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Chas Morgan05/11/2014 11:17:17
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I am expecting the delivery of the kit today!!!!
Chas Morgan05/11/2014 11:23:53
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Has anyone else built one I would like some advice as to suitable retracts for this Vampire
Tomtom3905/11/2014 11:55:48
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Hello Chas,

Mine is also on its way. I was debating with using the E-flite (ones for the Habu 32) or the ones from HK (a little cheaper - although I seem to have lost the link from when I last looked at the ones I wanted a few months back - so not too sure if these are sold out). I will weigh up the kit etc and then choose suitable u/c.

I have also ordered this fan and will run it on eight s ie 2 X 4s (I have a few of of these !) http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__49491__Dr_Mad_Thrust_90mm_11_Blade_Alloy_EDF_1400kv_Motor_2900_Watt_8S_.html

Tomtom3905/11/2014 12:02:19
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This is a potential option although I note the AUW limit for these are 3Kg and DB show the AUW at approx 5kg (not sure if thats with EDF or turbine. Although there is a note on retracts that the requirement is for 5kg)

http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__43993__Turnigy_Full_Metal_Servoless_Retracts_with_Oleo_Legs_Tricycle_Habu_type_UK_Warehouse_.html

Matt Jones05/11/2014 12:32:55
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Why re-invent the wheel?

**LINK**

Tomtom3905/11/2014 12:36:54
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Excellent much obliged Matt

Chas Morgan05/11/2014 13:25:43
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Thanks Matt good info.Looking forward to kit arrival!!
Chas Morgan05/11/2014 16:25:59
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Thanks Tomtom I am going to fit a Wren 44 turbine. I hope the all up weight comes out at less than 7Kg Eddie asures me that it should easily the wren weighs10 ozs which I suppose is not much more than an electric fan and controller. When I have had a look around for retracts I will comment on them.

Tomtom3905/11/2014 16:50:36
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Hello Chas,

Look forward to seeing that fly. (I've gone electric as it will offer me more flexibility of flying sites)

I suspect that these retracts might do a better job . These are used on the Boomerang Nano's and I will see if they fit the DB

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroonline/e2eflite/e2accessories/e2_electric_retracts/e2_retracts_60_120.html

Chas Morgan05/11/2014 16:54:50
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It has Arrived and looks good!!

Thanks Tomtom I will have a look.image1.jpg

Chas Morgan05/11/2014 18:09:09
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Started already, seems like a brilliant kit these parts fitted perfecly and very good instructions.day1.jpg

Trevor Rushton05/11/2014 22:39:15
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Good stuff Charles; if my previous experience is anything to go by the parts will be a pleasure to assemble they are so accurate. DB also manage a work of art just packing it all into the box.

If you want some inspiration there are a couple of Vampire walkaround photo sets here. If you want ideas on colour schemes there is loads of stuff on this site including some good links to other data.

I look forward to seeing it develop.

Trevor

Chas Morgan05/11/2014 23:17:00
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Thanks Trevor the links look very useful
Charles
Chas Morgan06/11/2014 16:54:46
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Have I got these right, this one is okay, tricky at first as the 3d plan sketch is from an odd angle, sort of upside down!!day2c.jpg

Chas Morgan06/11/2014 16:55:51
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Chas Morgan06/11/2014 17:06:27
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day2a.jpgParts 113a and 114a I could not see a ref as to where they go, but was reasonably obvious with a little head scratching also are they the correct way up as they will fit both ways!! so I put a wing rib 206 in place and am fairly certain they are in correctly, any comments before I glue them please.day2.jpg

Trevor Rushton07/11/2014 06:52:03
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Hi Charles, difficult to tell just from the photos without seeing the plans. It looks as though the bottom sits proud of the large cross pieces; why would it do that and is it flush if you turn it up the other way? Are the rectangular cut outs at the bottom the same size as those in the rib.? They look a bit smaller. I am probably no help at all!

Coming on well for a couple of days' work.

Chas Morgan07/11/2014 13:44:28
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Thanks Trevor, I realised last night nthat all was okay and have carried on this morning see picture below. I have asked for a quote for a Wren 44 so i hope that my credit card will be in a good mood!!!day3.jpg

Tony Bennett07/11/2014 21:06:11
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nice work sir.

coming together well.

Chas Morgan07/11/2014 22:13:09
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Thanks Tony!

TomTom have you started yours yet?
I am a little concerned as I have put on the stringers as per the instructions but to do that I hd to take off the base frame. Just seen later in the instructions that this is required re the wings!!????
I decided to commence the wings now in case I need to make any alterations to the fuselage to refit the frame!!
Charles

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