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RCM&E Vector March 2016 free plan

Thinking about building it, with my 2 year old!

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Stuart Quinn-Harvie 125/02/2019 14:04:41
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Dead thread resurrection!

can anyone tell me what that lovely red job is, top left on the pic of Unleaded's fleet?

Ta

kc25/02/2019 16:54:06
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On another thread he said it was a "Harliquin" but it does not look like the Peter Miller Harlequin which was a mid wing design. It looks more like the Peter Miller Dragon Dancer or Dragon Dancer 2 from RCME Dec 2012

Edited By kc on 25/02/2019 17:09:40

Paulo Peres13/09/2019 10:09:52
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Hi all! It's finished.

A folding prop is on it's way and the maiden is expected to take place by Sept., 21st, weather permitting of course!

Just a photo here and more in the album. I'll keep you posted.

Regards,

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Pete Collins15/09/2019 09:40:49
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Hi Paulo, Thought this thread was dead. Its nice to know that I'm not the only one who sometimes takes ages to finish a model. My record was a tow launched thermal soarer that I started in 1980 and finished as an electric soarer in 2014!

Pete Collins15/09/2019 09:41:50
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PS. Nice looking Vector - Good luck with the Maiden flight.

Paulo Peres15/09/2019 23:40:04
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Posted by Pete Collins on 15/09/2019 09:41:50:

PS. Nice looking Vector - Good luck with the Maiden flight.

Thank you so much for your words. I'll keep the thread posted.

As for records in building models, I have a KK Ladybird kit offered by my father way back in 1978 for my 12th birthday! It's not finished yet, even though I'm looking forward to have it done by the end of the year. An FF model that I had the fuselage all built up and ready for C/L flying. Life intervened I sent it to the trash bin just a few years ago thinking 'i'm going to sorely regret this...'. I did. Nonetheless I've kept the original box with a plan and still have all the other parts for the tail feathers and wing!! I'll create another thread and let you know.

Paulo

Paulo Peres15/09/2019 23:47:36
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In the meantime, as you are a total aeromodeller, check this one out: https://www.facebook.com/ClubeAeroLisboa/photos/pb.136904419773839.-2207520000.1568587520./1652041904926742/?type=3&eid=ARD0p-GmY5NU5hhuLCtgGgJdHn1btBRr07a3Xcgbb_X54_sBfDNIOL9rUox8-dCmsndwUJM26QLjboOw

PP

Paulo Peres15/09/2019 23:49:01
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I'm not the builder nor the owner of that beauty, but I wouldn't mind... wink

Pete Collins16/09/2019 11:05:14
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Just checked the link - Nice model -I'd love to know what it was covered in!

Pete Collins16/09/2019 11:14:16
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Just to whet your appetite, here's a pic of my Ladybird ladybird.jpg

Paulo Peres16/09/2019 15:57:20
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Posted by Pete Collins on 16/09/2019 11:05:14:

Just checked the link - Nice model -I'd love to know what it was covered in!

Most likely Oracover. Next time I meet the owner I'll ask for details.

My Vector is covered in that material.

As for your Ladybird, it's a gem! If I go the electric powered route, what would you recommend? I have brushed and brushless motors available at home.

PP

Pete Collins17/09/2019 10:22:00
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Mine was built about a century ago and the power system consists of am MFA Mini Olympus geared/brushed motor (Anyone remember those?) with a six cell pack of AAA Nimh's. Amazingly it still flies but those batteries do make it unnecessarily heavy. I keep intending to re engine it with modern gear but I have the 'around to it' problem! I would say that any outrunner that draws around 100 - 150 watts would be more than ample and you want to be using a 2 or 3 cell Lipo of about 850 mAh. (Add lightness and improve flight).

Paulo Peres17/09/2019 23:51:27
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Posted by Pete Collins on 17/09/2019 10:22:00:

Mine was built about a century ago and the power system consists of am MFA Mini Olympus geared/brushed motor (Anyone remember those?) with a six cell pack of AAA Nimh's. Amazingly it still flies but those batteries do make it unnecessarily heavy. I keep intending to re engine it with modern gear but I have the 'around to it' problem! I would say that any outrunner that draws around 100 - 150 watts would be more than ample and you want to be using a 2 or 3 cell Lipo of about 850 mAh. (Add lightness and improve flight).

Thank you for your inputs on this.

Paulo

RC Plane Flyer30/09/2019 12:28:50
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Just clearing some mags out in hanger and came across this one . Looks like it's the next model for me may take a month or so due to other commitments

RC Plane Flyer01/10/2019 11:13:51
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So having read the thread three times checked the plan etc three times read the mag three times just been in hanger to double check motor spec and its not going to happen. My motor is 1150 Kv and needs at least 9" prop to deliver 1100 grams thrust

Paulo Peres01/10/2019 19:17:01
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Posted by RC Plane Flyer on 01/10/2019 11:13:51:

So having read the thread three times checked the plan etc three times read the mag three times just been in hanger to double check motor spec and its not going to happen. My motor is 1150 Kv and needs at least 9" prop to deliver 1100 grams thrust

C'mon, think twice and find a suitable motor. It's a pity you don't go for it!

Paulo

RC Plane Flyer01/10/2019 20:23:14
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I like the look of the Mini Blitz as an alternative in your photo album

Paulo Peres02/10/2019 08:26:19
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A good option as well. The Mini-Blitz is a lot simpler to build.

And a handful in the air!😁 Keep us to date please!

Regards,

Paulo

Pete Collins03/10/2019 18:17:35
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Yes - listen to Paulo. The vector is a good flyer and always turns heads at the flying field but, I think it would definitely struggle with that motor.

unleaded03/10/2019 23:42:18
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Pete and Paulo just want to let you know that mine is still flying.rc plane flyer I have a cheap HK 1200kv motor in mine and it's great do it you won't be sorry, mine still turns heads at the field due to being so unique

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