the fuselage instead of up in the fuel tank area like what the instructions suggest for the smaller "recommended" engines.

I haven't bothered with the wheel pants as my flying site isn't suitable for them.

Here are a few more photos. I hope to have a video eventually.

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Edited By Tony H on 20/04/2017 13:08:35

18/04/2017 20:50:04

Hi Guys,

All Finished now ready for its maiden, it didn't need much weight added I only put an extra 15g on the engine bulkhead to be on the safe side for the first flight. I have run the engine twice with the cowl off and it seems fine. I haven't added the wheel pants yet I may do once the first few flights are done. Over all an enjoyable build, I just hope it flys well. thumbs up

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Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
16/04/2017 23:54:35
Thanks guys, this time I remembered my predictions.....its amazing the difference that can make!

Well at least I've boosted up the league since forgetting my predictions last time.
09/04/2017 20:58:05
I forgot my predictions! 😭
Thread: Pegasus Models Twin Hornet
09/04/2017 12:41:33

Hi Guys,

Here is an update of how my Twin Hornet looks now and a video of it flying on the new SC25's with 3 bladed props.

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Thread: Cambrian Akrostar
09/04/2017 11:33:09

Hi Guys,

Just a quick update. I have almost finished covering the Akrostar now.

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Thread: Galaxy Models 72" DH Chipmunk
05/04/2017 15:30:46

Maybe try Pegasus Models as they have shared supply of Galaxy Kits in the past.

Thread: Pegasus Models Twin Hornet
05/04/2017 13:41:55

Thanks. I'll try to do the same.

Thread: Galaxy Models 72" DH Chipmunk
05/04/2017 13:40:55

Hi Allan,

Have you contacted anyone at myhobbystores as they still sell Galaxy kits or Cloud Models my still have some.

Tony H

Thread: Pegasus Models Twin Hornet
05/04/2017 13:02:55
Thanks Tony. I've had 5 flights with the plane so far the first two on the 15s were scary but the ones with the two 25s are much better the plane even balanced better with them as no extra weight needed.
I'm looking forward to flying it again this weekend now I have put the 3 bladed props on it looks the biz. I just hope my adjusted c of g hasn't made it tail heavy in any way as it was a bit too nose heavy last time I flew.

Touch wood I have had no engine breadsticks yet and I hope to never have one. Maybe I try to fly it on rudder for a few circuits like you suggest just in case the worst happens.

I'll update with 3 bladed photo soon.

Tony H
02/04/2017 19:50:59
Hi Tony, I like your twin, mine hasn't got as big wingspan and so far not had an engine go out which i'm not looking forward too. It does sound and fly well now I've swapped my 15s for 25s.

I've just ordered a pair of 3 bladed 8x6 props and Domed Nuts from just engines delivered for ?29......ouch. I hope they do the trick. They should look cool also.

Tony H

Edited By Tony H on 02/04/2017 19:52:54

Edited By Tony H on 02/04/2017 19:53:20

02/04/2017 16:59:44
Hi Guys,

Just flown my twin with two new SC25s attached flies sooooo much better and sounds perfectly in sync. However I have one snag the props are at their max diameter and I am getting 16,000rpm out of the 9x5 props I am using at the moment and I have put as big wheels as I can on it. So I'm now thinking of using 3 blade props but what is the rule for them do you drop down one in diameter of still stay at 9x5?

Tony H
Thread: Cambrian Akrostar
29/03/2017 18:59:43
Thanks Robert,

I also intend to cut off the ridge that helps join the two parts of the cowl together, instead I'll join them from the inside using fibre glass cloth and epoxy same goes for the wheel pants. Once dry I will use a body filler to fill the join then sand the join of the cowl/pants flush then spay paint them white.

Tony H

Edited By Tony H on 29/03/2017 19:00:05

28/03/2017 20:50:16

Hi Guys,

Just a quick update, most of the Airframe is complete now, I just need to glue together the ABS Cowl and Wheel Pants then cover the Airframe. I need to adjust the length of the fin at the back near the tail wheel because I wanted to use a steerable tail wheel. It needs to line up with the middle of the Rudder and Fin in order for the bend of the wire for the tail wheel to be at the joint of the Rudder.

Take a Look at these Photos.

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I changed the orientation of the engine to upside down (using remote Glow) as this means the throttle cable will line up much neater.

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All sanded now with more of a curve on thew underneath of the fuselage than the instructions state to try to make it more scale looking.

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I had to reduce the Fin to have the wire for the steerable tail wheel line up with the join of the Rudder. The Tail wheel wire will go through the reduced part of the Fin.

Tony H

 

 

Edited By Tony H on 28/03/2017 20:55:11

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