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Peter Miller08/02/2017 12:12:34
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I don't know about the pilot in the model but I would have been frozen stiff long before I even got that far.

I even feel cold looking at the picture.

Lucas Hofman09/02/2017 09:41:00
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Posted by john stones 1 on 08/02/2017 11:41:28:

Get him a scarf on poor lad looks frozen wink

Good picture yes

John

The misses has received the order before Christmas, but she is slow in delivering....

Lucas

Lucas Hofman20/02/2017 08:10:36
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The misses delivered:

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Peter Miller20/02/2017 08:33:19
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Great!!!!

I need that sort of gear when the temperature gets down to 5 degrees!!

i12fly02/06/2017 22:43:57
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A bit late, but I'm a slow builder and I like to fiddle with the plan -and savour every moment. That's my excuse.

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Same assagi pilot as Peter used so must be experienced... (I wish he still made them)

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Split flaps too.

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The field doesn't really slope like that, in fact it is flat.

Does it fly well? Oh yes very well indeed. 640W and 4lb 6oz and it can really buzz. The flaps are a novelty, not needed but they do add fun and allow a very slow landing.

It can be very gentle or quite energetic if you open the taps. I think I need to move the battery back a bit though as it is difficult to get it to spin.

Really enjoying it. Another good one Peter!

Peter Miller03/06/2017 08:16:38
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Great! I am so glad that you find her just like mine.

Mowerman03/06/2017 15:58:20
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iI2fly

where did you get the decal for the fin?

i12fly03/06/2017 20:57:24
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Hi Mowerman, the vinyl decal is 'Craft Dancer 004 and obtained off ebay seller '2015faile' (note there is no 'd'!)

They run an ebay shop called Saxon Digital Servicesbased in Norwich, the cost was very reasonable at 99p for 2 and 99p postage, and available in different colours. These were 'small' size 10cm but other sizes were available. They were bought early February so don't know if they are still selling.

Very pleased with the quality and they are sticking very well

Mowerman04/06/2017 15:36:27
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Hi ifly2

Thanks for that just ordered.

Lucas Hofman06/06/2017 07:10:49
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Congratulations with your completed Ballerina.It has been my winter favourite. The problems with entering a spin are due to the rounded leading edge of the wing airfoil combined with a low wing loading. I get it to spin most reliably by keeping about 25% throttle, flying nose high a gently have more and more elevator. When the plane stalls (but not before) full rudder. I do not remember of aileron appliation is necessary.

I think the decal is the same as mine. Can be downloaded for free somewhere. If you send me a pm I can send a pdf.

Lucas

Trevor Crook06/06/2017 07:44:51
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I didn't bother with a decal. I googled "ballerina silhouette" and found what I wanted. I then sized it and printed it, then stuck it to a piece of covering with a glue stick, and cut round it with a scalpel. I used the same method for the letters. They are then ironed on. It saves trying to find stickers or vinyl the same colour as the covering.

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Peter Miller06/06/2017 08:18:45
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Very nice TRevor.

I have used that method for markings but never seem to get it perfect. Probably because I rush things

Mowerman06/06/2017 10:48:32
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Trevor

I thought about doing it that way but me hands are far too shakey to do that. I made the mistake of buying an unpainted pilot figure, disaster, now I will have to buy a ready painted one.

Mowerman12/06/2017 16:22:17
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Now have decal and pilot figure so ready for maidenready for maiden.jpg

Mowerman12/06/2017 16:24:06
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I managed to Paint the pilot but do not look too close.ballerina pilot and decals.jpg

Peter Miller12/06/2017 18:06:31
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Looking good.

Looking forward to the test flight.

David Hayward.17/09/2017 22:57:40
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Well finally, its only been about 18 months, here is a video of my Ballerina - this is maiden +6 and is without the take-off as I was ground crew and cameraman - model flown by Derek, one of our clubs many competent pilots; hope to be there some day.

Edited By David Hayward. on 17/09/2017 22:58:11

john stones 117/09/2017 23:15:20
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Flys and looks great David. yes

onetenor18/09/2017 01:38:43
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Posted by Lucas Hofman on 20/02/2017 08:10:36:

The misses delivered:

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Ooh! will she go me some LOL ?

onetenor18/09/2017 01:40:11
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Posted by onetenor on 18/09/2017 01:38:43:
Posted by Lucas Hofman on 20/02/2017 08:10:36:

The misses delivered:

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Ooh! will she do me some LOL ?

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