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Thread: Ballerina Speedster.
16/06/2018 17:10:14

dscf1581.jpgdscf1580.jpgstill not done much to the speedster as im still trying to make a big enough building area to build the wings.done a little to my normal ballerina,keeping it in the family ive used the destiny design for cooling,i think I will change the engine back to glow instead of trying to cram every thing in the fuz.and I knew I had a pilot some where for the bigger one,i really must learn to be more tidy.dscf1583.jpg

10/06/2018 20:57:07

the deed is done no turning back now,the thing is now which one gets priority and gets finished first.dscf1579.jpg

10/06/2018 17:48:16

dscf1577.jpgI'm always doing silly things so I thought I better not change now,been flying so no work to the speedster but since getting back home ive been sizeing things up and decided to change my electric ballerina to ic,I decommissioned my chipmunk a couple of weeks ago so now the idea is to use the petrol engine in the ballerina so two planes on the go at the same time.dscf1578.jpg

09/06/2018 21:57:54

Thx Peter,just hope it flys as good as my smaller one.

09/06/2018 21:01:26

need to get started on the wing and cowl build now as the basics of the fuz is donedscf1576.jpg

08/06/2018 19:27:13

dscf1571.jpgit was surposed to be a quick build but some how I cant find much spare time to do any building but it is still progressing.dscf1572.jpg

03/06/2018 20:38:31

the builds going better than my days flying,two hours trying to get an engine going,i get it going so one flight followed by a quick shower and by then I had had enough.back home to build up the tail end.dscf1569.jpg

02/06/2018 17:34:58

dscf1567.jpgI didn't get round to doing much during the week so I got on with the wing today,ive gone with 1/4x 3/8 hardwood spars,not sure what hardwood but I think they will be plenty good enough as a 1/3 of the wing will have carbon spar running through it.dscf1568.jpg

30/05/2018 21:11:13

thx Peter I think I should air on the side of caution and go with my 1st thoughts of 1/4x3/8

30/05/2018 20:18:46

dscf1565.jpghas anybody got any views on spar size on a 92 inch ballerina wing,because of the wing tube size I will be using the smaller the spar size the better,ive just dissected the wing on my late SU26 that was 89 inch and uses hard 1/4 balsa spars with ply web of sorts,so I'm wondering would spruce 1/4 spars with 3/32 webs be up to the job.dscf1566.jpg

29/05/2018 21:32:57

just deciding weather or not to go one or two piece wing,ive got a nice new wing tube looking for a new home.ive got some 1/4 x 3/8 wood for my spars but not sure what sort of wood it is but seems pretty hard.

29/05/2018 19:38:48

I'm glad I didn't make the plans any bigger as I can only just get four wing ribs out of one sheet.dscf1564.jpg

28/05/2018 19:20:37

dscf1559.jpgdscf1561.jpga good start to the build although it will probably slow down a bit now,really happy how straight its turned out considering its built free hand on the kithen worktop,spot on on the underside and a 1 1/2mm bow on the top.dscf1562.jpg

28/05/2018 14:19:46

dscf1551.jpgdscf1553.jpgstill cutting and glueing in the sunshine.dscf1556.jpg

28/05/2018 09:01:02

dscf1539.jpgdscf1542.jpghoping to get a fair bit done to day,useing the core method as on my original.dscf1544.jpg

27/05/2018 21:54:46

dscf1548.jpgdscf1546.jpgmade a start,rough shapeing of the cowl plug and a change to the engine now going for a Zenoah 38.dscf1545.jpg

27/05/2018 18:18:46

dscf1535.jpgWhat to do with a 50cc engine after loosing my big SU26,i could of made a new fuselage but my heart wasn't in it or build a big acrowot but I already done that so when a friend bought down his 150% ballerina (.60 glow powered) my mind was made up,A 5462839766_552a166116_b.jpg92 inch ballerina but now with new top decks cowl and U/C to look like the DGA-3 Pete racer.wall paper and ruler at the ready (old school) I have a rough plan drawn up.hopefully a quick build so here we go.

Thread: Sport planes - engine recommendations
27/05/2018 11:49:16

a bit horses for corses,i was flying my acro wot xl with a NGH 35 a mental set up but great fun but re engine it with a RCGF 26,not the most powerful 26 engine but I'm now loving it,actually flying the plane rather than being pulled round the sky by a big prop/engine combo.another good setup was my original set up on the XL 10s electric but missed the amount of flights I could have in a day.

Thread: Parcel Force GRRR!!
23/05/2018 21:23:02

Hi Deccon,i think ive been unlucky with mine as it seems a nice plane but mine has the top rear hatch missing,also missing is some of the wiring for the led lights,also the battery tray was broken in half and laying in the would be nice if HK just changed it for another one but instead they want me to fill out their online foams and send pictures of missing parts,what,pictures of something that's not there,apart from mine every thing ive seen and heard as been good,just makes me wonder how it gets through quality control.

23/05/2018 19:36:18

might send my tundra back as theres to many things wrong with it,HK said they will do there best to resolve the problems but any parts will have to come from the manufactures I can see it taking months rather than weeks to sort so the summer flying will probally be over by then.

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