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chris Bond - Bondaero08/01/2015 17:41:32
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sg202922 (1024x680).jpgWell finally got to taking the lid off the box that was acquired last year.sg202923 (1024x680).jpg

chris Bond - Bondaero08/01/2015 17:43:45
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Fuselage sides seemed to have been started and were very heavy so replaced with new stuff. (thank you balsa cabin)sg202920 (1024x680).jpg

chris Bond - Bondaero08/01/2015 17:48:41
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Just a few questions please.

Plan seems to show zero down thrust and zero wing incidence relative to the tail. Anyone know if there is any reason to change this?

Also I have an old Parc amber flexible mount but this does seem heavy. Is there any real need to consider mounting the engine on flexible mounts. Any recommendations on a mount?

David Hardaker08/01/2015 18:32:33
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The real Lightning had no downthrust, and about 0.5 degree positive wing incidence. Right thrust as required. I never used an internal tuned pipe, but when Flair kitted the Lightning a few mods (I was going to say improvements...) were incorporated.

In its original form it worked OK for me !


chris Bond - Bondaero16/01/2015 21:43:56
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sg202929 (1024x680).jpgThanks Dave,

I will lift the front of the wing a tad

Bit more progress very slow as a long time since I did anything like thissg202928 (1024x680).jpg

chris Bond - Bondaero16/01/2015 21:44:38
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sg202931 (1024x680).jpgtwo moresg202930 (680x1024).jpg

John Mccullagh13/10/2016 16:18:18
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Hi Chris ,can i ask did you finish it /fly it ? Was there a plan off it in the kit ?..John

Martyn K14/10/2016 22:49:14
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The Lightning seems to be in Vogue at the UKCAA meets, there were 3 at the last event and I know of another 2 that are built and flying.

Its a lovely model.


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