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Thinking about building it, with my 2 year old!

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Paulo Peres04/10/2019 09:52:29
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Posted by unleaded on 03/10/2019 23:42:18:

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

Good to know your Vector is still going strong!

Last saturday the commemorative event of the 67th anniversary of my club. Being the "supreme leader" of it teeth 2 I was a bit busy with other stuff. I thought it would be better to leave the maiden flight for another day. The weather and wind was fine, though. Next weekend the weather doesn't look good for such a light model.

Regards,

PP

RC Plane Flyer04/10/2019 15:27:15
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Not gone away still looking for a suitable motor. Just E Mailed George at 4 Max

Have found a DYS 2812 1200kV rated upto 200 watts

Should I be looking for a higher reving motor ?

Paulo Peres04/10/2019 18:34:15
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RC Plane Flyer,

My setup is very close to the recommended specs in the plan:

EMAX CF2812 1100Kv w/ aprox. 700g thrust, Wasabi 25A ESC, 7X6 prop, 3S - 1300 mAh battery

A higher revving motor will probably create less torque, which might be a good thing.

Paulo

RC Plane Flyer04/10/2019 19:52:25
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So taken the plunge and ordered a motor rated at 1400kV around 200 watts as is mentioned in Mag .

Looks like a trip to Leeds Model Shop for some balsa tomorrow need to make a basic list out later they have some 4"wide listed

Lets see what happens

Paulo Peres04/10/2019 21:02:42
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Excellent!

You won't regret it. Have fun with the build and keep us posted.

Wish you all a great weekend!

Paulo

Pete Collins05/10/2019 02:53:27
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Hi RC Flyer

Nice to know that the Vector hasn't vanished and that people are still interested. The prototype is in need of a little restoration now. I managed to prove that if you slow it down enough on the glide whilst turning then it will tip stall like any other model (Perhaps I'd got a bit complacent) - so now I have to build a new fuselage! It had become one of my favourite models so I will do it, I just have to get some other projects out of the way first. Lots of luck with yours.

unleaded05/10/2019 03:22:46
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Pete also my clean sweep is also still flying but my modified Harlequin is sadly no more, can-do is in need of a bit of refurbish but is flyable so all in all three out of four from your plans is very good but I must say when you scratch build there is a lot more immotion then ARF so we tend to look after them better

RC Plane Flyer06/10/2019 15:39:40
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A little Update Majority of Balsa purchased yesterday and made a start on wing panel template last night. Made two wing panels this morning along with WR piece. Tried doing a build blog but photos all over place so they are in an Album. Would be interested in tips on how to feather the wing down I have a razor plane and sanding blocks but this looks time consuming. I have a belt sander and thinking of fixing to bench and taking majority of wood away before final finishing by hand

RC Plane Flyer06/10/2019 16:35:17
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Don't Know what went wrong but the Vector Album has gone to no mans land for now

Paulo Peres06/10/2019 18:18:44
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Good to know you're working on your Vector.

I used a razor plane to profile as much of the wing as i could. Then finished with some sanding.

As for the Vector album, if it's the one i set up, i can see it correctly.

Paulo

Pete Collins07/10/2019 09:22:14
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I just used a razor plane and sandpaper block too. It doesn't take too long if you mark out the wing first to show the parts to be removed. The belt sander sounds as if it might save some time but it would be very easy to take off a little too much wood. Be difficult to put it back on! Remember, you should be using pretty light wood for the wing.

RC Plane Flyer07/10/2019 11:08:44
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Thanks for the tips and advice The left wing is is all shaped up using razor plane and glass paper block (sandpaper is for budgies cages ) Belt sander was tried on spare piece but too wealdy to handle so put in back on shelf . After lunch will do the right wing ready for next stage tomorrow the rear fins. Thank you for following me will post some pictures under my name later tonight

RC Plane Flyer07/10/2019 19:18:30
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So more prep work done than thought today, Wings joined and shaped cabin sides first cut and need trimming to fit wing profile Formers F3 & F4 ready Photos added under my Profile Name

Paulo Peres07/10/2019 19:44:48
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Nice!

Your balsa pack is more than enough for this model, i'd say! Already thinking about the next project

And you do build fast!!!

Keep up with the pace.

Regards,

Paulo

RC Plane Flyer09/10/2019 18:42:26
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Update on Build the Balsa Pack  shown was not enough manage to return some unwanted pieces and pick up 6 more 4"x 1/8th for cabin tops and under the wings Slow going yesterday manage to get fus sides on, Today finished the top capping and struggled with the cabin bits from plan so built my own mode. Motor has arrived and ply plate marked out and fitted. Noted the comment on fitting motor  wires to ESC mine will be being done from underneath and removeable ply plate to be fitted . Leaving this short at motor ply so as to get some cooling air out

Two new  photos added 

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RC Plane Flyer14/10/2019 12:22:36
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I am still on with the build and having a little problem with the rear wings and tips. Have got some enquiries out and over the weekend having put it to one side I think I have resolved my issue along with some help from a previous builder

Paulo Peres09/11/2019 12:27:48
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Hello all, on a perfect day, ie, nil wind, my Vector flew nicely on its first couple of flights a few minutes ago. Check the photos on the álbum and more to follow, as well as vídeo.

Best regards,

Paulo🤓

Paulo Peres09/11/2019 21:08:12
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Before the maiden flight

Paulo Peres09/11/2019 21:17:12
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Launch into the bushes.

The landing was nice, even though the grass over here is a bit tougher and more abrasive. AKA as tarmac!

Pete Collins10/11/2019 10:58:29
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Hi Paulo

Glad to hear the maiden went well. Re your hard grass - It might be worth using a trick that we used to do with vintage model tailskids. Take a piece of thin piano wire about 2 or 3 inches long. Bend it to the profile of the skid and bend the ends up vertically (about 1/4" then give it a smear of epoxy and push the ends into your skid. Et voila - a steel tipped skid. much more resilient to being ground away during landings!

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