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Better late than never Chippy

My Chippy build by Richard Steane

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Danny Fenton05/04/2016 10:31:27
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Lovely neat work as always Richard, hope the housing stuff isn't too fraught.

Cheers

Danny

Richard Steane 108/05/2018 23:40:37
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img_20180503_143556.jpgimg_20180503_143357.jpgimg_20180503_143316.jpgIt is unreal that it is two years since my last post but months of chemotherapy in 2017, a major operation, three weeks in hospital with recovery time afterwards in 2018 have rather got in the way of model building. All is well now and so just in case any one was wondering (probably unlikely I know), yes I have finished the chippy. Well almost anyway, battery cables to connect to ESC and safety plug, decals etc as you can see and a few other bits and bobs.

No photos of the final build in progress I'm afraid, too busy getting it done, but three photos attached of the nearly finished chippy.

Cheers, Richard

onetenor09/05/2018 03:15:10
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Lubbly Jubbly Very nice job sir.

Danny Fenton09/05/2018 07:43:48
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Really lovely job Richard! An inspiration for the remaining chippy builders.
Well done
Martyn K09/05/2018 11:17:35
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Very nice indeed

Martyn

Richard Steane 118/06/2019 00:13:03
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Well Chippie model WB624 finally made it's maiden flight at Buckminster a week or two ago with my good friend John Putt on the sticks. It took to the air easily and a couple of clicks on the trims were all that was required. We kept the flight short to around three minutes so that we could check on the battery and temperatures.

The wind was rougher than I would have liked and a gust at the last second caused a heavy landing on the starboard wheel that bent the torsion bar mounting rearwards. This put an end to further flights as it was not possible to straighten it at the field.

After a little surgery this is now repaired but I am waiting on the delivery of softer springs to put in the oleos, as I reckon the originals are too strong. I'm hoping softer springs will help take the sting out if it happens a gain.

Here is a final photo with the livery applied.

Richard

finished model_1.jpg

Danny Fenton18/06/2019 00:18:31
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That looks ace Richard well done, and congrats on a successful maiden flight!

Cheers

Danny

Cuban818/06/2019 09:06:31
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Posted by Richard Steane 1 on 18/06/2019 00:13:03:

After a little surgery this is now repaired but I am waiting on the delivery of softer springs to put in the oleos, as I reckon the originals are too strong. I'm hoping softer springs will help take the sting out if it happens a gain.

 

If you don't already have them, Dubro 'low bounce' wheels are worth spending the extra on. They absorb landing shocks very effectively and damp out lively landings as a bonus. Use them on all but small (sub 60" or so ) models now..

Edited By Cuban8 on 18/06/2019 09:07:46

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